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Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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AirPort Express with Speakers

I have a pair of Bowers and Wilkins MM1 speakers on a shelf in my bedroom, however in order to listen to them with my iTunes library, my Mac needs to be plugged into them.

Has anyone used an AirPort Express to wirelessly stream music to speakers? I'd like to be able to have my mac on my lap on the couch and still get to listen to music (without having to have my computer in the bedroom). I'm also curious as to whether the sound gets degraded due to having to use an auxiliary cord instead of USB (which is what I use now).


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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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sound is transmitted in apple lossless, so the sound coming out will be the same as the computer.

also for this purpose, the older style will work just as well, and available for $69 in the refurb store.

also, a couple notes.
- you'll want the express to join your existing network (not extend).

- for initial setup, connect an ethernet cord from your laptop to the express. once you get it working, then you can disconnect. you can do it wirelessly, but wired makes it a bit more foolproof.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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works great we have two of them one on each stereo. you can use your make or remote on your iphone or stream from slacker or such to the express. sounds is great and it works very well. I would have bought the apple tv to do this but it only has a digital out.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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That's the exact setup I have, Airport Express tucked away, running a pair of MM-1's. I got a couple of the 1M extensions too, so the MM-1s could be a decent distance apart with discreet cable routing.
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