Brilliant piece of kit (just recently bought one!). I think it deserves a readers award!
HI-FI - Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Rotel RC-03, Rotel RB-03, B&W 602S3, REL Quake. AV - Sky HD, Yamaha RX-V765, Panasonic 50" TX-P50ST30B, Sony BDP-S790, B&W 600S3, 602S3, LCR60, REL Quake. Atacama speaker stands.
I agree, also just bought one - fantastic little gadget.
Synology DS212J > SBT / CA 650BD / Rega Planar 3 > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
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I love my SBT, i've got mine through Rega DAC and it sound superb!!!
And was a difficult choice for me at the nominations...
I end up choosing SBT, but was by a hair split...
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
Well, I bought a Touch to replace my Duet, principally for the USB in which would allow me to connect a 320 drive and turn my 'slave' net book off.
So, all set up, a doddle compared to the Duet and we're off!
Except..... unfortunately the sound quality not as good. SeekIng a second opinion I asked the good lady wife and she agreed*. The Touch is good, but lacks the detail and vitality compared to my existing set up.
I listen to my system pretty much all day, so am very familiar with the sound, and we checked them both against favourite songs, and particularily with live recordings there wasn't the feel of the vocalist being 'in' the room.
Another slight problem was the playlists on the drive wouldn't show up, but that could presumably be worked around.
So, a very user friendly piece of kit, with good sound but can be bettered, and in my case the money was better spent at Audiocom, though I believe they've now discontinued the service.
* in itself, a small miracle.
strange. in all other acconts i have read and my own the Touch blows away the old SB3 and Duet for sound quality. (un modded).
but i note your Duet was modded. maybe you need to mod the touch as well.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
Yes, I'd read the same but the difference was marked rather than slight. Don't get me wrong, in isolation the Touch sounds good and is such good value I'd recommend it.
The mod must be the difference and to be fair I'd checked the modded Duet against a standard unit and the difference was clear, at the time the mod was quite expensive compared to the standard unit.
I'll be sticking with the Duet as I use app control the touch screen isn't a must have.Did like the direct to drive facility though.
It's excellent but it is overdue for an update.
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