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Digital / Re: Suggestion for DAC and Amp solution for music streaming
« Last post by ajscheid on Today at 07:14:45 PM »
I found this post on page 88 of this 110 page thread:

"After an eternity I've finally figured out the Linux firewall settings to make this work details...

1. First avahi / mdns needs to be allowed through the firewall, this allows the Airplay devices to be advertised on the network:

ufw allow 5353/tcp

2. Configure the ports to enable Airplay to stream. This is not so simple as Airplay uses a dynamically assigned port on the server to stream from, so you cannot just open this port as it always changes. Matters are further complicated since linux by standard has no application level firewall - making it impossible to allow and whitelist the shairtunes 'shairport' application.

Solution - from watching a packet sniffer it seems that the Airplay protocol commonly uses port 5000:5005 TCP to setup an Airplay connection. Typically Airplay uses 5000 but if there are other instances or issues locking the port it seems to try a higher port - so I allow 5 ports.

Once the connection is established by TCP, Airplay then uses UDP to stream the audio to destination ports in the range of 6000:6005 on the target device. To avoid the dynamic port issue on the server side I take the reverse approach - allowing in any packets that originate from destination ports 6000:6005 within my network and allowing out any packets to go out to destination 6000:6005 within my network.

This is a little more vulnerable than just opening a specific server port, as a result I restrict this to within my LAN by using ** you should change this ** to match your LAN IP range.

TCP settings

sudo ufw allow in from port 5000:5005 proto tcp to any

sudo ufw allow out from any to port 5000:5005 proto tcp

UDP settings

sudo ufw allow in from port 6000:6005 proto udp to any

sudo ufw allow out from any to port 6000:6005 proto udp"

Now I just need somebody who is able to tell me how to open these ports on pfsense.

Argh, I shouldn't have updated to this open source enterprise firewall..... :walled: 
What a STEAL!! What I paid a few years back for my first HD20......
re The B&W to echo what everyone else says.  They need power.  I have the 683 S2 you are looking at and use them in HT and stereo and drive them with a 300w Classe Power amp..  With that power they sing and roar.
AV Items: Trader sales / Monster XP speaker cables
« Last post by Andile on Today at 07:01:02 PM »
Description: A pair of Monster XP Compact Precision Stranded ultra High Resolution speaker cables with LPE Dialectric, uneven pair(one is 2.4m and the other is 3.8m long) both have banana plugs on one end.
Location: Pretoria East
Shipping: At buyer's expense and risk
Price: R150 for the pair

Please pm me if interested

Actual pics

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I can only comment on the B&W. Bought a pair recently. Your marantz will battle to play them. I had to get a 200W power amp to get them to really pump.

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Digital / Re: Suggestion for DAC and Amp solution for music streaming
« Last post by ajscheid on Today at 06:54:40 PM »
Plugin works... you just need to generate a config file first.

Hi, are you running LMS on a windows or Linux?
I generated the config file and did all the steps as in the readme but on a Linux machine I have to open the ports on the firewall so LMS can see the airports; additionally LMS in my case runs as a docker so I also have to open  that port on the firewall. Thatís what I meant with a bit more involving......
Open Talk / Re: Compile-an-Album
« Last post by JonnyP on Today at 06:46:48 PM »
The war on drugs, (pro works too,like a beer medley  :dop:)

1. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
2. Talking Heads - Drugs (
3. The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
4. Perfect Day - Lou Reed
5. Sugar Man - Rodriguez
6. Heroin - The Velvet Underground
7. The Verve - The drugs don't work
8. The Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
9. Velvet Underground- I'm Waiting for the Man
10. Love- Signed D.C.
11. Captain Jack - Billy Joel
12.  Alestorm - Pegleg Potion
13. Velvet Underground - Sister Ray (not sure it's about a war on drugs per se, but pretty relevant methinks. I like the Joy Division cover )
14. Pulp - Sorted for Es and Whizz
AV Items: For sale / Re: Onkyo DV-SP504E - SACD / DVD Player - R1400
« Last post by juventino on Today at 06:36:35 PM »
Remote and Manuals have been located
I have a pair of Shure SE846's... Love them.. tho, they are not as detailed, spacious, or revealing as the HD800S or LCD-4
AV Items: For sale / Re: Exposure 2010 integrated amplifier
« Last post by matomehb on Today at 06:32:36 PM »
And Mike, I still have the Exposure CDP 2010 in silver...immaculate condition. Using it as a transport...with Theta DSP pro prime DAC...magic match :pleasant:
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