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post #1 of 2 Old 01-24-2014, 07:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I want to stream music throughout my apartment. I can not figure out which route to take and I need help. I heard Airplay does not have terrific sound quality and there are dropouts and clicks. I want to set up a premium sound system. I also DO NOT want to have my computer open all of the time. I have an iPhone and iPad and I would rather use these devices to access my music listings which are ripped using Apple Lossless. 


So what about Sonos? Well, I listened to their Play3 and Play5 speakers and I was underwhelmed. I don't want to go this route. But maybe there is a way I could still use Sonos Connect with some kick-ass audiophile speakers. So can I put my music on an external hard drive and connect it to the Sonos Connect? I have about 160 GB's of ALAC files. Why can't I put my music files on a USB Flash Drive and plug that into the Sonos Connect? Finally, what do I have to attach to the speakers so that the speakers can sync with the Connect? 


I have been reading about Skaa streaming too and apparently it's superior but there are not many products using Skaa. 


Is there a way to use the 1TB of storage on my Tivo Roamio Plus as a music server? Do I need a USB audio out? 


I am not sure what I am saying and I have not made any moves in buying anything because I am just so confused about this subject. I want to set-up three sets of speakers, one for my bedroom (with use of my TV), one in my system in my kitchen, and another in the family room.


Please help this Ludite! 


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I know you stated that you don't want to use your computer, but let me tell you how I did this in my apartment. I use ITunes with all music in Apple Lossless. I then purchased 2 ATV 3 units to stream music to my main system and my bedroom system. I find this provides me with an acceptable quality (in my opinion) of music. Of course, when I do serious listening, then I just play vinyl, SACDs or CDs on my main system. At $99 each, the ATV seems relatively inexpensive and is simple to set up. A side benefit is that you can use it for Netflix, Hulu. Youtube, etc.

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