Regular readers will be aware of my thoughts on using computers in home hifi installations and that my experiences have been less than satisfying for me. To be fair the problems have centred on interface issues and me simply not “gelling” with listening to music using computers.
Never let it be said that I’m not willing to revisit things though – I like to think I have an open mind and, as with most things in life, I like to run with the “If you didn’t like it then try it again…you might like it” philosophy. It’s a philosophy that has served me well in life so far…in most things.
So it was with a great deal of reticence that this time last week I took delivery of a Squeezebox Touch. For those of you who have been living in a cave for the last few years, the Squeezebox is a nifty little device made by Logitech that connects to your home network and allows you to stream music stored on your hard drive to your hifi. The last one I had really infuriated me and didn’t last very long at all before it was sold on to a chap in Poland. More »