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    #31
    is that a MF A308? i have the next gen A5, and really enjoy it; lots of folks think the 308 was better tho.
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      #32
      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

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        #33
        My Touch setup

        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.
        Last edited by c3p0; 2010-06-26, 10:39. Reason: spelling

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          #34
          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:


          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


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          Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
          at penguinlovesmusic.com
          New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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            #35
            Originally posted by pippin View Post
            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:


            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!!
            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: LMS 7.9 on dedicated windows 10 computer w/2 Drobos
            Last.fm

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              #36
              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.

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                #37
                Originally posted by m1abrams View Post
                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.
                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: LMS 7.9 on dedicated windows 10 computer w/2 Drobos
                Last.fm

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                  #38
                  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...).
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                  learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                  Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                  at penguinlovesmusic.com
                  New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                    #39
                    Looks great. Did you seal the Touch against moisture or is it "just" sitting there?

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                      #40
                      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.
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                      learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                      Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                      at penguinlovesmusic.com
                      New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                        #41
                        Thanks for the info. 2 yrs and running sounds good (as I am planning to get a 2nd Radio for that purpose eventually).

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by copperstate View Post
                          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.

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                            #43
                            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.
                            Last edited by bazzman; 2010-12-21, 01:41.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by bazzman View Post
                              My humble rig.
                              Pretty picture but we also would like some details, man!
                              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: LMS 7.9 on dedicated windows 10 computer w/2 Drobos
                              Last.fm

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                                #45
                                Hi ralphpnj, Thanks for the comments, Have edited my post with the details.
                                Last edited by bazzman; 2010-12-21, 01:41.

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