View Full Version : Best way to use both SB2 and sound card?

2006-03-09, 05:54
My SB2 is wired close to my home computer/audio server in the bedroom and I can easily connect the SB2 to the main amplifier or to my headphone amplifier as needed. When I move I will install the SB2 and my main audio system in the living room, running wireless from the bedroom computer, and I bought a Chaintech AV-710 sound card to drive my headamp for headphone listening to CDs, internet stations and general computer use. How to make sure everything is working as it should, bit-perfect to both SB2 and Chaintech? Do I have to switch from one to the other within Windows?

Mark Lanctot
2006-03-09, 06:50
You don't have to switch, both work independently of each other. Your soundcard gets its source files from any playback application like foobar or Winamp. Your SB2 gets its source files from SlimServer.

At first I thought you meant you wanted to synchronize the two. But that wouldn't make much sense - headphones on the computer while you're there and stereo audio in your living room? If you did want to do this, you could either use Softsqueeze (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105169&package_id=113211) or squeezeslave (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105169&package_id=176494) and synch them to the SB2. squeezeslave will probably synch better than Softsqueeze, but there's no GUI.

You can, of course, play SlimServer-streamed files in a streaming audio player like foobar or Winamp but these programs will have a significant buffering delay, making synch impossible.