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JayLaFunk
2017-12-13, 03:09
I own a Boom but have been looking at SB Radio's on eBay but I'm unsure as there is no support now and problems with power, screen etc., they are selling around the 90+ mark, they are a few years old now and I could end up buying one that is just about to have problems, would you advise to go for one or is there something better out there?.

drmatt
2017-12-13, 12:05
They're great. Problems are pretty rare (apart from the charging circuit). The only downside is mono sound and no Bluetooth, which is something most people want these days, but nothing in the squeezebox arsenal includes these anyway so go for it.



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JayLaFunk
2017-12-14, 04:00
They're great. Problems are pretty rare (apart from the charging circuit). The only downside is mono sound and no Bluetooth, which is something most people want these days, but nothing in the squeezebox arsenal includes these anyway so go for it.



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Cheers for the reply, keep looking on eBay but as I say they are going for about the 90 mark and noticed that Sonos Play 1's are a similar price, never had any Sonos before but have heard good reports, will keep any eye on eBay.

castalla
2017-12-14, 04:25
Cheers for the reply, keep looking on eBay but as I say they are going for about the 90 mark and noticed that Sonos Play 1's are a similar price, never had any Sonos before but have heard good reports, will keep any eye on eBay.

Sonos are good BUT you have to use an app to control it.

bernt
2017-12-14, 05:09
Audio Pro C5 has preset button, Airplay and Spotify Connect.

If you use LMS, install AirPlay bridge and use as a SB.

Ikabob
2017-12-14, 08:48
Sonos are good BUT you have to use an app to control it.


Although Sonos is quite nice, in my opinion I do not think Sonos SQ approaches the quality of our SBs (Touch). IMO this is especially true for critical listening to classical music.
Also, I believe the functionality of the SBs is more versatile.
I could like Sonos a lot, but I’d love SBs more.
Anyone else feel the same?

So disappointed that the SB line of products is not manufactured any longer. What a GREAT product.

castalla
2017-12-14, 09:09
If all you want is a handy player (with medium audio quality) then you can even use a Google Home Mini with the chromecast bridge plugin.

JayLaFunk
2017-12-14, 11:10
If all you want is a handy player (with medium audio quality) then you can even use a Google Home Mini with the chromecast bridge plugin.

Thanks for all the replies.

Is all the info for this on the chromecast bridge plugin thread, I had a play with it about 6 months ago but couldn't get it to work with my chromecast audio, what can it do with the Google Home Mini.

castalla
2017-12-14, 11:25
Thanks for all the replies.

Is all the info for this on the chromecast bridge plugin thread, I had a play with it about 6 months ago but couldn't get it to work with my chromecast audio, what can it do with the Google Home Mini.

The Home Mini just appears as another SB player on the LMS interface - you can play any of the LMS services. It doesn't interfere with the onboard Home features either. Sound quality isn't as good as the SB radio, but then you can get Home minis for approx. 30 USD/GBP/EUR .

JayLaFunk
2017-12-14, 12:12
The Home Mini just appears as another SB player on the LMS interface - you can play any of the LMS services. It doesn't interfere with the onboard Home features either. Sound quality isn't as good as the SB radio, but then you can get Home minis for approx. 30 USD/GBP/EUR .

Cheers, Just ordered a Google Home Mini :-)

castalla
2017-12-14, 12:42
Cheers, Just ordered a Google Home Mini :-)

Okay! Just set up the Home Mini according to the google instructions.

Install Chromecast bridge plugin on LMS - enable and then generate the config file. That should do it. The mini should appear as an available player in LMS under the name you gave it in the google setup.

Good luck

JayLaFunk
2017-12-14, 13:58
Okay! Just set up the Home Mini according to the google instructions.

Install Chromecast bridge plugin on LMS - enable and then generate the config file. That should do it. The mini should appear as an available player in LMS under the name you gave it in the google setup.

Good luck

Will do & Cheers

JayLaFunk
2017-12-19, 04:11
Managed to get a used Radio from eBay for 51 and also ordered a brand new Sonos Play 1, they were reduced to 134 on Amazon, couldn't resist :-)

castalla
2017-12-19, 05:27
Managed to get a used Radio from eBay for 51 and also ordered a brand new Sonos Play 1, they were reduced to 134 on Amazon, couldn't resist :-)

Use upnp bridge for the Sonos - another SB player !

JayLaFunk
2017-12-19, 11:01
Use upnp bridge for the Sonos - another SB player !

Only have a boom, had a Squeezebox 3 but sold it, never had a radio before so that's 2 SB's now I own.