Not sure if this the correct spot but I am in need of info on what to do in order to get my system set up for streaming and downloading. I am totally new to the world of streaming and downloading , I have the PT-7030 feeding an xpa-5, with a Oppo-83se as source. I am using the usb on the 7030 with my I-phone 6 for Pandora for starters. I have internet with a couple of HP laptops, one with Windows 7 and one with Windows 8. I am not opposed to getting another laptop for my music/theater room. We have 2 x-box units that the kids are using and our wi-fi can be spotty at times. currently trying to trouble-shoot this with our cable company. my question is, where do I start ?
get a good DAC!!! I am using a IBM Thinkpads USB out into a DAC Magic. The Dacs analog outs to a tube pre and the Pre's out to my amps. I'm new to PC audio too and every time I start to venture in I get frustrated and back out I do have great internet speeds. I listen to SomaFM,BBC2 and my hard drive
(LCR) JM LABS 936 ELECTRA , JM LABS cc900, Parasound & XPA3, UMC-1 OPPO BDP83 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO ERC3> Cary/AES AE-1 tube pre>ST-70= Bliss
Thanks for the reminder , actually we had one of the techs here last week and I think he changed out the last of the older cables. Guess that's why I haven't had any loss of signal since. I know the boys will let me know immediately if there is any issues. Any recommendations on a good lap-top for the streaming and downloading?