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Stereo in the bathroom [Aug. 8th, 2007|05:46 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I bought an Airport Express recently, not so much for wireless (I already have wireless in the house), but for the AirTunes. (and also now I can have my "FitzPrivate" ESSID, in addition to the existing "FitzPublic"...)

Anyway, now I just regularly play all music on all house speakers from iTunes, playing off mt-daapd on my server.

So when I was in the bathroom just now, listening to the music which followed me from the office, I was trying to remember how I'd hooked up the left & right channels in the bathroom ceiling speakers (2) from my HTD MA-1235 ...

I seem to recall I positioned left & right for the sitter, not the stander, figuring the sitter is going to be there longer and would more appreciate the stereo not being backwards.

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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-09 02:02 am (UTC)

Re: Comment on question.

a) Talking about friends' experience in Brooklyn (which led me NOT to buy one for Phily), and it's the connection between iTunes on a laptop and the AirTunes whence the interference. (I suppose the phone conversations are probably crappy shielding on their stereo equipment, now that you mention it.)

b) With what number of tracks indexed at what depth? Perhaps it's gotten a bit better... but I found it unusable with half that quantity (not very long ago in time; I was still pulling things back off CD-R to the disk array from a backup of a couple of non-redundant drives that failed).
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-09 02:11 am (UTC)

Re: Comment on question.

I guess I was also unaware that AirTunes could be fed from an "iTunes" share presented on the wired side, though it only stands to reason.
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[User Picture]From: eddie_vedderx
2007-08-09 02:14 am (UTC)

Re: Comment on question.

this one uses a digital signal
& i love it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Sound_System_80
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[User Picture]From: eddie_vedderx
2007-08-09 02:12 am (UTC)

Re: Comment on question.

do you even know what a digital signal is?
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-09 02:23 am (UTC)

Re: Comment on question.

I'm not sure who you're addressing, and it's a pretty vague term even with context (the several TCP sockets on which this response will be sent to you qualify as "digital signals"), but I believe that I understood brad's meaning and it doesn't change real-world (bad) experience with one of these base stations and interefence in music coming only through it, not from various other inputs attached to the same stereo system.
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