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stoobie-doo
2005-11-06, 20:04
I have a different question about using a Squeezebox in a multiroom setup. Can I send two separate outputs via the digital and analog connections to allow the digital to go to the main room and the analog to go to a multiroom output

ceejay
2005-11-07, 01:36
AFAIK the digital and analog(ue) outputs are both active at all times, no problem with using them for whatever takes your fancy...

Ceejay

Michaelwagner
2005-11-07, 07:23
On the hardware page on the slim web site, it says:

Audio outputs (general)

Digital and analog outputs
All RCA connectors are gold-plated
Volume control is provided for all outputs
Multiple outputs may be used at the same time However, there aren't separate volume controls for each output ...

stoobie-doo
2005-11-07, 10:22
Maybe I wasn't clear with what I was asking. I assumed that digital and analog outputs were always active, like in most devices I have. What I wanted to know was whether I could send a different stream to each, i.e., my music in the main room, my wife's music to the study with one box.

radish
2005-11-07, 10:24
Maybe I wasn't clear with what I was asking. I assumed that digital and analog outputs were always active, like in most devices I have. What I wanted to know was whether I could send a different stream to each, i.e., my music in the main room, my wife's music to the study with one box.

No - one stream per device.

ceejay
2005-11-07, 10:33
Maybe I wasn't clear with what I was asking. I assumed that digital and analog outputs were always active, like in most devices I have. What I wanted to know was whether I could send a different stream to each, i.e., my music in the main room, my wife's music to the study with one box.

Ahhh. As Radish says, no. This is why so many people here have multiple Squeezeboxes! And why there's a rebate for buying two SB3's at the moment...

Ceejay

snarlydwarf
2005-11-07, 11:13
Ahhh. As Radish says, no. This is why so many people here have multiple Squeezeboxes! And why there's a rebate for buying two SB3's at the moment...

Well that and that the remote is completely useless if you can't see the display...

(My boss, unclear on the concept, suggested I just run looong speaker wire to the bedroom and use an IR extender instead of using 2 Squeezeboxes... I think he finally grasped how useless it is to try to use the remote for anything except 'next', 'volume' or 'on/off' when you can't -see- what you're choosing.)

abdomen
2005-11-07, 12:56
Maybe I wasn't clear with what I was asking. I assumed that digital and analog outputs were always active, like in most devices I have. What I wanted to know was whether I could send a different stream to each, i.e., my music in the main room, my wife's music to the study with one box.
As others have said, no. However, your post inspired me to dig up an old post from Sean Adams. I have pasted the link below, followed by the excerpt I was recalling.

Again, I am just posting this as a tangent of possible interest. The functionality you mention does not seem at all likely to materialize (for good reasons, such as the display/usability problem already mentioned in this thread).

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=31463&postcount=2



Everything below this line is a ** POSSIBLE MAYBE SOMETIME DOWN THE
ROAD **.
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- The hardware has SEPARATE DATA PATHS for s/pdif and DAC outputs. We are not using this capability now (both are fed the same data), but it could be used perhaps for some interesting multi-channel applications. For example, we could output the encoded digital stream to a surround receiver, and also output a 2-channel stereo rendition to the DAC.