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.
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...
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.
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.
I'm running Squeeze Box on my hacked Joggler and it's great! Web remote control as well!
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.
Last edited by salan; 21st November 2011 at 01:19 PM.
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.
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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