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Ben Klaas
2004-12-20, 18:43
hola slimcommunity-

I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
powering the squeezebox in a small space?

I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:

kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2

also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
pretty close to a deal breaker.

For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
have you done for amplification?

cheers
#!/ben

Jonathan Greene
2004-12-20, 18:58
I just got the Tivoli Model Satellite and it's very similar to the one
you are looking at except it has Sirius radio capabilities... There's
just mini-jack in... but the sound even as a mono speaker is excellent.
I currently have it as my tuner on my stereo and it sounds great that
was also.

On Dec 20, 2004, at 8:43 PM, Ben Klaas wrote:

> hola slimcommunity-
>
> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on
> how to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my
> bedroom, and I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good
> solutions for powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>
> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>
> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
> http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?
> displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=1115
> 4&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>
> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
> http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?
> category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>
> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell
> there is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which
> is pretty close to a deal breaker.
>
> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben
>
>

Jack Coates
2004-12-20, 19:13
Ben Klaas wrote:
> hola slimcommunity-
>
> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
> to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
> I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
> powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>
> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>
> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
> http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>
>
> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
> http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
>
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>
> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
> is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
> pretty close to a deal breaker.

That thing is very cute :) Unfortunately, I fail to see the point of RCA
if it hasn't even got stereo. I bought a pair of Edirol MA-20D speakers
with integrated amp for the same solution. Six months later, I still
like them, and can add these comments:

There's a slight hum when they're powered on, probably could be solved
with a power conditioner.

The volume knob is pretty sensitive, it can be annoying to find the
right level

The orange LED is insanely bright, I mean it's an effective night-light.
It's brighter than the SliMP3. It produces a glowing spot on the bed,
3.5 feet away.

The left-to-right cable is shorter than I like, I've been meaning to
replace it or move them somewhere where they can sit closer together.

>
> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben
>
>

2004-12-20, 19:23
Ben,

I have been lookikng into this product for use in my kitchen and dinning
room, both of which I don't want to have a fullsize amp setup:

http://www.wireless-experts.com/pragmatc/saa.htm

They seem to be just what I have been looking for the only problem is that
the company doesn't seem to sell directly to end users. I have an email
into the company for pricing information on the various models as well as
local distributors in my area. Maybe if there is enough interest we could
do a larger quantity purchase from them directly.

Has anyone else used this product or would be intersted?

Tom

> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben

Kevin O. Lepard
2004-12-20, 19:31
>For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area,
>what have you done for amplification?

I've got the Squeezebox in my den hooked to a Bose Acoustic Wave.
That works well and sounds pretty good.

Kevin
--
Kevin O. Lepard
kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net

Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

Ben Coombs
2004-12-21, 01:32
I have a squeezebox in the kitchen hooked up to logitech speakers,
don't be put off by the price, they sound much better than i'd expect
them too.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C20V3/qid=1103617765/sr=8-4/ref=pd_ka_4/002-1922534-0563268?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846


On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:31:41 -0800, Kevin O. Lepard
<kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net> wrote:
> >For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area,
> >what have you done for amplification?
>
> I've got the Squeezebox in my den hooked to a Bose Acoustic Wave.
> That works well and sounds pretty good.
>
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin O. Lepard
> kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net
>
> Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.
>

Roy Owen
2004-12-21, 05:31
I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.


On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
> hola slimcommunity-
>
> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
> to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
> I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
> powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>
> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>
> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
> http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>
> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
> http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>
> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
> is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
> pretty close to a deal breaker.
>
> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben
>
>

Ben Klaas
2004-12-21, 08:28
Those are the first powered speakers I've seen (other than the
comparitively pricier Edirol monitors) that definitively have rca
inputs, but *man* are they ugly...catering to the Xbox crowd I
guess...blech. Still, the reviews for the sound are pretty good and it
would fit my need pretty well for $20...

I take it from the responders on this thread that are using computer
speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing problem
with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good experiences with
doing that...

#!/ben

Roy Owen wrote:

>I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
>funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.
>
>
>On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>
>>hola slimcommunity-
>>
>>I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
>>to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
>>I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
>>powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>>
>>I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>>
>>kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
>>http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
>>panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
>>http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>>
>>also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
>>http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
>>http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>>
>>The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
>>is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
>>pretty close to a deal breaker.
>>
>>For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
>>have you done for amplification?
>>
>>cheers
>>#!/ben
>>
>>

Anthony James
2004-12-21, 09:39
On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 09:28:26 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
computer
> speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing problem
> with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good experiences with
> doing that...

No problems the other way round (iPod to hi-fi amp).

