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    Need recommendation to replace dead classic 3

    One of my classic 3 devices has died. I would prefer not to buy used Logitech slimdevices product given the prices for them and the uncertainty of their longevity. With that I am looking to start introducing other hardware alternative that will work with my current squeezebox eco system.

    Any suggestions? I could with direction build something but also wondering about any built out kits?

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by froth View Post
    One of my classic 3 devices has died. I would prefer not to buy used Logitech slimdevices product given the prices for them and the uncertainty of their longevity. With that I am looking to start introducing other hardware alternative that will work with my current squeezebox eco system.

    Any suggestions? I could with direction build something but also wondering about any built out kits?

    Thanks


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    The obvious choice is a RaspberryPi based player. Combine a RaspberryPi, official screen (if desired), I/O hat (plug-in card to the RPi)- can get something to provide Audio out like HiFiBerry DAC+, provide digital interface to external DAC (or to home-theater receiver) like the HiFiBerry Digi+. I use PiCorePlayer - can download the image to the microSD card, and it provides a full featured Squeezebox player (and can even install LMS and run it on the RPi too). There are a lot of variations, but I have two fully integrated players into my Squeezebox eco-system with the unique features I want. PiCorePlayer is well supported on this forum, and they continue to improve it.

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    I'll second the RPi recommendation, currently using an RPi for my LMS, fortunately all of my Squeezeboxen are still working well, but will definitely go the RPi route if I ever need to expand or replace one of my receivers.
    "You know, I'm all for progress. It's change I object to."
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    5 Receivers, 1 Boom, 2 Radios, 1 Controller, 1 iPhone & 1 iPad w/iPeng & Squeezebox Apps, 1 Android phone w/Squeezer

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    Thanks guys. I will look into building out a RPi player.


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    Here is an Amazon parts list:



    And, here are instructions: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...iFiBerry-board
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    SonicOrbiter SE

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    The Rpi looks like the most cost effective way if one knows how to assemble some parts and install the firmware/software. I have seen some for sell already built and tested for like an additional $75 over the price of parts (currently can't find the link).

    Most of the available commercial network music players worth having in a stereo system start around $300 and go into the thousands plus one still needs a DAC, for example the $298 SonicOrbiter SE. But on the up side several of these new more expensive NMP are ROON Certified if that is a direction one wishes to build toward in the future.

    Of course there is still a small supply of brand new old stock Transporter SE units for sell if one wants a brand new Slim Devices NMP. When looking at used Squeezeboxen on the Internet and not knowing their actual condition or how much they have been used, a brand new Transporter SE for $499 is not a bad deal considering one doesn't have to build it or buy a DAC, plus the bonus of keeping everything Slim Devices.
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    iPhone, good to see you back mate! You were a stalwart of these forums and a fount of knowledge for a long time and then just disappeared. Iwas a bit worried something serious had happened. I won't ask where you went! Looking forward to your continued participation...
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