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In any case, if you have a large collection, using the remote can be tiring. I find the web control to be best way to control the Box.
Bang on there!!. That is the reason I want to control it using an android phone or a laptop or a tablet. But no one is selling just the box.
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Kittu says its on Amazon for 200USD. Its a steal. I bought it off Amazon too. Why don't the two of you buy it together?
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Its 206 USD on amazon and I did some calculation about shipping and customs on Aramex thread. It is coming around 12K INR. Just wanted to have more opinions from our forum. And Group buys might bring down the price even more.

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206USD

Amazon.com: Logitech Squeezebox Duet Wi-Fi Internet Radio: Electronics
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Borderlinx is coming to 13k . Any gray market suggestions (ofcourse only if its genuine logitech duet) .
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The Logitech India website lists only the Squeezebox Classic.
Any idea whether the DAC quality in both Classic and Touch are the same?
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Same suggestion for you. Try buying just the receiver end of it and use the web control. The remote itself, though brilliant, is about 230 odd USD (I think). In any case, if you have a large collection, using the remote can be tiring. I find the web control to be best way to control the Box. That way you should be able to buy the Duet for about 200USD.

Also, the reason I don't promote the Touch is because you will need to keep it near you to use the touch functionality which may mean running long cables to your stereo. Else you can run short cables and keep the Touch near your setup and get up to touch it every time. Good luck with that.
I think there is some misconception. SB touch comes with a remote! In SB touch the receiver has a 4.3" screen. There is no screen in remote unlike remote. It's lovely to see the album art on screen. SB duet receiver needs regular charging.

In fact in SB touch they have been careful in display text. If you are using touch option the text is smaller. As soon as you use remote the text becomes larger and readable at good abt 10 feet distance.

I did not cover these aspects as the interest was focussed in DAC part.
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I think there is some misconception. SB touch comes with a remote! In SB touch the receiver has a 4.3" screen. There is no screen in remote unlike remote. It's lovely to see the album art on screen. SB duet receiver needs regular charging.

In fact in SB touch they have been careful in display text. If you are using touch option the text is smaller. As soon as you use remote the text becomes larger and readable at good abt 10 feet distance.

I did not cover these aspects as the interest was focussed in DAC part.
I know. I just think that using a remote to control a touch based device is silly. However, that is only my opinion

Yes, lets keep this discussion on the DAC aspect of things. So, what are the good options you guys are aware of for DACs?
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TB , thanks for starting this thread. Is there a considerable differnece in playing a flac from xtreamer and SB touch..What is the dac chip inside SBtouch?

@Kevian bro, I am thinking of the Duet too. I like to stay away from the touch devices.
I think it's not fair to compare xtreamer and SB. Both have different purpose. Xtreamer is no match in streaming music to SB. But you see SB can not stream HD videos!

Ok. About the SB versions and DAC. This is what I have gathered.

SB3/classic : 24 bit burr-brown DAC, -93.5dB THD 0.002%

SB Duet : 24 bit wolfson DAC, -88dB THD 0.004%

SB Touch : 24 bit AKM semiconductor AK 4420 chip, sampling rate 192 kHz s/n ratio 105 dB

This is for people who can understand all these well.

To clarify once more. SB touch has USB input which no other streamer has as of now. You can plug in your TBs of HDD (i am not saying torrented) and forget everything else. For a SB duet you will have to keep a PC/ Laptop switched on to stream. Secondly, the cost of receiver is equal to or more than SB touch itself. Duet is no fun with a controller. Else you use some web application to control it.

These were my reasons to go in for the SB touch.

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The Logitech India website lists only the Squeezebox Classic.
Any idea whether the DAC quality in both Classic and Touch are the same?
As said before classic model is the oldest of all three models. Officially touch and duet are not available in India.

Obviously the touch DAC is the best of all three.
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I know. I just think that using a remote to control a touch based device is silly. However, that is only my opinion

Yes, lets keep this discussion on the DAC aspect of things. So, what are the good options you guys are aware of for DACs?
I think you want to say why a remote for a touch device and why is it touch if you have a remote.

You say one has to walk to operate, I say use remote. Then you say why to operate touch screen by remote and not by TOUCH.

I tell you bluu it very difficult to satisfy customer now a days.

All in lighter mood BTW.


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