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Linksys Wireless Home Audio System reviewed: good, but nothing special

Linksys Wireless Home Audio System reviewed: good, but nothing special

Linksys were determined to compare their Wireless Home Audio System to Sonos, rather than Logitech, when we spoke to them at CES, but that hasn't stopped Digital Trends from making just that comparison in their review of the streaming audio system.  The good news is that the setup - which consists of a variety of WiFi-linked standalone boomboxes, HiFi adapters and media servers, together with a large-screen remote - certainly delivers on audio quality.

CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

Linksys by Cisco have been demonstrating their new Wireless Home distributed media system at CES 2009, a Sonos-rivalling system that includes the standalone Conductor DMC350 with integrated touchscreen control and CD player, the Director DMC250 media player with integrated 50W-per-channel amp, and the Player DMP100 for connection to an existing amplified setup.  Each can access media from across your home network or the internet, together with internet radio.

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Engadget plays rich audiophile with Slim Devices’ Transporter

Engadget plays rich audiophile with Slim Devices’ Transporter

I'd be interested to find out if there's any research that looks at the overlap between those with audiophile-quality hearing and those with the financial capacity to buy high-end music hardware.  Because given the world's sense of overriding irony it would seem likely somehow that those with the cash to burn would lack the delicacy of sense needed to best appreciate it.  Anyway, I'm sure rich people don't concern themselves with such trivialities, so they'll be all over Slim Devices top-spec Transporter music streamer.

Engadget took the time to stroke its haptic-responsive control dial and admire its VU meter visualisations, finding that the $2,000 device - while surprisingly light - boasts more connections than George W. Bush at an benefit for oil tycoons and a relatively straightforward interface, nonetheless concluding that the standard $300 Squeezebox would not be money poorly spent for most music-lovers.

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