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    Which Squeezebox?

    Hi,

    I have no squeezebox device yet, which device should you buy to get the best sound when i connect it to my amplifier? I want to use my iPad controlling the device.

    Anders

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    SqueezeBox Touch

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    Another option

    A used Transporter or a new Transporter SE
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    LMS 7.9 running on a DIY PC, Windows 7 64 bit, (1) Transporter, (4) Booms & (2) CSOS SqueezeliteWands. SqueezePad & iPeng for controllers.
    Music Room setup: Transporter => Rotel RC1070 preamp => Rotel RB1080 2 channel amp => Bowers & Wilkins 805 Speakers.
    Headphone setup: SqueezeliteWandQuad => Mytek 192 DAC => Woo Audio WA22 balanced headphone amp => Sennheiser HD800 headphones.

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    I second the Touch. Have 2 and love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anbj99 View Post
    Hi,

    I have no squeezebox device yet, which device should you buy to get the best sound when i connect it to my amplifier? I want to use my iPad controlling the device.

    Anders
    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    SqueezeBox Touch
    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezed_Rotel View Post
    A used Transporter or a new Transporter SE
    Without knowing what exactly equipment you will connecting the Squeezebox device to it is difficult to give a reasonable recommendation. If you have some very expensive high end audio equipment then the Transporter might be the way to go, however if you somewhat less expensive equipment than the Touch would be the way to go.

    At present the main difference in audio quality between the Transporter and the Touch is the better DAC and balanced outputs of the Transporter. If you will not be using the built in DAC, i.e. connecting the Squeezebox device to an external DAC or a home theater receiver with a DAC, then by all means get the Touch and save yourself quite a bit of money.

    I have a Transporter and a Touch and can say that the sound quality differences between the two pretty much come down to the balanced analog outputs of the Transporter being slightly better than the RCA analog outputs of the Touch. And even then the differences are not that great. Yes the Touch is that good.
    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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    I agree with ralph, but also look at where you want to be in the future.
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    3rd SqueezeBox 3 Wirelessly connected (bedroom)

    4th Squeezebox Duet wirelessly connected (bedroom)

    5th Squeezebox Touch Wirelessly connected (livingroom)

    6th Squeezebox Touch Wirelessly connected (downstairs bedroom)

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    The future

    Quote Originally Posted by Recoveryone View Post
    I agree with ralph, but also look at where you want to be in the future.
    If future proofing one's purchase is a major concern then the Touch is the better choice because using the digital outputs one can then upgrade to almost any external DAC, even one with balanced analog outputs, or upgrade to almost any home theater receiver. Mind you, I'm not knocking the Transporter, it's just that the Touch is a more "future proof" device.
    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
    If future proofing one's purchase is a major concern then the Touch is the better choice because using the digital outputs one can then upgrade to almost any external DAC, even one with balanced analog outputs, or upgrade to almost any home theater receiver. Mind you, I'm not knocking the Transporter, it's just that the Touch is a more "future proof" device.
    +1!

    As a player into an external DAC the Touch is an excellent platform, capable of delivering superb sound.

    Even when used with its own internal DAC, it ain't chopped liver, by any means.

    And for the money, it's a bargain to boot.

    Guido F.
    Music Room:
    Marantz TT 15S1, Virtuoso Wood Cartridge>ART ADC>Vinyl Studio
    Vortexbox Appliance>DLink Bridge>Ethernet>Squeezebox Touch/EDO>Benchmark DAC2 D>
    DSPeaker Antimode Dual Core DRC/EQ/Preamp+CIA PS>Music Reference RM-200 Mk II amp> Martin Logan SL3 speakers
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    Squeezebox Touch (analog out)>Little Dot Mk III amp>AKG K701 headphones
    Sony D100 amp>PSB alpha B1 speakers
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    FiiO X3 Digital Music Player>AKG K550 headphones

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