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AnotherTribe
2010-04-10, 09:16
So there appears to be a few Touch's out in the wild now, how about sharing some pics?

kgturner
2010-04-16, 13:26
well, then. i'll go first.


close up:


http://kgturner.home.mchsi.com/images/touch.jpg



pulled back:


http://kgturner.home.mchsi.com/images/system 4.2010.jpg

kevin t

ralphpnj
2010-04-16, 13:42
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!!!

ralphpnj
2010-04-16, 13:43
well, then. i'll go first.


pulled back:


http://kgturner.home.mchsi.com/images/system 4.2010.jpg

kevin t

Nice, very nice.

AnotherTribe
2010-04-16, 14:19
Nice start to the thread. Here are a few pics of my Touch setup.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff105/anothertribe/Touch/DSC_0234.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff105/anothertribe/Touch/DSC_0229.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff105/anothertribe/Touch/DSC_0230.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff105/anothertribe/Touch/DSC_0232.jpg

ralphpnj
2010-04-16, 15:27
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.

AnotherTribe
2010-04-16, 15:57
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.

Mnyb
2010-04-17, 03:05
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.

bullethead
2010-04-17, 14:25
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!

AnotherTribe
2010-04-17, 15:00
Here's my modest Bel Canto / Magnepan setup.

Sweet! Digging on the look of those Maggies.

bhaagensen
2010-04-18, 06:16
I see some of you are not placing the Touch on your top-shelves - even though there seems to be room. Any particular reason for this? I would have thought the higher the better cf. the touch interface. Mnyb mention one reason, but perhaps there are other comments.

Mushroom_3
2010-04-18, 06:54
I see some of you are not placing the Touch on your top-shelves - even though there seems to be room. Any particular reason for this? I would have thought the higher the better cf. the touch interface. Mnyb mention one reason, but perhaps there are other comments.

I agree with Mnyb. You want it placed high enough to use the touch screen with ease, but because of the sloping screen, it then becomes too high to see when seated. I'm still trying to find the ideal position.

m1abrams
2010-04-18, 08:21
I agree with Mnyb. You want it placed high enough to use the touch screen with ease, but because of the sloping screen, it then becomes too high to see when seated. I'm still trying to find the ideal position.

If you want to change the angle of the display (downwards) just put something on the rear brace. Those little rubber stick on feet would work well, you can find them in the hardware store with the picture hanger stuff.

bullethead
2010-04-18, 08:30
I see some of you are not placing the Touch on your top-shelves - even though there seems to be room. Any particular reason for this? I would have thought the higher the better cf. the touch interface. Mnyb mention one reason, but perhaps there are other comments.

I use something for my Android phone called "Squeeze Commander", I can control my stereo with my phone when connected to my internal network. It's also great because when there is a phone call I can set it to pause the music.

I think of the touch screen just like the play button on a cd player, maybe sometimes you get off the couch and press play, however remotes are always better (whether it's the IR remote or something else like the Squeezebox remote or a 3rd party application on a wi-fi phone or other device).

What I would really want is some kind of screen embedded in my wall (about the size of an 8 1/2 by 11" picture frame (kind of like the Apple iPad but built into the wall) to control the electronic devices in my house, set the temperature, operate the coffee machine, etc....

bhaagensen
2010-04-18, 08:47
I think of the touch screen just like the play button on a cd player, maybe sometimes you get off the couch and press play, however remotes are always better (whether it's the IR remote or something else like the Squeezebox remote or a 3rd party application on a wi-fi phone or other device).


Yes, but on the other hand, the rich nature of the touch-interface is such that some would presumably like to be able to operate it as conveniently as possible.

bullethead
2010-04-18, 09:23
Yes, but on the other hand, the rich nature of the touch-interface is such that some would presumably like to be able to operate it as conveniently as possible.

Agreed 100%.

bhaagensen
2010-04-18, 10:40
Anyway, I am curious so please do report on what/how arrangements work for y'all. Perhaps with accompanying pictures to keep the thread on topic;)

Mnyb
2010-04-18, 11:02
Yes more pictures of y'all rolling in squeezeboxes...

kgturner
2010-04-18, 18:03
I see some of you are not placing the Touch on your top-shelves - even though there seems to be room. Any particular reason for this? I would have thought the higher the better cf. the touch interface. Mnyb mention one reason, but perhaps there are other comments.

i just put the touch where my old SB3 used to be. i don't use the touch interface at all, i just control it with the remote.

kevin t

Ikabob
2010-04-19, 03:15
Yes, I do not use the touch screen, although it works very nicely. I routinely us ipeng as a remote. I don't want to smudge up the Sbtouch with fingerprints. The entire Sb system is awesome!

bullethead
2010-05-01, 17:15
Sweet! Digging on the look of those Maggies.

Here's my system with my main speakers, Harbeth Compact 7-ES3's.

I'm loving the Squeezebox Touch!

lrossouw
2010-05-02, 22:01
well, then. i'll go first.


close up:


http://kgturner.home.mchsi.com/images/touch.jpg



pulled back:


http://kgturner.home.mchsi.com/images/system 4.2010.jpg

kevin t

Looks like Laphroaig on the counter?

spile
2010-05-03, 00:26
Looks like Laphroaig on the counter?
I like the 15yr and Lord of the Isles but I do have a special 26yr old Ardbeg awaiting a sampling.

lrossouw
2010-05-03, 03:26
I like the 15yr and Lord of the Isles but I do have a special 26yr old Ardbeg awaiting a sampling.]

Suddenly I'm thirsty...

SoulSurvivor
2010-05-03, 13:31
My Squeezebox Touch in the living room

(update from my last pic here
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=386125&postcount=909)

copperstate
2010-05-04, 04:14
]

Suddenly I'm thirsty...

me, too :)

kgturner
2010-05-04, 11:28
it's laphroaig 15 and laphroaig 10 cask strength. i finished off the cask strength and replaced it with a bottle of talisker 10.

kevin t

SaraBee
2010-05-07, 12:51
OMG. I only wish we had a setup like that. We are thinking about creating a setup in our loft. We've got an open concept house and anything that's in our loft seems to echo through the entire house... Nice work. And nice taste, too.
--
Ceiling Fan (http://www.fanimation.com/)

drewe181
2010-05-16, 05:54
My system:

Technics SL1200 (rewired arm)
Squeezebox Touch
Kingrex t20 (upgraded caps and resistors) + PSU MkII
Burson Buffer
Hagtech Bugle Phonostage + PSU
Monopulse 32s speakers
The black box on the bottom is a SB project that is on the fritz.

millerlitescott
2010-06-16, 15:42
My pictures did not turn out very well but here is my current set up.

netchord
2010-06-21, 14:38
is that a MF A308? i have the next gen A5, and really enjoy it; lots of folks think the 308 was better tho.

millerlitescott
2010-06-24, 17:23
Yes it is a Musical Fidelity A308. It is a bit clunky looking compared to the A5 but I also read that it was preferred over the the A5. I think IIRC that the A5 has a single torid and the A308 has two. I particularly like the synergy it has with my other gear.

