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Does anyone know of a receiver/amp which has an RF remote? I currently have my Squeezebox/receiver in a room other than where the speakers are and I would rather not install an in-line volume control (would require cutting tile which I really don't want to do). I know I could get an IR/RF repeater setup but would rather just use an RF-enabled solution from the start.
Not sure about receivers, but you do have two other choices:
RF universal remote - Logitech Harmony has a couple models
Wireless Remote Extender - See Ratshack link below:
I know it's been a while since you posted this, however it's still worth mentioning there are more than one option now. Most notably, the George from Chestnut Hill: will allow you to control volume thru walls about 25 - 30' away. it has an 1/8" aux input.
i have been suggesting and spec'ing these to customers who want to make a Sonos-esque WHA audio solution using apple airport expresses , an iPodTouch & remote buddy as UI to control media playback from Mac remotely via WAN. Vol ctrl to each zone can be indep. if using AirFoil on Mac from Rogue Amoeba to stream any music/input to any/all airport express. Airport Express and George in a zone that has no stereo or amplified speakers, and customers are willing to pay the extra price b/c of its other features and portability.
For $100 less than the George, you could buy a Duet. Use the Squeezebox Controller as your RF remote (works through walls and gives you immediate feedback), and then use the Squeezebox Receiver someplace else, or sell it. Or wait and buy the Controller alone for $200 less than a George. Or, for about the same price as the Controller, get a wifi device (Windows Mobile, Nokia N800, or even a Palm PDA) and use the Handheld web UI.
 I have a Palm TX that I use occasionally, but its web browser is second rate (maybe third rate) -- Mozilla on the Nokia or IE on Windows Mobile should be much better, though neither will probably be as good for common tasks as the Squeezebox Controller. The Controller has a more responsive UI than the SqueezeCenter web interface, and can easily be used with one hand.
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