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    Question Pre-purchase questions: interference and playing CDs

    Can anyone tell me whether:

    1. Is the wireless SB2 likely to cause interference to an audiophile digital component? It will be sitting on top of, and its digital output connected to, a dCS Purcell upsampler.
    1a. Am I better off with a the wired version to avoid interference?
    1b. Can the Wifi be turned off so that SB becomes a wired one if it is causing interference?

    2. Can SlimServer/SB2 be used to play a non-ripped CD? In other words, if I have not ripped a CD, can I drop it in the CD drive of the computer that is running SlimServer and stream an uncompressed bitstream to the SB2? Can this be done in a user-friendly way?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Pre-purchase questions: interference andplaying CDs

    > 1. Is the wireless SB2 likely to cause interference to an audiophile
    > digital component? It will be sitting on top of, and its digital
    > output connected to, a dCS Purcell upsampler.
    > 1a. Am I better off with a the wired version to avoid interference?


    You'd better ask this in the audiophile forum - my ears don't hear any
    interference. But I'm no reference :-).

    > 1b. Can the Wifi be turned off so that SB becomes a wired one if it
    > is causing interference?


    I thought the wireless part would be turned off as soon as you start
    using ethernet.

    > 2. Can SlimServer/SB2 be used to play a non-ripped CD? In other
    > words,
    > if I have not ripped a CD, can I drop it in the CD drive of the
    > computer that is running SlimServer and stream an uncompressed
    > bitstream to the SB2?


    No.

    > Can this be done in a user-friendly way?


    If ripping isn't user-friendly, then I'm afraid, no.

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    Wouldn't that make bridging a bit difficult?

    Max

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger
    I thought the wireless part would be turned off as soon as you start
    using ethernet.
    Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant,
    but it's not irrelevant - it's a hippopotamus.

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    Re: Pre-purchase questions: interferenceand playing CDs

    > Wouldn't that make bridging a bit difficult?

    I wanted to add this :-).

    But you have to turn on bridging manually.

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    CD player functionality for SlimServer?

    Thanks for your response, Michael.
    I was thinking of ripping most of my library to FLAC, but occasionally I may want to listen to a CD that has not been ripped. It would be nice if I didn't have to wait for it to be ripped first.

    Since SlimServer can stream uncompressed bitstreams to SB2, it shouldn't be hard to have the stream originate from the CD drive. I hope someone adds that functionality! (20 years ago, I'd do it myself...)

    Yannis


    Quote Originally Posted by mherger
    >
    > 2. Can SlimServer/SB2 be used to play a non-ripped CD? In other
    > words,
    > if I have not ripped a CD, can I drop it in the CD drive of the
    > computer that is running SlimServer and stream an uncompressed
    > bitstream to the SB2?


    No.

    > Can this be done in a user-friendly way?


    If ripping isn't user-friendly, then I'm afraid, no.

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    Without wishing to make too light of the situation, I have a device that lets me listen to a CD that has not been ripped. It's a CD player...

    Max

    Quote Originally Posted by bakos
    Thanks for your response, Michael.
    I was thinking of ripping most of my library to FLAC, but occasionally I may want to listen to a CD that has not been ripped. It would be nice if I didn't have to wait for it to be ripped first.

    Since SlimServer can stream uncompressed bitstreams to SB2, it shouldn't be hard to have the stream originate from the CD drive. I hope someone adds that functionality! (20 years ago, I'd do it myself...)

    Yannis
    Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant,
    but it's not irrelevant - it's a hippopotamus.

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    True. However by combining accurate reading of the data on a CD the way a program like EAC does with the low-jitter digital output of SB2 it should be possible to create playback quality comparable to quite an expensive CD transport.

    Also, if I could play a CD through SB2 it would no longer be necessary to have the rest of the stereo components in an easily accessible location.


    Quote Originally Posted by max.spicer
    Without wishing to make too light of the situation, I have a device that lets me listen to a CD that has not been ripped. It's a CD player...

    Max

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    Once you have the pc set up to rip, its a pretty simple matter of inserting cd, launching eac and pressing go. As soon as its done the first track you can then 'browse music folder' in the SB to get to it. If you have a recent cd drive, and a clean cd, ripping is pretty fast.

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