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Originally Posted by crn3371 /t/1467839/anyone-familiar-with-a-m...y-and-also-has-an-optical-input#post_23193135
There's portable units that support AirPlay, but none that I'm aware of that also have optical in. I'm assuming that what you are after are some airplay enabled powered speakers that you can connect to your tv via optical? You might want to look into some type of soundbar and use an Apple TV to handle the airplay.
Originally Posted by afrogt /t/1467839/anyone-familiar-with-a-m...y-and-also-has-an-optical-input#post_23193099
Didn't know they existed but this came up.
Maybe this article will help. it features 11 speakers
Originally Posted by Ikarius /t/1467839/anyone-familiar-with-a-m...y-and-also-has-an-optical-input#post_23193312
Umm, aside from AppleTV to support Airplay, the Airport Express does Airplay too, and can do optical out. As far as speakers go, most soundbars have optical input and are active (no need for outboard AVR/amplification). The downside is most soundbars aren't very good audio-quality wise.
I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that some of your feature requirements may be based on technology biases of yours (I may have had similar biases at some point). Those biases may be leading you in a direction where the design compromises are worse than other options which could do the job.
Would you be willing to give more detail about what you want the solution to do, such as where you want it to reside, what source you want to use, etc? There may be better options for accomplishing your goals.
Originally Posted by crn3371 /t/1467839/anyone-familiar-with-a-m...y-and-also-has-an-optical-input#post_23193609
It looks like your speakers have 2 optical inputs. Get an Apple TV and connect it to the 2nd optical input. Otherwise, get an airplay enabled avr.
Originally Posted by PCMusicGuy /t/1467839/anyone-familiar-with-a-m...y-and-also-has-an-optical-input#post_23197012
I came across these the other day. You would need the wireless adapter part but otherwise they might be worth a look. They have an in home audition available as well.