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Hi All,


I may be too basic here, but what's exactly a music server?


I mean, what's for example the difference between my laptop with external HD for music storage, USB DAC connected to amplifier, and a "music server"?

Is a music server a pc dedicated only to music and nothing else?


I read for the first time about music servers on this forum and would kindly like to know more.


Thank you very much,

Francesco Roselli



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In the simplest form a music server is any device that "serves" music and this music is commonly thought to not be a physical disc. Think of an iPod as a small music server. Preferably a music server only plays music, but more often than not the device can surf the internet and check email etc...


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