Help me make sure I don't buy redundant audio equipment, please
February 6, 2011 5:22 AM Subscribe
I just moved and am trying to figure out the most elegant network audio solution. Most of the equipment I think I need is already here [below the fold], and I want to figure out if I need to buy anything else, or if what I have already is enough to suit my needs.
posted by billtron to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Ye olde list of tech already acquired:
Old tube television (probably getting a Samsung LN40C650 LCD soon)
One pair of Vandersteen Series 1 speakers
Old-timey receiver that can only take RCA or banana plugs
One seven year old Dell PC
Mac and PC laptops that need to be untethered
Cable television and a cable modem
Linksys WRT54GL router running DD-WRT v24
500GB of media needing a storage home
The house has central structural wiring, so everything can be connected via LAN
WHAT I'M TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH:
It seems simple. I want mp3s and an iTunes playlist all stored together in one physical location that can be accessed via the network from any computer. I also want to be able to listen to iTunes via the Vandersteen speakers, controlled via the iPhone remote app. Ideally, there would be only one audio signal running into the receiver so I can leave it alone regardless of whether I'm watching TV, using the xbox, or listening to music.
How would you make that happen?