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Old 02-17-2008   #55
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Default Re: Absolute best source?

Originally Posted by LinnGuy View Post
I would check out the Linn Klimax DS. It isn't a true CD player but it uses your own CDs ripped onto a network storage device. It is then streamed wirelessly to the "digital stream player". this is why the CD-12 is discontinued.

Also, the CD is read like 18X before the final is stored. I am no expert, but it makes sense to be.
Actually, Linn discontinued the CD12, and publicly stated this, because they were running low on supply of some parts (I believe transports) so they didn't want to leave those who already owned it with it unfixable in the future.

What you are talking about is common to most servers, and is why all Meridian players and transports use high speed computer drives to read the disc multiple times to make sure they have the correct data prior to sending it to the DAC, and yes, it does make a lot of sense.
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