Scott

c3p0
2010-06-26, 01:34
Hi Folks,
Here are some pictures of my setup. I'm running the touch off a self built vortexbox (resides next to router in another room). The Touch feeds a V-dac and into a Moon I-1 and out to Sonus Faber Domus.
My latest purchase was the Acoustic Solid Wood Black turntable and the Audiomods series III arm (50th Birthday present...i deserved a treat)
I control the Touch via Ipeng on the Ipod. The large silver box at the side is one of the best ways of improving any HiFi - a PS Audo Power Plant Premier....What a difference to the sound...just fantastic Clarity and Dynamics, more detail even at lower volumes.
I have a Duet feeding a Fatman with JBL control speakers in the Bedroom and use Isub and a docking station to send music to diningroom via the vortexbox.

Just love the functionality of the squeezebox and its a brilliant combination with the vortexbox and Ipod touch.

pippin
2010-12-13, 11:36
My new bathroom setup with two Canton In-Ceiling 650 speakers and a cheapo TA 2024 based amp (also in/above the ceiling), I believe one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.de/TA2024-Verstarker-Auto-Motor-Audio-PC-DVD-Fernseher-/130458333682?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_TV_Video_El ektronik_Verst%C3%A4rker&hash=item1e5fec31f2

Can't fully judge the audio quality yet since my installers created a nice ground loop for me giving me a 50Hz hum (which I don't get when I connect an iPod directly to the amp which was how I tested the setup) so I now have to wait for a galvanic isolator.

Apart from that the sound is surprisingly good, all that volume behind the speakers makes up for the smallish Amp (11W compared to the 60W rating for the speakers).

And yes, I'm aware that the Touch is kind of a waste for the bathroom but the touch screen is simply made for this application :)

http://penguinlovesmusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0485.jpg
http://penguinlovesmusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0484.jpg

ralphpnj
2010-12-13, 11:41
My new bathroom setup with two Canton In-Ceiling 650 speakers and a cheapo TA 2024 based amp (also in/above the ceiling), I believe one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.de/TA2024-Verstarker-Auto-Motor-Audio-PC-DVD-Fernseher-/130458333682?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_TV_Video_El ektronik_Verst%C3%A4rker&hash=item1e5fec31f2

Can't fully judge the audio quality yet since my installers created a nice ground loop for me giving me a 50Hz hum (which I don't get when I connect an iPod directly to the amp which was how I tested the setup) so I now have to wait for a galvanic isolator.

Apart from that the sound is surprisingly good, all that volume behind the speakers makes up for the smallish Amp (11W compared to the 60W rating for the speakers).

And yes, I'm aware that the Touch is kind of a waste for the bathroom but the touch screen is simply made for this application :)



The only appropriate response seems to be: Holy Sh*t!!

m1abrams
2010-12-13, 13:34
Pippin I think I might be more jealous of the towel warmer you have in there! While having tunes play when you step out of the shower is nice, having nice toasty towel to wrap around you is almost godly.

ralphpnj
2010-12-13, 13:46
Pippin I think I might be more jealous of the towel warmer you have in there! While having tunes play when you step out of the shower is nice, having nice toasty towel to wrap around you is almost godly.

I'm not 100% sure if what you're calling a "towel warmer" is actually such. What I think it is the radiator for the hot water space heating system (as opposed to the hot water system used to heat the water one uses in the shower), which throughout Europe doubles as a handy towel warmer. Perhaps Pippin can clarify things for us.

pippin
2010-12-13, 14:13
Well, yes, both.
It's indeed the radiator which doubles as a towel warmer.
It's quite common over here these days yet not less convenient :) especially in combination with the floor heating (also a commodity these days but this house is over 100 years old...).

copperstate
2010-12-14, 10:03
Looks great. :) Did you seal the Touch against moisture or is it "just" sitting there?

pippin
2010-12-14, 12:15
Just sitting there. It's on the other side of the room from the shower and next to the window and if it breaks I'm going to buy a new one.
That said: it's always on and gets a bit warm so i hope it dries itself up.

It's already been in my old bathroom, next to the shower for almost two years now without complaining.
Will get a spare whenever the are at EOL but that's still a bit out hopefully.

copperstate
2010-12-14, 16:43
Thanks for the info. 2 yrs and running sounds good (as I am planning to get a 2nd Radio for that purpose eventually). :)

m1abrams
2010-12-14, 21:15
Looks great. :) Did you seal the Touch against moisture or is it "just" sitting there?

Actually I would think sealing it against moisture would be a bad thing. The device gets fairly warm and sealing it may make heat a bigger issue than moisture. Also unless you seal it perfectly which is hard to do you could end up with more moisture than you would have had with no sealing. So best bet is just to make sure you have decent ventilation in the room, should run a ceiling exhaust fan whenever you have the shower running and you would be good.

bazzman
2010-12-20, 17:25
My humble rig.
Project Genie 1.3>Ortofon 2M Red, Squeezebox Touch, World Audio Design Pre II preamp, Darkvoice Figaro headphone amp, Cambridge Audio 640P Phono pre amp, Cambridge Audio DacMagic, Sennheiser HD650 headphones.

ralphpnj
2010-12-20, 17:34
My humble rig.

Pretty picture but we also would like some details, man!

bazzman
2010-12-20, 17:38
Hi ralphpnj, Thanks for the comments, Have edited my post with the details.

Webkemmi
2010-12-25, 11:21
Here is my current system:

Marantz PM 11S2; Marantz SA 11S2; Marantz ST 15S1; SqueezeBox Touch at Cambridge DACMagic; iPod Touch with iPeng; Nubert NuVero 14

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/188/dsc03727i.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/dsc03727i.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3059/dsc03728v.th.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/dsc03728v.jpg/)

audio53
2010-12-30, 19:48
Here is my current system:

Marantz PM 11S2; Marantz SA 11S2; Marantz ST 15S1; SqueezeBox Touch at Cambridge DACMagic; iPod Touch with iPeng; Nubert NuVero 14



Nice clean set up with enviable components. Can you give us a little more info on that shelf supporting the Touch and DACMagic? Is it something commercially available or was it homebrew? Thanks.

