PP, this isn't cno's list, it came from the magazine. Also, there is a standout streamer there, one which gains 110 pts but retails at half the price of the others in the 110 pt bracket.
Never said they were Cno's list, but Cno has brought it to our attention so there needs to be clarification. The Yamaha is the "standout product", so what does it retail at?
The list, by giving each product scores alone, needs to be more indepth and little more transparent.
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Mmmm, no doubt this table was devised by men dressed in lederhosens, and sucking on Bratwursts and drinking vinegary wine.
It's only good news if you're a Linn fan, perhaps...
...or maybe ze Chermanz kno vot zare toking abowt.
Haha, brilliant! Straight out of either the "Allo, Allo" or "Hogan's Heroes" school of German methinks...!
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The Yamaha reduced here: http://store.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/products/productdetail/part_n...
The Sneaky is now returned to its price of just below £1k
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Here is a crude sound per pound table based on a quick search of prices on the high street or internet highway ...
The 0 scores for the Sonos Bundle and Squeezebox are because there were too many bundle combinations or the device is out of production.
Squeezebox Touch | Wadia 151 | Aliante Moda PF
Tino, thank you for that.....though you have some very keen prices there:
Cyrus Stream XP £2000 (£2500 with PSXR)
Thanks Tino, that's interesting.
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Tino, thank you for that.....though you have some very keen prices there: Sneaky £999 Cyrus Stream XP £2000 (£2500 with PSXR)
The Sneaky can be had for £850 (but currently out of stock) and the Cyrus Stream XP have seen a price of £1500 and £1700 so I went for the in between price.
I think all the table shows what we pretty much already know, in that the higher up the food chain you go the less value for money you get, so it really only makes sense to compare streamers of similar levels of audio quality, then it's probably a case of looking at features etc. or whatever sounds good to you / floats your boat. Featurewise, the Sneaky has a built in 20W amplifier which would add £200-£300 or so on to any other device's price.
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It also shows how far the Cyrus Stream XP goes up the table with its better power supply
(110-125)....that's a big jump.
Here is my (just for fun) alternative table of forum member default recommendations:
>The German magazine "Audio"...<
Is Linn a big spender on pages of adverts by any chance...
Stello CDT200, Squeezebox Transporter, Myryad MT100, Audio Analogue Maestro Settanta REV2.0, Sonus Faber Guarneri Homage · Squeezebox Touch, Quad FM4\34\306, Sonus Faber Concertinos · Squeezebox Controller
tino, the list shows you get what you pay for, plus reveals some bargains. Everything on that list is good VFM, mate, if you have the income. If you want the best, 9 times out of 10 you have to pay for it.
It also shows how far the Cyrus Stream XP goes up the table with its better power supply (110-125)....that's a big jump.
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