I'm using a set of Acoustic Energy Aego 2.1's with the PC I use for
music playback (with an external sound card). They're a bit more
expensive (list 100 sterling) but sound remarkably good and originally
sold for twice that. They've RCA inputs and were designed as 'general
purpose' rather than computer speakers. At that price point they get
stronger reviews than anything else I found.

There are a load of other powered sub-sat combinations that would do
the job by JBL, Altec Lansing, Creative and others. The Tivoli
(though i've not listened) would probably give a more balanced sound
if you're going to be close to the speakers - sub/sats need you to be
a little way from them to get the best integration in my experience.
There's definitely a stereo Tivoli with a remote speaker available as
well as a 'bedside' model with a clock and alarm.

Aaron Zinck
2004-12-21, 09:58
While I have no direct experience with them, I have kinda kept my eye on the
"Swans" brand of speakers for a while--I've seen a number of good reviews
about them and would like to try them out sometime it's just tricky since
they only sell direct over the internet. They've got an M200 powered
mini-monitor that has been highly acclaimed but which is no longer a current
product--you may, however be able to find it used. It's reviewed here and
compared against the Edirol MA-10 D's:
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_9_4/swans-edirol-computer-speakers-12-2002.html

Aside from those, their "spaceage" product from their current lineup looks
like a pretty good deal: http://www.swanspeaker.com/USA/spaceage.html

Again, I have no direct experience with them, but they seem to make a
quality product and might be worth a try. Good luck!


"Ben Klaas" <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote
in message news:41C77FB6.7050604 (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com...
> hola slimcommunity-
>
> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
> to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
> I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
> powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>
> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>
> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
>
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>
> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
>
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>
> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
> is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
> pretty close to a deal breaker.
>
> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben

Jack Coates
2004-12-21, 10:28
Aaron Zinck wrote:
> While I have no direct experience with them, I have kinda kept my eye on the
> "Swans" brand of speakers for a while--I've seen a number of good reviews
> about them and would like to try them out sometime it's just tricky since
> they only sell direct over the internet. They've got an M200 powered
> mini-monitor that has been highly acclaimed but which is no longer a current
> product--you may, however be able to find it used. It's reviewed here and
> compared against the Edirol MA-10 D's:
> http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_9_4/swans-edirol-computer-speakers-12-2002.html
>
> Aside from those, their "spaceage" product from their current lineup looks
> like a pretty good deal: http://www.swanspeaker.com/USA/spaceage.html
>
> Again, I have no direct experience with them, but they seem to make a
> quality product and might be worth a try. Good luck!
>

MSRP: $299 per pair

Yowza...

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Michael Amster
2004-12-21, 10:43
Another pricey, but supposedly excellent powered speaker is the Swan
M200. I considered getting this for my work setup (SoftSqueeze from the
computer). I opted to go with a totally retro setup (Scott 340B because
I wanted Toobs - valves, ya know) and some GR Paradox 1's.

Anyway, they are available at NewEgg:
<http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=36-136-102&depa=1>

The firm that makes them does a lot of high end type speakers - these
are built the same way.

Ben Klaas wrote:

> Those are the first powered speakers I've seen (other than the
> comparitively pricier Edirol monitors) that definitively have rca
> inputs, but *man* are they ugly...catering to the Xbox crowd I
> guess...blech. Still, the reviews for the sound are pretty good and it
> would fit my need pretty well for $20...
>
> I take it from the responders on this thread that are using computer
> speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing
> problem with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good
> experiences with doing that...
>
> #!/ben
>
> Roy Owen wrote:
>
>> I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
>> funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas
>> <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> hola slimcommunity-
>>>
>>> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on
>>> how
>>> to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom,
>>> and
>>> I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
>>> powering the squeezebox in a small space?
>>>
>>> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
>>>
>>> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
>>> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
>>> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
>>> http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
>>>
>>>
>>> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
>>> http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
>>>
>>> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
>>>
>>> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell
>>> there
>>> is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
>>> pretty close to a deal breaker.
>>>
>>> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
>>> have you done for amplification?
>>>
>>> cheers
>>> #!/ben
>>>
>>>

Aaron Zinck
2004-12-21, 12:05
Hmm, did a little more digging--when I went checking for their site I think
I got fooled and the second link in my original email I believe is to a
different (imposter?) company. Their real product lineup can be found here:
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/ for anyone who's interested. I guess the
m200's aren't actually discontinued and they're still available on newegg
for $179 + 8.99 shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=36-136-102&depa=0




