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There are some good threads here on the pro's and cons of USB, I am using an Asus Xonar U7 sound card from my USB port to my PC. I installed Jamcast on my PC and it will stream whatever is playing on my PC to various devices on my network. I decided to steam directly to my Sony UHPH1 Universal Player. When I A/B tested it with my USB connection by toggling on my remote the Sony/jamcast solution won. I never have to use USB again and no more $$$ USB cables, soundcards, jitterbugs and all the other doodads. Jamcast has a free version to test, see if it improves SQ for you.

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Welcome to the world of UPnP/DLNA audio file streaming!

 

Jamcast essentially captures Windows audio and buffers it so that it can be sent over the network as an audio file stream via its built-in UPnP/DLNA media server to your Sony UPnP/DLNA supporting streamer.

 

There are also other ways of doing the same thing, but for free - eg:

- Using the Stream What You Hear (SWYH) specialised Windows audio capture UPnP/DLNA media server:

http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/

 

- Using the excellent foobar2000 audio file player with the foo_record and the foo_out_upnp plugin components:

foo_record (Record v0.1)

foo_out_upnp (UPnP MediaRenderer Output)

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