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richads
2019-05-31, 03:43
I know this is not the reason for this forum so apologies but I would much rather this went to a Squeezebox enthusiast.

I have a black Logitech Transporter with TrasNav knob. I have owned it from new since May 2009. I have the original packaging, manual, aerials, remote, power leads etc.

It is in great condition and has never given any problems. The only reason I am moving it on is that I have been blown away by a DAC which is USB input only, so have switched to an Aurilac. I do have 4 other Squeezeboxes so not fully withdrawing.

I will make sure it is deleted from my mysqueezebox.com account (unlike every Squeezebox I have ever bought from ebay).

Any sensible offer accepted. I am in the UK but would be happy to ship abroad if you are happy to pay for the delivery. pm if interested.

Cheers,

Richard

d6jg
2019-05-31, 06:06
Pm sent

richads
2019-05-31, 07:39
Pm sent

Think I have replied twice....

Fizbin
2019-05-31, 15:41
Must be a nice DAC to 'blow you away' from the Transporter. I compared the much cheaper Topping D50 (which measures very nicely and has the same Sabre chip) to the Transporter and the Topping didn't even come close.

richads
2019-06-01, 00:16
Must be a nice DAC to 'blow you away' from the Transporter. I compared the much cheaper Topping D50 (which measures very nicely and has the same Sabre chip) to the Transporter and the Topping didn't even come close.

You are right, and the fact that I have had the transporter for 10 years is testament to its excellence, during which time I have tried all manner of alternatives. New DAC is a CAD 1543 mark 2 which is breathtakingly good.

FLACforever
2019-06-02, 14:43
Is this still available? For sale?

Fizbin
2019-06-02, 20:54
so have switched to an Aurilac.


New DAC is a CAD 1543 mark 2 which is breathtakingly good

So which DAC are you keeping?

richads
2019-06-03, 11:59
Is this still available? For sale?

Still available. See pm.

richads
2019-06-03, 12:01
So which DAC are you keeping?

The Auralic is the Aries G2 streamer, the DAC is the CAD 1543. Needed a streamer with a USB output. Preferred the CAD to the Auralic Vega.

Fizbin
2019-06-03, 20:49
The Auralic is the Aries G2 streamer, the DAC is the CAD 1543. Needed a streamer with a USB output. Preferred the CAD to the Auralic Vega.

Ah, got it. Thought they were both DAC's. :)

schoeppi
2019-06-04, 03:19
On Mon, June 3, 2019 9:01 pm, richads wrote:
> The Auralic is the Aries G2 streamer, the DAC is the CAD 1543. Needed a
> streamer with a USB output. Preferred the CAD to the Auralic Vega.

I also have the Aries G2 and the Telemann DAC from Linnenberg as a
external DAC. The Aries G2 and also my old Transporter are connected to
the Telemann, so I can swithch between both players if I want.

Do you use the Aries G2 with LMS or are you using the native Lightning DS
app from Auralic only? I use the Aries G2 very ofthen with LMS via the
AirPlay bridge plugin, that works quite good and I can use iPeng to
control player, which is much more comfortable then using the native
Lightning DS app :-). Getting the player working in UPNP mode with LMS is
unfortunatly not possible so far, at least I had no success :-(.

Ciao,

Schoepp

richads
2019-06-05, 03:45
Hi Schoepp,


I currently use Lightning DS as before I got the Aries my understanding was that this is the best way to set up and control the device. I had to buy an ipad as I don't have an iOS device and Auralic no longer have an Android app. Quite an expensive remote control!


I hadn't really thought through using LMS but that is interesting. I think the Tidal integration is much better on Lightning DS but playing from my server I much prefer LMS. Lightning DS's inability to group compilation albums is driving me insane! I will have a play using LMS to run the Aries.


How do you find the sound compares between the two streamers?

Cheers,


Richard

richads
2019-06-05, 03:48
Also did d6jg and FLACforever get the pms? They seemed to send ok but there is nothing in my sent messages box.

