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d6jg
2019-08-24, 02:33
Can anyone recommend a cheap current portable (garden etc) Airplay speaker that is known to work with Phillipeís Plugin?

Man in a van
2019-08-24, 02:44
Can anyone recommend a cheap current portable (garden etc) Airplay speaker that is known to work with Phillipeís Plugin?

Other ways to annoy one's neighbours................. :p

https://www.wikihow-fun.com/Annoy-Your-Neighbor

would Bluetooth be good enough? a big choice there. :)

d6jg
2019-08-24, 02:46
No I want Airplay so it can sync with indoors

chill
2019-08-24, 03:10
Not sure where you'd draw the line between 'cheap' and 'not cheap', but the Audio Pro C3 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Pro-Addon-C3-Multi-Room/dp/B07CX4GQ39) is a nice unit. It has a really nice sound, with an app that lets you adjust bass and treble. I leave mine plugged in as a bedroom player most of the time, which means the battery is always fully charged when I need to use it outside, and it's always available as Squeezebox player. Works well with Philippe's plugin, with no need to adjust for any time lag.

d6jg
2019-08-24, 03:15
Not sure where you'd draw the line between 'cheap' and 'not cheap', but the Audio Pro C3 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Pro-Addon-C3-Multi-Room/dp/B07CX4GQ39) is a nice unit. It has a really nice sound, with an app that lets you adjust bass and treble. I leave mine plugged in as a bedroom player most of the time, which means the battery is always fully charged when I need to use it outside, and it's always available as Squeezebox player. Works well with Philippe's plugin, with no need to adjust for any time lag.

Food for thought.
I could use my SB Radio or get that or a second Radio I suppose

chill
2019-08-24, 03:26
Food for thought.
I could use my SB Radio or get that or a second Radio I suppose

That depends how much you value sound quality, IMHO :)

chill
2019-08-24, 03:41
That depends how much you value sound quality, IMHO :)

Sorry - that sounded a bit arrogant. What I should have said is that the Audio Pro sounds better than the SBR in my opinion. Obviously it lacks the Squeezebox-dedicated controls and screen of the SBR.

d6jg
2019-08-24, 03:51
Iím tempted by that because the SB Radio lives in the kitchen and SWMBO uses it to listen to Radio 2 - I have presets for more interesting stuff go me. The C3 is a bit pricey for an occasional use player though. I was also looking at a Libratone Zipp 2 but I need to know that it will work with the plugin as itís Airplay 2.

Man in a van
2019-08-24, 04:52
I think that philippe_44 has said that the plugin does not work with Airplay 2.

I just looked at this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Libratone-Wireless-Bluetooth-MultiRoom-Rechargeable/dp/B0150DT7FK/ref=asc_df_B0150DT7FK/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=375423133339&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5264146616263307228&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045491&hvtargid=pla-563598867251&th=1&ref=&adgrpid=76364494789

Reading the blurb, it seem to suggest that the model requires an update for Airplay 2.

Perhaps an e-mail might solicit further info.

Also if the update is automatic or manual?

ronnie

some old geezer reckons it's been updated :rolleyes: perhaps give him a pm :)




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Question:
Question:
does this support AirPlay?
Answer:
Yes - but recent update has added Airplay 2. Can only be used with latest iOs versions. Airplay 1 no longer works.
By castala on 11 November 2018

d6jg
2019-08-24, 04:59
I think that philippe_44 has said that the plugin does not work with Airplay 2.

I just looked at this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Libratone-Wireless-Bluetooth-MultiRoom-Rechargeable/dp/B0150DT7FK/ref=asc_df_B0150DT7FK/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=375423133339&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5264146616263307228&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045491&hvtargid=pla-563598867251&th=1&ref=&adgrpid=76364494789

Reading the blurb, it seem to suggest that the model requires an update for Airplay 2.

Perhaps an e-mail might solicit further info.

Also if the update is automatic or manual?

ronnie

some old geezer reckons it's been updated :rolleyes: perhaps give him a pm :)

That old geezer!

castalla
2019-08-24, 07:39
That old geezer!

