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A simple solution to all problems ?


hopkins

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Reading AustinPop's excellent review of the EtherRegen I could not help but thinking - does it need to be so complicated ? Cascading switches, linear power supplies, audiophile network and DC cables, clocks - there has to be be a better way ! Call me naive, but I believe there is always an elegant and simple solution to all problems, and don't see why digital audio should not conform to that rule. If we have not found it, then we need to look harder :)

 

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Fortunately this is all optional. Nobody is forced into any solution, including a single Sonos speaker and calling it a day. 

 

There is no message being sent with this. It's one person's experience with a product. 

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1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Fortunately this is all optional. Nobody is forced into any solution, including a single Sonos speaker and calling it a day. 

True.  However.............................

1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

There is no message being sent with this. It's one person's experience with a product. 

...................the message is in the title which proffers it as "A simple solution."  I'd change that middle word to "compulsive."

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Like Chris says, it doesn't need to be anything. This is a hobby. Do model train enthusiasts need trees and buildings and bridges to make the train go around in a circle on a track? No, but it adds to their enjoyment. 

 

My wife loves the Sonos 1's in our kitchen and bathroom - she can ask it to play whatever she wants. She can't Alexa on my complex system (much of which is Sonore) and never will. But it brings me more enjoyment than the Sonos on the top of the microwave. Each to their own. 

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5 hours ago, charlesphoto said:

Like Chris says, it doesn't need to be anything. This is a hobby. Do model train enthusiasts need trees and buildings and bridges to make the train go around in a circle on a track? No, but it adds to their enjoyment. 

 

We can assume that adding components improves sound quality, and is not done for purely "decorative" purposes.

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11 hours ago, hopkins said:

 

We can assume that adding components improves sound quality, and is not done for purely "decorative" purposes.

 

I'm assuming that too. But you know what? If they do absolutely nothing, who the f**k cares? 

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Just now, charlesphoto said:

 

I'm assuming that too. But you know what? If they do absolutely nothing, who the f**k cares? 

Absolutely. We only have so many "Fs" to give in this life. 

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