Dedicated hardware

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A community member asked an interesting question. “Why go to all the expense of purchasing dedicated high-end hardware to stream music when you could do the same thing with a computer?”

In fact, isn’t a dedicated piece of streaming music hardware really just a computer in a pretty high-end box?

I think the simple answer is yes, if you’re already a computer expert. Let’s face it, most of us are not.

Dedicated hardware and software have a valuable place in our technological world: ease of use. In fact, most of us are more comfortable investing in a dedicated tool or application than achieving the same thing through complex and knowledge-required alternatives.

Certainly anyone with a gallon of cream can make her own butter, but it’s certainly easier to go to the market and just buy it.