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Old 8th June 2011, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default Commercial SD or USB wav player.

Hi,

I am looking for a suitable wav player to steam out digital signals. I am presently using a media player (ACRyan) but it has its bugs, like you can't skip forward or back or use numeric keypad to choose your trac etc.

I am presently considering QLS hifi QA550. Which looks to be great. The drawback is it only fits one SD card. Little bit challenging if you are trying to use it as a juke box. Allowing USB usage would also be a boon.

I considered the Aune but it is a bit too expensive at $300 for my taste.

I wonder if there are other commercial players available that does this job?

Thanking all in advance.

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Old 8th June 2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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You've basically found what's out there, I'm pretty sure.

I've got a QLS 350 (has the DAC built in) and an Aune Mini Ape Player. Both sound great, but you're right, being limited to SD cards is a pain if you've got a lot of music. Interface leaves a lot to be desired on both, but they're workable. The Aune will shuffle play, which is nice.

Media players like the WD Mini or WDTV are workable, but you need a separate DAC, as the internal one is not very good, and of course, you need to hook it up to a monitor. Once you start adding it all up, the Aune seems like a pretty good deal. BTW, they're supposed to be coming out with another model soon that looks like it might have a better interface.

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Old 8th June 2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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How about Logitech squeezebox which will stream music to your DAC using wifi from your computer?
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Old 9th June 2011, 05:53 AM   #4
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How about Logitech squeezebox which will stream music to your DAC using wifi from your computer?
Thanks for the suggestion, seems a bit pricey for what I want it for (relatively compared to the QLS). Could buy a lot of SD card for the same price. Besides, it has a volume control, which means it is doing something to the signal, which I rather not have...

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What about the Velleman Mp3 player. Takes a SD and has a screen showing info. Or you could take a different route and search ebay for a nice used touch screen MP3 that you could take apart or whatever and mount into whatever you have? One of the Creative X-fi's or a some of the Philips ones as the screen stays horizontal.
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And apparently tested up to 32GB cards
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Old 9th June 2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I am actually looking for a wav player. MP3 is just too lossy (psyhcologically for me) even if I can't hear it

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My mistake, didn't read the brief.
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Old 9th June 2011, 07:26 AM   #9
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Once you start adding it all up, the Aune seems like a pretty good deal. BTW, they're supposed to be coming out with another model soon that looks like it might have a better interface.

--Buckapound
I see a "New in Published" Aune Big Ape Player on the company website, but the "information link" goes nowhere. There is a picture and the mention of an OLED screen;
Audio_Speaker_AMP_HomeAudio_DAC_HeadPhone AMP_www.auneaudio.com
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Old 9th June 2011, 08:00 AM   #10
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Some unofficial specs on the Big Ape pasted from another forum report;

Specification :

1. Support 192K /24bit

2. support APE ( C1000,C2000 ,C3000 ) , FlAC ( level 0-lecel 6) , TTA , WAV , MP3 , CUE

3. high quality digital record

4. support WIFI and website , it can software upgrade

5. can support moving IDE, USB ,SD card port

6. can change from different HDD, change from different format
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