"Aaron Zinck" <azinck3 (AT) ufl (DOT) edu> wrote in message
news:cq9kon$jhq$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> While I have no direct experience with them, I have kinda kept my eye on
the
> "Swans" brand of speakers for a while--I've seen a number of good reviews
> about them and would like to try them out sometime it's just tricky since
> they only sell direct over the internet. They've got an M200 powered
> mini-monitor that has been highly acclaimed but which is no longer a
current
> product--you may, however be able to find it used. It's reviewed here and
> compared against the Edirol MA-10 D's:
>
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_9_4/swans-edirol-computer-speakers-12-2002.html
>
> Aside from those, their "spaceage" product from their current lineup looks
> like a pretty good deal: http://www.swanspeaker.com/USA/spaceage.html
>
> Again, I have no direct experience with them, but they seem to make a
> quality product and might be worth a try. Good luck!
>
>
> "Ben Klaas" <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com>
wrote
> in message
news:41C77FB6.7050604 (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com...
> > hola slimcommunity-
> >
> > I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
> > to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
> > I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
> > powering the squeezebox in a small space?
> >
> > I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
> >
> > kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> > http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> > panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
> >
>
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
> >
> > also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
> >
>
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
> > http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
> >
> > The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
> > is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
> > pretty close to a deal breaker.
> >
> > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> > have you done for amplification?
> >
> > cheers
> > #!/ben

Aaron Zinck
2004-12-21, 12:06
heh, sorry, didn't see this....
"Michael Amster" <mamster (AT) wnx (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:41C860B8.7030904 (AT) wnx (DOT) com...
> Another pricey, but supposedly excellent powered speaker is the Swan
> M200. I considered getting this for my work setup (SoftSqueeze from the
> computer). I opted to go with a totally retro setup (Scott 340B because
> I wanted Toobs - valves, ya know) and some GR Paradox 1's.
>
> Anyway, they are available at NewEgg:
>
<http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=36-136-102&depa=1
>
>
> The firm that makes them does a lot of high end type speakers - these
> are built the same way.
>
> Ben Klaas wrote:
>
> > Those are the first powered speakers I've seen (other than the
> > comparitively pricier Edirol monitors) that definitively have rca
> > inputs, but *man* are they ugly...catering to the Xbox crowd I
> > guess...blech. Still, the reviews for the sound are pretty good and it
> > would fit my need pretty well for $20...
> >
> > I take it from the responders on this thread that are using computer
> > speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing
> > problem with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good
> > experiences with doing that...
> >
> > #!/ben
> >
> > Roy Owen wrote:
> >
> >> I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
> >> funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas
> >> <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> hola slimcommunity-
> >>>
> >>> I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on
> >>> how
> >>> to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom,
> >>> and
> >>> I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
> >>> powering the squeezebox in a small space?
> >>>
> >>> I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
> >>>
> >>> kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
> >>> http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=170&cat=&page=
> >>> panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
> >>>
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=61275&catGroupId=11154&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
> >>>
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
> >>>
> >>> http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
> >>>
> >>> The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell
> >>> there
> >>> is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
> >>> pretty close to a deal breaker.
> >>>
> >>> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> >>> have you done for amplification?
> >>>
> >>> cheers
> >>> #!/ben
> >>>
> >>>

Philip Meyer
2004-12-21, 12:31
>For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
>have you done for amplification?
>
Well, I haven't actually purchased one yet, but I am likely to go for a Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 740, to be used as a bedside radio/CD player. It has two line-in sockets; I can place a SqueezeBox on top of the unit and feed the RCA out into the CD740.

The CD 740 has had some good reviews. Good bass. Good feature set. It can read CDRWs and MP3 CDs. The speakers are magnetically shielded.

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/CRESOU_ELEC.htm
http://www.lowestonweb.com/products/displayinfomain.asp?e=DF2B57C4-FF2A-4C5F-99DA-744F36348104&td=1

Phil

bklaas
2005-06-09, 20:32
this thread is now very old, but I like closure to my threads, so I thought I'd post...

I just got my second squeezebox (making me the proud owner of "squeezeboxen"), and went out and bought a Tivoli Henry Kloss Model One (http://tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=187&cat=&page=1). The footprint of the model one is only slightly larger than the squeezebox, so the two stack beautifully on the end table in my bedroom.

But the really big surprise is the sound. Holy schmoley is that one nice sounding mono device. You wouldn't believe how rich it is. Great FM reception as well. I highly recommend this as a, well, just as the thread title says "small solution for powering the squeezebox in a small room".

#!/ben

bobharp
2005-06-15, 12:25
Well it looks like I can get another SB2 plus a Table Radio or similar device for Dad's Day.

I know this thread is old but it has some good history in it.

