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chromatone
2015-12-09, 03:07
Hi there

Good morning - I am looking for some advice about a wireless music streamer that would be suitable for an office of approx 10 people.

The main requirement would be that the folk in the office could all access the playlist on their own PC/Mac, so each user could queue up 10-20 tracks at a time (trying to keep things democratic).

I used to have a Squeezebox classic and a Boom (both sadly missed), which I think would have been perfect as we could all have accessed the squeezeplay software through our browsers, and controlled the playlist.

Does anything exist at a reasonable (say 150) pricepoint? I am not really up for building a rasberry pi version as tech is not my strongpoint!

bpa
2015-12-09, 03:24
If you have a PC running LMS - why not run squeezelite (install plugin Localplayer and it is installed ) and then connect speaker to PC.

But if you need a separate player with high quality audio out - there are easy to assemble Pi based systems available - for example http://shop.max2play.com/en/raspberry-pi-2-hifiberry-dac-bundle.html

chromatone
2015-12-09, 03:36
If you have a PC running LMS - why not run squeezelite (install plugin Localplayer and it is installed ) and then connect speaker to PC.

But if you need a separate player with high quality audio out - there are easy to assemble Pi based systems available - for example http://shop.max2play.com/en/raspberry-pi-2-hifiberry-dac-bundle.html

Cheers for the reply - that sounds useful. So basically, I need to install LMS and squeezelite on one of our old laptops (which would need to have the music library on it I assume), and plug in some speakers - and we can then all access the playlist from our own laptops, using LMS, over the wired/wireless network? If that's the way it works, sounds great - ta.

Julf
2015-12-09, 03:41
Cheers for the reply - that sounds useful. So basically, I need to install LMS and squeezelite on one of our old laptops (which would need to have the music library on it I assume), and plug in some speakers - and we can then all access the playlist from our own laptops, using LMS, over the wired/wireless network? If that's the way it works, sounds great - ta.

But if all you need is one set of speakers, controllable from anywhere on the network, you might also look at Music Player Daemon (http://www.musicpd.org/)

d6jg
2015-12-09, 06:18
With regard to the speakers you attach to the laptop.

I would strongly recommend some USB Active Speakers such as - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alesis-Active-320-Studio-Monitors/dp/B003UZBL14/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1449666861&sr=8-4&keywords=alesis+speaker - or a USB DAC to a proper hi-fi system. A cheap but very good USB DAC that will server the purpose is - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-UCA202-U-Control-low-latency-Interface/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449667024&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+uca202

You can of course use cheap PC speakers but they will sound very tinny.