As for "directly connected to an electrically noisy computer", well, that shouldn't affect the integrity of the digital data that gets sent down the ethernet cable.
Reasonable (and unreasonable) people differ on whether either of those matter.
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2012-03-14, 13:15 #11
2012-03-14, 19:53 #12
Yes Ethernet is isolated current loops unless you opt for shielded cat 6 then you must take care but shielded Ethernet is total overkill at home , just don't use that .
And switches isolates further .
There migth be some capacitive leakage bla bla but that's clutching at straws audiophile style .
No Ethernet problems is going to give you "congested midrange" or less " fluid treble" you will have a real problem that would be very noticeable .--------------------------------------------------------------------
Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
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
2012-03-15, 07:56 #13
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2012-03-16, 09:01 #14
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- Norfolk, England
Hmmm - I am trying to work out a solution that will allow me to stream music files from my PC upstairs over wireless and preferably without loss of audio quality - the SB Touch in terms of size and convenience would have fit the bill nicely.
However, what about the new NAD DAC-1, that looks interesting and is geared up for high quality uncompressed wireless streaming. Whereas it does have a DAC incorporated I will probably use it as a bridge to my own DAC because it has SPDIF out.
2012-03-16, 09:42 #15
Somebody ought to set up a feature comparison table between the Touch and various other streamers like the NAD. Wouldn't the wiki be perfect for that?
2012-03-16, 10:38 #16
Location 1: VortexBox Appliance 6TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet)
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- May 2008
- United States
Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.7.2 > SqueezePlay
Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
Controllers: iPhone4S (iPeng), iPad2 (iPengHD & SqueezePad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.7 on Win7(64) laptop
Ripping (FLAC) - dbpoweramp, Tagging - mp3tag, Spotify
2012-03-16, 11:52 #17Music Room:
Marantz TT 15S1, Virtuoso Wood Cartridge->Conrad Johnson Motif phono preamp->
Oppo BDP-83 Universal Player->
Vortexbox Appliance->Actiontec Router->DLink Bridge->Ethernet->Squeezebox Touch/EDO->Toslink->CIA PS->DSPeaker Antimode Dual Core EQ/DAC->
REL T1 Sub
Adcom GFP-750 preamp->Music Reference RM-200 Mk II amp-> Martin Logan SL3 speakers
Squeezebox Touch (analog out)->Little Dot Mk III amp->AKG K701 headphones
iPad/SqueezePad->Noontec Zoro headphones
2012-03-16, 12:26 #18