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#270912 - 2017-12-20 15:27 Cambridge CXN vs MC200
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Hello all,

I'm at the point where I want to ditch my Logitech Squeezebox Touch and get a dedicated streamer where I don't have to leave my PC on all the time to listen to music. The 2 options I'm looking at is a Meridian MC200 which has an internal HDD and would pair nicely to my G68 or I was looking at the Cambridge CXN which will cost me less new vs a second hand MC200. I like the fact that you can stream internet radio on the CXN... I dont know if you can on the MC200 and from what I'm reading the Cambridge sounds awesome. I'm on their site and they are coming out with a version 2 in the new year.

My question is what would you go with. I plan on connecting via digital coax. Would I hear better sound from the CXN if the ad/da is being done by the G68 since its getting old or would you go with the MC200. The CXN doesn't have an internal HDD but you can connect one via its USB port on the back and I have plenty of hdd's laying around to facilitate that. Any suggestions, thoughts, concerns welcome.

Sincerely,
Steve


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#270914 - 2017-12-20 15:55 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Hi Steve

Your Squeezebox allows you to run it as a server and attach a hard drive. (just in case this had passed you by)

Squeezebox Wiki Link

Cheers
Tom


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#270915 - 2017-12-20 16:01 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Hi Tom,

I tried to connect a HDD to the squeeze but it didn't work. I don't know if it needs to be powered because the one that I had was USB powered.

Steve


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#270920 - 2017-12-20 16:59 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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You can stream internet radio very easily with the MC200.
Internet radio is part of the Sooloos software package.


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#270921 - 2017-12-20 17:03 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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You need Logitech Media Server running on a suitable device.

I run my SBT from a Netgear ReadyNAS without issue (which eliminates the need for a Mac/PC).

You can also install Logitech Media Server (LMS) on...

MacOS,
Windows Home Server (WHS),
Debian/Ubuntu Linux,
Linux RPM, or,
Perl.

Personally; you can get a really good deal on the HP Microserver Gen10 - then install WHS/LMS.


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#270925 - 2017-12-20 22:19 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: spinaltap]
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There is a built in server on the touch which may be suitable (check the link). The requirement was to avoid an external pc\server.

Cheers
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#270929 - 2017-12-21 06:28 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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The Meridian MC200 is such an easy plug, play and forget machine and Sooloos works just great. Always and reliable, no fuss. Go for the 1 TB version. By adding an additional end point starting from MS200, MS600 to ID41 you will upgrade the sound significantly.

Cheers!


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#270940 - 2017-12-21 14:34 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Originally Posted By GMT
Your Squeezebox allows you to run it as a server and attach a hard drive. (just in case this had passed you by)

Squeezebox Wiki Link
Thanks Tom! I will get a powered HDD and give that a shot. You may have just saved me $1000 smile


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#270959 - 2017-12-21 23:18 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Tom,

Do you know if the SBT will read NTFS drives or does it have to be FAT32.

Steve


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#270961 - 2017-12-21 23:30 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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According to the following link, these formats are supported:

FAT16
FAT32
NTFS
ext2/ext3

Squeezebox_Touch_-_USB_Compatibility

I have only used the server with an SD card when I needed to take a source to demo some speakers, which worked well.

Cheers
Tom


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#270963 - 2017-12-21 23:43 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Hopefully 3rd time is the charm. My drive was formatted with exfat so I reformatted it to NTFS and copied some music. Going to plug it in. smile


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#270965 - 2017-12-22 00:04 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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It might also be worth considering a NAS drive and an MS200, around the same price with better upgrade options and you could run Roon off that too.


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#270967 - 2017-12-22 08:02 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Good luck and let us know how you get on. I will do some testing this end if it fails.

Cheers
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#270972 - 2017-12-22 12:15 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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I tried 2 drives. One was a 3TB and the other a 1TB western digital my book. The 1TB was seen by the SBT but I could not browse the drive from the screen or anything. I’m wondering if I have to format the drives fat32 vs ntfs since that is a more common format.


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#270973 - 2017-12-22 12:48 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Have you started the local server?


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#270977 - 2017-12-22 14:15 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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On the SBT itself?


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#270978 - 2017-12-22 15:52 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Yes - (I'm not in front of mine now - will be home soon though!)

Cheers
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#270981 - 2017-12-22 17:20 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Hi

To start the built in server, complete the following:
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Squeezebox Server
  • Start Logitech Media Server
  • OK (I have an error message at this point as I don't have a hard drive attached, so it may be a differnet choice or message)
Cheers
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#270984 - 2017-12-22 19:40 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Going to try it now.


