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Old 14th October 2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default APPLE vs Windows for music server.

Its fairly common that audiophiles use Apple as their platform rather than windows or a PC. Why is this ? I will assume we are talking about the software aspect of everything, so, would a Hackintosh be equivalent to an IMac ?

Were is the magic of APPLE so to speak.
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Old 14th October 2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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If you look through the topics in this PC Based sub-forum I think you'll find that Linux is most mentioned followed by Windows then Apple more rarely...
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Were is the magic of APPLE so to speak.
There is none. I used Daphile from soon after it's release up to very recently when I installed Logitech Media Server in a jail on a NAS - FreeNAS. Never felt any need to use either MS or Apple for a music server. LMS/Daphile is all you need.
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Today started with reading about using MacMini with a BitPerfect plugin as music server and here we are... LOL. I did check out Daphile a while back and simply forgot about it. I guess its time to take a closer look this time Tanks for the tip.
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APPLE vs Windows for music server.
I'm an Apple fanboy, but I use ArchLinux for my music server. (If I were setting one up now, I'd probably use ap-linux, which is a variant of ArchLinux.)
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I'm an Apple fanboy, but I use ArchLinux for my music server. (If I were setting one up now, I'd probably use ap-linux, which is a variant of ArchLinux.)
Daphile might be the one to use. I will go through the big thread here on diya.
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The DAC I will use is "only" 192kHz/24bit just like Daphile and Linux based, so it should be a match
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APPLE vs Windows for music server.
Daphile does look interesting. I use Roon for playback, though, so I don't need the Squeezebox stuff.
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I use F2K on my windows machine, but it will not be used on my audio system, there I want among the absolute best. Take Spotify, its only used for casual listening or finding albums, then I go out and buy/download the high-res version and store it locally.

So the options are:
JRiver + IOS (on a PC)
Daphile ... or
Lumin U1 Mini as a dedicated player. But cost much more than the two mentioned above.

I still need to build the PC for the Daphile and I am considering: PC -> iFi Nano iUSB3.0 ->ARMATURE HECATE -> DAC
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