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When Logitech got out of the biz, I sold my two Touch's and my Duet on eBay for a small fortune and bought a Sonos setup (Bridge+Connects+Play 1). No complaints.BTW, has anyone subscribed to the Berlin Philharmonic streaming live concerts using their Oppo Blu-Ray / Network player ? Holy cats is it good. Audio and HD Video.
Michael,A late reply to your Tidal question but I didn't see another comment-I use Tidal on my Pi no problem, via the regular Logitech Media Server Plug-in. You don't need ickstream anymore it seems.With piCorePlayer on the Pi, you can also upsample Tidal to whatever you want, and play with filtering etc. Way cool and way easy.I'm probably going to add a second Pi attached to my dac - 1 for HQPlayer via USB for the he-man listening experience and one as a Touch-substitute for internet radio and Tidal running piCorePlayer via the Hifiberry digi+ via spdif coax.And likely add more Pis around the house to replace my duets, of which a few are already gathering dust.-Mike
In my use case, I installed a 1TB SSD containing my 24 bit music. These size of these files makes them susceptible to WiFi performance issues - no issue stored locally though. Wired ethernet introduces a slew of noisy gremlins to track down which I'm less inclined to tolerate with high resolution files.
So, if you use the SBT as a streamer only with an external DAC, Aries Mini upgrade (also used as a streamer) will not worth it? I have this in mind but not sure if selling my SBT for $150 and getting a used Mini for $400 will make any difference?
I can tell you this. I recently replaced my SB Touch/Channel Islands Audio PS with a Chromecast paired with JRiver server software and bubbleupnp controller. The difference is NOT subtle. This new combination is head and shoulders above the SB. I have been using the Touch since ~2010 and I only wish I had done this sooner.Shakey
Chromecast Audio, or the full Chromecast? I set up a Chromecast Audio using the LMS software and it worked OK, but as long as my Touch is still working I didn't see any compelling reason to change. I didn't do much critical listening/comparison though.
Anyone tried the Chromecast Audio as a streamer only, feeding an external DAC? I've read if you pair it with an awesome & cheapish DAC like the Schiit Modi Multibit, it can be awesome.
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