USB Audio and Computer Audio Nov 27, 2012 12:26:26 GMT -5
Post by PapaJac on Nov 27, 2012 12:26:26 GMT -5
In this thread we're going to try to cover three different things:
1) General information about USB audio - how it works and the state of the art.
2) Specific information about the USB input options on various Emotiva DACs, which ones require drivers on which computers, and how to configure your computer to get the best performance from your Emotiva DAC.
3) Advice and suggestions about what hardware to choose, and how to set it up, to create a dedicated computer-based audio system.
Even though I've titled this thread "USB Audio", other types of computer connections (like optical and coax) are also fair game..... as long as one end is connected to a computer.
Likewise, discussion of connecting a computer to a pre/pro is also welcome here.
I think its time for Emotiva to take full advantage of these posts and develop the "Music Server" that might resolve all our digital music dilemmas.
emotivalounge.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=updates&thread=25877&page=1#436797 Read LCSeminole post.
"Music Server ï¿½ Big Dan is a believer that streaming is the way of the future, and a Music Server is in the works. Two prototypes were in the lab. Lonnie mentioned the platform has the ability to find all computers/hard drives shared on the network to location music data, and Emotiva will add itï¿½s audio ï¿½back endï¿½ onto this existing system. For now, it would only do 2-channel. No detailed on features/timing/price were available."