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Olve One are already shipping to the backers but I think it's worth the wait..All your requirements are met except for the DSD.

 

you may check some pics here posted by a backer who got his unit

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/audiofx1/media/ONE/IMG_2652_zps2fee8ec3.jpg.html

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124354637@N06/sets/72157644552353181/


I've just checked it out and it does have some merit - it certainly looks great - BUT it seems to be wireless, which is fine if you have a Wi-Fi set-up but I want to connect the device to my old-fashioned stereo preamp and I can't see how that's possible. I also want to use the portable hard drives I already have which have WAV and FLAC music on them and I can't see how that's possible either. I can probably live without DSD but it would be nice, all the same.

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I've just checked it out and it does have some merit - it certainly looks great - BUT it seems to be wireless, which is fine if you have a Wi-Fi set-up but I want to connect the device to my old-fashioned stereo preamp and I can't see how that's possible. I also want to use the portable hard drives I already have which have WAV and FLAC music on them and I can't see how that's possible either. I can probably live without DSD but it would be nice, all the same.

It has a line out for your amp via a 3.5mm jack (the 3.5mm to RCA are provided), a digital out for your external dac, it has a LAN and Wifi connection which you can access your music on your network..you can put a 2.5" hard disk drive..but at this point you cannot connect portable hard disk..maybe in the future since it has a USB port..anyway just letting you know about it.

 

post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by d1sturb3d View Post
 

It has a line out for your amp via a 3.5mm jack (the 3.5mm to RCA are provided), a digital out for your external dac, it has a LAN and Wifi connection which you can access your music on your network..you can put a 2.5" hard disk drive..but at this point you cannot connect portable hard disk..maybe in the future since it has a USB port..anyway just letting you know about it.

 

Thanks again for the additional info. Having the ability to connect portable hard drives to a device is important to me as it means that (a) I have immediate access to much more storage on an ongoing basis and (b) I don't have to copy files across to some other drive in order for the files to be accessible. At least, that's the theory.

 

The analogue output is nice to know, however.

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Does anyone know of anyway to just 'roll your own' squeezebox type system with old android / iPhone devices?  Spotify's app now has a 'remote control' where you can control another device (nice that it runs between platforms also).  I was thinking that a chromecast might work without the TV screen somehow also... but can't quite envision how that might look.  If there was a way to use an old tablet where you would have a 7" display hooked up to an amp/speaker setup with remote control, that would be pretty wicked.

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Originally Posted by ozarkcdn View Post
 

Does anyone know of anyway to just 'roll your own' squeezebox type system with old android / iPhone devices?  Spotify's app now has a 'remote control' where you can control another device (nice that it runs between platforms also).  I was thinking that a chromecast might work without the TV screen somehow also... but can't quite envision how that might look.  If there was a way to use an old tablet where you would have a 7" display hooked up to an amp/speaker setup with remote control, that would be pretty wicked.

 

Why not a Mac Mini or comparable Android MiniPC as a headless server with an phone or tablet (or that old tablet) as a remote? Even Network HT receivers don't need a computer running to play files from a HDD - you just need to have an NAS, and a remote app from Onkyo or Yamaha for smartphones and tablets can browse the content on the NAS.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 6/17/14 at 8:57pm
post #51 of 52
Not sure if someone has talked about the Bluesound node I just picked one up $450 been using it for 2 weeks now and I'm pleased as hell with it.
Setup quick and easy RCAs to Asgared 2 optional to AVR download app update and you're off and running. I'm not streaming much yet 128gb thumb drive (fat32) with 16/44.1 CD rips to the UBS it reads just about any type of file. Playlists are quickly made take 10 minutes or so to get the hang of it.
Sound IMO is better than good Node > Asgard2 > T90 transparent throughout, bass hits hard and deep, mids clean and clear, highs have a nice sparkle to them.
So if you are looking for a replacement for the squeezebox I can recommend the Bluesound Node.
Edited by Kozic - 12/28/14 at 7:55pm
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