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I am considering buying a new pair of Beolab 28s in a few weeks. It has been quite a long story about how I reached this decision and there are still a few more steps, but if all goes as I hope financially then I will be able to buy these.
At present I have six Apple HomePods (the big ones) around my house and I absolutely love them. I have a stereo pair in my 18 sq metre living room which are on dedicated stands, so they look like contemporary Hi Fi speakers and they work great there. Those are going to be replaced with the Beolab 28s and then those two HomePods will go into another room which is to be my home theatre. Eventually that room will be B & O as well, but I am starting with the living room.
Okay, at present I play music on my HomePods using Apple Music. Really simple! In my study I have my Mac Mini (2019) and my headphone collection which includes some very high quality headphones driven by a Meridian headphone amplifier. On the Mac Mini are a lot of audio files, mostly ripped from my CD collection and I want to be able to play those audio files with the Beolab 28s in my living room.
There are Cat 6A network cables from my study to my living room, and the other rooms in the house. Years ago I was planning a Meridian setup but I’ve now switched to B & O mainly because the Beolab 28s are just so good to listen to as well as to have in the living room. So the network cables are in place although there still needs to be some work on that physical network.
So, my question is, how do I connect the Mac Mini into the B & O system? What do I need to get in addition and how does it work?
I’m pretty good with computers and suchlike but I have a very poor understanding of how household networks actually work.
Thank you for any assistance you can give.
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