Finally took delivery of the Transporter yesterday. The black one is mine, the silver one is my bro-in-law's.Here are some photos. Enjoy
Great! I've always been of the opinion that this forum needs more images What made you choose the transporter over the standard Squeezebox?
What made you choose the transporter over the standard Squeezebox?
But in any case, the Transporter does have some very interesting capabilities over & above the Squeezebox, quite apart from the expected better sound quality. I'm not rich, but am seriously considering a Transporter to replace my Squeezebox. I just need to pluck up the courage to broach the subject with my wife....
How do you navigate through your music collection on this player (or the squeezebox)?
How do you naviage through your music collection on this player (or the squeezebox)?
Thanks. I suppose one could get used to browsing with just the current composer or work displayed on the screen.
The wierd thing is that in the end (for me) it works out very cheaply, in fact amazingly cheaply (if not free) for a top end, highly-configurable and very flexible audiophile device.Consider:1) Comes with free Squeezebox 3 (which I will probably use in the kitchen or bedroom, possibly synchronised with the Transporter sometimes and maybe as my alarm clock too). BTW. This offer is still open on the SlimDevices web site if not elsewhere.2) Has great internal DAC (so I can sell my existing Benchmark Dac1)3) Has own internal pre-amp (so I can sell my existing pre-amp)
Just tell the wife you got a new box for the SB2 and it cost you a tenner!
And there seems that there may be a (slim) chance that a graphical remote will show up for Squeezebox/Transporter soon: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.p...8499&page=2, if that helps.
Yeh, I've seen that thread, but I'm not really interested in graphical remotes that talk to the SlimServer web interface. That interface is frankly far too slow for music browsing, and it still doesn't replicate the "random scan" paradigm you get with a rack full of CDs.
Up until recently I ran SlimServer on a Windows Home 192k RAM, 500mhz PII machine with no problems. The web interface was not fast, but the remote was fine (I rarely use the web interface so I didn't mind).
However, the lastest version (6.5.1) did not work well so I've dumped that machine and now use my main desktop computer, a 1.5ghz, 1mb RAM PIV. The SlimServer web interface is very fast on this machine.
I'm trying to imagine what interface to digital media might suit you, but am failing. Perhaps use CDs for randon scanning and something like the Squeezebox to actually play the music! :-)