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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005
    Brussels, Belgium

    BlueSound or Innuos better than a Touch?

    Hi Audiophile chaps,

    A couple of months ago, I have converted an audiophile friend of mine to Squeezebox.

    He has the following equipment:

    - AMP: YBA ligne2 Alpha high current
    - Speakers: B&W CM9
    - DAC: TEAC UD 501
    - expensive cables :-)
    - LMS on Pi4 wired on Network
    - SB Touch on Wifi that is connected to the DAC via Coax.

    Recently he has contacted a high-end Hifi shop to ask what he should be upgrading in order to have an even better sound quality. The owner was clear: for him the weakest point from his set up was LMS and the Touch.

    For him, a good streamer would bring a huge quality improvement even if connected digitally to an external DAC.

    He told him to either buy a Bluesound Node 2i (with or without the Teac DAC) or move to an Innuos Zen Mini mk3 (with LMS or Roon) that could be equipped with an external powersupply.

    I am not sure I understand why LMS/Touch connected to a DAC or any other solutions to the same DAC could be better: at the end of the day, that's the DAC who will do the job, isn't it?

    Any recommendation I could give to my friend?

    Last edited by didjean; 2020-11-29 at 07:48.
    Transporter, Touch, SB3, SB2, Duet, Booms, Radios, piCorePlayer --- iPeng & Material --- LMS Version: 8.2.0 - 1619381438 on Pi4 4GB - Max2Play --- Qobuz

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