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Old 1st September 2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Apple's new apple tv

I'm not the bright bulb on the xmas tree, so please be patient with me...

So i got a Mac mini. Using itunes. Music is apple lossless format. Send the music via wifi to a new apple tv. DAC is attach via optical to apple tv.

mini -> wifi -> new Apple TV -> toslink cable -> DAC -> stereo

Can I do 24-96? I'm assuming 24-192 is a no-go since 192 toslink jacks are not very common.
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Old 1st September 2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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In theory yes... in reality we'll need to wait till someone tests one for that
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Old 1st September 2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply!

Am I right then to assume the following:

* wifi wouldn't be a limiting factor (as I understand USB can be).

* most likely the limiting component will be the apple tv
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yes, any limitations will be the optical S/PDIF output. Specifically the chip they choose to drive the output. I don't know much about S/PDIF hardware but i'd be surprised if anyone is making something that doesn't pass 24/96

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I think it varies quite a bit. At work we have equipment that can only do 2ch @48k, some that does 2ch @96k, and some that can do 8ch @48k but only 2ch @96k. The specs might mention it somewhere for the apple tv.
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The specs might mention it somewhere for the apple tv.
Actual specs are light on the ground:

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Ports and interfaces
HDMI2
Optical audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support
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Audio formats supported
HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
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