Webkemmi
2010-12-31, 06:43
Can you give us a little more info on that shelf supporting the Touch and DACMagic? Is it something commercially available or was it homebrew? Thanks.

Hi Bob,

this is not a commercially available unit. I searched for a possibility to place the SB Touch above the amp. I made a dimensioned drawing for blank and a company for metalworking assembled and bended the unit.

Cheers
Stefan

AlmaataKZ
2011-02-01, 06:25
Here is my SB Touch. Amazing bit of hifi kit!

During trying directly into active ATCs

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5398115727_b2350fc96f_d.jpg

And as part of its normal duties as the source in 'second system'.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4787703328_0620d0b63c.jpg

and the main system (bonus pic).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5072969178_6ed73e352e_o_d.jpg

Mnyb
2011-02-11, 14:19
A blurry front view of my new speakers

bhaagensen
2011-02-13, 10:22
Mnyb: nice! Its an active system right? How about some more tech. details for those (like me) not familiar with the Meridian world.

Mnyb
2011-02-13, 11:35
Well the DSP5200 and DSP5200HC (the center) is active digital dsp speakers.

It's a 2,5 way speaker it has digital input via for example a proprietary meridian speaker link or spdif's it's 24/96 capable The main xover is digital so it has 2 DAC's one for treble and one for the rest then it has an analog active filter for the lower bass/midrange driver and each driver has it own dedicated amp with no passive filters in between. Frequency corrections is also done digitally so no need for passive filter components to tame drivers or baffle steps etc, digital tone controls , boundary compensation if you keep them to close to walls.... etc and some more features . As it is 3 drivers in each speaker so it has 3*75watt of amp power in each speaker ( 225w ) .

So 2 dacs and 3 amps in each speaker.

The G68J "preamp"/HT processor has the corresponding digital outs , the also visbile G98DH is a dvd/cd/dvda player that can carry the signal digitally to the preamp even for dvda The pioneer bluray and dtv box is conected via hdmi via specila box frm meridian to get the digital audio from the hdmi.
My back channel is the smaller dsp3100 it's a digital 2 way active speaker
So all signal transfer until the speaker xover is digital in my system it's only analog at the power amp when it shall drive the speaker element.

Except for the sub-woofer who is analog and get an analog signal from the preamp but i cut at 50hz and the sub-filter is also dsp so it's probably ok :) .

The G68 preamp also has room compensation in the bass below 300Hz also working in the time domain so it can tame boominess as it can shorten the bass reverb making bass tigther and also as you tune this qith the sub inline it also makes sub intergration a breeze and a non problem, if your basic speaker placement and adjustments are ok.

The Meridian treble controls works like the old quad tilt control so i tilt the whole response back -2dB wich is a blessing as I'm sitting close to the speakers, speakers tend to get brighter up close treble dampens faster over distance so it's basic physics, being able to correct it is a good thing.

The system is basically designed as a modern digital stereo should be designed. I've got a good deal all things are ex demo. This speaker model has gradually improved over the years, so I've been lurking at my dealer for 6 years before committing .

I was hoping the the rest of the hifi world would "get it" and make competing products so that M could get some competition but no :-/.
So the pricing is still horrible watch out for a well used kidney on ebay...

Any kind of active speaker is a quantum leap over passive design, but they are rare for home use and digital ones even rarer ?
All speakers interact with you acoustics and they all have a sound of their own so the choice in active speakers are a little limited compared to passive speakers.

For example when the amp drives the element directly it can finally use all that "damping factor" to get good transient response the passive filter in series with a bass driver works like hanging a weigh in a "electric rubberband" you get ringing.

So many diss the whole idea of active speakers because they don't particularly like meridian's or for example ATC (good analog active speakers).
Linn and naim also have active variant's ? but with the amps placed outside of the speakers this demands more space and is more expensive to do. and you dont get rid of the speaker cables.

So it's negative feedback loop among to conservative audiphiles, they don't demand active or digital active speakers because they have never heard a good implementation,( oh they sound much better at home than at the store btw.)
And so it goes in small circles people buy more esoteric power cords :-/ and 200k$ preamps ?

(My speaker cables is cat6 unshielded patch cables from "net on net" 5$ per speaker sounds marvelous :) )

Some also draw typical false audiophile conclusions that the same brand cant do good speakers and good amps and therefore the concept is bad.
Missing the point that the synergy of tossing the passive filter is so great that you *really* have to design a horrifically shoddy amp to offset that gain, a modern competently designed transistor amp cant be that bad, you could copy paste any recent (20 years) design and still win !
But meridian make good amps too The analog out of the preamp had served me well for 7 years...


And then it's the synergy off getting rid off the whole analog signal chain !
I get 144dB SN from input to speaker driver in many so called high end system this have already failed at the dac output...

So if you have digital audio signals the only logical thing to do is to keep them digital as long as possible and make them analog in the last instance and take the sound quality loss there.

I wish i could afford the bigger models, but then I need a bigger room , so this is best i could get as a blue collar worker.

I will have these for 10 years I hope.

These thing do dynamic contrast in a way that should be heard.

bhaagensen
2011-02-14, 16:09
Mnyb: thanks for the long(-ish) write up. Interesting indeed. It makes sense from a design/technology perspective - and I'd love to get a chance to hear such a system, at some point. Also, it appears to be really thought through - e.g. the hdmi-box-thingy etc. I've got an active Naim-based analoge system myself.

I'm wondering. Why do they filter the treble digitally (and not the bass)? Also, how's synchronisation maintained between the two stereo-speakers - or the 5 (inc. preamp) DACs in general? The amps - Class D?

Also, on a slightly sceptical note. Its obviously impossible to become convinced of anything, by reading alone. E.g. as attractive as the 144 SN argument is, there are simply too many other variables. For instance, sheer (speaker) sensitivity can't be beaten by anything, when it comes to pure dynamics or a double-bass can't be convincingly reproduced by anything other than huge drivers (in huge rooms) - though it can perfectly well sound good on lots of gear - etc. etc.

But you certainly got me curious :)

netchord
2011-02-15, 17:46
Mnyb: thanks for the long(-ish) write up. Interesting indeed. It makes sense from a design/technology perspective - and I'd love to get a chance to hear such a system, at some point. Also, it appears to be really thought through - e.g. the hdmi-box-thingy etc. I've got an active Naim-based analoge system myself.

I'm wondering. Why do they filter the treble digitally (and not the bass)? Also, how's synchronisation maintained between the two stereo-speakers - or the 5 (inc. preamp) DACs in general? The amps - Class D?

