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    Senior Member AnotherTribe's Avatar
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    A Photo of your Touch setup, Please!

    So there appears to be a few Touch's out in the wild now, how about sharing some pics?

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    well, then. i'll go first.


    close up:






    pulled back:




    kevin t
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    I'll bite:

    First photo is of my Touch set up which is along side my computer and next to the stereo that the the Touch is connected to.

    Basics:
    Touch connected to Squeezbox server via Ethernet (wired) and connected to stereo via digital optical to Headroom Desktop Amp with built-in Ultra DAC.

    Power amp and preamp are Aragon and speakers are Energy Veritas 2.2 with an Energy Microstar 12.1 powered subwoofer.

    The black boxes with the green lights are my multiple Drobo hard drive arrays which are used to hold all my flac files. I have a lot of storage with full, mirrored backup. I learned the hard way about the need for full, mirrored back up.

    And of course you can also see several of my headphones - the Ultrasone Proline 2500s and the Beyerdynamic DT880's (with leather ear pads) are visible hanging behind and below the Touch.

    The second photo shows one speaker and the subwoofer.

    The third photo is a close up of the Touch taken without a flash.

    I just got the Touch yesterday - a breeze to set up and it sounds fantastic!!!
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    Living Rm: Transporter-SimAudio pre/power amps-Vandersteen 3A Sign. & sub
    Home Theater: Touch-Marantz HTR-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Linn sub
    Computer Rm: Touch-Headroom Desktop w/DAC-Aragon amp-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Energy sub
    Bedroom: Touch-HR Desktop w/DAC-Audio Refinement amp-Energy Veritas 2.0
    Guest Rm: Duet-Sony soundbar
    Garage: SB3-JVC compact system
    Controls: iPeng; SB Controller; Moose & Muso
    Server: SBS on dedicated windows 7 computer w/2 Drobos
    Last.fm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgturner View Post
    well, then. i'll go first.


    pulled back:




    kevin t
    Nice, very nice.
    Living Rm: Transporter-SimAudio pre/power amps-Vandersteen 3A Sign. & sub
    Home Theater: Touch-Marantz HTR-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Linn sub
    Computer Rm: Touch-Headroom Desktop w/DAC-Aragon amp-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Energy sub
    Bedroom: Touch-HR Desktop w/DAC-Audio Refinement amp-Energy Veritas 2.0
    Guest Rm: Duet-Sony soundbar
    Garage: SB3-JVC compact system
    Controls: iPeng; SB Controller; Moose & Muso
    Server: SBS on dedicated windows 7 computer w/2 Drobos
    Last.fm

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    Nice start to the thread. Here are a few pics of my Touch setup.








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    Mr Tribe,

    In addition to your excellent avatar (I'm a very, very big Beefheart fan and have been for close to 40 years) I also noticed that the display on Touch shows that you where playing the Dead's complete Winterland 1977 recordings (and like your avatar, another fine choice). what intrigues me is that the display shows "Now Playing 23 of 68" which would indicate that you placed all nine CDs into one folder or grouped them into one album. Am I correct? I also group all my multi-disc sets into one folder and list them as one album, which I find works very well and keeps my music directory nice and tidy.

    Back to the Captain, I managed to see him live on several occasions and even saw him way back in the early 1970s with the original Magic Band. I highly recommend getting hold of a copy of the book (it's really more of a glorified booklet) "Trout Mask Replica" by Kevin Courrier, which is Volume 44 of the "33-1/3" series published by Continuum. A very worth while read.
    Living Rm: Transporter-SimAudio pre/power amps-Vandersteen 3A Sign. & sub
    Home Theater: Touch-Marantz HTR-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Linn sub
    Computer Rm: Touch-Headroom Desktop w/DAC-Aragon amp-Energy Veritas 2.1 & Energy sub
    Bedroom: Touch-HR Desktop w/DAC-Audio Refinement amp-Energy Veritas 2.0
    Guest Rm: Duet-Sony soundbar
    Garage: SB3-JVC compact system
    Controls: iPeng; SB Controller; Moose & Muso
    Server: SBS on dedicated windows 7 computer w/2 Drobos
    Last.fm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    Mr Tribe,

    In addition to your excellent avatar (I'm a very, very big Beefheart fan and have been for close to 40 years) I also noticed that the display on Touch shows that you where playing the Dead's complete Winterland 1977 recordings (and like your avatar, another fine choice). what intrigues me is that the display shows "Now Playing 23 of 68" which would indicate that you placed all nine CDs into one folder or grouped them into one album. Am I correct?
    Mr Ralph,

    How very astute of you to notice the nuances in my post. I wholeheartedly accept your compliments and acknowledge your same excellent choice of artists. Yes, you are correct, I placed the entire 9 albums in the one folder and separated them using FLAC tags to determine album # of #. I also name the files prefixed with the album # (e.g. 1-01-TrackName.flac). All my multi-disc sets are ripped this way.

    Very envious that you had a chance to see the Captain live, not once but several times. Thank you for the book recommendation. I am currently working my way through "Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic" by John "Drumbo" French, 800+ pages of some very entertaining yet many times saddening recollections. I do not think I will ever listen to TMR again and view it in the same light.

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    Thumbs up

    Pardon my crappy pictures (old camera optic not wide enough insensitive must turn up all lights to take pic's wo flash).

    But here we go

    Note that I have pilled stuff under it's foot, the viewing angle must be designed for this "modern" furniture you stumble on when visiting younger people, that rises 3" from the floor
    Placed on a normal bench while you are seated in a sofa= you can't see the screen.
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    Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
    Bedroom/Office: Boom
    Kitchen: Touch + powered Fostex PM0.4
    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
    iPad1 with iPengHD & SqueezePad
    (in storage SB3, reciever ,controller )
    server HP proliant micro server N36L with ClearOS Linux

    http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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    modest system

    Here's my modest Bel Canto / Magnepan setup. The Touch replaces a SB3, sound quality now is outstanding to say the least. Got FLAC files I ripped on a server a floor up and running on a linux server. Fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullethead View Post
    Here's my modest Bel Canto / Magnepan setup.
    Sweet! Digging on the look of those Maggies.

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