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post #46 of 52

I don't know why that is. It would need an IP address. Your laptop has to provide it an IP address so your laptop has to be a DHCP server.

post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by takeshibeat View Post

i talked today with the man who works in this hifi shop which is selling marantz mcr 603

he told me that it isnt possible to connect this hifi to the laptop with the ethernet(lan) cable,

he told me that i must connect my hifi to the router if i want to listen the music from laptop on my hifi

and that is a problem for me since the router is in the upper flat and my laptop and hifi are at the under flat

 

If you're not going to surf the net on the same laptop as the one you're using as a media player, then just get another router and hook it up wherever the HiFi and the laptop is.

 

Or, you can just get a media player that uses a hard disk or other form of mass storage. It won't be a CDP with a DAC, but here's the thing - instead of paying for a CD transport and wishing to use the other half of the player when that breaks, how about not just pay for the transport to begin with? I still buy CDs but I only use my smartphone as a music server sending digital audio through USB OTG. I get teh CDs from Amazon, rip them to my laptop, then copy them to the microSD card, then I archive the discs. I might buy a real CD player but it's not high on my list of priorities. I'm more inclined to get one of the gears below:

 

 

http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/internet-audio/483-aune-s1-media-player.html

http://www.musicalfidelity.com/m1clic/

post #48 of 52

Once you are in the ethernet world you are dealing with IP addresses with communication between devices. That's why the salesman said he has to use a router, he just didn't know that in the ethernet world device addressing is through IP addresses, that's how ethernet is.

post #49 of 52

This is really the crux of home networking. There's wired and wireless. Wired could be ethernet, MoCA (coax), or wireless (wifi ethernet).

post #50 of 52

Kudos for the patient replies on this forum to all the queries that have gone before, this speaks volumes about the quality of people who post here.

 

The newly released Marantz M-CR610 now has wi-fi capabilities. We've all heard good things about the DAC and audio quality from the M-CR603, so the big question now is whether the 610 has basically the same essential audio guts as the 603. I heard the body is plastic, instead of metal, so perhaps they saved money in that switch, while keeping everything else the same?

 

I admit it sounds like a great package for all it offers, particularly if the sound quality is anywhere close to decent, but you have to forgive me for being a bit skeptical, that you can have all of the bells-and-whistles offered by the M-CR610, great audio, and still pay just $699 MSRP? Sounds too good to be true. If anyone has used one of these, and can verify that it lives up to its hype, I will probably run off and buy one just to have around for small apt/office use (they are offering some for $550 equivalent here in Tokyo).

 

With respect to network, I do wonder if the M-CR610 requires its own IP address, since some of the internet services do not allow how networks to hand them out to other devices so easily (they are trying to avoid people getting service and sharing with others).

post #51 of 52
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I admit it sounds like a great package for all it offers, particularly if the sound quality is anywhere close to decent, but you have to forgive me for being a bit skeptical, that you can have all of the bells-and-whistles offered by the M-CR610, great audio, and still pay just $699 MSRP? Sounds too good to be true. If anyone has used one of these, and can verify that it lives up to its hype, I will probably run off and buy one just to have around for small apt/office use (they are offering some for $550 equivalent here in Tokyo).

 

I haven't listened to it nor seen the guts, but some players prior to this do have some trade-offs in the DAC section. Mainly, that they probably were offsetting costs, and/or they didn't want it to compete with their own CDPs. Personally, the transport even in bulk can be as expensive than the networking circuit; also, maybe at the start they were recouping development costs. By now neither might be as strong a consideration so it is possible they no longer skimp on the DAC circuit and its analog section, especially for those in a regular size chassis (the M1Clic I think has a simpler DAC and output circuit based on the M1 DAC, but those are in a relatively smaller chassis).

 

These are just theories, however I still think they are worth considering overall.

post #52 of 52

Yodobashi has some on promotion for $498 equivalent...will be in Akihabara today, so might check it out for myself. If I like it, I'll probably buy one to serve as a temporary small apartment sound system and headphones driver...will post a review if I do get one. 

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