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Hi all, long time lurker and information-gatherer off this fine board and I'm now at a point where I need further help if possible.


I've just moved across from a Hifidelio Pro with my music collection ripped in FLAC which has been great to use for the past 2 years, and as from today I'm now using a Dell Mini 1012 --> Windows XP --> Media Monkey --> Hiface --> Onkyo amp with onboard DAC --> B&W Speakers and so far its brilliant and I'm currently playing tonnes of familiar music to hear the difference.


After consulting this board regularly I've followed the various instructions for bit-perfect audio eg using Kernel Streaming with the Steve Monks plug-in, unmapping audio devices and configuring the various elements correctly with MM etc and all is well with no issues.


One area I did want to get involved with is the ability to play music from the internet eg Spotify or Soundcloud directly from my netbook through the amp/speakers but I'm experiencing an issue as to how do I route the sound from these internet sites through my setup ?? At the moment I hear absolutely nothing ??


As part of the above config I've disabled the audio card/volume/in fact everything that I regarded as 'windows audio' config has been disabled, has this killed off any audio connection I need?


Is there any way of streaming music from the internet through MM instead or do I have to re-enable any windows based config but will this potentially effect my bit-perfect setup I currently have with MM ?


Thanks for any help its really appreciated !!


Matt :)




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Yes, you'd have to reconfigure your audio setup to change from your Media Monkey to "Windows" audio setups, or you could add a second USB to SPDIF interface (just a basic/cheep one) and use this for Spotify, etc. into another input of your Onkyo.




...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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