Question about USB

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  • 09-14-2008, 01:53 PM
    Question about USB
    Ok the real high end Yamaha has a USB port to plug in your thumb drive with tunes on it.
    Why can't someone make a accessory to plug into any receiver to do this??
    Shouldn't hafta spend $1500+ to get this feature IMHO.

    EX: Yamaha RX-V2700
  • 09-15-2008, 02:36 PM
    Probably because this requires something to actually play the tunes. A thumb drive by itself is just a storage medium, whereas most receivers rely on the iPod/MP3 player to actually play the tunes.
  • 09-15-2008, 03:06 PM
    That feature is also available on the Marantz SA8001 SACD player ($1K) and the Marantz SR6003 HT Receiver ($1.2K)... I suspect we'll see it become more maintstream in a few months/years as an alternative to the traditional ipod dock...
  • 09-15-2008, 05:21 PM
    Hummmm must be new technology?
    I've been outta the loop for 9yrs so I'm still learning. :o