Also, on a slightly sceptical note. Its obviously impossible to become convinced of anything, by reading alone. E.g. as attractive as the 144 SN argument is, there are simply too many other variables. For instance, sheer (speaker) sensitivity can't be beaten by anything, when it comes to pure dynamics or a double-bass can't be convincingly reproduced by anything other than huge drivers (in huge rooms) - though it can perfectly well sound good on lots of gear - etc. etc.

But you certainly got me curious :)

current M designs are class AB- there was one product that was class D (a "receiver" of sorts), not sure if they've done anything else in class D. Bob Stuart is on record as saying class D doesn't sound as good.

Alco
2011-02-18, 14:17
http://members.home.nl/koerts/systempic_right-side_view.JPG
(from front to back: Squeezebox Touch, Metrum Acoustics NOS DAC, Naim Nait 5i-2, Diapason Micra mk3 speakers, on Target HR60 stand)

Mnyb
2011-02-18, 22:49
Mnyb: thanks for the long(-ish) write up. Interesting indeed. It makes sense from a design/technology perspective - and I'd love to get a chance to hear such a system, at some point. Also, it appears to be really thought through - e.g. the hdmi-box-thingy etc. I've got an active Naim-based analoge system myself.

I'm wondering. Why do they filter the treble digitally (and not the bass)? Also, how's synchronisation maintained between the two stereo-speakers - or the 5 (inc. preamp) DACs in general? The amps - Class D?

Also, on a slightly sceptical note. Its obviously impossible to become convinced of anything, by reading alone. E.g. as attractive as the 144 SN argument is, there are simply too many other variables. For instance, sheer (speaker) sensitivity can't be beaten by anything, when it comes to pure dynamics or a double-bass can't be convincingly reproduced by anything other than huge drivers (in huge rooms) - though it can perfectly well sound good on lots of gear - etc. etc.

But you certainly got me curious :)

The AMP are A/B D is not a as good yet in general many folks have fall in love with the sound of D amps but it's just (again) another kind of distortion. it's 2,5 Way with the 0.5 done as an analog active filter probably for cost reasons but phase and freq is still maintained by the dsp engine, with two digital xover points you end up with 3 dacs per speaker .
I do filter all speakers at 50 HZ and send it to that rel sub that you can see in the background that helps with dynamic scale.

How timing is done who knows but speaker distances is known by my ht processor, but they work well as a stereo pair too.
For example the balance controll also has time delay as you are then longer from one off the speaker when listening .

But using meridian setup application you type in what speakers you have and in general they have have a known and not variable built in time lag for the processing.

Standalone as a in a stereo pair with a spdif source it's not an issue they are feed the same signal and have the same lag .
You just tell the speaker if it's going to be left or rigth and the speaker picks that ch from the spdiff stream. And there is also controll signals between speakers.

In a meridian setup the is also control signals going to and from the speaker from the processor. A s a side note this has the practical consequence that by using the srs232 input on the processor i can control all my meridian products DVD and Speakers to I use that for my remote controll app I use with my iPad .

My older speaker the DSP3100 back channels have a control cable and a spdif cable (using the propriotary MHR protocoll). The front and center use "speakerlink" some new idea that combines controll and audio data in one cable using ethernet cables, but it is NOT ethernet so that may answer the timing question the ethernet cable has 2 pairs maybe one is the audio and the other is communication.

(Also a quarter wave of 1khz is 9cm and of 10khz it's 0.9cm so if not your speakers are within 1cm distance from you listening position you have 180degree phase shift between L/R at that frequency to get the perspective ).

They have phase correct filters between midrange and treble . but that is really hard to define in speakers. for example the midbass driver are hardly a point source and it's not flat either or nor is it moving like a perfect piston that frequency range either.

For full scale dynamics one can try the DSP8000 speakers they have 6 bass drivers driven by 3*150w amps .

Or if you are 2ch only put the same money as my 5 speakers + a little bit more towards a pair of DSP7200 this is a true digital 3way with 2 8" bass drivers.

However in my small room 21 square meters and sitting 3 meters from the speakers it's enough and I don't miss anything compared to the large Dynaudio contour 4 speakers I used to have (driven by a sirius amp).

I simply need a bigger room for bigger speakers .

This small model does >108dB on music material ? low frequency response 35hz in room, hence me using a subwoofer :) .
("normal" people are perfectly happy with the DSP5200 bass fyi I'm just spoiled with a true -3db 20hz at listening position, at least as true as the craptastic rs meter can show me)

You get a lot of milage from smallish speakers if augment them with a sub

The big brother DSP8000 does >118dB at 1 meter and does not need a sub it does 20hz in room .

But in general playing at realistic levels is not possible at home the room acoustics and neighbors will fight you, I can play loud but it is not pleasant and my hearing (sadly ) can not take it anymore for a prolonged time .
And most music is not mastered to be played at realistic levels the exceptions may be large orchestral works , so maybe it would have needed to go further to play wagner at full scale at home, but then it would not be my home anymore and I would be deaf ;)

Full active Naim ? maybe you should start comparing at the larger meridians if you have a large room .

If you do hometheater with naim how many boxes do you get 82 or something ;) ?

Btw as a meridian devotee i often use trifield or music soundfields to augment stereo with the center an back channels, this works truly well in this context on some recordings not like the gimmicks in typical ht recievers.

amcluesent
2011-02-20, 01:50
Touch
Quad 306
Quad 34
Sonus Faber Concertos

Audiofile
2011-02-25, 18:16
Here is my rig. SB Touch > Blue Jeans digital coax > DacMagic > Anti-cable ICs > Myryad MI-240 integrated (the silver unit) > Anti-cable shotgunned > Vandersteen 2Ci.

Also on rack is Toshiba DVD player, Sansui TU-717 tuner (not much use now), Marantz 4300 CD player (same), NAD 4130 tuner (same).

I made this rack many years ago. Upper shelf is empty, but was designed to fit CDs :)

Audiofile
2011-02-25, 18:18
Here is another of elx.

