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Any recommendations for a high end PC to Component Stereo wireless (Bluetooth? Wifi?) setup?


Are there any Bluetooth bandwidth issues with standard CD audio or higher bitrate MP3s?


I've seen some Bluetooth wireless receivers but always as iPod or iPhone accessories.


What will it take to get the stereo audio output to the component stereo speakers?
 

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Why are you specifically looking for wireless?


If you are locked into wireless then the airport from Apple is among the best, I can't remember the name of the software, but there is a software that will let you hijack the signal and not have to use iTunes if you don't like it.
 

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The audio standard that Bluetooth transmits isn't lossless, it has a native codec (SBC) and optional support for others. If you are starting with MP3 then you'll probably not notice any difference but if you are using FLAC you might not be happy with the results
 

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Distance between PC and home theater stereo locations and complexity of any wired solution are the main reasons for looking at a wireless solution.


A bluetooth option would allow guests and their iPhone/iTouch to pair and stream audio to the stereo speakers. That's a bonus option not available with any Wi-Fi solution.


salacious; thanks for the heads up on the Bluetooth's own lossy codec. Will that increase the lossy compression already in 256k/192k MP3 or AAC files?

There is also a large library of uncompressed CD quality music.

At a bitrate of 1,411.2 kbit/s or 1.4Mbps I figure it would fit within the bandwidth of Bluetooth 2.0/2.1 EDR transmitter.
 

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I think the best/easiest way would be just buying a 360, ps3, media server. This way you could select/play music from the room. Bluetooth only works for about 30ft max. If it's not possible to run wires then i bet bluetooth is too far of a reach.

I have a pair of sharper image bluetooth bookshelf speakers and they're pretty cool to use with my smartphone.
 
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