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Old 29th November 2008, 02:30 AM   #1101
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sorry... off topic...
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Old 29th November 2008, 02:47 AM   #1102
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I amost bust a gut there! Y e s, I mean no. Maybe as typo? Even then man, g r o i n? Is there a more polite way to say it?
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Old 11th December 2008, 02:16 PM   #1103
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Default Ethernet ?

Hello,

One option that I really would like to see for your great DACs is an ethernet connection.
My house has an ethernet outlet in every room, so it would be great if I could connect to the DAC over ethernet.

Ethernet is the most common used connection so why not with DACs ?
Will there be an ethernet connection in the future?

Here's a site of someone who has implemented a DAC with ethernet: http://audio.peufeu.com/node/10

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Old 11th December 2008, 02:41 PM   #1104
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hi, and why dont you buy a player with etherner with a big FIFO and spdif output, there are n+1, slimdevices etc ...
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Old 11th December 2008, 03:05 PM   #1105
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My player is my PC that sits under my desk and I want to distribute the audio from PC over ethernet.

Are there simple ethernet to S/PDIF or I2S converters ?
Better ethernet to I2S than I have a conversion less.
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Old 11th December 2008, 06:37 PM   #1106
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Check this thread:

SqueezBox substitute

I bought the SMC box for $35 on ebay. It has the ethernet connection and is modded to output SPDIF.
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Old 11th December 2008, 09:33 PM   #1107
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Default ethernet to your DAC

I recommend getting a Roku. You can get them cheap on e-bay. But you must get the 1000 units not the 1001 units. (They screwed up resampling on the 1001 units; read the RokuForums thread to find out what's wrong with that.)

The key is the software and the Roku is VERY nice. Feed its SPDIF out to your DAC. You don't even need a computer on. Just have a NAS on your network and run an iTunes compatible server on that (for example, FireFly media server). Works like a charm, makes no noise and consumes very little power.

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Old 12th December 2008, 01:00 PM   #1108
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Thanks for the hints and links, I have been looking around and it seems that for the moment the way to go is a Squeezebox, Roku or SMC.
The SMC device seems nice, especially the price.
For the Squeezebox there are alot of mods, even external reclocking and i2s output. And the new Duet seems very nice.

But they all use their own players, a solution like an USB-DAC is not possible for ethernet.
What I would like to do is to use any audioplayer on my PC and connect to my DAC over ethernet.
But for that to be possible a device driver is needed in the OS that sends the audio output stream over an ethernet connection to the DAC.
So I would like to see a device driver for audio over ethernet, standard available in the OS, with ASIO support and some hardware to connect ethernet to the DAC. That's all :-)

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Old 12th December 2008, 01:13 PM   #1109
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How hard is it to mod that SMC unit to output SPDIF?
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Old 12th December 2008, 01:15 PM   #1110
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How hard is it to mod that SMC unit to output SPDIF?

It's a 10 minute job. Most of the time is spent taking the cover off and putting it back together.

Its not a bad little device.
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