So I have 5 Arylic products (soon to possibly be more) in a whole house audio system (it is still very much DIY, ergo, it is in this forum).
The question: Does the analog input have to convert to digital to play it out of the preamp outs or speaker level outs provided it is not being streamed to another unit?
- I want to make announcements to the speakers on Arylic hardware, the announcement originating from the computer that runs my home automation (Indigo).
- I have two options to do this:
- I realize I can AirPlay it from the imac server to any Arylic unit and then group other units with it.
- I can run a line level signal and split it to go to each of the analog inputs. However, if the analog_in gets converted to digital either way, I am not really saving any time on latency by doing this.
Either way, this will involve me learning the API and making some changes, though I imagine it is easier to programmatically switch Arylic unit to the analog in, rather than grouping all of the Arylics to whatever Arylic is receiving the Bluetooth signal.
Thoughts and tips greatly appreciated!