Newbie here. I was going to wait until I move later this summer before purchasing a SB Touch, but I think I might just pre-order now. I do have a couple of questions though:
1) When are the units supposed to ship? Some have already shipped, why the delay? From this board, it seems as if the delay is related to the need to update software. Is that correct?
2) Until I move, I would just have the SBT connected to my computer. I assume I make that connection via Cat5 cable. Is that correct?
3) I have a Perreaux HP amp (1 pair of RCA inputs and 1 pair RCA outputs) and a pair of powered Swan Speakers (RCA inputs). Given that set-up, I assume that I'd use the RCA analog outs from the SBT and connect to the Perreaux ins and then use the outs on the Perreaux to connect to my Swans. Does that sound right?
4) I'm just getting into digital audio via pc and will probably purchase the new J River MC14 (good review on Computer Audiophile and it sounds 'easier' to learn than Foobar). Are there any compatibility issues in trying to have the SBT access playlists/libraries that have been set-up in MC14?
Have I missed something, anything else I should ask about?
TIA for any suggestions/thoughts.
Senn HD 650, Perreaux Sihoutte SXH1 amp
Dell XPS 8100 Realtek HD Audio SC w/ Tru Studio PC software (Creative/THX), Swann D1080 Mk II speakers
Denon AVR 3806, Denon DVD 1920, Revel Concerta F12 speakers
Monster HTS 3500 Mk II and various cables.
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2010-03-09, 08:50 #1
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Newbie questions on ordering/using SBT
2010-03-09, 10:27 #2
1. Ship date is unknown. Yes, SBS 7.5 server software development is the holdup for Touch release.
2. Yes, Cat5 cable from computer to Touch (though I highly recommend a router for connecting all networked devices)
Routers can do DHCP and IP handling, it's what they are designed to do.
Computer based DHCP and IP handling can get a bit tricky.
3. HP amp: analog connection to amp sounds correct, though I've never seen one myself.
4. J River: dunno, I presume if it makes a standard playlist in a standard playlist format then it should work, just point your SBS server to that folder of playlists
2010-03-09, 10:36 #3
Regarding J.River, I use it myself to create playlists. If you run J.River on the same machine that is running squeezeboxserver, you will have no trouble. Otherwise, conversion of pathnames will have to be done. For instance, I have a linux server running squeezeboxserver for me and I use J.River on my laptop to generate playlists. To take care of the fact that the pathnames to the music files on my Linux machine are different than on my laptop, I have a script that runs to automate the conversion.
Hopefully the Touch will be released sooner rather than later so you can get started.
Setup: 2 SB3s, 4 Booms, 1 Duet, 1 Receiver, 1 Touch, iPeng on iPod Touch, SqueezeCommander, OrangeSqueeze, and SqueezePlayer on Xoom and Galaxy Player 4.2. CentOS 6.3 Server running LogitechMediaServer 7.7.2 and SqueezeSlave.
Current library stats: 40,810 songs, 3,153 albums, 582 artists.
2010-03-09, 10:55 #4
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Thanks to the both of you for the help...greatly appreciated!