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cowboyab
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SD card HiFi music player list

More and more people covert CDs to Wav/APE/Flac as digital storage, and there are hundreds of USB DAC in the market for the digital music files. Players with SD card slot are something very dedicated for music only, those players can be the best replacement for your old CD player. I would like to create a list for SD card HiFi music player, if you know any, please add here:

Resonessence Labs Invicta DAC http://resonessencelabs.com/invicta/
Fostex HP A8
QA660 DSD/Wave/APE/Flac/ transport http://www.qlshifi.com/en/index.htm
QA350 Wave 16/44.1 only, with headphone amp

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LogiTech Squeezebox

LogiTech Squeezebox Touch

Only available used since Logitech no longer manufacturers them.

Kal Rubinson
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SD cards?
cowboyab wrote:

Players with SD card slot are something very dedicated for music only, those players can be the best replacement for your old CD player.

Why do you say that?  What are the advantages of SD cards over USB ss drives?

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Say what?
Kal Rubinson wrote:
cowboyab wrote:

Players with SD card slot are something very dedicated for music only, those players can be the best replacement for your old CD player.

Why do you say that?  What are the advantages of SD cards over USB ss drives?

Why do YOU say that? What are the advantages of solid state USB drives over regular USB hard drives especially when used to stream audio, which does not require a super fast data transfer rate?

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Why query me?  I was simply

Why query me?  I was simply asking why you implied that the SD card is superior to other media.

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No harm
Kal Rubinson wrote:

Why query me?  I was simply asking why you implied that the SD card is superior to other media.

Sorry Kal. I thought that you were implying that solid state hard drives were superior to normal, non-solid state hard drives when used to store and play back digital audio files. Apparently there is quite a bit of confusion over just how digital audio and computers actually work and this confusion is leading to plenty of voodoo and lots of snake oil in the audiophile world, such as saying things like playback from SD cards "sounds" better than playback from a normal hard drive.

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Speed

It's all just solid-state memory.

The only "advantage" one way or the other is access speed via the associated circuitry.

There is also the issue of obsolesence.

The USB memory stick is probably around to stay for a while. Very large capacities are cheap.

SD cards might be another story.

My Olympus camera uses SM cards and those are all but obsolete now, although you can still find a few, at outrageous prices.

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Of course, if there's a USB

Of course, if there's a USB port, you can use SD.

Kal

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