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OK so here Iam being frustrated with my Squeezebox touch, very finicky and doesn't play every format or resolution even the USB enhanced output.

 

I would like to discuss an alternative, I would prefer a diy to keep the cost down and also to make it exciting ( I like to build stuff )

 

I recently build a has with synology OS, an extreme overkill machine and for a fraction of what synology has would cost.

 

So let's see what's out there for me to try.

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Have you taken a look at the SOtM mini server? Seems like it would fit your needs for a relatively small amount.

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Have you taken a look at the SOtM mini server? Seems like it would fit your needs for a relatively small amount.

 

I know and its on my list but are there builds that I could follow as price/performance ratio for $500 will be amazing. Imagine an 8GB quad core 3GHz with SSD streaming PCM and DSD from my synology NAS

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To replace a Touch? I am not sure about the touch screen, but I have a simple DIY project.

 

RasberryPi running PiCoreplayer into:Hifimediy ES9023 I2S DAC for Raspberry Pi mod B 192Khz/24bit

 

I've built a similar thing and it works a treat! I use it in my kitchen via LMS (in conjunction with the aforementioned SOtM sMS 100 too btw).

Forrest:

Win10 i9 9900KS/GTX1060 HQPlayer4>Win10 NAA

DSD>Pavel's DSC2.6>Bent Audio TAP>

Parasound JC1>"Naked" Quad ESL63/Tannoy PS350B subs<100Hz

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Cheaper for sure as you do not have to purchase Windows. You could always use CAPS hardware and run one of the server specific OSs such as those two. There are more and more embedded boards that will work nicely for this.

Forrest:

Win10 i9 9900KS/GTX1060 HQPlayer4>Win10 NAA

DSD>Pavel's DSC2.6>Bent Audio TAP>

Parasound JC1>"Naked" Quad ESL63/Tannoy PS350B subs<100Hz

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Cheaper for sure as you do not have to purchase Windows. You could always use CAPS hardware and run one of the server specific OSs such as those two. There are more and more embedded boards that will work nicely for this.

 

 

Does either daphile or vortexbox have android apps? I know JRiver does and that could be the deal maker for me.

Beacuse I don't want to open a browser everytime I listen to music, an app is very important.

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Does either daphile or vortexbox have android apps? I know JRiver does and that could be the deal maker for me.

Beacuse I don't want to open a browser everytime I listen to music, an app is very important.

 

Daphile and Vortexbox both us the same apps as your current Squeezebox does.

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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That is why I recommended those two.

Daphile and Vortexbox both us the same apps as your current Squeezebox does.

Forrest:

Win10 i9 9900KS/GTX1060 HQPlayer4>Win10 NAA

DSD>Pavel's DSC2.6>Bent Audio TAP>

Parasound JC1>"Naked" Quad ESL63/Tannoy PS350B subs<100Hz

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