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ITunes - Laptop and AVR250 Receiever - sound

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by JMHM, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. JMHM

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    What is the best way to connect from my mv moebus notebook to the arcam avr250 receiver so that I can play MP3 files through itunes software through the receievr? When I connect using a 3.5mm pin from the notebook to the stereo input (Tape) on the receiever the sound is limited to 83 dB which is too quiet. Is there a better way of doing this ?
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    Yes, I presume you have an apple laptop. I'm running itunes and an airport express. Through the express via line level monster cable to my A32. Sounds quite good, volume is fine.
     
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    Thanks I will try that
     
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    I'm not sure whether this is actually an iBook or not, but laptops are not going to have analog outputs that are up to the quality of the Arcam. I would feed the Arcam digitally. I believe the Airport Express has a digital output. I would use it. If you don't need the Airport, you can also use a USB sound card with digital output. These will work with all software (i.e. not just iTunes, which is a limitation of the Airport Express), although many of them (e.g. the Edirol UA-1X) only work in stereo (i.e. no Dolby Digital or DTS passthrough). If you want Dolby Digital or DTS (i.e. DVD Player), the Edirol won't do it (at least on a Mac). In that case you need one of the M-Audio USB sound cards. Mac driver support for them has been an issue, so you should check the Mac forums. If you're actually on a Windows system you'll have more options, and a different set of driver issues.
     

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