I just bought a new house and would like to set up multi-room audio. My proposed setup is attached and I have a few questions.
I would like to use my iMac as a NAS and feed that music into the S50 Pro+. Can I do that? Will a 3.5 to optical cable work? Is there an easier way to do it?
I have a vintage turntable and I would like to send that music through the house (primarily to the living room). Can I send the signal from a phono preamp into the S50 Pro+? Any reason why it wouldn’t work?
This might be a dumb question but I’ll ask: If I want to listen to the turntable in the office only, will the signal pass through the s50 Pro+ to the vintage receiver using RCA’s?
If you see any other flaws in my diagram, please let me know. Thanks!
Can I ask why you are not using the iMac as a media streamer with Foobar or MusicBee (or a Mac equivalent)? I have done this with my pc using MusicBee so the audio is still digital until it gets to my S50Pro+, then I use the Arylic DAC to my analog devices. (Note that I’ve since upgraded my amp to a D class amplifier so the digital signal is passthrough my Arylic to the amp, then analog to my speakers)
I only ask because I can find myself down a rabbit hole of one solution. While my persistence often pays off, sometimes I just need to step back and listen to my wife. Sigh…
Thanks. I did not see that one. I didn’t realize iTunes would see the Arylic as an output device --thought I had to hard wire. I am also looking at using Plex server so I can use the app from my phone when I am in other parts of the house.