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    Senior Member maggior's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil View Post
    Yes they do, but since the only requirement for the server is to have an SMB share, it is a lot more flexible than SBS. Also the scanning has always been a gazillion times faster. They are obviously not storing as much metadata as SBS, but I've always wondered since the days of SS6 how Sonos could scan the same library in a fraction of the time it took SS/SC/SBS.

    When the scan occurs, where is the data being stored - on the controller? Since there is no server, I'm thinking it has to be stored there. What if you have multiple controllers in the form of Andriod, iOS, or Sonos devices?

    I read up on Sonos just see what the options are if Logitech abaondons the Squeezebox and I have to turn elsewhere.

    Regarding Erlands comments about who the new players may be - I certainly hope it isn't Apple. I like the iPod, but I'd be pretty upset to lose FLAC support for my home setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muele View Post
    I think the new CEO will be key in "our" fate. And I also think the ill-fated product called Revue will greatly influence what happens.
    The interim CEO was in charge when Logitech purchased Slim Devices:
    http://www.dailytech.com/Logitech+Bu...rticle4633.htm

    I also saw this last week where music streaming at least is mentioned as something they like to improve (together with everything else):
    http://www.itproportal.com/2011/07/2...e-luca-as-ceo/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizen28 View Post
    Hi All
    - My taste in music. Try to find "Change your mind" by Gary Numan or "Thunderbirds are Go" by MC Parker. (I'm not too sure what this says about me though.)
    I've got "Thunderbirds are Go" on cassingle, if you want a copy

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    No point

    At the moment I personally don't think there needs to be a future for streaming devices. Squeezebox is the best and there is nothing out there that competes with it in terms of scalability.

    The fact is that there is nothing new in audio that will change things drastically in future at least until someone come up with a eureka.

    You have...
    Resolution: they are already at loss less 24/96 the next jump will be 24/192 etc. but nothing major here, I may upgrade due to my upgrade bug then a major sonic improvement.

    Radio: There are many flavors available, they can now just improve quality, but it will never be loss less due to licensing.

    On-Demand: Many services available, with varied collection, they can always add more content.

    CD: You can always buy and rip CDs or DVD-A, if what you are looking for is not available through other means.

    Squeezebox support all the above so at the moment there is no need for a new device, just continue to market what they have and improve it.

    What one can see in future is...

    Multi-channel: This will gain some traction but, people already own HT receivers and blu-ray players. It will trickle down to streaming

    Room-Correction: More and more stereo devices may come with RC.

    Resolution: bit rate will continue to be there, a better number is expected in future.

    We will always be geeking about new equipment and upgrades but if you look at it from avg. Joe's perspective what they have now is more then enough for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggior View Post
    When the scan occurs, where is the data being stored - on the controller? Since there is no server, I'm thinking it has to be stored there. What if you have multiple controllers in the form of Andriod, iOS, or Sonos devices?
    The metadata are stored on the zone players; not on the controllers (the only downside is that there is currently approximately a 65K track limit). You can scan your library on any one of the players through any of the controllers and it auto-magically mirrors on every other zone player associated with the system. Even if you remove the first zone player with which you scanned the library, it doesn't matter.

    As for controllers, I use a Mac and Windows Desktop Controller, a Sonos CR100 controller, an iOS controller on my iPod Touch and an Android controller on my Galaxy Tablet. They all coexist happily with each other.
    Last edited by Nikhil; 2011-08-04 at 17:55.

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    Okay, so can someone tell me how the online services find and stream a song to phenomenally quickly?

    I mean, they decimate my SqueezeServer and it's local!

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    I think that in hi-end audio there will continue to be 'network' music players developed, but most or all of them will be DLNA based. Very few audio companies can afford to develop software on the scale of Squeezebox Server.

    Some of them may play internet radio or music services, but that's mostly a secondary consideration. And whole-house audio and the syncing of multiple players is not a priority at all.

    http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summary.php?PID=604

    http://www.psaudio.com/ps/products/d...-dac?cat=audio

    http://www.naimaudio.com/hifi-products/type/23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizen28 View Post
    Okay, so can someone tell me how the online services find and stream a song to phenomenally quickly?

    I mean, they decimate my SqueezeServer and it's local!
    Probably because they have better hardware than you have and they probably also have more optimized software.
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    If money is no object you/we could also go for Bang & Olufsen
    BeoSound 5 and BeoSound 5 Encore
    At least they are a company that have had multiroom solutions for decades... if not the first... back when Sean was not even born

    http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beosound5
    http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beosound5-encore
    Main: Receiver (Audiocom) -> Beresford Caiman+ (Gatorized) -> Carver A-500x -> B&W 704
    Office: Receiver -> Luxman L-210 -> Stax SR84 Pro
    -> Beresford Bushmaster -> Superlux HD668B
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    Money no object ?

    Or Sooloos by Meridian.... :-
    http://www.sooloosbymeridian.com/
    You might be entitled to your own Opinions, but you're not entitled to your own Facts....

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