I've never thought of the Victor Stream's audio as being "muffled"...having 
said this, I think of it more like the sound of a 6-transistor radio!  If you 
plug it into a good speaker or a good set of headphones, you do get a pretty 
good sound!  But no...if I'm going to listen to any music on that thing, I'd 
much prefer an external speaker or headphones!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of Dane 
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 5:34 PM
To: PC Audio Discussion List <pc-audio@pc-audio.org>
Subject: Re: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation

I just shake my head though when it comes to that muffled speaker for 
audio, all my phones do far better than what the Stream does but then 
again audio has always been a problem with the Stream.

The handling of multiple format files - for recording as well as 
playback - is a welcom addition and - at the very least - the quality of 
audio from the headphones jack seems to be quite acceptable.

On 2/05/2017 2:41 AM, Evan Reese wrote:
> As to slow downloading of data, I have noticed with ours, and those of 
> some friends, that it doesn't seem to have a great wi-fi transceiver 
> in it. Even when I'm close to my router, it usually says that 
> reception is poor.
> Other than that, you are right, a lot of functionality in that little 
> package.
> Evan
> -----Original Message----- From: Dane Trethowan
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 10:24 AM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List
> Subject: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
> Hi!
> I just bought one of these units and would like to make comment on my
> purchase.
> Firstly I think that the unit does a brilliant job for what it is in
> most respects.
> The sound from the internal speaker is a little muffled however - having
> already heard a VR Stream - I was already prepared for this, a bit of an
> annoyance one might say so to overcome this I use a small BUniden
> hand-held amplified battery speaker I've had for years, cost me $25
> about 7 years ago, pity the Stream doesn't have Bluetooth but I guess a
> product can't have everythint.
> Now I don't know whether this is my unit in particular but I have
> noticed that the downloading of data seems to be incredibly slow
> compared to other devices I have on my network, I used the "Check for
> Updates" function and - according to that - the firmware is up to date,
> well at least the data does get downloaded I guess.
> There's a hell of a lot of functionality packed into the VR Stream box
> and a lot of this - such as the Internet Radio, podcasts and so forth -
> I won't bother using - given I already have better solutions for that
> sort of thing - but for those who don't the VR Stream provides a great
> entry level to the world of Internet Radio and Podcasting.
> Getting online with the Vision Australia library was a snap so I
> downlaoded a couple of books.
> Again, I have other Apps and so forth which I prefer to use myself but
> the Stream is convenient for reading, no doubt about that even though I
> read all my newspapers these days straight from the web site its good to
> know I have a reliable backup.


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