I shall look back on this week as the time of the great file migration: the conversion of 4000+ albums from FLAC into Apple Lossless. I’m moving to an iTunes-fronted playback system. Bye-bye Squeezeboxen. It’s a big decision, one that wasn’t taken lightly. See - I’ve been a Squeezebox user since 2004. Back then it was developed by Sean Adams and
You’d have to be living under a pile of rubble to be unaware that Spotify officially dropped its Antipodean drawers this week. As David Bowie once foretold, music is now a utility – it flows like water and gas. Musings. Audiophiles that complain of 320kbps not being as good as (uncompressed) CD are probably missing the point of the service.
These past few weeks I’ve been flirting with the Enhanced Digital Output (EDO) applet for the Squeezebox Touch. This app is the industrious work of Slim Devices senior member triode. It adds two key features to the SBT: 1. The ability to connect asynchronous USB DACs (WITHOUT hearing clicks & pops) 2. 176.4KHz and 192KHz playback via S/PDIF and USB
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it seventy-eight times: the Squeezebox Touch is the definitive digital audio gateway drug. It’s the step taken by audiophiles wanting more convenience with the music selection process (as well as an array of internet radio stations). It starts innocently enough: toe meets water for ~AU$250. All your music to hand, in one place.
Many of us have first-hand experience with different playback engines sounding superior to iTunes – PureMusic and Amarra are solid examples. It’s their low CPU load that (possibly) makes all the difference, rendering the transport “electrically quieter” and thus improving its digital output. If we can turn off unnecessary processes on the computer, we can improve the quality of the
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The philanthropists and publicists at Logitech Australia have made good on their promise to send me a Squeezebox Touch for review. Click the link and you’ll see the Squeezebox Classic is now MIA in the Logitech Store. A shame, as I always thought it a better product than the Duet. Isn’t everyone using iPeng these days? I did a bit