Revo block + Airport Express = AirPlay device?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Donki, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks,

    I have a Revo block sound dock in the kitchen with a line in port. Is it as simple as buying an AirPort Exspress to it to turn it into an AirPlay dock? Sorry in advance if this is a stupid question just want to make sure before I buy one.
     
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    hvfsl

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    Yes, although you may want to wait until October as there will probably be an updated version supporting the latest wifi standard.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, what would the difference be? I was eyeing a refurb for £59 or venturing onto the bay. Once up and running I can play my full iTunes library to it from my desktop or from my iPad/iPhone, correct? Again excuse my ignorance.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    If you intend to play only music, then the wi-fi spec is really not relevant, as even the old 54Mbps 801.11g standard (e.g the old plug-type express) is sufficient to transmit stereo audio over the air.
    Yes, you can play anything that your iTunes or iOS can play (audio only).
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, seems like a no brainer really then, and a handy way of sorting out the original docking pin to the lighten one without an ugly adaptor.

    Cheers guys.
     

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