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    A Photo of your Touch setup, Please!

    So there appears to be a few Touch's out in the wild now, how about sharing some pics?
    What the #$%! am I listening to now?

    #2
    well, then. i'll go first.


    close up:






    pulled back:




    kevin t
    Last edited by kgturner; 2010-04-16, 22:38.

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      #3
      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!!!
      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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        #4
        Originally posted by kgturner View Post
        well, then. i'll go first.


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        kevin t
        Nice, very nice.
        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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          #5
          Nice start to the thread. Here are a few pics of my Touch setup.







          What the #$%! am I listening to now?

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            #6
            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.
            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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              #7
              Originally posted by ralphpnj View Post
              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.
              What the #$%! am I listening to now?

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                #8
                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.
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                Main hifi: Rasbery PI digi+ MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
                Bedroom/Office: Boom
                Loggia: Raspi hifiberry dac + Adams
                Bathroom : Radio (with battery)
                iPad with iPengHD & SqueezePad
                (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
                server Intel NUC Esxi VM Linux mint 18 LMS 7.9.2

                http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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                  #9
                  modest system

                  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!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by bullethead View Post
                    Here's my modest Bel Canto / Magnepan setup.
                    Sweet! Digging on the look of those Maggies.
                    What the #$%! am I listening to now?

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                      #11
                      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.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bhaagensen View Post
                        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.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mushroom_3 View Post
                          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.

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                            #14
                            phone control

                            Originally posted by bhaagensen View Post
                            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....

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bullethead View Post
                              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.

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