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Best Way to steam muic from yr PC to give good quality sound

Tfish

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I was thinking PC>spdif>DAC>AMP.

I am using my pc more and more to store and play music but want a better quality of sound.

Thoughts appreciated
 

tudj

Active Member
That's how mine is setup at the moment, take into mind the storage format though, if you have all of your music stored @ 128kb MP3's (or any other compressed format) as apposed to FLAC or another Lossless format, you will be losing alot of quality.
 

Euphonious

Active Member
I'm also thinking about this. Do people think that the DAC makes a big difference? For example, I have my Creative X-Fi connected via analog to my NAD C352 and MA BR2 speakers. Would I notice a big difference in quality if I used a DACMagic or the Beresford TC-7510? Music is in lossless format.
 

Euphonious

Active Member
Apple Lossless, but only because I have an iPhone and want to manage my library with iTunes. Since all lossless formats will sound identical, it's just a matter of preference and hardware/software support.
 

Tfish

Active Member
i take it different versions of lossless can only be used by various diff types of software or are they all compatable?
 

gregf

Active Member
I use a Squeezebox to steam my music from the PC to the HiFi via wireless. The Squeezebox replaced a £1,500 CD player with no loss of quality (using FLAC) and it is alot more user convinient.
 

tudj

Active Member
I'm also thinking about this. Do people think that the DAC makes a big difference? For example, I have my Creative X-Fi connected via analog to my NAD C352 and MA BR2 speakers. Would I notice a big difference in quality if I used a DACMagic or the Beresford TC-7510? Music is in lossless format.

The difference was quite a clear one to me, my speakers give more "punch" and the bass is alot tighter and better defined.

I have the latest Beresford.
 

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