How happy is everyone with their audio enabled squeezebox solution?

I am currently pulling for a Cambridge Soundworks CD740.
http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/store/category.cgi?category=aud_radio&item=c174rczzz
I need some bass for my downstairs audio.

Patrick Dixon
2005-06-16, 01:47
Here's a pick of one of the amps I built for my SB2s.

http://www.at-view.co.uk/pictures.htm

It's in a 270x170x65 ish die-cast box and includes a mains PSU using a 160VA 18V-0-18V toriodal transformer, which (as you can see)is the main space consumer. For better amplifier performance you could use 2 160VA transformers; one per channel.

The boxes screw onto the wall at mains socket/skirting level and are therefore generally out of sight. There's no volume control needed 'cos the digital one on the SB2 works fine. The amps feed wall mounted JBL Control 1 speakers (which are available for 70 in the UK). I adapted standard speaker brackets to work with the JBLs 'cos the JBL ones are (a) ugly and (b) expensive.

It all works pretty well.

You'll find an email address on the website (www.at-view.co.uk), if you want the receipe or some mnore info.

bklaas
2005-09-28, 12:42
fwiw--here's what the Kloss Model 1 and a SB1 look like together. Form factors are very complimentary...

Scott
2005-09-28, 15:45
I have a pair of swan m200s and I am very happy with them.

They power my rather small bedroom and have quite accurate, clean sound. I am moderately picky about sound... I have a $2000 set up (with a sb2) in my living room, and the swans compare reasonably well for such a compact, cheap and powered solution.

sb

dean
2005-09-29, 11:04
My brother built me a custom Squeezebox1 case some time ago that was intended to be a very close match... (sorry for the poor cameraphone image...)

blah509
2005-09-29, 15:18
Damn....thats nice!

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Michaelwagner
2005-09-30, 08:44
Here's a pick of one of the amps I built for my SB2s.

http://www.at-view.co.uk/pictures.htm


This link fails for me ...

Patrick Dixon
2005-09-30, 10:07
Sorry about that - I've been moving stuff around! Try http://www.at-view.co.uk/components.htm

usualsuspects
2005-09-30, 14:46
For cramped spaces, I have been happy with: Paradigm Cinema 90 speakers and a Parasound zone amp ("zamp" - about the size of a paperback book). The nice thing about the zamp is that it has adjustable attenuators on the RCA inputs - very useful in taming the "hot" output of the SB2. The zamp v3 is a bit pricy, I went for a used, slightly older model at a very significant discount. Warning: YMMV - I am partial to Paradigm + Parasound setups - my "real" listening system is also Paradigm + Parasound - yes, I am in a rut.

makingmark
2005-11-22, 21:48
Thanks for that suggestion Usualsuspect, I'm now using a Parasound Z.amp V.3 and Paradigm Atoms wallmounted in my bedroom, at a cost of $500 which I hope to recoup a great deal of by selling my Bose Radio/CD. It sounds great. BTW, where do you have your level attenuators on the Z.amp set to?

I did a little research and it doesn't seem like there's any other small amp out there that's so perfect for my SB3. The auto-on-when-audio-sensed feature is great for using the SB3 as a clock radio...

nicketynick
2005-12-21, 11:01
Any further info on this 'Pragmatic' product? There sure isn't much on their website. I assume it must be Class D, given the size? Pricing? Distribution? Comparison to the SI T-Amp?
I'm currently looking at Edirol active speakers (used to be they were 'studio monitors', now they're 'desktop speakers', but they need to do a better job of marketing them as such - the only place I can find them is guitar shops!), or possibly KRK RP5 Rokit, although I don't think I need the extra wattage, but it might be nice to broaden my speaker choices & budget if I can get the amplification for a decent price.




Ben,

I have been lookikng into this product for use in my kitchen and dinning
room, both of which I don't want to have a fullsize amp setup:

http://www.wireless-experts.com/pragmatc/saa.htm

They seem to be just what I have been looking for the only problem is that
the company doesn't seem to sell directly to end users. I have an email
into the company for pricing information on the various models as well as
local distributors in my area. Maybe if there is enough interest we could
do a larger quantity purchase from them directly.

Has anyone else used this product or would be intersted?

Tom

> For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
> have you done for amplification?
>
> cheers
> #!/ben

nicketynick
2005-12-23, 11:46
Denon UDM-30 or UDM-31.
Just discovered these today - don't know how I've missed them for so long. One of these would look great with an SB3 on top!
I don't like the look of the newest version(UDM-33) as much, but it looks like there are still quite a few of the older units available.
Just thought I'd get this on here, for anybody else who has been looking....