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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizbin View Post
    Why bother starting such a thread there? It'll turn into a total bitch-fest. (Unless the conversation switches to cars, then everyone will love each other)
    So that we can keep the bitchfests contained to that area, and keep this part evidence-based.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    You know it's funny, when I first came to this forum 4 years ago, I claimed the opposite. An audiophile friend of mine convinced me that the Touch, via TinySBS, sounded better. I can't remember his exact reasoning (probably something to do with no outside connections or wifi) so I went with it and used the Touch for 6 months via the internal server. When I mentioned my friends claims on this forum, my post got lambasted from critics who stated that running a server (LMS) would sound better.

    So I begrudgingly bought a router and network cables and installed LMS on my PC. Even though I had no desire to run my Touch this way I realized right away that the folks here were correct. Even if the sound quality was only marginally better, I would have gone back to a standalone Touch. But with the increased transparency alone, there was no going back.

    I suggest you do your own comparisons.

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...improved-sound
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    Use an external DAC then it doesn't matter one jot what server you run it off or what you plug into the USB on the SBT.........

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    Music: ~1300 CDs, as 450 GB of 16/44k FLACs. No less than 3x 24/44k albums..

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    In case anyone else is thinking of doing this (replacing a standard hard-drive by an SSD plugged directly into a Touch) I just want to confirm that it was well worth doing and is faster to search for music than it was before. The sound is still great, as it was before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil168 View Post
    In case anyone else is thinking of doing this (replacing a standard hard-drive by an SSD plugged directly into a Touch) I just want to confirm that it was well worth doing and is faster to search for music than it was before. The sound is still great, as it was before.
    Hey, I was just wondering: are you using an externally powered SSD?

    Cheers

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    Seems to be an echo around here..

    Where have all these people actually using a touch as an LMS server coming from? And where have they been for the last decade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    Seems to be an echo around here..

    Where have all these people actually using a touch as an LMS server coming from? And where have they been for the last decade?
    they were listening to DACs fed by computers and heard that new, modern mini devices of this century might render said computer superfluous, but are quickly being disappointed. At least this one

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    *this century*? Not this decade though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelboy View Post
    they were listening to DACs fed by computers and heard that new, modern mini devices of this century might render said computer superfluous, but are quickly being disappointed. At least this one
    Yeh but use a raspberry PI as server ( and possibly also as player that works indeed very well to ) Touch is 10y old hardware an execellent player but a meh server

    Heck buy one pi as server and some other ones as players to complement the Touch .

    I retired my Touches because I rarely used the Touch display anymore due to iPeng on my iPad and iPhone
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    Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
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    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
    iPad1 with iPengHD & SqueezePad
    (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
    server HP proliant micro server N36L with ClearOS Linux

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

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