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#188969 - 12/19/07 09:04 AM Re: Denon 3808CI &#8211; one week later [Re: terzaghi]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Isn't that something done automatically by any Burr-Brown based product? Actually, is Denon using Burr-Brown DAC? I know at some point Onkyo was reporting that as a feature but removed it from their lists once people went to Burr-Brown source and challenged the reality of this. It's been more than a year since I read something about this so the details are escaping me at the moment. Someone might want to check TI site.
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#189005 - 12/19/07 11:31 AM Re: Denon 3808CI &#8211; one week later [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3875
Loc: Up yonder
I use it for satellite feed. It works well. It doesn’t turn dirt to gold, but it does help.

It uses Burr Brown. Not sure which model number it uses, but they are not the latest and greatest. I think DAC’s are becoming over rated nowadays.
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#189710 - 12/27/07 04:58 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: michael_d]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
ok, I am trying to stream flac files to my 3808 from my pc. I have installed a plugin which allws windows media player to play flac files and they are now added in my music library.

I can see the flac files on my denon but when I press -> to play them nothing happens.

Any clue what I could be doing wrong?

has anyone streamed flac files to their denon yet? what method did you use?

thanks

T
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#189717 - 12/27/07 08:45 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: terzaghi]
cameron Offline
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Registered: 09/26/03
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I've been using Winamp to stream flac files for a long time now. I'm using the Chaintek (sp?) 710 sound card hooked up to my Panny receiver using optical digital out. The chaintek can be configured to 44.1, not 48k like most soundcards.

IMO Winamp is so much better because it's easier to configure everything how you want it. I have all the winamp functions programmed into my receiver remote so I have one remote to control everything. I never have to touch the computer to choose and listen to an album, see the album artwork, read the lyrics, watch a visualization etc.

Here are some screen shots of Winamp hooked up to my tv.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee292/carlhungus2/IMG_0618.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee292/carlhungus2/IMG_0619.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee292/carlhungus2/IMG_0709.jpg

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#189718 - 12/27/07 08:46 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: cameron]
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Registered: 09/26/03
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Do the FLAC files play on your computer speakers and not the Denon?

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#189720 - 12/27/07 09:57 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: cameron]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I can play the flac files on my computer no problem.

With windows media player I can 'share my library' with my denon. This allows me to search through my songs from the denon GUI and pick the ones I want to play. MP3's will play this way but the flac files won't.

Maybe 'streaming' is not what I am trying to do, but rather share my flac files with my denon so they can be played directly from the gui.

I do not want my computer to play the files simultaneously with the denon, I just want my computer to hold the files.

Is there anyway to accomplish this?


Edited by terzaghi (12/27/07 09:59 PM)
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#189723 - 12/27/07 10:46 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: terzaghi]
cameron Offline
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Registered: 09/26/03
Posts: 117
Ahhh I see. Here I am thinking I'm giving you cutting edge info, and you are acually way ahead of me! I didn't realize that receivers were capable of this... I may have to look at upgrading.

How do you like the GUI on the Denon? Is it easy to use? How does it look etc.?

So, Windows Media plays the Flac files but the Denon does not...does the manual say anything about only being able to play mp3's?

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#189724 - 12/27/07 11:30 PM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: cameron]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
yes, the denon manual says it plays flac files.

Windows media player does not natively play flac files. I had to download patch/hack for it to play flac files.

I was then able to add the flac files to my music library along with all of my mp3s. I went to library-> media sharing and made sure that wmp recognized the denon and that media sharing was enabled.

The denon can see the mp3 and flac files, but i can only play the mp3's. It does not recognize the flac files as a music file (even though wmp can play them with the patch.)

I think it may be due to the fact that wmp can not natively play flac files. maybe the patch i found only allowed it to play flac files and not share them properly.

Anyway, I need to either
a.) find out how to share flac files with wmp
or
b.) find some other media sharing software that will share flac files.

to answer your question the denon gui is very slick. I like it a lot.

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#189732 - 12/28/07 02:28 AM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: terzaghi]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I will second the GUI is very slick and I love the networking capability. I have been listening to many different internet radio stations directly through the 3808 and they sound much better than on my PC;\) It must be time to buy some Audiobytes too.
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#189963 - 12/30/07 12:12 AM Re: Denon 3808CI – one week later [Re: jakewash]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Well I bought a linksys wga45g wireless gaming adapter to use as a wireless bridge between my denon and my router. I had a heck of a time getting things up and running, but I now have access to all of the internet radio stations without running a giant ethernet cable down the hallway (which my girlfriend does not approve of).

I love having all of these stations at my fingertips.... select a genre, then select a different country if you want. MY only problem is going through the HUGE selection and finding ones that are actually worth filling up my 56 presets with.

I still have not successfully played a flac file on my denon over my network.... I was thinking about just putting all of my flac files on an external hd and plugging them into the usb port on the back of the denon.... this would let me play the flac files easily.

The only thing I don't like is the 1/2 second pause between songs when playing flac ( I was able to play some off of my usb thumb drive).... It is really annoying when listening to music such as a continuous mix techno cd, pink floyd, or a live concert.

I guess you could rip cd's like this all as one track to eliminate the gap, but then you could not select songs \:\(
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