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    These have been around for a while - Antipodes, Bryston BDP-1 & 2, etc etc etc.

    I spend about $2k CDN on the Transporter when it came out, but I don't see any of these devices as significantly better. Just glorified Vortex boxes.

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    You would be gutted if you had bought one of those and then hopped on here for some support to find we were all using Raspberry Pi's and some cheap additional hardware to achieve exactly the same result and probably at the same level of quality. Ah well. Pass me the snake oil will you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    You would be gutted if you had bought one of those and then hopped on here for some support to find we were all using Raspberry Pi's and some cheap additional hardware to achieve exactly the same result and probably at the same level of quality. Ah well. Pass me the snake oil will you?
    You'd think so but that does not seem to be the way this works. Witness the explosion in this category as well as the associated "regen" boxes and power supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    You'd think so but that does not seem to be the way this works. Witness the explosion in this category as well as the associated "regen" boxes and power supplies.
    You are probably right which then begs the question who supports the users of these Squeezelite based devices? Is anyone here going to admit to being here after spending ú3k on a media streamer?
    I do agree that the market is there for a hifi system add on alternative to Sonos. There are lots of systems but none seem to have garnered much universal takeup except Sonos. MQA for example seems already forgotten. Once again we are left wondering why Logitech haven't re-entered the market. LMS used to be geeky and difficult to set up so attracted a limited customer segment but the world has changed and now it's the norm for non techy types to follow a set of instructions and achieve something they wouldn't have dreamed of attempting just a few years ago. Hacking Kodi onto an Amazon Fire stick for example.
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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    Well, one thing you all seem to underestimate is buttons.
    Having actual controls, especially for volume and play/pause is something that's still valuable on the device.
    And a lot of people spend similar amounts of money on much less capable devices.
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    And isn't it ironic that I of all people say this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    And isn't it ironic that I of all people say this?
    Yup, Kinda is !
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    Music: 383GB,1269 albums 17756 songs 4381 artists mostly FLACs

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    And isn't it ironic that I of all people say this?
    Yes
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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    But hey, I just built one of these RPi-DIY-devices and the biggest attention I put to... a volume knob...
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    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    But hey, I just built one of these RPi-DIY-devices and the biggest attention I put to... a volume knob...
    That is bizarre because lots of us have Pi's with no controls at all, not even touch screens, because we know we can control them with iPeng.
    Pi3 with piCoreplayer music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets/Jogglers
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s
    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones

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