Struggling to find a 24 192 streamers at a reasonable cost and not sure if i would or anyone else would need one as there doesn't seem to be much 196 material available
There are a couple of 24 96 streamers available that i can find but now up around the £700 mark. The Cambridge Stream Magic 6 and the Olive O2M which look interesting:
I'm not 100% sure the Olive DAC can be by-passed though it has digital outs and it looks much nicer than the 6 for that money and may still consider a SBT for the short term.
Any other streamers about?
Why would you only consider a SBT for the short term? They won't suddenly stop working when Logitech stop making them.
As many on here testify, they are rock-solid, have a great UI, play gapless & hi-res, with no concerns about sound quality, can be controlled via iOS/android - what more do you need?
I would pick one up from amazon now before the 2nd hand prices start rocketing on ebay!
On top of that the software is open source, so I guess that the community will take over that part.
Still unbelievable. Hell no I'm going to by myself a DLNA-based streamer
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I've not got into streaming yet but this seems to be a strange move with a product that was so highly rated. I had noted it as a device to investigate. I wonder if it wasn't selling very well outside of the hifi community?
I've only just bought one, but have no concerns that it has been discontinued. It's probably the best value for money piece of hi-fi equipment that I've ever purchased! I would have loved to have seen it in a WHF group test with the current crop of streamers.
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What they are thinking about, the folks at Logitech?
The moust briliant piece of kit for streaming/playing digital contend for the price !!!
I believe soon will be announced the replacement of the Touch?
Or someone will be shoting is own foot...
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Read the Slim Devices thread linked earlier and you will see that the Touch is dead with no replacement on the horizon. It was depressing to read the comments from the ex and current Logitech employees.
Long live the SBT!
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Why kill a product if it was so popular?
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It can't have been profitable - either that or not significantly profitable in comparison to its other products.
Hence they cut it to stop losing money, or to concentrate on other areas that they know make money.
Money makes the world go round my friend, it's a dog eat dog world, you've got a rat behind you and a rat in front of you, and so on and so forth.
if you read the links provided you will see that it was making money despite no advertising. and it caught them out.
they bought it but did not understand it. and still do not.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
Evidently not popular enough to encourage Logitech to bring out a new one. (Assuming they won't.)
Just because a stack of people here on the hi-fi forums (and other hi-fi forums) have one, and talk about it/recommend it a lot, we can't assume it was as popular with everyone.
What did it normally cost? £200? That's 'steep' - even for an entire system - for most people.
Logitech typically make much cheaper stuff that goes out in the supermarket or a PC World/Currys/Dixons barn. Maybe - outside of people with bespoke £3K active hi-fi speakers or other similarly expensive systems - the £200 streamer wasn't shifting very fast.
We get a very skewed version here of what 'popular' or 'great value' really means.
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You're right, I think sometimes (myself included) we forget that we are in a niche market and £200 in hi-fi is cheap/a bargain, in other peoples worlds £200 would be the maximum that they would spend on their music system at home. My mate often wonders why I've spent so much money on hi-fi equipment, although he does not deny that it does not sound good!
I didn't read the links - sorry, which ones? - but I don't believe any company drops a service/product that is making good money.
A service/product might make a little bit of money, so is theoretically profitable, but it might make sense to the company to drop it for a variety of reasons, for example: perceived lifespan of product, competitor threat, a need to concentrate on core products.
Pretty sure if Logitech were making money hand over fist with this then they would not be dropping it.
Now I'm waiting for a raft of famous examples of companies dropping massively profitable services/products.
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