iPod Hi-Fi http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipod-hi-fi/news en-GB Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming http://www.stuff.tv/ipod-hi-fi/peaq-latest-hi-fi-maker-support-caskeid-audiophile-quality-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The German manufacturer joins Pure and Onkyo by including the Sonos-beating streaming technology in future products </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming" alt="Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/peaq-munet.jpg?1397228887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>German AV kit maker Peaq Audio has joined Pure and Onkyo as a licensee of Caskeid, the wireless streaming technology that works a lot like Sonos &ndash; except that it supports the sort of lossless sound quality that&rsquo;ll have audiophiles joyfully weeping into their collection of first-pressing Charles Mingus LPs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Peaq will feature the technology in a new range of Munet streaming systems which will not only be compatible with each other but with any other product supporting Caskeid. Pure Digital (owned by Caskeid creator Imagination Technologies) and Japanese hi-fi maker Onkyo have already announced that they&rsquo;ll be bringing the tech to future products. This makes Caskeid doubly interesting, because not only does it claim to offer higher audio quality than its rivals, it&rsquo;s also able to offer cross-brand support. So you could have a house filled with products made by different companies and stream the same music to all of them simultaneously using Caskeid.</p> <p>Sadly, for those of us in the UK, Peaq won&rsquo;t be one of the brands; its products aren&rsquo;t sold outside Germany and Austria. But we&rsquo;d be very surprised if we don&rsquo;t hear about more audio gear makers jumping onto the Caskeid bandwagon soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/30-greatest-audiophile-albums/feature">30 essential albums for audiophiles</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed/" frameborder="0" width="300" height="100"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Caskeid works across several brands&#039; products, unlike Sonos or Airplay" alt="Caskeid works across several brands&#039; products, unlike Sonos or Airplay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/caskeid_0.jpg?1397228887" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ipod-hi-fi/peaq-latest-hi-fi-maker-support-caskeid-audiophile-quality-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hi-Fi & Streaming iPod Hi-Fi Onkyo Pure Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:22:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435282 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPod Hi-Fi http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipod-hi-fi/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s own hi-fi dock for the iPod should be the mutt’s nuts… shouldn’t it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="609" height="454" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipod-hi-fi-side_0_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s taken long enough, but Apple has finally reacted to the plethora of ‘for iPod’ speaker systems lining not only high-street shops, but also its own online store. So, people, all hail the Apple Hi-Fi. </p> <p>Surprisingly for a product from the makers of the beautiful iMac, cute Mac mini, and iconic iPod, the Hi-Fi looks either plain or plain ugly, depending on your mood. </p> <p>Apple supplies a remote, and also includes an analogue/digital optical input – but curiously, there’s no video out. </p> <p>‘Portable’? Ha!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Judged not only by its maker’s high standards, but also by its leading rivals’ efforts, this system is neither Apple nor hi-fi. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/apple-ipod-hi-fi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipod-hi-fi/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipod-hi-fi/review#comments Apple Docks and Speakers iPod Hi-Fi Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3506 at http://www.stuff.tv