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You can read all about it here: http://www.brennan.co.uk/
Essentially, it's a Raspberry Pi in very nice clothes with a lovely display. I have it hooked up to my DAC via Optical SPDIF and the sound quality is stunning. I have only ripped a few CDs with it so far, but the process is painless. You have a choice between FLAC or MP3. FLAC is CD quality. Once the music is ripped, you can either play it via the unit itself, or via the supplied remote, or via a web browser on a tablet, computer or other mobile device of your choice (connected to the same WIFI network). But that's not all. It also has hundreds of internet radio stations built in and best of all, there is an add-on for Google Chrome that allows you to redirect any audio playing on a PC, tablet or other mobile device to the B2 via the network (not BT so much better sound quality).
Stupidly easy to use. So far, huge smile and two thumbs up from me
When the disc is ripped to FLAC, it doesn't get any better AFAIK. Where you play those FLAC files from shouldn't matter, so really as long as the files are identical and the HIFI is the same, whether it plays from a Brennan to a DAC or your laptop to a DAC, the results ought to be the same.antonio66 wrote:I've seen the Brennan before George and wondered how it would perform in a "proper" hi fi system. It does look easy to use, I'm using a laptop with a seperate 2G hard drive, and would be interested if the sound quality of the Brennan is better. I still use the Project transport when I can since I feel the sound quality is better. Anyway pleased you're happy with your new purchase.
Tried a laptop to each via USB and thought the sound inferior to the TFS. Didn't try it for very long, I have to admit.George Hincapie wrote: whether it plays from a Brennan to a DAC or your laptop to a DAC, the results ought to be the same.