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Old 15th October 2019, 08:50 AM   #11
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Or you could go to the local tip (rubbish dump) and pick up an old PC, as I did.
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Old 15th October 2019, 10:26 AM   #12
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Then, once you have tried the rest (of the X86 versions ;-) ..)
Then try the best.....but be prepared to work a bit harder for it...

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Old 15th October 2019, 12:46 PM   #13
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How do you measure "the best"? Any measurements/blind tests to confirm the digital or analog output is different than from a regular linux distribution?
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Old 15th October 2019, 09:27 PM   #14
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Unless it has the usability and ease of control of Daphile, it is not 'better', given both are digital.
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Old 15th October 2019, 09:44 PM   #15
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For some its very important to be able to fiddle with code and do things in the background. I had a friend who was like that, he needed that level of control. I do not So better isn't always a reflection of quality. Daphile check's many boxes, but I want to read up on it and follow the development since launch and get an idea of what people typically do - in terms of hardware, cost levels etc. Just because it is DIY and freeware does not mean it has to be put together with dirt cheap stuff. The hardware aspect is just as important as the software, but that's just my opinion
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Old 15th October 2019, 09:53 PM   #16
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APPLE vs Windows for music server.
iTunes and Apple Lossless are not only good, they make it easy for us old boys.
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Old 15th October 2019, 09:59 PM   #17
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iTunes and Apple Lossless are not only good, they make it easy for us old boys.
JRiver is much better, in fact i HATE Itunes UI and it does not matter if the software core is excellent ... even apple is moving away from Itunes. If I did a Hakintosh I would use JRiver.
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Old 15th October 2019, 10:15 PM   #18
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Been using iTunes for years its easy to do and integrate with other devices. Recently I moved to Roon and migrated my iTunes library to a ssd attached to my Roon Rock server.

Very impressed by the step up in sound quality. If Roon can integrate Amazon hd into their platform as well I will probably go for a lifetime subscription
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Been using iTunes for years its easy to do and integrate with other devices. Recently I moved to Roon and migrated my iTunes library to a ssd attached to my Roon Rock server.

Very impressed by the step up in sound quality. If Roon can integrate Amazon hd into their platform as well I will probably go for a lifetime subscription
Amazon is interesting
Amazon takes on Tidal, Deezer, and Qobuz with Amazon Music HD: a high-res music service | TechHive
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Old 15th October 2019, 10:43 PM   #20
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I believe years ago the Motorola based Apple hardware had better specs and had fewer crashes. Photographers still prefer IOS, but today IOS runs also on Intel platforms, so it should be the same.
If you look at Apple hardware perhaps You can still find better specs.
Steve Jobs was a visioneer and made some awesome beautiful and pricey products and was ahead of it's time, but never convinced me, but I own an IPOD video.
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