finally, wireless music!

August 10, 2004

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picked up my airport express today, and it rocks the house. seriously, it rocks the house! the setup was completely painless: installed the software, launched the airport express assistant, told it to connect to my existing wireless network, entered a password to save the settings, and it was done. now i’m cranking music through the onkyo, via the ibook, from my futon. and because i’m lazy (and have all the tunes on my desktop in my bedroom instead of on my laptop) i just plugged in the ipod and used that for a library source. quick ‘n pretty damn clean.

needless to say, the sound quality is excellent – no buzzing, hums, ground loops, or anything… just crystal clear, full, rich music like you’d get on the soundsticks, albeit on a real stereo. :) can’t even imagine how great the digital output would be… too bad the stereo only has one digital input that’s currently being used for the dvd player, not to mention i’d have to pick up another cable.

i’m almost upset my original airport covers my condo so well… there’s no need to use the airport express to extend the range! and i’ve already got the printer being shared in the bedroom, so that’s another wasted feature. still, it was more than worth it for the ability to stream music to my stereo. go buy yours now.

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