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bakos
2005-09-27, 01:41
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!

mherger
2005-09-27, 02:13
> 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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max.spicer
2005-09-27, 02:57
Wouldn't that make bridging a bit difficult?

Max



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

mherger
2005-09-27, 03:11
> 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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bakos
2005-09-27, 11:44
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



>
> 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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max.spicer
2005-09-27, 12:55
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


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

bakos
2005-09-27, 20:06
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.



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

bludragon
2005-09-29, 06:01
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.