More HiFi – Brennan players
Expensive for what it is IMO, basically an iPod for people who don’t have computer.Posted 7 years ago
Rips the CD to mp3 (by default) but has to have the CD database updated manually by CD from Brennan, at least it would be half-way useful if it connected to Gracenotes by the internet.
itunes/ipod touch as remote/lossless/airport express/decent dac with full DNM pre-power and some CUBs?
The fact that Brennan is in the likes of the Times with his stupid face in a stupid photograph, and not in any hi fi shops (I think, I’m probably completely wrong) says it all to me.Posted 7 years agoStonerSubscriber
and Id add, he looks like he’s the kind of guy who would continue to flog old tech without making any effort to keep up with developments all the time trying to live off past the past glory of a solidly engineered bit of kit in its hayday, like Bose radios with 6 FM channels and no DAB for years and years.Posted 7 years agosteverSubscriber
It’s not quite the same as an iPod though is it. They don’t normally come with 60W amplifiers. Factor the cost of a big iPod, nice docking station and remember it still plays normal CDs, the price starts to look less speculative. The database update thing looks quite clunky, downloadable would be nice, wi-fi would be nice but then it starts to turn into a different product.
I’m not going to make a judgement on his face/haircut/future plans. I mean I’d love a Cotic Soul, but it’s not like I want to go out with Cy or anything. Anyone heard one?Posted 7 years ago
i’m working with a couple of ex B&O guys just now & they rate the high end active speakers. One of them was involved in a lot of blind testing of them during development and he said B&O speakers (with ten-bob wiring) whooped other manufacturers.
But they do cost a fair wee bit though.
But I agree, proper hi fi should look like it’s been built in a shed with excess parts from Maplins.Posted 7 years ago
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