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Old 27th November 2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default How can I hook up internet radio stations to my amp

Hello
I put up a post and I had it wrong I asked about hooking my Nad 356
intergrated amp to satellite radio stations I meant to ask if I could
run internet radio stations on my Nad amp as I love the sound.Can
anyone tell me what I would need to buy and how to hook it up,I
would be very thankful all the very best Rick
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Old 27th November 2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Does your computer have analog outputs on the back? If it does, then all you need is a patch cord to your amp.

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Old 27th November 2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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No there no analog outputs on the back
it,s an Apple computer a newer one,but
thanks anyway Jeff
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Old 28th November 2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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Can't you use an AirPort Express Base Station to send audio to your amp?

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Old 28th November 2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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i use an ipad and the shoutcast streaming app to stream via airplay to my apple tv 3 box

which then goes to my amp via optical from the atv3

that will take care of the hardware connection.

here is the software portion: http://www.shoutcast.com/radio-players

jeff is on the right track tho too.

I love it how new macs dont even have analog outputs anymore, thats just brilliant (I'm being sarcastic) i suppose you could buy a mac compatible usb soundcard and use that over usb.
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I love it how new macs dont even have analog outputs anymore, thats just brilliant (I'm being sarcastic) i suppose you could buy a mac compatible usb soundcard and use that over usb.
Given their demonstrated analog audio prowess on the last several iPods I've owned this might actually be a good thing..

Relatively decent USB dacs are available for very little money these days, and I suspect the MAC probably supports most generic USB dacs without any fuss..

I don't use the onboard dacs on most of my PCs and honestly would not miss them..
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Old 28th November 2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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is that right?
I presume you are repeating something you read about the iphone/ipad? which dont have a analogue line out anymore thats correct, they do have digital audio output and they do have analogue headphone output

you are not familiar with the combo toslink jack?

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Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Built-in speaker
macbook pro 13"
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  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
    • Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
macbook pro 15"
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  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • SDXC card slot
  • Kensington lock slot
  • 8x SuperDrive
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Old 28th November 2012, 03:45 AM   #8
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Is your computer the only option you have for streaming? There are streaming apps for iPad, Android, iPhone, etc. and these devices usually have a 3.5mm stereo jack. Use an adapter cable that transitions to two RCA jacks and plug those into one of the aux inputs of your amp.

My setup uses an iPad dock that is always connected to my amp. We just drop the iPad in there when we want to stream music. I've also used my Android phone. The app I use is called TuneInRadio.
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My only source of audio at home is a Windows XP notebook (Compaq F700 series) but with an external DAC. In my case, I have had bad luck with using the line out of notebooks and even sound cards because of noise and/or ground hum. I found a quite cheap solution IF you need to address that: just have a TOSLINK in your digital path. I have a Musiland USB->Digital (optical or coax) and a MUSE outboard (non-USB) DAC. This sounds fine. Also, I can run USB to my "preamp" (a Sheng Xiang DAC-01, cheap and recommend it!) but I need the analog out for some signal processing (DBX expander probably older than you!). Another option for the PC-less is a media player. At least in USA you can get these for well < $100. You are limited to what audio services you can get, but you can also play your mp3 collections from a USB or network drive, at least with the Sony.
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