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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Silicon Valley, CA USA
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I'm looking for suggestions on what kind of devices I can use to feed digital signals to my Proceed AVP2 (Audio Video Preamp) located in a different part of my house from my server where digital music, movies, and recorded TV is stored. Ability to play Internet radio and/or Pandora is also desirable.
I have a wired gigabit network setup to all locations. I do have at least 2 maybe 4 locations where I want to distribute digital content from the server.
I also currently have a few OpenELEC HTPCs (runs XBMC) that talk to the server and can play LiveTV, recorded TV, movies and music. This htpc has a S/PDIF optical-out that I can feed to the input of Proceed AVP2, but wondered if a USB soundcard and a S/PDIF coax-out would be a better option for music input to the AVP, and I can still use the OpenELEC interface to select content.
Question is what usb soundcard (asynchronous?) and maybe a separate power supply for this usb soundcard?
I'd also want this usb soundcard to have an auto-input mode that auto-selects a pass-thru output of either 16bit 44.1kHz for music and 48kHz for DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 movies.