How To Guides

  • Make your own speaker leads

    What you need: Speaker cable Find here Banana plugs Find here Wire strippers Small flathead screwdriver Steps 1.Cut the speaker cable to the le...
  • Playing CDs to Sonos

    The Brennan B2 now lets you play CDs directly to Sonos speakers. Watch the video. When Brennan owners first asked for this we thought it was impos...
  • Using Sonos

    The Brennan can drive traditional wired speakers AND as many as 32 Sonos wireless speakers throughout your home. This video shows you how. Notes ...
  • The Web UI Debug Window

    The debug window is a panel in the web UI that lets you see some of the inner workings of the Brennan software.We use it to help develop the softwa...
  • Creating and Using MP3 Mirror Files

    What are Mirror files and what does the ‘Export MP3’ function do? In addition to the main store of flac music files, the B2 has the capability to s...
  • HDD Read Only

    If the B2 detects a problem with the hard disk it protects the data already on the disk by making the disk Read Only. This is displayed on the scro...
  • How To Rip a CD

    Storing CDs on the B2 is a two part process:  Ripping: A high speed copy of the CD which is saved on the B2's HDD as WAV files (the original CD for...
  • How To Backup and Restore

    You can backup (backup is used here as a generic term) the contents of the B2’s Hard Disk to a USB memory stick/flash drive or a portable USB HDD -...
  • Lossy and Lossless Compression

    MP3 v FLAC - whats the difference? (and how to baffle your friends with science) FLAC Lossless is a horrible word - it wouldn't be my choice - but ...
  • Random & Classical Modes

    Random:Random play on the B2 is really 'shuffle', where the list of tracks on the B2's HDD are randomised.The list is re-shuffled each time Random ...
  • Red and Green LEDs Flashing

    The B2's OS (operating system) software and some user settings such as the WiFi network name and password are stored on the SD Card. The OS is load...