As there seem to be a few of us that have this box of fun lets see them
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
My Touch sits on top of a Wadia Power DAC. Compact and Bijoux. Digital out directly into the amp which upsamples to 24 bit / 384 kHz. Amp tells me the incoming sample rate ... which is nice. Remote is a "One For All" XSight which controls both devices via infra red (although I occasionally use Squeeze Commander on a 7" Android tablet). Media server runs on a small and silent dual core ULV laptop and connection is wireless. Laptop set to wake up on wireless LAN.
PS I didn't bother with a NAS drive or RAID storage - music is backed up in 2 different places (as well as the original CDs!). Plus the power consumption of some 2/4 bay NAS drives when switched on 24/7 starts to get a bit excessive!
Squeezebox Touch | Wadia 151 | Aliante Moda PF
Someing old, something new...kit as per sig.
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
HP MediaSmart EX470 (WHS + SBS 7.6.2)
Touch into Leema Pulse III via coax.
Control via Logitech Harmony 885, iPeng on an old 2nd gen iPod or the servers own web interface on the laptop. Depends what else I'm doing at the time. The touch screen is completely redundant.
I also have the playback add-in for iPeng.
... lets see them
No photo, guess I might have to take one and post it then!! See my sig
HiFi #1: Wadia 861 CD & digital i/o | Transparent Ultra MM Balanced | Muse Electronics Model Three Hundred Monoblocks | Townshend Isolda Biwire | ATC SCM40s | Partington AV Minim with granite shelves | Samsung PS50Q97HD | Humax FOX Sat HDR | Sony BDP-s470 | Cambridge Audio DAB500
HiFi #2 : Squeezebox Touch lossless FLAC | DNM Interconnect | Merdian 206B CD | Cable Talk Broadcast 2s | Denon DRM-600 deck | MF FM1 Tuner | AR EB101 TT w/Roksan Blue | MF P-100 pre | DNM Interconnect | MF X-A200 power | Nordost Flatline triwire | EPOS ES30
currently a temp set up as I am mid relocation from one contry to another fro work.
the Onk is just there as it takes less space there!
Thats an imposing and impressive looking system. The Touch looks positvely dwarfed! Is the hifi rack from Wickes?
Present! Unfortunately my system is still a mess for now as I am still looking for right places for everything, so now pictures . For now my SBT sits on top of my rDAC which sits on top of my fixed pc! Everything is controlled via squeezebox controller...but soon will be via iphone/ipad.
Netgear Ready NAS Ultra 2 sits just under my router, not far from my pc.
Nhaaa, the Netgear is around 35W in operation and about 15/20W when not used )if you activate the spin down disks option...I bet your laptop consumes more
In the spirit of pantomine .. oh no it doesn't! ... 4.4W idling (8.8W wifi on) to 28.5W peak load (17.4W average), 7.6W charging. Usually zero when I switch it off .. although laptop set to WOL, I don't make too much use of that feature preferring to switch laptop on only when listening to my music library ... it's usually off when I'm listening to internet radio.
Good job I don't have a Class A amp ... although having one of those may allow me to cut down on the central heating energy usage
PS One of the reasons I mentioned the Excito B3 server in another post is the very low power consumption .... 8W with 2TB disk and 5W with SSD which I think is pretty good (about £40 per year saving if you left it on 24/7), but as you say not exactly cheap for what you get.
Oh, ok...apologies ! Yeah, I use the auto power on/power off function on my NAS so it is not 24/7 on.
Yes, I listened to Plinius SA-103, a pure class A power amp and it sucks 500W continuously...but it automatically switchs in AB mode when there is no signal for 15/30 minutes which is quite useful.
new rack sorted
Nice rack ... (in the hifi sense of the phrase) ...
PS What's the TT?
project 2 Xperiance withe a Rondo Red Cart. (X-pack)
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Rega Planar 2 with Bias 2 cartridge, upgraded by Inspire Quest adding;
50 mm solid birch plinth with acrylic coned feet, Maccasor Ebony veneer, 20mm acrylic platter, Acri mat, Puka record weight
Arcam cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
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