One fun thing I like to do with Slacker is create a custom station by searching for some artists I like, then instead of adding the known artists to the station, I use the similar artists list and only add those I have never heard of. So the station is seeded only with unknown artists similar to artists I like. Makes for some interesting discovery!
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2011-12-01, 22:03 #41Sue
"If you're happy and you know it turn the volume up and blow it out."
1 Touch | 2 Booms | 2 Radios | 1 Duet | 1 SB2
HP MediaSmart EX470 | Logitech Media Server 7.7.2 | iPhone & iPad w/ iPeng
Find me on Last.FM | Twitter | Rhapsody
My Journey to Musical Bliss | Squeezebox is Dead. Long Live Squeezebox.
2011-12-10, 13:59 #42
MOG for me. Pretty good for $5.00 a month.
cubdogBel Canto M300 mono blocks
Bel Canto DAC1.5
Klipsch CF3 version 1
2011-12-11, 13:52 #43
I have been with Last.FM for about a year now and it works great and gives me nice unheard of artist (to me) since I do not listen to the radio much now days, not that their are stations that play music that I enjoy anywaySlim Device Transporter wirelessly connected
Pioneer Elite VSX-81TX Optimus LS3's
2nd SqueezeBox 3 Wirelessly connected (Bedroom)
Pioneer VSX 520K Optimus LX5's
3rd SqueezeBox 3 Wirelessly connected (MediaRoom)
Pioneer VSX 510 Optimus LX5's
4th Squeezebox Touch Wirelessly connected (livingroom)
Integra ADM 2.1 Teac MKII EQ Fluance SX
Server (In garage)
running on P4 3.0 GHz 2 gig ram
Windows XP (Sp3)
350 Xternal gigHD
Verizon Fios wireless router w/HG antana
2011-12-11, 18:35 #44
2011-12-11, 18:41 #45
Location 1: VortexBox Appliance 6TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet)
- Join Date
- May 2008
- United States
Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.7.2 > SqueezePlay
Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
Controllers: iPhone4S (iPeng), iPad2 (iPengHD & SqueezePad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.7 on Win7(64) laptop
Ripping (FLAC) - dbpoweramp, Tagging - mp3tag, Spotify
2011-12-11, 20:47 #46
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Washington, DC
I subscribed to Rhapsody for about 9 or 10 years and enjoyed it tremendously. I cancelled it a couple months ago only because now that I'm married with kids I don't use it enough (less free time).
I found the related/similar artist browsing features very helpful, and generally found their catalog quite adequate for my preferences. I always found the sound quality excellent, but then my equipment is more mid-fi than hi-fi. The feeling of freedom to explore virtually any music and any genre was transformative. When I first subscribed I remember hours-long sessions of exploring new music.
The ability to access a diverse range of music without having to amass a large personal collection was especially nice for events like Christmas parties which might require specialized music that I would otherwise never buy. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to mess with storing, backing up, tagging, and otherwise managing a large music collection. It all just worked. I still think cloud services are the future of music, but I thought that 10 years ago and feel like we're still not quite there yet, so we'll see.
Last edited by azinck3; 2011-12-11 at 21:07.
2011-12-12, 11:11 #47
2012-03-24, 20:55 #48
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
I tried several services and ended up liking the SB app and catalog for Rhapsody the best.
Rhapsody has a $4.99 "basic plan" that is streaming only (no mobile device downloads) that works with SB. You have to call customer service and request the "basic plan" as Rhapsody doesn't advertise it.
2012-03-28, 14:52 #49
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- flat rock community, ga
No entry for usenet?
It serves well.