Yes, it is he ...

The zipp gets an update via the internet when accessed by the libratone app - there's also a basic web page access *never used it for updates.

The latest firmware gives both airplay 1 and 2 - works well with the bridge plugins.

There's also a Zipp mini - same style but smaller.

d6jg
2019-08-24, 08:04
Yes, it is he ...

The zipp gets an update via the internet when accessed by the libratone app - there's also a basic web page access *never used it for updates.

The latest firmware gives both airplay 1 and 2 - works well with the bridge plugins.

There's also a Zipp mini - same style but smaller.

Excellent info

d6jg
2019-08-25, 10:22
I ordered the Libratone Zipp original from Amazon and Iím now sitting in the garden listening to Radio Paradise via LMS / Phillipeís plugin

Took about 5 mins to get it going but I did already have the plugin running.

Thanks all.

This is probably better that the Audio Pro for my requirements due to the 360 degree design. And I got it for£130

castalla
2019-08-25, 11:02
Hope you enjoy it!

(I'm waiting for a libratone q adapt headphone from Amazon Italy)

d6jg
2019-08-25, 11:16
Hope you enjoy it!

(I'm waiting for a libratone q adapt headphone from Amazon Italy)

The only downside was it arrived too late to listen to the Ashes cricket in the garden today. Stokes had already won the Test before it arrived

castalla
2019-08-25, 11:47
The only downside was it arrived too late to listen to the Ashes cricket in the garden today. Stokes had already won the Test before it arrived

Sunday delivery?! No such thing here the floundering EU.

slartibartfast
2019-08-25, 12:01
The only downside was it arrived too late to listen to the Ashes cricket in the garden today. Stokes had already won the Test before it arrivedAs usual with England wins the Umpire gave it to them by not giving an obvious LBW. Not complaining though. [emoji3]

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

d6jg
2019-08-25, 12:02
As usual with England wins the Umpire gave it to them by not giving an obvious LBW. Not complaining though. [emoji3]

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Yes you are!

d6jg
2019-08-25, 12:06
The SQ on this speaker is really quite remarkable

slartibartfast
2019-08-25, 12:07
Yes you are!No I am pleased England won, but just as in the World Cup final the Umpires mistakes decided the result.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Man in a van
2019-08-25, 12:21
Sunday delivery?! No such thing here the floundering EU.

Likely Amazon Prime member :)

Both keeping well I hope

d6jg
2019-08-25, 12:27
Likely Amazon Prime member :)

Both keeping well I hope

Yep. Business reasons but great for buying CDs etc
I donít do Amazon Music though for obvious reasons

castalla
2019-08-25, 14:43
Likely Amazon Prime member :)

Both keeping well I hope

Better-half managing.
Me, follow-up soon with Cardiology after 2 weeks in hospital (April).

Check out Tom Waits - 'Heartattack And Vine' !

chopinhauer
2019-08-25, 18:13
I've got the Zipp 2 and it works fine with the airplay plugin too. It has one problem, pointed out in another thread, that when it connects to my wifi network the first time it comes on with max volume. I have to standby to adjust immediately so as not to bug who ever is in earshot (kid, neighbours).

But my biggest problem though is not Zipp related, its Ben Stokes. I'm an Aussie and old enough to have suffered through Botham at Headingley and now this!

d6jg
2019-08-26, 05:19
I've got the Zipp 2 and it works fine with the airplay plugin too. It has one problem, pointed out in another thread, that when it connects to my wifi network the first time it comes on with max volume. I have to standby to adjust immediately so as not to bug who ever is in earshot (kid, neighbours).

But my biggest problem though is not Zipp related, its Ben Stokes. I'm an Aussie and old enough to have suffered through Botham at Headingley and now this!