Hwirt
2011-03-04, 09:46
My Touch setup; nothing fancy:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/K29800se/DSC02661.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/K29800se/DSC02675.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/K29800se/DSC02648.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/K29800se/DSC02653.jpg

Soulkeeper
2011-03-04, 16:48
@Hwirt, sure. And here's my Touch setup. I know, mine is maximalist in comparison, but I swear I really don't mean to overwhelm ya. ;)

Hwirt
2011-03-04, 16:55
Soulkeeper,

I bet it sounds great!

ralphpnj
2011-03-04, 17:04
@Hwirt, sure. And here's my Touch setup. I know, mine is maximalist in comparison, but I swear I really don't mean to overwhelm ya. ;)

Doesn't the feedback harm the Touch? :)

Soulkeeper
2011-03-07, 03:42
I bet it sounds great!
The amp was brand new (to me, second hand bought) when I uploaded the picture so I wasn't sure, but now I can say: Indeed. :)


Doesn't the feedback harm the Touch? :)
Nono, the Touch loves listening to music.

(Supposing you weren't talking about my user feedback comparing the Touch's built-in pro-forma headphone outlet, to a dedicated headphone amp ... ;))

EnochLight
2011-03-23, 12:36
My new bathroom setup with two Canton In-Ceiling 650 speakers and a cheapo TA 2024 based amp (also in/above the ceiling), I believe one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.de/TA2024-Verstarker-Auto-Motor-Audio-PC-DVD-Fernseher-/130458333682?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_TV_Video_El ektronik_Verst%C3%A4rker&hash=item1e5fec31f2

Can't fully judge the audio quality yet since my installers created a nice ground loop for me giving me a 50Hz hum (which I don't get when I connect an iPod directly to the amp which was how I tested the setup) so I now have to wait for a galvanic isolator.

Apart from that the sound is surprisingly good, all that volume behind the speakers makes up for the smallish Amp (11W compared to the 60W rating for the speakers).

And yes, I'm aware that the Touch is kind of a waste for the bathroom but the touch screen is simply made for this application :)

http://penguinlovesmusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0485.jpg
http://penguinlovesmusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0484.jpg

Greetings!

I just happened to stumble upon the pic's of your bathroom install - well done! It's inspired me to consider doing the same, if I only had the freaking elusive wall mount bracket. ;^p

Very jealous - well done, sir!

pippin
2011-03-29, 08:38
Thanks.
I have to report now after a few months that I really love it and use it a lot and it's among the SBs with the highest WAF in my household!

chn68b
2011-03-29, 16:04
Thanks.
I have to report now after a few months that I really love it and use it a lot and it's among the SBs with the highest WAF in my household!

How do you supply power to that, or more specifically turn the power on and off?

pippin
2011-03-29, 16:26
Power is being supplied from the back. There's a cavity behind it where you have access to the water main valve and stuff.
The amp is in the ceiling, next to a service opening.
I never turn off power, the amp has signal sensing (and since I grounded the audio cable against it that even works) and doesn't need an awful lot of power anyway, same for the touch.
I only turn it off when traveling and then I just turn off the fuse.

chn68b
2011-04-06, 12:22
Power is being supplied from the back. There's a cavity behind it where you have access to the water main valve and stuff.
The amp is in the ceiling, next to a service opening.
I never turn off power, the amp has signal sensing (and since I grounded the audio cable against it that even works) and doesn't need an awful lot of power anyway, same for the touch.
I only turn it off when traveling and then I just turn off the fuse.

The wife would never allow me to do that, she has a phobia about things being left on...

m1abrams
2011-04-06, 12:28
The wife would never allow me to do that, she has a phobia about things being left on...

What is up with that? My wife has a similar phobia that I have pretty much put to rest when I explain that we have many items in the house that are always powered and do not really have an off switch even though they have a button they always have some powered circuit in them.

Washer/Dryer
Coffee Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Fridge
(Pretty much everything in the kitchen)
Any TV with a remote control
Anything with a remote control
Water Pump
HVAC
Garage Door Opener
Hot Water Heater
and you can find more.

ralphpnj
2011-04-06, 12:39
The wife would never allow me to do that, she has a phobia about things being left on...

Your wife, spouse or partner should only be allowed to make these pronouncements if they know how to the Squeezebox device(s) and use the devices regularly otherwise you get to make the call.


What is up with that? My wife has a similar phobia that I have pretty much put to rest when I explain that we have many items in the house that are always powered and do not really have an off switch even though they have a button they always have some powered circuit in them.

Washer/Dryer
Coffee Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Fridge
(Pretty much everything in the kitchen)
Any TV with a remote control
Anything with a remote control
Water Pump
HVAC
Garage Door Opener
Hot Water Heater
and you can find more.

But where do I look?

ralphpnj
2011-06-03, 16:08
Back in March 2011 the lower level of my house had a minor flood. Minor, as in only about 2 to 3 inches of water, but still enough to cause some not so minor damage and ruin the floor. So after almost two months of having some waterproofing work done and the entire computer room redone everything is now back in place and up and running.

The pictures below supersede the earlier pictures from this post: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=536304&postcount=3

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/TouchBedroom.jpg

This is a photo of my bedside Touch setup. The Touch's digital output feeds the Headroom amp which in turn goes to the Audio Refinement integrated amp and then to a pair of Energy speakers located across the room.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/ComputerroomTouch_cr.jpg

This photo shows the Touch sitting atop another Headroom amp.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/Computerroomspeakers.jpg

This photo shows my Energy subwoofer and Energy Veritas 2.1 speakers which are located about 9 feet from my computer desk. Please note the California Raisins and their Looney friends jamming on the shelf below the window.

Please see my next post for some additional photos since the forum limits the number of images to four.

ralphpnj
2011-06-03, 16:32
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/Headroomamptowalloutlets_cr.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/Subwoofertowalloutlets_cr.jpg

These two photos show the connection of the analog output of the Headroom amp to the Energy subwoofer via two wall plates and an interconnect (not shown) which is running behind the wall in the adjacent crawl space. The Headroom amp is connected to the wall plate by the green interconnect (top photo) and the subwoofer by the grey interconnect (bottom photo).

Nuz1
2012-02-17, 13:10
Here's my system:

The Touch is connected via Toslink to the Marantz KI-Pearl. Integrated is Marantz PM-11S2. Speakers are Sonus Faber Cremona M and a REL G1 sub.

netchord
2012-02-24, 12:39
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/jazzfan_nj/Touch%20set%20ups%20June%202011/Computerroomspeakers.jpg

This photo shows my Energy subwoofer and Energy Veritas 2.1 speakers which are located about 9 feet from my computer desk. Please note the California Raisins and their Looney friends jamming on the shelf below the window.


nice setup. i bet that printer sounds awesome.

ralphpnj
2012-02-26, 06:57
nice setup. i bet that printer sounds awesome.

Yes you're right the printer does sound awesome plus it is a multifunction printer so it plays a mean fax as well!

Mnyb
2012-02-26, 07:24
Yes you're right the printer does sound awesome plus it is a multifunction printer so it plays a mean fax as well!

