Originally Posted by pank2002 /img/forum/go_quote.gif Nice!
Here is my latest purchase:
A Squeezebox Radio for the kitchen. I am tired of listening to music from my living room gear when I am in the kitchen. I wanted a Boom, but the guy I deal with only had a Radio. Beside the radio is half price (and mono).
Originally Posted by atbglenn /img/forum/go_quote.gif I love the way it looks! How does it sound?
You know damn Post Denmark haven't delivered packages since Wednesday or so due to Easter. Naturally, they do not deliver packages on Saturdays unless you pay an extra fee. So I have not received it yet. I miss it every time I wash my dishes though.
I can tell you the Boom has very decent sound considering its size. From the reviews I have read the Radio should have decent sound too.
I do feel a bit sad when my main rig and the Boom are synced and I walk from my main rig in the living room to my bedroom/"office", where the Boom is located, as the bass and overall richness is definitely lacking. But then again my living room speakers are > ½ meter tall so one should be able to tell the difference!
These are really great, cheap and good sounding network players. I have paid less than DKK 3000 (~ EUR 400) for three players (Boom, Radio and Duet). I was actually taken back by the quality of these devices. The build quality is surprisingly good. I though they would feel cheap compared to Sonos but I was wrong.
Being able to access my music seamlessly with real hardware players has given me great satisfaction! Another great thing is that most of the firmware is open source and modular so lots of cool plugins are available.
Dedicated devices are the future! Oh the simplicity! My great hope is to delete everything media-related from my laptop. I just want to run Arch, Emacs and R and handle plain text documents!
Do envy people who are allowed to have an office rig.
Originally Posted by grokit /img/forum/go_quote.gif Congratulations! The HD600s were my introduction to hi fidelity, love the carbon-fiber looks and the "made in Ireland" part as well. They definitely "scale up" with amp, source and cable upgrades.
Ta, I already own a 9 year old pair of HD580s (with HD650 cable) so it will be interesting to compare the two.
Latest purchases: Xindak 2A fuse (to try in my Darkvoice 332)
and a Canon PIXMA MP640 Network Ready Premium All-In-One Photo Printer.