Nevertheless, if you already have a good quality CD based system and listen mostly to classical/Jazz, it isn't really worth the effort to change over to a computer based system. I kind of want to, but feel in the end that the HI-FI industry is just drawing me in to spend more money when I don't really need to. High quality downloads are an attraction, but they cost more than CD's. Also, I already have many Hybrid SACD's, which wouldn't be improved upon. I think it's rather like those people who have adopted the Kindle for reading, as opposed to just sticking with paperbacks. Having a CD player, or reading a paperback, removes you from the need to worry about technology. Using a portable FM radio is another case in point, so much quicker and more reliable than using the internet for radio.
Stee_doc, I feel your pain re SB Touch. After initial set-up I've left it alone under "life's too short" mantra and the (likely) marginal benefits to my ear of the many wide ranging tweaks on offer. That said, for the money it's the only system I've found that let's me listen to 24/96 music (muse 2nd law) around the house (2x Touch) for £145-190) per unit. The SB Radios I've got don't do 24/96 but do 24/48 such as Peter Gabriel's So.
Main HiFi: Marantz CD273SE, Rotel BX865, Denon PMA255UK, Marantz PM6004, Monitor Audio BX2, Arcam rDac, CA DacMagic, Squeezebox Touch and Radio with shivaplug LMS and WD My Book Edition White Light NAS
+1 from me !
Agree with every word .
Hi Fi : ROKSAN KANDY K2 - PROAC STUDIO 140 MK2 - ROTEL RCD1520 - interconnects : Tellurium Q Black - Chord Chorus2
AV : YAMAHA RXV767 - WHARFEDALE 9.CM [C] / 10.2 [SR] / INFINITY PRIMUS PS8 [SUB]
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