I was wondering what are the new features on the Bridge II over Bridge I. I remember reading gapless support. Can anyone elaborate on any other new features?
I have been going back and forth between getting a DS or the Resonessence Labs MIRRUS. I liked the idea of not having a computer in the living room by using the SD Card of the MIRRUS, but now that I have a subscription to the TIDAL streaming service, I can see myself using that quite a bit. So the MIRRUS’s SD Card option becomes less of a selling factor (though still an awesome feature).
My music files are in my office on a Dell 12 core Zeon-based Windows 2012 R2 server which has a ton of server type apps running on it for my work (average 5% CPU utilization). On that machine, I am running JRiver for my FLAC files and also the TIDAL streaming PC App to move music to my office desktop Benchmark DAC2. I am thinking that the Bridge would be able to connect via Ethernet to my Dell server. I am also hoping the Bridge is smart enough to cache the bits in some sort of memory and then feed that into the DS for jitter free processing. So a busy computer becomes less of a variable in this delivery network. Does the Bridge II help in this regard?
Are others using the Bridge in a configuration as mine? Would I be better of getting a less busy dedicated computer for music + Bridge, instead of my slightly busy computer? Is it better to use a CAPS server in the living room instead of the Bridge?
BTW - I prefer a wired network/internet connection instead of wireless for audio.
Thanks in advance.