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gellie
2010-01-12, 06:57
going to cancel my pre order. What are the comperable alternitives that i should consider?

colantra
2010-01-12, 07:03
Well I bought a SB3 instead and I'm very pleased with it - assuming you can find one.

toby10
2010-01-12, 07:07
going to cancel my pre order. What are the comperable alternitives that i should consider?

Comparable in what way? Touch screen? Native AAC support? Built in server? Audio quality? LCD screen?

I'd suggest the tried and true SB3/Classic.

realdaxen
2010-01-13, 01:13
I've got myself a second hand controller for 100 euro. connected an old laptop to the stereosystem, and i've put squeezecenter and squeezeplay on it.

When the touch is available, i can just add it to setup. The laptop will be replaced by a small homebrew fanless atom D510 pc.

The controller will be a nice companion for the touch.....

gellie
2010-01-15, 12:01
Comparable in what way? Touch screen? Native AAC support? Built in server? Audio quality? LCD screen?

I'd suggest the tried and true SB3/Classic.

Basically looking for best audio quality and the ability to hook up a external hard drive to it.

jtf
2010-01-15, 12:39
Basically looking for best audio quality and the ability to hook up a external hard drive to it.

Then your options are Touch, Touch, or Touch.

toby10
2010-01-15, 12:43
Basically looking for best audio quality and the ability to hook up a external hard drive to it.

Yamaha MusiCast2 System:
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/musiccast2/products.asp

But at $900 (Commander + Player) I doubt it sounds any better than the Touch.

iPhone
2010-01-15, 14:34
Then your options are Touch, Touch, or Touch.

But then again, I think the best unit from the Squeezebox line that fits what he wants to do would be the Touch ;=} Totally agree with JTF.

Unless of course he wants to spend a couple thousand dollars instead of waiting for a Touch!

To the OP: Hope you didn't cancel the order before posting and waiting for opinions, if you didn't cancel it yet, I wouldn't. Its worth the wait!

usch
2010-01-15, 18:44
Yamaha MusiCast2 System:
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/musiccast2/products.asp

Urgh. Besides the price, none of the players seems to have a display. So if I want to see what's playing I'll have to carry the remote around all the time, or buy an extra remote for every room at $500 each? No thanks. :cool:

At least the MCX-P200 is not as ugly as a Sonos ZP90.

toby10
2010-01-16, 05:02
Urgh. Besides the price, none of the players seems to have a display. So if I want to see what's playing I'll have to carry the remote around all the time, or buy an extra remote for every room at $500 each? No thanks. :cool:

At least the MCX-P200 is not as ugly as a Sonos ZP90.

Yes, precisely my point. I just don't think there is anything else out there to compare to the Touch with regard to features and audio quality at that price point.

He said he couldn't wait, and impatience comes at a cost. ;)

Quite simply, nothing touch's a Touch! :)

USAudio
2010-01-16, 21:11
How about the Olive 2?
http://www.olive.us/products/olive2/overview.html

According to the product description, you can use it to access your computer audio files if you have a DNLA/UPnP server installed.

mark-e-mark
2010-01-16, 21:57
Urgh. Besides the price, none of the players seems to have a display. So if I want to see what's playing I'll have to carry the remote around all the time, or buy an extra remote for every room at $500 each? No thanks.

I was thinking about this too. I am purchasing a second-hand Nokia N800 touch-screen wifi internet tablet on ebay for about $80. This will be the remote for my SB3 Classic and it can stand up by itself to display info. You could get two for less than $200. The N800s have larger screens than the Controller and the SB-Server has a web interface built just for them.

I think the real advantage to the Touch is the seamless implementation for consumers. It looks to be a terrific system. As a tech-savvy user, I enjoy less expensive and satisfying solutions like the N800.

SilverRS8
2010-01-17, 02:11
How about the Olive 2?
http://www.olive.us/products/olive2/overview.html

According to the product description, you can use it to access your computer audio files if you have a DNLA/UPnP server installed.

Permission to speak freely? Damn that thing is ugly ! Ofcourse that does not say anything about the musical qualities.