Originally Posted by mlknez
This product suffers from the same short-sightedness of all of the other "me too" products in it's genre. No HDMI out, therefore, no multichannel output and no hi-res digital output. No smb or ntfs support, so streaming is only as good as your upnp implementation. No DSD support. No MLP support, No .iso support.
These days, most processors do a great job with room correction, so analog out just gets redigitized anyway. Why do analog out unless you have a perfect room?
Thanks for the input. Again, I'm relatively new to this technology, so most of the input you've offered is well over my head. I've done a bit of research to figure out the significance of this, but, apparently I still need some enlightenment.
I guess what I'm trying to figure out is the best way to get the best sound for stereo music, in this case wirelessly, as simply as possible. I will only use this system for stereo music or occasional movie/TV. The Stream Magic 6 seems to fit the bill. Let me explain:
-Rotel stereo receiver: unfortunately it only has analog inputs, so I figured the analog outs work just fine. I only have bookshelfs and a sub and don't use it for video output.
-iPhone, iPad, HP laptop (iTunes, WMP only)
-Apple dock or Apple Composite AV Cable directly to iPhone/iPad
-PS3: Sparingly used for audio. HDMI to TV, audio output from TV to receiver. I don't care much about amazing movie sound.
I use mostly MP3, AAC, satellite/internet streaming, Netflix, Hulu, rarely Blu-rays and will start storing lossless audio on a computer or hard drive. I figured the SM6 integrates everything, works as a pre-amp (kinda) and will improve sound if it works as claimed.
So, should I be concerned about anything that the SM6 is "lacking?" Will it do anything to significantly improve the sound or do I need to alter/improve my sources (filetypes, etc)? Is there anything else out there that I should consider?
Anything helps. Thanks.