airplay speaker and airport express

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Thestar12, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Thestar12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2015
    Hello everyone,

    I had some questions regarding connecting an AppleTv to my klispch G-17 air

    1. I had problems setting the speaker as the default speaker. After some time, the appletv always revert back to the tv speaker and I need to set it again

    2.whenever connected to the speaker, I am unable to control the volume beside physically using the volume button on the speaker, or using the remote for the speaker. Is there any way for me to adjust the volume with my tv or appletv remote or ios devices??

    3. How do i go about connecting the speakers to appletv directly?? The airplay speaker had 3 different mode, aux, usb, and airplay. Whereas appletv only have the optical cable slot.

    What is the affordableway to connect this 2?? I heard that airport express can bridge this 2 devices, but are there any other alternatives?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    1. that happens, it kinda sucks

    2. in the same place you choose the speaker you can adjust the volume, no way to get there quickly though.

    3. you would need a digital to analog converter (make sure it's D to A, not A to D), a toslink cable, and an RCA to 3.5mm adapter (probably less than $20 for all 3 together)

    the airport express would leave you in exactly the same place you are now, just with more wires and boxes, you'd have to select the airport as the airplay speaker instead of the g-17
  3. Thestar12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2015
    So, with that setup, am I right to say that the speaker can be connected all the time to appletv and the first problem won't happen again?

    Also, I heard from friend that DAP can do the tricks too, what is the difference between that and this setup? The sound quality?

    Thanks alot
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    I'm not sure what a DAP is,
    he may have said DAC
    which is Digital Analog Converter, or what i mentioned .

    i guess DAP could be digital audio processor, which would be the same thing

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