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SHD 2 weeks 3 days ago #41208

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Hello,

I'd like to purchase the SHD. It will replace my all-in-one preamp/DAC. However, I note that the user manual says wifi is not supported and that I must use an ethernet cable. I'm not able to use a modem in my music room so wanted to check to see if I can use the unit with the new Wi-DG adapter in place of using an ethernet cable?

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SHD 2 weeks 2 days ago #41214

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FWIW I used an Airport Express for a while, on the off chance you have one lying around.
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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41259

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Hi John, thank you for your reply. I see I should have titled my post differently; about SHD internet connectivity. Unfortunately my Time Machine no longer works. I suppose an AirPort express might be found somewhere used. Are there not other solutions? A cable through my entry ain't going to work.

I'm unclear on whether the SHD needs connectivity to work. Your response tells me wireless connectivity does work under certain circumstances. I understand I would need connectivity for Volumo, but would need it for any other functions, or could it serve as my preamp/DAC/Dirac Live? I could continue with my Squeezebox in lieu of using Volumo, if necessary, though that doesn't seem optimal.

It seems my other option is to put a different product in my current chain and keep my preamp. Might you recommend that over trying to make the larger switch?
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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41260

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Yes, your thread title is hopeless ;) You only need network for Volumio. Anything that creates a wired network from a wireless network will (should) work. I might go down to the office store and see what they have. A USB Wifi dongle might work but they are not 100% certain (in my experience). HTH :)
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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41261

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Thank you, John. Wondering if you care to speculate on whether the MiniDSP folks might come out with a wireless version and if you think the units will be upgradable if they do so?

I see the rumors also about a ‘Dirac Live 2.0. Care to speculate about that or might three be a thread on the topic? I’ll go look but would appreciate your thoughts if you care to comment.

Meanwhile I imagine I would stream via USB or my squeezebox.
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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41262

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There were some threads about Dirac Live 2.0, comments from devteam in those are probably the most informative. No idea on wireless version. I think devteam said at one point they preferred to keep the WiFi out of the box. Anyway, I just picked up a used D-LINK DAP-1650 for cheap on eBay, it has a "Media Bridge" mode and four Ethernet ports, if it works as expected it can replace the Airport Express and a switch in my HT. I'll try it with the SHD as well.

Someone was asking about powerline adapters awhile back, not sure if that worked out or not. Personally I think I would prefer to avoid injecting more RF into my power lines.
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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41263

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SHD 1 week 6 days ago #41264

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Thank you for the links. They sure imply that current products would be upgradable rather needing to buy another if you wanted 2.0 when it was available in MiniDSP products.
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41271

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Hi John, I was wondering about a different topic. Awhile back before I started a home remodel and decided to put off trying to implement DIrac Live the good folks at MiniDSP suggested a DDRC- 22 (now 24) to put in my system just before my outboard crossover that sits between my preamp (which has a DAC) and my amp. I was struggling with the idea of having two DACs in my system (I guess really three if I am playing my Squeezbox). I’m wondering if you think that is something I should not be concerned about? It is why I decided to wait for the SHD, thinking I would just replace my pre/DAC. But maybe the DDRC-24 would be just as good if I am unconcerned about Volumio? Or is that short-sighted?

Nic
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41272

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What is the outboard crossover?
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41273

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I have a pair of the LInkwitz Labs Orion 3.3s. A multichannel amp powers each driver and there is an outboard ASP.
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41274

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So the question is

DAC/preamp -> DDRC-24 -> ASP -> amps

vs

SHD -> ASP -> amps

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Personally, given the information available, I think the latter makes more sense. I guess I don't really see much of an issue with volumio, there are ways to get a wifi signal into a wired one.
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41277

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Yes sir, that sounds right to me. Thank you.
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SHD 1 week 5 days ago #41278

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you can install a plugin in Volumio that will enable it to act as a squeezbox, so no change in server needed and control via squeezebox app as before
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SHD 1 week 4 days ago #41302

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Juoiga, I have trouble with the app as it is unsupported on my Apple phone now. I’ll need to go to the forum to see how others are running the app. I e been using the remote.

Thank you for the note.
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