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#270985 - 2017-12-22 19:53 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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That worked Tom. Thank you!


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#270986 - 2017-12-22 20:01 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Tom - Can you tell me if the SBT will turn off the HDD when you turn off the player eventually.


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#270987 - 2017-12-22 20:21 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Hi - That's good news. If you have external power to the hard drive, I think it's unlikely that the hard drive will turn off when you power down the Touch. You could use a remote plug to power down the squeezebox and hard drive simultaneously . From my limited reading (last few mins) it sounds like a hard drive that sleeps may not be the best option. What is your ideal use scenario?

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Edited by GMT; 2017-12-22 20:22.
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#270989 - 2017-12-22 21:04 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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I think the only solution is to eject the HDD from the SBT and once its been ejected I will unplug the HDD which will be a pain and I don't know if it will have to catalog the music each time I do that.

Steve


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#270990 - 2017-12-22 22:33 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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I'll see what I can find out. I don't think you will need to rebuild the catalogue each time as there was a wipe and scan option (which suggests it remembers stuff)

Cheers
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#270991 - 2017-12-22 22:42 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Thanks Tom smile


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#270992 - 2017-12-23 02:32 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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OK - You don't need to rebuild the database every time you power on the USB and touch. There is a Logitech Media Server database which is stored on the squeezebox touch and updates. Whilst trying to find more about powering down orders etc I read a few comments that said the local server is a bit flakey. With this in mind I would recommend running the touch and hard drive for a few days just to see if it is stable enough to warrant spending more time and/or money in improving its shutdown process. If you can live with it for a couple of weeks then it is worth taking further. Hope that makes some sort of sense.

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#270993 - 2017-12-23 03:41 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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I'm waiting for it to scan the whole drive and catalog the music. Its painfully slow compared to the PC. I cant even get any audio to play through the G68. I don't know if it has to finish scanning the drive but if the speed is going to be this slow I will abandon it and get a Meridian MC200 or the Cambridge. I like the fact that the Cambridge is a stand alone device and I can use it on any system. I don't know if the MC200 has to be used with a Meridian system.

Steve


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#270995 - 2017-12-23 05:05 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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MC200 has analogue and digital coax output so can be used in any system. I’ve had it plugged directly into a power amp and used the variable output to control volume.


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#271000 - 2017-12-23 10:57 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Bee]
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Hi Steve

Just out of interest, do you any streaming services and would you like to use MQA on the near future. The MC200 would give you the one box solution but there may be other ways of getting to your final goal.

E.g. just use the squeezebox and tidal (assuming the vast bulk of your music is on tidal) for now and wait out for developments.

Cheers
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#271021 - 2017-12-24 04:06 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: GMT]
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Tom - I don’t think I will ever listen to MQA because of its expense. I’m hoping that Astell&Kern will update their players so I can take advantage of it since I have one. I used to have Tidal but have cancelled it due to the cost. I just buy an album here and there now and mostly stream my music collection since I have 10K songs.

I was looking at Roon like others have suggested but $499 for a lifetime subscription? Seems excessive. I have never used it so I really don’t want to be negative about it. Maybe the best option is to use a QNAP server and a Meridian MS200 so I’m not bound to whatever capacity is in a MC200.


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#271024 - 2017-12-24 08:03 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Try Roon properly or go visit someone who has it. There is a difference between cost and the value of what it could bring to your relationship with your collection.

Looking at it now, Roon lIfetime is the cheapest thing I ever bought. I have lost so much more on equipment I can’t use anymore or has no real re sale value. Roon just gets better on a regular basis.

Tidal also saves me a fortune, I can dip into practically any music I want in decent quality. Something that would be impossible without streaming and it’s all integrated beautifully.

Thoughts, Chris


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#271025 - 2017-12-24 08:53 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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The OP clearly stated that he didn’t want to have his PC switched on in order to use SBT: so advocating Roon doesn’t solve his problem.

A suitable NAS running LMS is cheaper than an MC200 or Cambridge CXN.


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#271026 - 2017-12-24 08:59 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: spinaltap]
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Isn’t having a NAS running continuously the same as having a PC running, or are you suggesting the NAS is powered down when not being used?

I agree with Chris and would recommend Roon on a NUC running the ROCK OS which is free to download and install.


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#271057 - 2017-12-24 22:42 Re: Cambridge CXN vs MC200 [Re: Ratbert]
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Registered: 2012-03-21
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Loc: Detroit, Michigan, USA
I don’t mind having a NAS run 24/7 because I can put that in the basement and I won’t hear it but the PC is in my office.


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