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Old May 26th, 2010
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It is unfortunate that you had to spend 10K when the ksystem has the potential to be as good or better than sooloos, hopefully k will wake up and upgrade music to be competitive with sooloos.
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Old May 27th, 2010
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It is unfortunate that you had to spend 10K when the ksystem has the potential to be as good or better than sooloos, hopefully k will wake up and upgrade music to be competitive with sooloos.
Frankly, if you'd ever used a Sooloos, you wouldn't say that. Sure the ksystem has the potential to be as good or better than sooloos in the same way that my son has the potential to be as good or a better swimmer than Michael Phelps. Could it happen? Sure, though since he can barely swim, it isn't likely. And, in truth, if the ksystem were only as good with music as it is with movies, that might be enough. Sooloos is so far advanced from that its amazing. In a bizarre way, kscape is lucky because for all the troubles that the lawsuits has caused them, there has been a huge benefit as well: no one else has dared openly market a competitive product. One probably doesn't need the extensive ability to find and arrange movies that Sooloos provides for music, but I think that if Meridian were able to add movie capability to the Sooloos's amazing facility to get at and into your music, it could be real competition. But maybe not. Kscape was designed by movie fans and it has an incredible interface for dealing with movies. Sooloos was designed by music fans as a way of getting deep into one's music collection. Two different things. The swim and focus features allow you to discover your music in new and different ways -- I've discovered dozens of songs on disks I already own but never listened to using those features.
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Old Jun 21st, 2010
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sigh... another
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Old Feb 6th, 2011
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Any news on this matter? I am particularly interested in possibility of streaming audio (eg. Sonos).
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Old Feb 6th, 2011
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Not long ago I was told that improvements to the audio side of K were "in the works," but I've heard nothing since that comment. I do expect we will see improvements, but I've heard nothing official (nor unofficial for that matter) regarding when that will happen.


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Old Feb 6th, 2011
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While it would be nice to have some improvements- Im not sure there is much in the way of cost/ benefit to K to do it.
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Old Feb 6th, 2011
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I would think that although Kaleidescape may not be able to charge much more for any audio improvements in their already expensive line of hardware, it might just make the product more appealing to a wider audience. I have read on some sites that "K-systems" were not recommended for serious listeners of music. In that regard, it was recommend that one consider the Meridian systems. Seeing how good K is with videos, I would believe that a few software tweaks could go a long way...



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Old Feb 7th, 2011
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What software tweaks would you recommend then?

As for the sonics, I will tell you that K doesn't make it easy but if you use either the coax or toshlink outputs you will get bit for bit accurate performance.

I don't think I know anyone whose bought a K system because of the music capability. While its nice to have, and Im glad to have it, the big draw I think is the video side.
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Old Feb 7th, 2011
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What software tweaks would you recommend then?

As for the sonics, I will tell you that K doesn't make it easy but if you use either the coax or toshlink outputs you will get bit for bit accurate performance.

I don't think I know anyone whose bought a K system because of the music capability. While its nice to have, and Im glad to have it, the big draw I think is the video side.
I would like to have wireless/wired streaming audio, similar to what Sonos and other brands offer at a reasonable price. The cheapest way for K is to make the audio content available so it can be downloaded by a Sonos or equiv. system.

The music player they offer now is out of date. Multiroom with cables is no longer acceptable. I want ONE system offering the best audio/video distribution possible.
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Old Feb 7th, 2011
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Im sure they will read this and Ill say that Id like that also but I wouldn't likely spend the money on such a setup as I have the older wired, multi room setup- but for new business I think it would be smart. It would also be nice to be able to access music on NAS and play/decode itunes bought content, and also have things like Rhapsody and Pandora. But- like I said- I think K can make a business case for Blu Ray- without BR ability I think they would be in trouble in the long run- but I really don't think they will lose sales because their music system isn't the absolute best. FWIW, I think its pretty good as it is now but yes, there is room for improvement. Also in the interface. I like what Sooloos is doing there.
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