How to transfer laptop audio wirelessly to stereo rca jacks?

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  • audioqueso
    Super Senior Member
    • Nov 2004
    • 1930

    How to transfer laptop audio wirelessly to stereo rca jacks?

    I tried googling some products for what I'm looking for, but it's all crowded with smart devices that stream music, find your library, etc, etc...

    What I'm looking for is something simple. I often sit down on the bed and use my laptop. I have my little bedroom stereo playing some CDs. I already have some CD's ripped on my laptop. Be it mp3, FLAC, whatever... I'm trying to find some little usb device that will plug into my laptop, require no additional power from, and wirelessly transmit my audio signal to something that will output RCA jacks and hookup to my bedroom stereo. Is there something like that? I don't need a remote, I don't need for it to look for anything. I just want to be able to, when I choose to, plug in this device to my laptop, play some music, and have it play on my stereo.

    Any one know of anything like that?
    B&W 804S/Velodyne SPL-1000R/Anthem MRX720
  • Kal Rubinson
    Super Senior Member
    • Mar 2006
    • 2109

    #2
    AudioEngine AW-1
    Kal Rubinson
    _______________________________
    "Music in the Round"
    Senior Contributing Editor, Stereophile
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    • audioqueso
      Super Senior Member
      • Nov 2004
      • 1930

      #3
      Sweet! Looks exactly what I'm looking for. Have you tried it? How do you like it? Does it sound pretty good for what it is?
      B&W 804S/Velodyne SPL-1000R/Anthem MRX720

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      • littlesaint
        Senior Member
        • Jul 2007
        • 823

        #4
        Logitech had a system for this before the Squeezebox brand that you can still find for sale on the Internet. It uses bluetooth for transmission while the newer Squeezebox is 802.11. There will probably be several products in the near future utilizing the newer ultra-wideband technology for this.
        Santino

        The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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        • Kal Rubinson
          Super Senior Member
          • Mar 2006
          • 2109

          #5
          Originally posted by audioqueso
          Sweet! Looks exactly what I'm looking for. Have you tried it? How do you like it? Does it sound pretty good for what it is?
          My comments will appear in the September issue of Stereophile. :T

          Kal
          Kal Rubinson
          _______________________________
          "Music in the Round"
          Senior Contributing Editor, Stereophile
          http://forum.stereophile.com/category/music-round

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          • Hdale85
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Jan 2006
            • 16073

            #6
            I think Apple has something that will work as well.

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            • audioqueso
              Super Senior Member
              • Nov 2004
              • 1930

              #7
              I'm trying to avoid products like Squeezebox. I don't want anything that will 'think' and try to process any display or anything like that. Just this:

              Laptop-->usb audio device/transmitter<------(wireless)----->RCA audio device-->stereo.

              Any thinking or searching through my files is doing more than just processing the audio. Just output my audio, and whatever I output, play it over my stereo. If it has its own remote, it's processing something other than just transmitting my audio signal to my stereo. I'm just looking for something very simple.
              B&W 804S/Velodyne SPL-1000R/Anthem MRX720

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              • Hdale85
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Jan 2006
                • 16073

                #8
                Well I don't know.

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                • audioqueso
                  Super Senior Member
                  • Nov 2004
                  • 1930

                  #9
                  I'm reading up right now on that Audioengine product that Kal mentioned.
                  B&W 804S/Velodyne SPL-1000R/Anthem MRX720

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                  • cxc21
                    Senior Member
                    • Mar 2008
                    • 107

                    #10
                    Apple AirPort Express Base Station even has optical out.

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                    • audioqueso
                      Super Senior Member
                      • Nov 2004
                      • 1930

                      #11
                      Originally posted by cxc21
                      Apple AirPort Express Base Station even has optical out.
                      Nope. No thank you. It does much processing. I'm specifically trying to stay away from any device that thinks too much.
                      B&W 804S/Velodyne SPL-1000R/Anthem MRX720

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