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Is there a better way to set this up? Music with no internet

barry59

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Hi - new member....discussions here I find fabulous and informative. I am setting up a 2-channel music "system" in a garage without internet. Set up consists of a Yamaha S301 amp and Yamaha CD S303 CD player, an Auris Blume BT Adapter that I think will allow Pandora streaming from my phone, and an HP laptop with a ton of music stored on it. I've run the laptop not connected to the internet, played music through Windows Media Player. I've got the laptop connected to a Project USB Box S DAC that goes into the amp. Is there a better alternative for the music storage/playing than the HP laptop/Window Media Player combination? Thanks in advance!

 

DVDdoug

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Is there a better alternative for the music storage/playing than the HP laptop/Window Media Player combination? Thanks in advance!
That's fine. The sound quality will be determined by the files (avoid low-quality low-bitrate MP3, etc., if possible) and by the quality of your speakers/headphones (and with speakers the acoustics of your garage).

I use Winamp as my audio player software. It's "outdated" but I'm used to it there's an optional crossfader that I like to use.

foobar2000 is popular and configurable and there are others. It just depends on your preference.
 

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If it's in range, the laptop Wifi may be helpful for one stop shopping for streaming. Musicbee is a nice alternative to media player, just tons more options available.
 
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Thanks for your replies, will check out the suggestions.
 
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