Help to run JRiver from laptop to AppleTV3 to Anthem D1 receiver

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by gentlejax, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. gentlejax

    gentlejax AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am only wanting to do this for listening to my lossless audio files on my external hard drive.

    I have Jriver on my laptop. laptop has USB port and HDMI port

    AppleTV 3 is in the mix because the Anthem D1 has no HDMI port only digital optical toslink input and single XLR digital input.

    so I am trying to run the music from laptop to the appletv3 optical output to the anthem D1 digital input.

    not sure what I need to do first. this is just for music but I am trying to do it without going from analogue to digital and then back to analogue again.

    less back and forth converting.
     

     

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  2. kray

    kray HE>i Subscriber

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    There is no way to feed a direct signal to ATV from laptop, you're only option wtihout using a DAC is streaming to ATV (which i doubt Jriver does, but don't know cause i dont' use it), which then you can have the audio go thru your Anthem, but you'll lose some quality streaming, whether you can notice or not....

    Other option is get a DAC with USB and connect the laptop to DAC, then you can connect the DAC to Anthem via RCA analog
     
  3. gentlejax

    gentlejax AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    so appletv has no inputs just outputs .that would have been nice..

    I am new to JRiver so I dont know that answer either hence the reason I am here.

    They do make a USB to XLR cable but I am not sure it will work. USB from laptop XLR end to digital input on Anthem
     
  4. gentlejax

    gentlejax AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I didnt really want to bluetooth the audio so I just ordered a HDMI to toslink converter so no appleTV Needed.
     

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