If it has scanner you could feed it piano scrolls and sheet music :) maybe there is an OCR to Midi app...

Mnyb
2012-02-26, 07:25
But there are LP's there, is the turntable retired ?

ralphpnj
2012-02-26, 15:15
If it has scanner you could feed it piano scrolls and sheet music :) maybe there is an OCR to Midi app...

Good idea! I'll give it a try.


But there are LP's there, is the turntable retired ?

No the turntable (Linn LP12 Lingo with Ittok tonearm and Grado Reference cartridge) is located upstairs and is part of my "big stereo rig" along with about 2000 additional LPs.

Mnyb
2012-02-27, 00:34
Good idea! I'll give it a try.



No the turntable (Linn LP12 Lingo with Ittok tonearm and Grado Reference cartridge) is located upstairs and is part of my "big stereo rig" along with about 2000 additional LPs.

Now I get the printer it's your "small" rig in the office :) cool I'm slumming with a boom in my office

ralphpnj
2012-02-27, 08:25
Now I get the printer it's your "small" rig in the office :) cool I'm slumming with a boom in my office

I never said it was a "small rig", I just said that it wasn't my "big rig" ;)

Besides the room is not an office, it more like a den with a computer instead of a TV. The audio equipment in this room is, for the most part, older equipment which was once part of my main stereo but has seen been replaced/upgraded. Since I buy much of my audio equipment used/demo I find that it's just easier to keep the older equipment when I get newer equipment and make it part of another system in a different room.

Mnyb
2012-02-27, 09:13
I never said it was a "small rig", I just said that it wasn't my "big rig" ;)

Besides the room is not an office, it more like a den with a computer instead of a TV. The audio equipment in this room is, for the most part, older equipment which was once part of my main stereo but has seen been replaced/upgraded. Since I buy much of my audio equipment used/demo I find that it's just easier to keep the older equipment when I get newer equipment and make it part of another system in a different room.

That's more fun, I sold of to much my of old stuff, would be nice to have it around .
But with my latest upgrade I gave away stuff to friends and family and sold some very cheap to them.
So as I lack space I can still hear my old speakers when visiting them

ralphpnj
2012-02-27, 09:31
That's more fun, I sold of to much my of old stuff, would be nice to have it around .
But with my latest upgrade I gave away stuff to friends and family and sold some very cheap to them.
So as I lack space I can still hear my old speakers when visiting them

Unfortunately speakers are among the pieces of old equipment that I do try to sell. It's the amps, CD players (remember them?), tape decks, etc. that I tend to "recycle".

AlmaataKZ
2012-03-08, 08:58
The small system:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6742193051_73c0ee9738_z_d.jpg

CaptBeyond
2012-04-09, 16:16
Bought the Touch on Amazon for $230 for car audio hi-rez FLAC files on Asus netbook:

ralphpnj
2012-04-09, 16:23
Bought the Touch on Amazon for $230 for car audio hi-rez FLAC files on Asus netbook:

Great looking setup.

Do you run LMS/SBS on the netbook rather than use the TinySBS in the Touch?

CaptBeyond
2012-04-09, 17:24
Great looking setup.

Do you run LMS/SBS on the netbook rather than use the TinySBS in the Touch?

Thanks. Yes, I do run LMS/SBS on the netbook. What is TinySBS, BTW, as I'm not too familiar with it.

NoRoDa
2012-04-13, 10:18
My system

SBT w/Teddy Pardo TTouch PSU - Rega DAC
Rega P5 with all Groovetracer mods - Rega TT-PSU - Rotel Michi RHQ-10
Audionet SAM V2 - Sonus Faber Domus Grand Piano

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a270/RODARID/HIFI%202012/IMG_5346.jpg


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a270/RODARID/HIFI%202012/IMG_5344.jpg




http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a270/RODARID/HIFI%202012/IMG_5357.jpg







http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a270/RODARID/Rega/IMG_5944.jpg


Not just A photo..... Let me know if I should remove some of my pictures?


REGArds
Rolf

aubuti
2012-04-13, 15:09
Thanks. Yes, I do run LMS/SBS on the netbook. What is TinySBS, BTW, as I'm not too familiar with it.
TinySBS (which I suppose should now be called TinyLMS) is the LMS that runs on the Touch itself. It doesn't have some of the capabilities of the regular LMS (no web ui, no transcoding, very limited plugins). You would use TinyLMS if you wanted to plug a USB hard drive, a USB memory stick, or a SD memory card with your music library on it directly into the Touch. That way you could listen to your own tunes without a separate computer or NAS running. In real-life usage TinySBS/TinyLMS can be more than a little flaky: it works fine for some, while it's nothing but headaches for some other folks.

albertone74
2012-04-23, 14:52
Hello everyone!
Such a fantastic thread!!! Nice to see so many different systems here.

Primary system:
Squeezebox Touch + iPad2 with iPeng
Little Doc DAC I
Virtue Audio One
Philips DVP3580
Mission M34i

Secondary system:
iPad2 with iPeng
Cambridge Audio DacMagic
Cambridge Audio Azur 640C V2
Little Dot III
AKG K 702

Regards,
Albertone74

Monzaboy
2012-09-25, 04:32
Picture taken before i got a SBT but it nowsits ontop of my passive preamp

URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/blackknobs.jpg/]http://imageshack.us/a/img100/86/blackknobs.jpg[/URL]

garym
2012-09-25, 05:34
Picture taken before i got a SBT but it nowsits ontop of my passive preamp

URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/blackknobs.jpg/]http://imageshack.us/a/img100/86/blackknobs.jpg[/URL]

Nice!

Monzaboy
2012-09-25, 06:05
Thanks

The passive preamp is a DIY kit fitted a very nice Seiden 43 stepped attenuator.I posted a internal pic in the Audiophiles section if interested.Ive changed the shunt resistors to Zfoils since the pic was taken.

I also have the matching TVC passive but prefer the extra volume steps of the Seiden switch.

