First: Cheers everyone!
Second: I apologize if this has already been covered (heck, I may have even asked this before )
I may have read something about an Ethernet to the Bridge setup as effectively ‘bypassing’ any negatively induced artifacts of a media player’s audio section: What I ‘think’ I read may have conveyed the idea that via this kind of interface only the raw music data (the bits and such!) is transferred from the laptop/media player to the Bridge. If this is true, then the need to ‘tweak’ the laptop/media player may be a moot point. However . . . well, you see what I’m getting at!
From what can glean from a myriad of topics, posts, and various ramblings, I understand that USB audio is a different animal than is the Ethernet/Bridge option. I plan on staying with the Bridge-II/DS. I would like to better understand though, whether there is something I can do to optimize this setup.
And, yes. I have been following the topic about the forthcoming PS Audio Streamer. I do, however, currently have three children in braces - orthodontist is making a killing - and college x 3 is just around the proverbial corner. Tweaking may be my best option
Current setup: Ext HD>USB>Laptop: Windows 7 running JRiver>Ethernet>Router>Ethernet>Bridge-II/DS