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Sony NAS-C5E Gigajuke™ Wireless Music Station - NEW £79.98 Delivered @ Argos Ebay Clearance Items

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Next cheapest appears to be £139.99 at Hughes Direct Looks like a great bargain...69 (dude) available at time of posting. 2 x 10 watts. 6 line LCD display. Built-in clock/timer. Full ran… Read More
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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Next cheapest appears to be £139.99 at Hughes Direct

Looks like a great bargain...69 (dude) available at time of posting.

2 x 10 watts.
6 line LCD display.
Built-in clock/timer.
Full range bass reflex speakers.
Wireless music station that can easily be paired with the Gigajuke music server (NAS-S500) to create a multi-room audio experience. Access the full main library and play any song or album stored on the server plus music wirelessly from your PC.
Wireless LAN built in for easy connection to the Gigajuke music server.
Enjoy full control of server content from the 2.5in 6 line full dot display.
Wooded cabinet for natural Hi-Fi sound.
x-DJ automatically creates themed playlists for any occasion.
Use Music Surfin to sort through tracks at the touch of a button. Pull songs from the same artist.
Long stroke duct for powerful bass sound.
Enjoy thousands of stations through LIVE365 Internet radio.
Headphone socket.
Size (H)12, (W)34, (D)21cm.
- flintstone
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#1
BTW...seems that you don't need a Gigajuke Server to use with this...it can be configured to stream from your computer (or any DNLA-compliant server)
#4
Yes the overall review is for the NAS-SC55PKE, however the page i've linked to is a mini review of the C5E.
#5
i had this a while ago, terrible machine, wireless was a nightmare to connect to and the remote does not do even half the things you need it to do other than the bare minimum so sent it back to play
#6
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster. Get a Joggler, hack it to run Squeezeplay, connect it to a pair of Creative T10 or T20 speakers & you won't look back!
banned#7
Looks like a great bargain...69 (dude) available at time of posting.

Excellent!

Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster

Bogus.
banned#8
Can you connect normal radio stations too? I want to be able to listen our local station minster fm
#10
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster. Get a Joggler, hack it to run Squeezeplay, connect it to a pair of Creative T10 or T20 speakers & you won't look back!


Carry on, is this easy and cheap? And more importantly, reliable?
#11
Anarchist
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster
Bogus.

Are you saying it does play FLAC ? I have to admit that would be a deal buster for me if it didn't.
#12
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster


looool. that's right, because normal people rip to flac...
#13
Presumably you can't just plug in an external storage 500 GB drive into this and it detects all music stored on the drive?
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tmb
Presumably you can't just plug in an external storage 500 GB drive into this and it detects all music stored on the drive?


No...it's doesn't have a usb input...wireless streaming from PC or DNLA-compliant NAS, or connecting something via audio lead are the options I think.

Edited By: Lupeto on Sep 06, 2010 09:46: edit
#15

That doesn't even have speakers built-in so it cannot be an alternative as it requires a home cinema unit or similar to connect to.
#16
hotuklols
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster


looool. that's right, because normal people rip to flac...


Of course they do. Why settle for anything less than top quality now that storage is not an issue?
#17
if you only wanted top quality you would not stream flac to 2 x 10w speakers though ;)
#18
mr.potato_head
hotuklols
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster


looool. that's right, because normal people rip to flac...


Of course they do. Why settle for anything less than top quality now that storage is not an issue?

Either way it's not an issue if you're NAS/DLNA compliant device can transcode, which most can these days.
#19
Sony have disappointed me with their PC connectivity from consumer devices in my experience - I talk about minidisc units with USB and my audio NAS-CZ1 which claims DLNA compliance but only works with their shoddy software. Lack of firmware updates, and not a care for bugs.

I would avoid.
#20
Sid Harper
Sony have disappointed me with their PC connectivity from consumer devices in my experience - I talk about minidisc units with USB and my audio NAS-CZ1 which claims DLNA compliance but only works with their shoddy software. Lack of firmware updates, and not a care for bugs.I would avoid.

Apple are the worst
#21
garlik_bread
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster. Get a Joggler, hack it to run Squeezeplay, connect it to a pair of Creative T10 or T20 speakers & you won't look back!


Carry on, is this easy and cheap? And more importantly, reliable?