Recoveryone
2012-12-29, 17:33
Just replace the SB Classic witha Touch

bigbossman
2012-12-30, 16:40
Here's the main system, the Touch is Ethernet cabled and uses Triode's EDO plugin. Connection to the Audiolab 8200CDQ is via coax spdif.
The Voigt 'Vofo' speakers are home made and use a single Fostex fe206e per cabinet - I've modified the drivers with solid wood phase plugs to smooth out the top end and aid HF dispersion.
I've also added a Mission E5AS sub for a bit of added slam.
It's the best sounding system I've heard in my room yet :-)

Sakkerju
2013-01-20, 08:27
Squeezebox Touch feeding a Little Dot Mk. III tube amplifier with retro 600 Ohm AKG K240DF headphone.
Playing high definition 24 bit / 96 KHz. music

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/602581_4435329533999_951109184_n.jpg

Sakkerju
2014-01-23, 14:26
Squeezebox Touch feeding a Little Dot Mk. III tube amplifier with retro 600 Ohm AKG K240DF headphone.
Playing high definition 24 bit / 96 KHz. music


After 1 year, the Touch - Little Dot - AKG trio is still rocking.
Collection of hires music is still growing...but I tend to move focus toward artistic quality instead of bits/kHz quality.
Squeezeboxes are still the one for me!

Recoveryone
2014-02-01, 21:38
2nd Touch added to another 2ch system in my daughters room

15542

netchord
2014-02-03, 09:34
Here's the main system, the Touch is Ethernet cabled and uses Triode's EDO plugin. Connection to the Audiolab 8200CDQ is via coax spdif.
The Voigt 'Vofo' speakers are home made and use a single Fostex fe206e per cabinet - I've modified the drivers with solid wood phase plugs to smooth out the top end and aid HF dispersion.
I've also added a Mission E5AS sub for a bit of added slam.
It's the best sounding system I've heard in my room yet :-)

beautiful system. what's the shelf the TT is on- is it homemade?

garym
2014-02-03, 10:49
2nd Touch added to another 2ch system in my daughters room

15542

lucky daughter!!!

Recoveryone
2014-02-03, 11:38
oh lucky me, she moved downstairs where her brothers just moved out from. I call it the transistion room, next move is out of the house :). I redid the floors,and paint for future use of it being my home office again, like it was when we first moved in 21yrs ago.

garym
2014-02-03, 11:41
oh lucky me, she moved downstairs where her brothers just moved out from. I call it the transistion room, next move is out of the house :). I redid the floors,and paint for future use of it being my home office again, like it was when we first moved in 21yrs ago.

Aha! That explains it. That stuff is too good for a teenager!

Sakkerju
2014-02-07, 06:03
I love my 'ordinary/daily listening' setup, the Touch and a Controller.

netchord
2014-02-09, 18:43
have added a 2nd system, Touch + NAD D7050 + Focal 1007S on Music Hall Stands.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/855/zz8m.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/30/yug4.jpg

hsmeets
2015-04-01, 02:14
My current setup:

17801

LMS running on a Mac-Mini serving a Touch and a Boom in the bedroom, occasionally also a SB3 Classic or an Raspberry PI + PicorePlayer.

Speakers and electronics are DIY. It's an 'active' setup with a DSP for x-over filtering, a multichannel DAC and a multichannel class-D amplifier.

Source of music is mainly Qobuz.

Future plans: I have a set of speakers (work in progress) that will eventually take the place of the 2.1 setup.

Sneak preview (render):

17802

Percival Sweetwater
2015-04-01, 10:13
My current setup:

17801

LMS running on a Mac-Mini serving a Touch and a Boom in the bedroom, occasionally also a SB3 Classic or an Raspberry PI + PicorePlayer.

Speakers and electronics are DIY. It's an 'active' setup with a DSP for x-over filtering, a multichannel DAC and a multichannel class-D amplifier.

Source of music is mainly Qobuz.

Future plans: I have a set of speakers (work in progress) that will eventually take the place of the 2.1 setup.

Sneak preview (render):

17802

Hide the cables!

Pascal Hibon
2015-07-20, 11:25
My Touch next to the M-DAC in the dark... A very nice combo.

18398

netchord
2016-09-02, 05:52
nouvelle boom. Touch + Audio Engine B2.

21004

Mnyb
2016-10-13, 23:04
Added some headphone capability :) a pair of sennheiser HD650 and a Violectric HPA V90 headphone amp .

Manual in English from thier us distributor http://violectric-usa.com/download/Violectric%20V90%20Manual.pdf

The amp has some nice pro features it's really made by lake people . Violectric is thier consume branch .
But passtrough and to top that buffered passtrough that's great .
And adjustable sensitivity , that's essential feature is missing from most hifi for osme reason .
Ground lift . And a choice between AC or DC coupling of the amp .

Btw any suggestions re AC or DC coupling the sensible default is AC coupling as you blow your headphones with DC .

Is the Squeezebox touch AC or DC coupled ? It makes sense to block DC somewhere ( there are CD's with DC bias rigth on them so the source don't need to be your stuff )

Mnyb
2016-10-13, 23:05
....and thankyou iPad ofcourse I wanted to show my pic upside down 🙄

Mnyb
2016-10-13, 23:42
Added some headphone capability :) a pair of sennheiser HD650 and a Violectric HPA V90 headphone amp .

Manual in English from thier us distributor http://violectric-usa.com/download/Violectric%20V90%20Manual.pdf

The amp has some nice pro features it's really made by lake people . Violectric is thier consume branch .
But passtrough and to top that buffered passtrough that's great .
And adjustable sensitivity , that's essential feature is missing from most hifi for osme reason .
Ground lift . And a choice between AC or DC coupling of the amp .

Btw any suggestions re AC or DC coupling the sensible default is AC coupling as you blow your headphones with DC .

Is the Squeezebox touch AC or DC coupled ? It makes sense to block DC somewhere ( there are CD's with DC bias rigth on them so the source don't need to be your stuff )

Forgot to mention the very low output impedance without that a headphone amp ( or most other amps too ) is simply broken :)

Blackfiction
2017-05-26, 01:08
22771
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Pascal Hibon
2017-05-26, 03:59
Is the Squeezebox touch AC or DC coupled ? It makes sense to block DC somewhere ( there are CD's with DC bias rigth on them so the source don't need to be your stuff )

The Touch analog outputs have caps fitted; the output is free from any DC components.


... you seem to like post pics upside down :D

Mnyb
2017-05-28, 01:08
The Touch analog outputs have caps fitted; the output is free from any DC components.


... you seem to like post pics upside down :D

Yes I do with my iPhone or iPad , apple's ideas of orientation goes ofcourse agianst all others :)

I it depends on which sideways you use the phone for pictures ? Haven't figured which the rigth way yet .
This only happens on some websites and in some apps , you often don't notice before publishing.
The photos looks normal on the phone and iPad .

Blackfiction
2017-05-31, 10:37
Yes I do with my iPhone or iPad , apple's ideas of orientation goes ofcourse agianst all others :)

I it depends on which sideways you use the phone for pictures ? Haven't figured which the rigth way yet .
This only happens on some websites and in some apps , you often don't notice before publishing.
The photos looks normal on the phone and iPad .

