Airport Extreme to 3 Lan Airplay Speakers connection

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  1. guatelize macrumors newbie

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  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    If they implement the AirPlay protocol in same way, as Apple devices do, then yes.
     
  3. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply, but due to the fact I'm not very experienced in the AirPlay protocol, can you inform me more what it means.
    Thanks for your cooperation.
    Regards
    Oliver
     
  4. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but the purpose was to send Airplay audio from my Iphone to transit to one device (Airplay Extreme) which redirects it to the 3 Sony speakers simultaneously.
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    Olivier
     
  5. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use AirPlay (other than for AppleTV). But I believe from within iTunes you could select all 3 speakers at the same time to direct audio to them. I don't think you can do that via any app other than iTunes.

    Alternately, you could use an Airport Express (not Extreme), connect a 3.5mm cable to the Express, then add a splitter and 3.5mm cable to each of your 3 speakers. That is a really clunky way to do it though.

    You will need to read the Sony documentation as to whether it is possible to do what you want via the Ethernet port. My guess is that it would not be possible via AirPlay but via the Sony software (much like Sonos).
     
  6. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I was thinking the same clunky way to connect the Express with a 3.5mm cable & splitter.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    You are right! iPhone refuses to output to multiple AirPlay targets simultaneously. Unless there is some clever app to do that.
    AFAIK, iTunes needs to resort to some clever techniques to achieve precise audio sync on all devices.
     
  8. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, for the information, I'm using already the app WHAALE, it is working good but still much configurations & manipulations. The most important element to acquire is the WOL (Wake on Lan) option, my speakers are on network standby, so they go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity and start up automatically when Airplay is activated from my iPhone, I will try to connect them with both the LAN and the 3.5mm cable coming from the 2nd Gen. Airport Express. I will keep you updated when I order the 2nd Gen. A.E.
     
  9. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny. There is another current thread where people are arguing the virtues of AirPlay, specifically against Sonos. 99.9% of the argument is that Sonos is too expensive, particularly from people that already have AirPlay setups. And I get that, if you have something that works for you it is tough to reinvest.

    But, and I hate stealing and using this line, but Sonos is the epitome of "it just works".

    To the OP, I am not sure if you have a large investment in these Sony speakers, or if they are new and you can return them. But I would highly recommend Sonos if you can make the change.
     
  10. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will confess you that I have the full option Sonos network, but I wish to configure for my kids rooms the old Sony system, instead of giving it away. The Sony has a really good sound and my kids are happy having 2 loudspeakers in each room working with their iPads.
     
  11. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, that changes everything! Throw those Sony speakers on eBay and get a couple of Play:1s and call it a day.
     
  12. guatelize thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your information. I will keep you iUpdated ;)
     
  13. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    I laugh because you are already invested in Sonos...you will do it eventually...may as well not spend $$$ on the router and put it toward the additional Sonos zones............
     

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