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goosse
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streaming or cd player

First of all i'll explain what i'm used to now:

  • pc with linux as squeezebox server
  • logitech squeezebox duet and controller
  • lineair special energy connection for the squeezebox
  • NAD 326BEE amplifier
  • Monitor audio RS6 loudspeaker
  • All this connected to psaudio UPC 200 for clean power

All of my cd's are ripped with dbpoweramp to flac files

 

Now im wondering what to do to make it all sound better and because we have a big room and i'm missing something in the sound. 

I most of the times listen to pnk floyd and marillion and sometimes classical music.

Could it be that a cd player still sounds better then the streaming sound i use?

Perhaps someone a suggestion?

thnx

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Touch

I own and use on a daily basis a Squeezebox Transporter, two Squeezebox Touches and two Squeezebox Classics. One of the two Touches was an upgrade from the Squeezebox Receiver (the "player" half of the Squeezebox Duet) and boy what a big improvement in the sound. The Touch is substantially better than the Receiver/Duet, whether one is using the built in DAC (i.e. the analog outputs) or an external DAC (the digital output). i suggest that you pick up a Squeezebox Touch and give it a listen, I think that you will be very pleasantly surprised, both at the sound and just how good something that costs under $300 can sound.

goosse
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External DAC

Thnx for the reply and suggestion i will give it a try to see of that is a improvement.

I forgot to mention i use a exernal dac a musical fidelity V-dac

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A/B test
goosse wrote:

Thnx for the reply and suggestion i will give it a try to see of that is a improvement.

I forgot to mention i use a exernal dac a musical fidelity V-dac

May I suggest that once you get a Touch that you run an A/B test of the Touch's analog output versus the Musical Fidelity's analog output using the Touch's digital output. Both the analog and digital outputs of the Touch can be run at the same time so doing an A/B test is very easy. Just be careful to match the volume levels as closely as possible.

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