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Old 13th January 2011, 08:58 AM   #241
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Buy an iPad+iPeng! It'll hurt once. You'll never look back
That'll look and feel like "Highest End". No, no SOOLOOS required
anymore -- at a fragment of cost. iPeng won't even cost you 10$.

Operating your collection via the tiny screen I consider
a NoGo. Operating the Touch via an internet browser got
the same status from my perspective.
With an iPad that streaming solution feels like serious stuff.

I'm actually hiding my Touch in a cabinet nowadays. My stereo
greatly integrates invisible into my living room.
I'm running the Touch feeding a full digital amp on my 2nd system btw.

And as I wrote on the block. Version 2.0. on the toolbox provides
a lot of flexibility. But don't expect to get most out of that box
if you strip my proposed solution down its bones.

Cheers
OK, will try to squeeze the juice out of it with my planned setup: USB HDD with Flacs + Touch + NOS DAC + amp + me

...but I don't really got the point:
If a PC is needed and an Ipod (at least) to browse the albums then why not simply hook up an M2Tech Hiface to a cheap(but adequate) PC and stream the music to the DAC?
I have only one answer to this: because Wifi/Ethernet gives us the possibility to run the noisy PC far away from the listening room

Don't you think that if the whole setup: possibly fan-less PC, SB Touch, DAC + amp are in the same room then this fully stripped Touch is futile to stream SPDIF to a DAC?

With all respect, I believe if the above setup is used (as in my case) by stripping down SBT to its bones we simply throw out the baby with the bath water.

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Old 13th January 2011, 09:31 AM   #242
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OK, will try to squeeze the juice out of it with my planned setup: USB HDD with Flacs + Touch + NOS DAC + amp + me

...but I don't really got the point:
If a PC is needed and an Ipod (at least) to browse the albums then why not simply hook up an M2Tech Hiface to a cheap(but adequate) PC and stream the music to the DAC?
I have only one answer to this: because Wifi/Ethernet gives us the possibility to run the noisy PC far away from the listening room

Don't you think that if the whole setup: possibly fan-less PC, SB Touch, DAC + amp are in the same room then this fully stripped Touch is futile to stream SPDIF to a DAC?

With all respect, I believe if the above setup is used (as in my case) by stripping down SBT to its bones we simply throw out the baby with the bath water.

Thanks, Zsolt

Of course you can put any PC into your audio room, with any great audio interface.
But first read the PC tuning threads at AudioAsylum and elsewhere.
And 2nd it's not only the M2Tech it's also the "noisy" PC you should
put on your balance sheet.
On the PC you'd need to purchase a J.River, on an OSX you need to purchase
Amarra or Pure Music.
If you run more than one source in the house you need to duplicate all that.

My level of comfort managing my sound system just skyrocketed.

In my case the iPad became a multi purpose animal. I consider it the best
invest into electronics I've done for quite some time. I don't put
100% of its cost on my streaming solution balance sheet, since I use it
for a lot of other things.

But that's my way of looking at it. We all know that you'll have a hundred million different ways to approach that very same audio subject.


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Old 13th January 2011, 09:56 AM   #243
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Under the OSX instructions 1.2.7 - step 3., what does the Your-Source-Dir imply? Can someone who has done this on their Mac give me an example of what I should be entering here.
After ToolBox is downloaded, place it in your User folder. The path to this folder is as follows : Macintosh HD > Users > Your User. Place TouchToolBox 2.0 in that folder then attempt the process again using Terminal.

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Old 13th January 2011, 03:44 PM   #244
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Hi Soundcheck

First of all - thanks for the mods to SBT

I am going to install linus on my server, but witch one shall I use? I am totally green

Shall it be:
Unbuntu 10.10
Mint Debian
Mint10

or ???

thanks in advance
Bjarne
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Old 13th January 2011, 06:07 PM   #245
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Hi Soundcheck

First of all - thanks for the mods to SBT

I am going to install linus on my server, but witch one shall I use? I am totally green

Shall it be:
Unbuntu 10.10
Mint Debian
Mint10

or ???

thanks in advance
Bjarne
I'm running Mint10.
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Old 13th January 2011, 06:57 PM   #246
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Thank you Klaus, mrdon for your help. Using the Terminal app on my Mac I'm still having problems on the 4th step -- when entering 'tar xf touchtoolbox2.0.tar' I get the response 'No such file or directory'. I've gone back and made several attempts but I continue to get the same response. Any Ideas?

p.s. If I can get this figured out I'll be happy to write out the steps in a more Mac specific way using the free Terminal application that is already on Mac computers.

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Old 13th January 2011, 08:15 PM   #247
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Are you in the right directory?

On the Touch run:

cd /
ls tar*

that should print the filename. If not. Something
went wrong with the scp command.

If the file is there run the tar command again. And proceed.
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Old 13th January 2011, 08:48 PM   #248
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After ToolBox is downloaded, place it in your User folder. The path to this folder is as follows : Macintosh HD > Users > Your User. Place TouchToolBox 2.0 in that folder then attempt the process again using Terminal.
For me it doesn't work to copy the toolbox in to the touch
is this correct using terminal:

cd /Macintosh HD/Users/myuser

after enter that following is written:
-sh: cd: can't cd to /Macintosh

any help?
thx
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Old 13th January 2011, 09:21 PM   #249
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Grigis,

This may be a case of the blind leading the blind but what worked for me is just as mrdon described. Put the touchtoolbox2.0.tar file in your user folder. Once it's in your user folder this is what worked for me -- cd /users and then hit the return key.
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Old 13th January 2011, 09:29 PM   #250
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Are you in the right directory?

On the Touch run:

cd /
ls tar*

that should print the filename. If not. Something
went wrong with the scp command.

If the file is there run the tar command again. And proceed.
Klaus,
I see that you've updated the instructions on your blog. Adding ":/" behind the root@My-Touch-Address fixed my problem. But now I've hit another snag when attempting to unpack the archive. After entering 'tar xf touchtoolbox2.0.tar' I get the message 'tar : short read'. Any ideas? can you double check your instructions for any typing errors? Thanks.
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