I had the same issue. Probably if you use the ipad you have to take photos with the camera at the top. When I took a photo of my setup, the photo was upside down when the ipad camera was at the bottom.

Pascal Hibon
2017-06-02, 23:31
I had the same issue. Probably if you use the ipad you have to take photos with the camera at the top. When I took a photo of my setup, the photo was upside down when the ipad camera was at the bottom.

So the iDevices are made for right-hand side people :D

Mnyb
2017-06-03, 00:29
So the iDevices are made for right-hand side people :D

Strangely im rigth handed but prefer the button to the left in landscape mode ( as it's the simpler chore to click the button ).
I also exclusively use landscape mode on pads .

daleyb
2017-06-07, 03:20
Whats the SBbooster app..?

garym
2017-06-07, 05:30
Whats the SBbooster app..?

aftermarket powersupply "upgrade".

Blackfiction
2017-06-07, 05:33
Whats the SBbooster app..?

It isn't an app. It is a power supply upgrade. You can have a look at sbooster.com.

Julf
2017-06-07, 06:07
It isn't an app. It is a power supply upgrade. You can have a look at sbooster.com.

300 euro for a power supply upgrade? Definitely belongs in the audiophile section! :)

Apesbrain
2017-06-07, 12:56
I have two:

http://i.imgur.com/YBieBne.jpg

Blackfiction
2017-06-09, 13:52
300 euro for a power supply upgrade? Definitely belongs in the audiophile section! :)

The one I have is the previous version and I got it second hand. :D

Carlton8000
2017-07-12, 10:09
Touch>Meridian 568.1>Meridian DSP 5000https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/0b4da80b7f92fe65328a4d3b2aa3dcc3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/3bc9ec76374a16dd83f56329fd6c18a0.jpg


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marflao
2017-07-13, 13:54
Touch>Meridian 568.1>Meridian DSP 5000https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/0b4da80b7f92fe65328a4d3b2aa3dcc3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/3bc9ec76374a16dd83f56329fd6c18a0.jpg


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Very nice, clean setup!

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Carlton8000
2017-07-13, 14:06
Thanks for the compliment


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netchord
2017-07-14, 12:56
Touch with EDO, Schiit Jotunheim, Beyer DT880. the latter will likely be replaced at some point.

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Mnyb
2017-07-17, 03:57
Touch>Meridian 568.1>Meridian DSP 5000https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/0b4da80b7f92fe65328a4d3b2aa3dcc3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/3bc9ec76374a16dd83f56329fd6c18a0.jpg


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aah a classic old meridian setup :) they where done rigth just add any digital source and your good .

bakker_be
2019-02-21, 08:19
SBT + JDS Labs Atom headphone amp + Focal Elear = bliss :)
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Redrum
2019-02-27, 12:20
With all of your beautiful systems in this thread, I thought I would share something on the total opposite end of the aesthetic spectrum - my current, temporary, touch system, which I consider humorous, but very functional.

I am in the process of doing a full renovation of my living room, and have dismantled and stored my 5.1 audio/video system, furniture, etc. The plan was to move living (couch, equipment) to one area and cover when working on the other end, then swap back and forth repeatedly. I though I would just live with a boom for a while. But in trying to figure out how I was going to frequently move the (heavy and awkward) 64" plasma back and forth, I decided to build a crude cart out of scrap wood on an old moving dolly and just roll it around. In the process I decided to build in a component area, ans keep the touch in play, along with the oppo, and substitute an old Luxman receiver for the much heavier 5 channel amp.

It moves very easily. I overbuilt it due to the precious cargo. I'll often move it away from the wall to do work, and or just walk the speakers out of the way. If I have to swap ends of the room, it's just unplug, disconnect antenna coax, speaker bananas, and move. While working I have great music, and in the evening I have the fully functional AV experience, although 2 channel.
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yes, that's a sock on the floor :)

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chul
2019-02-28, 23:43
The plan was to move living (couch, equipment) to one area and cover when working on the other end, then swap back and forth repeatedly.


Nice setup! I used to have luxman receiver, perfect sound.
I was in the exact same spot, I don't know what you're going to do with walls and parquet, but renovation implies dust and dirt. Floor sanding, walls painting (wallpaper replacement), etc. I don't thing this process is compatible with hi-fi/hi-end equipment ;)
By the way, I planned and prepared in advance all wires (in the cap of floor in their own pipes), power for the rack with separate switch, even aluminum coasters for speaker spikes. But I completely forgot about size of living room and echo. I had to use curtains and carpet to reduce echo. Wasn't all I expected, but that's life. Conclusion: if you plan to do something with walls, you can use acoustic panels or soundproof materials.

Here is my setup in living room: marantz SR7000 receiver, marantz CD5400 ose, Touch, front: advance acoustic k11s, rear: audio pro black pearl v3, sub and center: audio pro cinema/image.

Redrum
2019-03-01, 06:47
Nice setup! I used to have luxman receiver, perfect sound.
I was in the exact same spot, I don't know what you're going to do with walls and parquet, but renovation implies dust and dirt. Floor sanding, walls painting (wallpaper replacement), etc. I don't thing this process is compatible with hi-fi/hi-end equipment ;)
By the way, I planned and prepared in advance all wires (in the cap of floor in their own pipes), power for the rack with separate switch, even aluminum coasters for speaker spikes. But I completely forgot about size of living room and echo. I had to use curtains and carpet to reduce echo. Wasn't all I expected, but that's life. Conclusion: if you plan to do something with walls, you can use acoustic panels or soundproof materials.

Agree, your place looks great. At the risk of turning this into a home improvement forum, this remodel is part of taking an old layout (seperate rooms) and opening it up, so I'll be removing the old 3/8" wood and extending the kitchen flooring into this area, which is vinyl plank. I love real hardwood floors, but the planks are super durable, especially for the dog's toenails.

Yes, the dust and dirt is a problem, I cover everything while working, but the covers are thin cloth to not trap heat and allow listening ;)

I did run the surround wires into boxes up high, and I also added dual voltage (2 - gang, AC and speaker wire/cables) behind each speaker, in the center, high and low with pull wires. The speakers have active subwoofers (i.e. need AC), and I added both high and low in the center, just in case I decide to change from a center equipment/display rack to mounting the display on the wall (hide power and cables behind the display).

I shape your concern regarding all hard surfaces. I am hoping area rugs and curtains will help, but I could always add acoustic material on the back wall.

Cheers:
Jim

CaptainSpalding
2019-04-13, 06:41
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