Cheers,

Richard

schoeppi
2019-06-05, 05:50
Hi Richads,

On Wed, June 5, 2019 12:45 pm, richads wrote:
> I currently use Lightning DS as before I got the Aries my understanding
> was that this is the best way to set up and control the device.

Yes, the Lightning DS app is the easiest way to setup the device, but you
can also configure everything via the webinterface of the player which is
reachable via its ip address. But to control playback, browse tidal or
Qobuz you have to use the app.

> I had to buy an ipad as I don't have an iOS devices and Auralic no
longer have an
> Android app. Quite an expensive remote control!

Yes *lol*. I can use my iPhone, so no need to buy another iOS device. I
was not aware that Auralic had an Android app before...

> I hadn't really thought through using LMS but that is interesting. I
> think the Tidal integration is much better on Lightning DS but playing from
> my server I much prefer LMS. Lightning DS's inability to group compilation
> albums is driving me insane! I will have a play using LMS to run the
> Aries.

I do not like the Lightning DS app at all, thats why I use iPeng and LMS
with the AirPlay bridge to control the device most of the time. Regarding
the integration of Tidal I think there are not much differences between
LMS and Lightning DS and the Qobuz integration in LMS is much more better
than in the Lightning DS app.

the only downside in using the Aries vwith AirPlay and LMS is that only
music up to 44,1 KHz/16 bit quality can be played, because AirPlay does
not support higher resolution of music files. Thats the reason why UPNP
support for the Aries player in LMS via the UPNP bridge would be really
nice, with UPNP there are not such limitations. So if you like to listen
to MQA files from Tidal or hires Qobuz titles this is not possible with
LMS unfortunatly :-(.

> How do you find the sound compares between the two streamers?

I think the Aries sounds much more better than the Transporter, thats why
I bought it :-). When I use my external DAC with both players the
difference is not that big, but if I use the internal DAC of the
Transporter and let Aurlic play via the external Telemann DAC the
difference is quite good to hear. The Transporter is still great and very
good, but the G2 is much more natural e.g. And it depends on the music how
big the difference between the two devices are. Jazz, Classic and other
acoustical stuff is better with the Aries, Rock and Metal e.g. do not make
much difference.

Ciao,

Schoepp

Fizbin
2019-06-06, 14:33
I think the Aries sounds much more better than the Transporter.

With a $3999 price tag it better sound a lot better. :)

richads
2019-06-07, 04:26
With a $3999 price tag it better sound a lot better. :)


True, but the question is whether a streamer can make that much difference or if the DAC is the important element. As my new DAC is USB only I couldn't use the transporter or compare it with the Aries.

Also in HiFi cost and quality are not necessarily linked!

R

schoeppi
2019-06-07, 07:52
On Fri, June 7, 2019 1:26 pm, richads wrote:
> Fizbin wrote:
>
>> With a $3999 price tag it better sound a lot better. :)
>
> True, but the question is whether a streamer can make that much
> difference or if the DAC is the important element. As my new DAC is USB
> only I couldn't use the transporter or compare it with the Aries.

I tested different streamers with the same DAC and same kind of
connection, e.g. USB and RCA digital, and I can say that I can hear
differences... And it is not the question, what sounds better, but what
sounds the way you like, what sounds the way you prefere....

> Also in HiFi cost and quality are not necessarily linked!

Full ACK. Not necessarily the more expensive device is the better one...

Cheers,

Schoepp

FLACforever
2019-06-13, 02:50
Also did d6jg and FLACforever get the pms? They seemed to send ok but there is nothing in my sent messages box.

Cheers,

Richard

Hi Richard,

Just seen your PM, and have responded, possibly twice. I too did not see anything in Sent Items but then I noticed there is a tick box to save a copy in Sent Items, so I guess default is not to save?

Regards,
FLACForever