I well remember 81 also but donít forget 2005!

cpd73
2019-09-01, 01:39
I ordered the Libratone Zipp original from Amazon ... I got it for £130

I noticed this whilst on holiday, and couldn't resist ordering another one (I now have 2) for £130! My previous cost me £150... Thanks for posting the price :)

My current device is on firmware 708 - but I have not updated further due to the next version breaking AirPlay1 support (I only use these speakers with LMS). This is supposedly fixed in a later firmware version, but as 708 works for me I'm hesitant to upgrade further. The newer speaker I've updated to firmware 665, but the next update wants to add AirPlay2 support - so would be newer than 708. Once again I'm hesitant. Have you updated your speaker to the latest firmware version? If so, does it still work with the AirPlay bridge? And what firmware version is this? (You can check the version by accessing the speaker's settings in the Libratone app).

rkrug
2019-09-01, 02:09
I have a zip mini firmware version 809 and it works with LMS without problems.

Rainer


> On 1 Sep 2019, at 10:39, cpd73 <cpd73.95orsn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> d6jg wrote:
>> I ordered the Libratone Zipp original from Amazon ... I got it for ńĘ130
>
> I noticed this whilst on holiday, and couldn't resist ordering another
> one (I now have 2) for ńĘ130! My previous cost me ńĘ150... Thanks for
> posting the price :)
>
> My current device is on firmware 708 - but I have not updated further
> due to the next version breaking AirPlay1 support (I only use these
> speakers with LMS). This is supposedly fixed in a later firmware
> version, but as 708 works for me I'm hesitant to upgrade further. The
> newer speaker I've updated to firmware 665, but the next update wants to
> add AirPlay2 support - so would be newer than 708. Once again I'm
> hesitant. Have you updated your speaker to the latest firmware version?
> If so, does it still work with the AirPlay bridge? And what firmware
> version is this? (You can check the version by accessing the speaker's
> settings in the Libratone app).
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cpd73
2019-09-01, 03:18
I have a zip mini firmware version 809 and it works with LMS without problems.

Thanks for the confirmation, I'll update later... maybe...

d6jg
2019-09-01, 04:11
Craig. Itís on 809 and seems to work fine with LMS except RP where it sometimes doesnít jump to the next track correctly

d6jg
2019-09-01, 05:11
Craig. Itís on 809 and seems to work fine with LMS except RP where it sometimes doesnít jump to the next track correctly

One other annoyance when used in conjunction with iPeng. If my iPhone is connected to the speaker by Bluetooth while Iím using iPeng to control it via LMS / Airplay and I close iPeng it also stops the playback. Disconnect from Bluetooth and all ok

philippe_44
2019-09-02, 01:59
You should try our new SqueezeAMP solution: input:LMS, BT, Airplay, output: Build-in amplifier, analogue, optical, BT. battery charger and battery powered), can be integrated inside many existing systems ;-)

d6jg
2019-09-02, 02:30
You should try our new SqueezeAMP solution: input:LMS, BT, Airplay, output: Build-in amplifier, analogue, optical, BT. battery charger and battery powered), can be integrated inside many existing systems ;-)

Can you post a link to more details Philippe ?

Paul Webster
2019-09-02, 03:17
https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?109838-SqueezeEsp-The-cheaper-squeezebox-in-the-world&p=947589#post947589

d6jg
2019-09-02, 13:12
https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?109838-SqueezeEsp-The-cheaper-squeezebox-in-the-world&p=947589#post947589

Interesting project but not suitable for this use case as I was after an Airplay speaker.
I do however have an old ghetto blaster that I might re-purpose if there is sufficient space in the case.

Paul Webster
2019-09-02, 13:30
See new pre-Announcement https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?110926-pre-ANNOUNCE-SqueezeAMP-and-SqueezeliteESP32

If you have a spare Bluetooth only speaker then this could turn it into an AirPlay device (and a Squeezebox).

d6jg
2019-09-02, 13:40
Noted.
I must say Iím very pleased with the Libratone Zipp. Itís pretty much perfect in conjunction with the Airplay bridge.
The problems I was having with RP are now resolved. Not sure what the issue was exactly but itís not displaying any problem at track changes now at all.
The Bluetooth on iPhone with iPeng was a bit of a head scratcher but I realised what it was soon enough.