Head for http://www.joggler.info/forum/ - pick up a Joggler on ebay for about 60 quid, hack it to run Squeezeplay & you'll have a very nice touch-screen media player which you can connect to your hi-fi or powered speakers.

Edited By: dwl99 on Sep 06, 2010 11:25: ss
#22
smashed
if you only wanted top quality you would not stream flac to 2 x 10w speakers though ;)

No, but you can connect the Joggler to your hi-fi. I only mentioned the speakers to make it comparable to the Sony which has speakers.
#23
That Phillips one mentioned looks decent, doesn't have built in speakers but a lot of people will be connecting these to an amp anyway.
#24
I've had a couple of Sony wireless music streamers and they have been the most complicated, slow and tempermental units to use. It's a reasonable price for what it is but you'll probably get bored of using it.

Steve
#25
I used to have an internet radio that also streamed music but I got rid of it because it was a complete pain navigating about my collection with a selection of tiny buttons & knobs. A touch-screen device is the way to go!
#26
dwl99
garlik_bread
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster. Get a Joggler, hack it to run Squeezeplay, connect it to a pair of Creative T10 or T20 speakers & you won't look back!
Carry on, is this easy and cheap? And more importantly, reliable?
Head forhttp://www.joggler.info/forum/ - pick up a Joggler on ebay for about 60 quid, hack it to run Squeezeplay & you'll have a very nice touch-screen media player which you can connect to your hi-fi or powered speakers.

Thanks for the heads up on the Joggler. Just been reading about the Jogglers and whilst it looks REALLY good, I've read that some people found the Joggler unreliable and returned them to O2 which might explain why O2 have stopped selling them.
As such it makes a £60 Joggler purchase on Ebay a little risky, which is a shame.
#27

After having an older version of this I would avoid this like the plague.
#28
mr.potato_head
Of course they do. Why settle for anything less than top quality now that storage is not an issue?


Barely anyone uses FLAC. That's pretty much solid fact given it's not supported on the entire iPod line or Microsoft's Zune or a whole host of other MP3 and other music players. There's not really any good reason to use it, there's no quality difference between FLAC and other lossless formats and there aren't any players out there that only support FLAC (while the majority don't support FLAC at all). The only thing it's got going for it is this weird geeky kudos thing, like using FLAC is a sign that a) you're an audiophile, and b) you known what you're talking about. In reality it means neither.

MP3 HD is the smart choice. Quality is no different than FLAC, WMA Lossless or Apple Lossless, but it's supported by every device that plays MP3s (which is pretty much... every digital music player out there?). Why use anything else?

Edited By: satchef1 on Sep 06, 2010 12:29: Typos
#29
dwl99
Doesn't appear to play flac - dealbuster. Get a Joggler, hack it to run Squeezeplay, connect it to a pair of Creative T10 or T20 speakers & you won't look back!


You really think FLAC would make a difference coming from a pair of T20s? *shakes head*
#30
satchef1
mr.potato_head
Of course they do. Why settle for anything less than top quality now that storage is not an issue?


Barely anyone uses FLAC. That's pretty much solid fact given it's not supported on the entire iPod line or Microsoft's Zune or a whole host of other MP3 and other music players. There's not really any good reason to use it, there's no quality difference between FLAC and other lossless formats and there aren't any players out there that only support FLAC (while the majority don't support FLAC at all). The only thing it's got going for it is this weird geeky kudos thing, like using FLAC is a sign that a) you're an audiophile, and b) you known what you're talking about. In reality it means neither.

MP3 HD is the smart choice. Quality is no different than FLAC, WMA Lossless or Apple Lossless, but it's supported by every device that plays MP3s (which is pretty much... every digital music player out there?). Why use anything else?


But as far as I can see, none of the formats you mention are supported by this device either. apart from MP3 HD. I tend to my files as Apple lossless so for me this wouldn't be a worthwile device as converting to another format would take far more time than I have.

Not aware of the MP3 HD format so will check that out, cheers. My comments were aimed more at lossless formats in general. To me, compressing to normal mp3 distracts me from the music and makes me focus more on sound quality but hey, that might just be me.
#31
Lossless WMA should work, generally if a device supports WMA it supports the lossless variant too (lossless basically just means "high bit-rate" anyway, roughly 500-900kbps instead of the normal ~256kbps).

Still, pretty shoddy file support for sure.

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