So I'm a young audiophile who dove into the hobby just a few years ago. Up until now, I've been using a cd player and a turntable for almost all of my listening. With all of the advancements and convenience of computer audio, I'd like to explore that route as well, but know literally nothing about this, and the more I research, the more confused I get haha. The biggest problem I have is my computer rig is in one room, and my main audio rig is in the living room. I am aware of wireless options such as Sonos or Squeezebox (never used either, though); is this the only real option I have given how far apart my computer is from my main rig? Will the wireless Sonos/Squeezebox really preserve the sound quality? Also, if I could I'd rather have my computer separate from my hifi altogether, like a standalone media server. Does anyone have anything like this? Just trying to get an idea as to what my options are, and I apologize for having no idea what the hell I'm doing.
Here's a snapshot of my modest equipment:
Custom quad-core i5 Windows 7 PC, running Jriver to a VERY cheap Creative X-Fi USB DAC
Sansui G-9700 (my pride and joy)
Main living room rig:
ProJect Debut Carbon
Thanks for helping me out!
Overwhelmed Hi-Fi Rookie