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    Classic v3 vs touch

    Hey so I am expanding to a larger home and want more endpoints. I would love to get a touch on eBay but don't see any. I don't see a lot of classic v3. I stream flac lossless and do radio paradise and Deezer HiFi... When I can I try and do USB or coax out... Thanks much...
    LMS 7.9.1 on QNAP 219P+
    3 wired Touch End Points
    Jolida Tube DAC III
    Marantz 2270 to Boston Acoustics Slimlines
    Marantz 7010 to B&W CM10 S2

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhallag View Post
    Hey so I am expanding to a larger home and want more endpoints. I would love to get a touch on eBay but don't see any. I don't see a lot of classic v3. I stream flac lossless and do radio paradise and Deezer HiFi... When I can I try and do USB or coax out... Thanks much...
    Maybe a DAC32 instead?

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...ighlight=dac32
    LMS 8.1.2 - 1622353561
    Win10
    Control: Web GUI; sometimes OrangeSqueeze on Android phones / pads

    Machines / devices are in France, in two locations.
    a) Livebox 4
    Internal HDD (FLAC music; mp3 voice), Desktop
    3 x Touch - 2 wireless, 1 LAN. (7.8.0-r16754)
    3 x SB Radios [2 wireless, 1 LAN] (7.7.3-r16676)
    1 x Riva Arena (via Airplay LMS PlugIn)

    b) Freebox
    External SSD (all mp3), WiFi Laptop
    1 x Touch LAN (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    2 x SB Radios, Wireless (7.7.3-r16676)

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    or if you want a screen like a Touch then RPi with a touchscreen ... or if you want a screen like SB3 then you could get one of Philippe's last remaining SqueezeAMP systems and add a screen ... with the benefit it has a built in amplifier so works with passive speakers (in addition to 3.5mm audio output and ability to easily do optical out) which increases your options (plus it helps him clear his final stock).
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    The Squeezebox Classic/SB3 is limited to 24/48 which would not seem to be an issue for your sources. If connected to a DAC, I wouldn't expect to hear any difference between it and a Squeezebox Touch. The Touch is reported to have a better sounding analog output (internal DAC), but I can't confirm as mine have always been connected to an external DAC. The SB3 does not have USB output, but does have optical and coax. Of course, no display of album art and no "touch" screen as the SB3 display does not support this. If you buy an SB3, be sure to get the remote and power supply.

    If you don't need a physical display, the DAC32 or Raspberry Pi is a less expensive option and supports higher bitrates. An RPi can be equipped with a HiFiBerry add-on board to provide analog out on RCA, S/PDIF out via optical or coax, or an amplifier to connect directly to stereo speakers. Control via app on PC/tablet/phone.

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