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    wifi audio system

    I'm looking to replace our old CD player in the front room. I'm not actually after a cd player now as all our CDs are on a NAS so I'm after some kind of audio centre that can play music over the network, Bluetooth or an ipod dock, and a great sound. Would be good if it could play internet radio too. Never looked for something like this before so an suggestions would be good.

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    There's really two choices here: Squeezebox, or wrong.

    I've 2, including a pre-logitech v1 from ~10 years ago which is still getting use. Few smoothie people have em, all seem happy. Rich the local audiophile has a couple, Lawrence has patched his to have a larger clock to cope with duff eyesight, Pete is running the server off a NAS...

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    The Sonos stuff is amazing, but eye wateringly expensive, Squeezbox is the next best. Richer Sound are quite good for this stuff and you can have a play with it all.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! This little rude boy looks ideal!

    Logitech UK - Bundle: Squeezebox Touch Speaker System Z523

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    if you're spending that much money, then you are in Sonos territory for either a Play:3 or if you already have speakers and an amp then the Connect. I really would recommend going and having a listen and play with both the Squeezebox and the Sonos, both are great but slightly different.

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    this is on my amazon wishlist: Sonos Zoneplayer S5 Black Starter Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    £379.98

    no idea what it actually sounds like but the reviews look good.

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    Lots of goodies from Logitech:

    Logitech Wireless Adapter bundle

    Logitech UK - Squeezebox

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    I'm running Squeeze Box on my hacked Joggler and it's great! Web remote control as well!

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    Has anyone any knowledge of this box:
    Logitech Squeezebox Receiver - Network Audio Player
    Logitech Squeezebox Receiver - Network Audio Player (930-000041) - dabs.com
    I want something to connect to my Bose lifestyle system.
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    Looks like half a "duo" - logitech did a squeezebox for a while where all the display etc. was on the remote, and the bit that made the noise was "headless".

    Still perfectly useable I would have thought (never had a duo) - if you are willing to control what you listen to from the server, either via web interface, or droid/iphone app.

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    Thanks.
    If you have any other suggestions?
    I have my music repository on my NAS's and it would be nice to be able to play them through the Bose system. I did think of making a 'myth ubuntu box up but its not really what I am after. The NAS's have media servers built in and can be seen by itunes etc already,Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Looks like half a "duo" - logitech did a squeezebox for a while where all the display etc. was on the remote, and the bit that made the noise was "headless".

    Still perfectly useable I would have thought (never had a duo) - if you are willing to control what you listen to from the server, either via web interface, or droid/iphone app.
    As my my missus will (most likely) be using it more then I am, an interface on the system is defiantly a must. She does have an iPhone 4 but she prefers a tangible interface on a device. Trying to get her to use the XBMC remote for my media centre was a mission and no mistake!



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