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    24/96 FLAC Files on ReadyNAS Duo

    I'd like to listen to the hi-def 24/96 FLAC Files on a ReadyNAS Duo at full resolution. Which configuration should I have?

    Currently I have SB Duet connected via digital link to a Cambridge DACmagic.
    Software is at the latest versions.

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    Unfortunately you won't be able to do this on a Duo, the CPU is not powerful enough to resample the files down to 24/48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyg View Post
    Unfortunately you won't be able to do this on a Duo, the CPU is not powerful enough to resample the files down to 24/48.
    Andy, I don't want to downsample... I'd like to get 24/96 as input to the DAC... I read that SqueezeBox Touch supports it: so how can it be used serving the music from a ReadyNAS Duo?

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    You can get 24/96 output only if you have a Transporter or Touch. You mentioned you have a Duet which requires downsampling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpedrioli View Post
    I'd like to listen to the hi-def 24/96 FLAC Files on a ReadyNAS Duo at full resolution. Which configuration should I have?

    Currently I have SB Duet connected via digital link to a Cambridge DACmagic.
    Software is at the latest versions.
    To do 24/96 FLAC Files they must be down sampled to 24/48 to be played on the Duet which is done with SoX in SC 7.3.1 and above. This takes a real PC with processing power as it is a program inside of the Server Software. An NAS is NOT a PC, and most barely have enough processing power to run SC or SBS.

    To do 24/96 files, you will need a PC to run SBS or a Touch/Transporter to play them natively.
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    Or down sample some copies in 24/48 to use with the NAS in the future you will eventually have the resources to run the 24/96 files directly.

    Downsampling can be done on your PC there is a zillion apps for that, but dB power amp and foobar is popular choices.
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    Thanks a lot to everybody for your explications...

    Let me resume to see if I did understand: even adding a SB Touch it won't be possible to play 24/96 files from NAS, they will be downsampled to 24/48 by SoX, I need a PC with SqueezeCenter on it to play 24/96 with Touch or Transporter.

    In than case there is no added value than using the PC with Foobar connected to the DAC throug optical S/P-DIF...

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    24/96 FLAC Files on ReadyNASDuo

    On Dec 9, 2009, at 3:51 PM, dpedrioli wrote:

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    > Thanks a lot to everybody for your explications...
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    > Let me resume to see if I did understand: even adding a SB Touch it
    > won't be possible to play 24/96 files from NAS, they will be downsampled
    > to 24/48 by SoX, I need a PC with SqueezeCenter on it to play 24/96 with
    > Touch or Transporter.


    This is incorrect, if you have a Touch or Transporter you'll get native 24/96 without any resampling and it will work with your ReadyNAS, because all it has to do is send the raw file to the player. What you can't do is play to the other players that can't support that sample rate.

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