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    Sending SB Touch audio to a receiver 30 feet away without an audio cable.

    I have a SB Touch that I use to play Rhapsody (Napster). It is currently in my AV closet but I would like to put it in my living room. The problem is that I do not want to run any cables to my AV closet to carry the sound. I do have Ethernet in the location I want the Touch to go.

    I have a couple ideas:

    1. Get Bluetooth dongles for the Touch and the receiver and hope the connection is stable.

    2. Hack together an audio over IP solution using Raspberry Pis. Looks like it can be done but would take a lot of time.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? Rhapsody requires real Squeezebox hardware so a remote player based on Raspberry Pi etc. will not work.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewSB View Post
    I have a SB Touch that I use to play Rhapsody (Napster). It is currently in my AV closet but I would like to put it in my living room. The problem is that I do not want to run any cables to my AV closet to carry the sound. I do have Ethernet in the location I want the Touch to go.

    I have a couple ideas:

    1. Get Bluetooth dongles for the Touch and the receiver and hope the connection is stable.

    2. Hack together an audio over IP solution using Raspberry Pis. Looks like it can be done but would take a lot of time.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? Rhapsody requires real Squeezebox hardware so a remote player based on Raspberry Pi etc. will not work.

    Thanks
    Doubt you'd ever get a BT dongle to work in the Touch.
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    A sidestep from your original Idea , get a good iPad or android tablet and run some good controll app and keep the player in the closet .
    Or if you have a spare Touch chose the other Touch as player and controll it that way .
    Many miss the radio and Touch ability to act as controllers for other players just like the old squeezebox controller...

    Otherwise some analog to radio kind of dongle ? They existed a while , but they are not so hifi afaik ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    A sidestep from your original Idea , get a good iPad or android tablet and run some good controll app and keep the player in the closet .
    Or if you have a spare Touch chose the other Touch as player and controll it that way .
    Many miss the radio and Touch ability to act as controllers for other players just like the old squeezebox controller...

    Otherwise some analog to radio kind of dongle ? They existed a while , but they are not so hifi afaik ?
    There are still wireless dongles but I live in a very dense area and I've had bad experiences with those solutions.

    The tablet idea is interesting. I have an old Nexus 7 with a dock that I could use as a front-end.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Doubt you'd ever get a BT dongle to work in the Touch.
    It looks like there are RCA audio to bluetooth dongles so I would think it would work as long as the signal is stable. It wouldn't need to know anything about the Touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewSB View Post
    It looks like there are RCA audio to bluetooth dongles so I would think it would work as long as the signal is stable. It wouldn't need to know anything about the Touch.
    Oh yes ... that might work! Note that BT transmission is very short (10m max, and is affected by walls, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    A sidestep from your original Idea , get a good iPad or android tablet and run some good controll app and keep the player in the closet .
    Or if you have a spare Touch chose the other Touch as player and controll it that way .
    Many miss the radio and Touch ability to act as controllers for other players just like the old squeezebox controller...

    Otherwise some analog to radio kind of dongle ? They existed a while , but they are not so hifi afaik ?
    I agree - keep player in the hi-fi closet and use other controller approach (iPhone w/ iPeng, Android w/ android controller app), OR look for used 2nd Touch, SB3/Classic or Squeezebox Receiver to place in the closet.

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    Google says: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/wireless-p...nsmitter-a24gu

    There are plenty of other options.

    http://www.ebay.com/gds/The-3-Best-A...7630734/g.html

    But I would still move the Touch and find an external controller
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewSB View Post
    I have a SB Touch that I use to play Rhapsody (Napster). It is currently in my AV closet but I would like to put it in my living room. The problem is that I do not want to run any cables to my AV closet to carry the sound. I do have Ethernet in the location I want the Touch to go.

    I have a couple ideas:

    1. Get Bluetooth dongles for the Touch and the receiver and hope the connection is stable.

    2. Hack together an audio over IP solution using Raspberry Pis. Looks like it can be done but would take a lot of time.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? Rhapsody requires real Squeezebox hardware so a remote player based on Raspberry Pi etc. will not work.

    Thanks
    Would a Google Audio Chromecast and a suitable app (Squeeze Ctrl) work with Rhapsody?

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    Also Bluetooth audio transmitters: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...ref=mp_s_a_1_4

    Add a Bluetooth audio demux the other end.

    Search for "wireless subwoofer link". That seems to be the most common domestic use.
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