Laptop with USB converter
Jun 28, 2008 at 10:09 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

mr_bill

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Hi,
I have been using a SB3 or Transporter to get my music and internet station to my two channel rig.
I have sold both those units and picked up a Theta Gen VIII - awesome!
Can I take my laptop and run a USB to spdif converter and input to the Theta Gen VIII and have what ever is playing on the computer play on the stereo rig?
With Slim Devices you have to search for internet stations and pay for Pandora and why not just tune them in on your computer and output to the stereo?
Does that work and work well?
Thanks,
Bill
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 1:00 AM Post #2 of 3

breakfastchef

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Are you referring to the Theta Gen DAC? If so, I see no reason why you could not use a converted USB to SPDIF to feed that device. You would essentially be using your laptop as a source and running the output through the DAC to your 2 channel system.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 9:57 AM Post #3 of 3

infinitesymphony

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The whole idea of the SB3 and Transporter is that they allow you to output whatever you want from the computer to your stereo. You could have used the digital S/PDIF outputs on either of those to feed the Theta.

But yes, a USB-to-S/PDIF solution like the Trends UD-10 should work too.
 

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