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    RJ45 (or WiFi) "SoundCard" does it exist ?

    Hi

    Does this type of "SoundCard" exist: RJ45 (or WiFi) with build-in DAC.

    There are loads of USB Soundcards, even serious USB HiFi DACs. But I would like a little longer range than 3-4 meters. Of course I could use a USB extender, but maybe a more elegant solution exist.

    I was thinking to run a SqueezePlay software player on my WHS machine, and have a "remote" soundcard by my amp in the living room.

    edit: found this http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,solo,DACs,rDac.htm with sender http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,Devi...ries,rWave.htm
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    Both Ethernet and WiFi have significant latency, so you will not find any normal sound cards with this capability. The Squeezebox (in all its permutations) is the closest you get. Good for music and radio, but you don't want to use it for an application that requires perfect synchronization between video and audio, for instance.

    There are probably some proprietary wireless solutions out there, but I don't know which. If you want a wired connection to your sourd card, why don't you simply go for USB or FireWire? Both have latency (as have all sound cards), but much more predictable and controllable than any TCP/IP-based connection AFAIK.

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    I'm running 20 metre USB cables with no problems at all...
    You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
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    20m USB :-)

    maybe I should give it a try
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    If ordinary USB cable doesn't work - you can try a cable that regenerates the signal such as
    http://www.trendnet.com/products/pro...TU2-EX5&cat=32

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbrodersen View Post
    20m USB :-)

    maybe I should give it a try
    I've got several 5m USB extension cables connected together...
    Works OK for my mouse,keyboard and usb hard drives....
    You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
    Touch(wired/W7)+Teddy Pardo PSU - Audiolense 3.3/2.0+INGUZ DRC - MF M1 DAC - Linn 5103 - full Aktiv 5.1 system (6x LK140's, ESPEK/TRIKAN/KATAN/SEIZMIK 10.5), Pekin Tuner, Townsend Supertweeters,VdH Toslink,Kimber 8TC Speaker & Chord Signature Plus Interconnect cables
    Stax4070+SRM7/II phones
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    after some thinking I will look more into

    a) http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tv...nder-cat5.html
    b) http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summar...&Title=Summary

    when (and if) spotify is released here in Denmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbrodersen View Post
    after some thinking I will look more into

    a) http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tv...nder-cat5.html
    b) http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summar...&Title=Summary

    when (and if) spotify is released here in Denmark
    Those usb/ethernet adaptors only do usb 1.1
    You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
    Touch(wired/W7)+Teddy Pardo PSU - Audiolense 3.3/2.0+INGUZ DRC - MF M1 DAC - Linn 5103 - full Aktiv 5.1 system (6x LK140's, ESPEK/TRIKAN/KATAN/SEIZMIK 10.5), Pekin Tuner, Townsend Supertweeters,VdH Toslink,Kimber 8TC Speaker & Chord Signature Plus Interconnect cables
    Stax4070+SRM7/II phones
    Kitchen Boom, Outdoors: SB Radio, Harmony One remote for everything.

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    Yes, I know, but is 12Mbit/s not more than enough? Normal CD audio is about 1.4Mbit/s.

    Or am I missing something ?
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