Best of Both Worlds
850 CDs, Mac, 2 x MacBooks, 2 x iPods, wireless network with music system
This client wanted the highest quality sound in his home, with the best possible sound from iPods in his office and his study.
Solution: Music was ripped to AIFF files for the home music server, which we loaded. A second copy of the music files was made and loaded onto the iPods. In this way our client could listen to music over his home entertainment system or iPods knowing each was of the highest quality.
The Sound of (Family) Music
375 CDs, 2 PCs, 1 laptop, wireless home network This family wanted to enjoy their music through their house, the parents owned iPods plus an expensive hi-fi system. Their son was off to university so wanted to take his music with him. He wasn’t sure if, when funds allowed, he’d buy an iPod or an MP3 player.
They all wanted to pool their music when the family was together.
Solution: The parents music was converted into high quality AAC files and loaded onto the larger PC, which acted as the main music server. Their son’s music was converted into MP3 files (allowing maximum choice of a type of music player) and loaded on his laptop.
iTunes was configured so that when the laptop was on its music was available elsewhere. An Apple AirPort unit was installed and connected to powered speakers so music streamed from the main PC could be heard in the living room.