plastic penguin said:Certainly the Marantz route is very appealing, and I like the Marantz sound, which helps.
But does it have gapless playback? And if not, wouldn't that drive you nuts? (It would me)
Great thread, by the way, pp. I've been toying on and off with the Olive, Cambridge, Marantz, even maybe the Naims - which I'm hoping to see again at tomorrow's road show. Must say I'm inclined to conclude that many products in the ripping/streaming/network arena seem very flaky, or expensive, or likely to be outdated very soon - or all of the above. I'm sure it is very fascinating, but it seems a long way from advancing the state of sound reproduction. And that makes me wonder what the point is.
Maybe one day we will be able to stream very high quality sound from the Cloud, rather than buying, storing, and playing media, erecting aerials, and tweaking turntables. But I doubt it will really replace people's collections of discs, tapes or whatever, for a generation or two.