Airtunes through Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Pjr17, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Pjr17, Jan 24, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    best bet is to get another airport express. the extreme doesn't have any audio-jacks for use with speakers. the express is alone with this feature.
  3. zentient macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    USB dongle?

    I wonder if you used a USB audio dongle/interface (eg. Griffin's iMic) whether you could use AirTunes with an Airport Extreme. (I'd like to know, I don't have it set up yet.)
  4. L0u1s macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    I had exact the same question in mind...
    I thing that qua hardware it's OK. (USB > 3,5mm jack), but I'm not sure if iTunes (or other software) support this...
    Anyone knows this?
  5. bstreiff macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    Austin, TX, USA

    AirTunes is exclusive to the Airport Expresses.
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    It will not work. There ARE other wireless audio systems on the market. But this time Apple's is actually about 1/2 the price of the others ones. Keep an eye on ehte Apple refurb store Airport express units show up there now and then.

    The other idea is to simply pull a wire. People tend to forget about wires. You can pull a wire to any place in a typical house for about 2 hours work. I'd work two hours to save $100. A four foot lonf flexible drill and a 50 foot fish tape makes the work go very fast.

    If you were to hire a phone installer he's charge about $100 an outlet. same as the cost of the AP Express -- and YES it's true Cat-5 wire is great for audio signals. It was actually designed for that purpose

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