iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

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iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by Eddie » Mon May 26, 2008 12:57 pm

I have been looking around for the best way to hook up a mp3 player to a digital input to my TG2.
Looking at all kinds of docking stations, but most are not digital! Dreamer has sent me some info I been looking at and did some searches my self and found this docking port and upgraded Ipod for hi end users!

http://www.sound4sale.com/
http://www.wadia.com/products/170i/170i ... t_home.htm
If anyone has any input on this please fell free to add!
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by Eddie » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:12 pm

Here a vid of the Wadia iTransport!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHn2y4YETyo
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by treitz3 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:19 pm

Eddie, I heard recently that Jolida has one as well. I haven't verified it though.
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by BillD » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:23 pm

Just remember to rip your stuff to iTunes bit perfect (lossless) if you want bit perfect output. I use a Squeezebox and my wireless router to connect my computer iTunes library to a TGP-III in a different room.
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by Eddie » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:45 pm

I have Bill started doing that format first thing! Only have about 50 cds so far riped to that format! That is just over 15gb on a 160 gb ipod! Jesse maybe you send me some of your cds to put on my ipod for the ride to CF! LOL! Eddie!
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Post by F1nut » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:29 pm

Ugh!
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:18 pm

I sent a email to Music Direct asking what was the hold up on the Wadia ipod dock and this was the email I got back! I guess they are not made in the USA! Eddie!

Thanks for the email. The units are in Customs right now. We are hoping
that they clear shortly and that we have them by the end of this week.

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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by skip » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:48 am

F1nut wrote:Ugh!
:D Me too F1, I know I'm one of those old farts that still has records, but to me audiophile mp3's is an oxymoron.
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Re: iPod based Music Server for Audiophiles!

Post by Reese » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:42 am

I think that BillD's post above (to rip the music in Apple lossless bit for bit format to yield audiophile digital sound) would not be the same as mediocre mp3 compressed format, but a unique iPod high fidelity recording -- and not a lot is on vinyl anymore (at least in my end of the recorded music world).

I've burned CD's transcribed from vinyl LPs onto my Mac through a USB DAC from a Audio Technica turntable specially produced for the purpose, when my "real" turntable (a Dual C5000 w/Shure V-MR cartridge) was down for repairs. Not a bad conversion job in a pinch -- and it didn't use mp3 compression, either. Software came with it to "record" the data in several formats, including AIFF (APPLE/SGI 16 bit PCM) uncompressed format, which files I then used to burn CDs of the LP music.

I still prefer the copying or burning in my main system, of course -- direct CD copies or analog LP to CD -- for reasons of sound quality and density. But I was curious to try out the USB turntable route, also.
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