Right, ok Craig M. thanks again!
So if I have this right, your set up is pulling apple lossless straight from your Nas and the music interface which will make sense of those files can be controlled by an app via iPad or iPhone right?
Yes, strictly speaking it's the nas pushing rather than the ATV pulling, but yes.
Does that 2 second gap crop up when playing a full album? Not sure I fancy that tbh!
The gap is the same as you would get playing a normal cd when one track ends and the next begins, so most albums will play just as they do on your cdp. But if you have a live album, for example, where one track might merge into the next with no pause in the music (or crowd noise), then at the moment it still puts the standard gap between tracks. I'm hoping Synology address it in an update, but it only effects about 5 out of over 400 of my cds.
Synology NAS + ATV2 > ADM9RS
Thanks Billday66. I like the look of the Sonus idea as I get it especially with the RCA outputs!
I was only on about apple as I find it pretty easy to get on with. I am not precious about using iTunes as the UI.
So, a bit more research into Sonus and then I will need a nas. Any recommendations? Would any old drive from pc world do the job?
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
How would you select and control your music? The Seagate drive can't run its own software, and the AE isn't a media server as far as I can tell. The difference between a nas and sharing a HDD plugged into your router, is the nas actually has a processor and ram - it's in essence a computer.
Some USB-NAS adaptors are are able to run as media servers/iTunes servers. Such as this:
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to think out the box (pardon the pun), particularly if a solution can be found which does what you need for less money.
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iTunes servers are usually nothing of the sort though, many NAS make the claim, but still require iTunes to be running on a computer
Ive got a WD MyBookLive single 1tb. nothing fancy, about £100 I think, still store a library on my pc so its backed up and its quicker to rip to my pc library then let my back up software transfer it to the NAS later - works perfectly, can't really see the point of some of the more expensive ones on offer - not for what I want it for anyway! I went on ebuyer and picked whatever the special offer was that week!
Been working perfectly for a couple of years now (probably just given it the kiss of death ..I know)
Sonos / PS3 - AVI ADM 9RS
True. I initially suggested the nas because it can function as a media player in it's own right with a dac. The UPnP servers still require some form of streaming hardware.
Edit: I need to type faster! That was in response to Major.
SonOs. Sonos will work with almost any NAS, it doesn't require anything beyond a standard network share. It also does gapless playback without any trouble.
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There is a 2tb one here!
Quick update for you.
Loving the Sonos idea but doing this in baby steps so just ordered a posh Synology 212j Nas enclosure, a 1tb western digital red drive and an AirPort Extreme.
As soon as I get to grips with that lot, I'll pick up a Sonos Connect, a bridge and another hdd unit for backup.
No doubt I'll be back on here tomorrow seeking your advice!
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