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Joe Hickey
2005-04-07, 12:16
Iain,
You could just use a power amp and use the volume control on the
squeezebox. If you wanted a really neat solution (and are a bit nifty
with a screwdriver) you could get a power amp module from Maplins and
mount it in one of the speakers... or flog your missions and buy a pair
of active monitors (Tannoy, Alesis and Behringer all do fairly good
active monitors for around 2-300 quid)

Cheers,
Joe


On 7 Apr 2005, at 19:40, discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com wrote:

> From: Iain Donaldson (Mailing Lists) <lists (AT) seatofthepants (DOT) net>
> Date: 7 April 2005 14:09:01 BST
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Slightly OT: Small Amplifier recommendations
> Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
>
> Folks:
>
> I am about to install an SB2 in a room on a shelf with shelf speakers
> (Mission M30is -
> http://www.mission.co.uk/product/m3iseries/loudspeaker_m30i.htm ).
>
> My problem is the shelf is 25cm (10in) deep and I need a reasonable
> amplifier to sit between the SB2 and the speakers that fits on the
> shelf. This sounds like it should be easy, but it's not been very easy
> so far. Most hifi separate amps are 30cm deep at a minimum.
>
> The only amp so far I've found has been the Creek A50i which is 23cm
> deep (just fitting with an RCA at the back) but it's a bit over the
> top for the room and pricey at GBP 479 (USD 800+).
>
> I've been through the archives to the list and seen some of the
> in-wall suggestions, but I don't really have that option as I've just
> replastered :)
>
> I recall seeing an amp that was designed for PC amplification
> alongside a laptop as part of following a thread on this list once,
> but i can't find it at all.
>
> Anyway, what I need is:
>
> - a decent amp (by decent i mean it has to deliver a sound I'm likely
> to enjoy - I've been quite impressed by Cambridge Audio's A1 & Azur
> range so that is the kind of thing I'm after.
> - nothing too expensive as it's only driving bookshelf speakers (that
> are pretty good for their size)
> - 23cm or less deep and not wider than a standard piece of hifi
> separate (I could use something like a second hand NAIT 1 put
> sideways, but there's no guarantee of getting them at a reasonable
> price)
> - available in the UK
>
> Anyone any thoughts or suggestions they'd care to share with me ?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> ..Iain
>

Stephen Glen Collier
2005-04-08, 01:16
You could try a Sonic Audio T-amp if you can get hold of one. There is a
discussion and a link to a review here
http://www.zerogain.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7283

SteveC

Patrick Dowling
2005-04-08, 06:01
Also take a look at the Griffin PowerWave
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerwave/techspecs.php

Pat

On Apr 8, 2005, at 3:16 AM, Stephen Glen Collier wrote:

> You could try a Sonic Audio T-amp if you can get hold of one. There is
> a
> discussion and a link to a review here
> http://www.zerogain.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7283
>
> SteveC
>
>

Todd Fields
2005-04-10, 11:46
--- Mike Hanson
<Mike.Hanson.1n9prc (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Cheap and apparently good:
>
http://www.si-5.com/frontEnd/cm_productDetail.jsp?productID=18.
>
> Reviewed here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/t-amp_e.html.
> Just set
> the volume at a fixed position, and use the SB for volume
> control.

I bought one of these T-Amps at Target.com (not availabe in
their retail stores) for use with a SLIMP3. It is intended for
portable applications so it does not come with an AC adapter (it
runs on D batteries) so you will have to purchase one
separately.

As soon as I got it my wife decided to remodel our son's room
(it was his SLIMP3) so it's been put in a box and has never been
used. Hopefully, I will break it out soon and try it. I'll
report back and let you know how it works.



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jan van mourik
2005-04-11, 16:31
That Sonic Impact T-Amp looks nice! Does anybody have a recommendation
for a power supply? And for some decent speakers while we're at it?
Seems to be hard to get though! PCMall showed it in stock yesterday,
out of stock today :-(

jan

radish
2005-04-11, 17:16
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

Shows as in stock.

abunn
2005-04-12, 09:23
This thread is frustrating the hell out me! If everybody has a full sized
amp underneath their squeezebox then why make the sb so small?!? My stereo
looks ridiculous, I have a regular sized amp and tuner with a tiny sb on
top. It sounds great but is taking way more space than it needs to. Maybe I
should put my sb in a custom case a la the Hardware Mods on the slimdevices
plugins page....

kdf
2005-04-12, 09:27
Quoting abunn <abunn (AT) whrc (DOT) org>:

> This thread is frustrating the hell out me! If everybody has a full sized
> amp underneath their squeezebox then why make the sb so small?!? My stereo
> looks ridiculous, I have a regular sized amp and tuner with a tiny sb on
> top. It sounds great but is taking way more space than it needs to. Maybe I
> should put my sb in a custom case a la the Hardware Mods on the slimdevices
> plugins page....

I've been after Yamaha for ages; those bastards refuse to make my amp smaller,
and its causing my shelf to bow. I mean jeez, in this day and age. Don't they
understand Moore's Law? thankfully, I have a dremel....

-kdf
ps... ;)

Craig, James (IT)
2005-04-12, 09:39
I have my amplifier, dvd player, vcr & cable box hidden in a cabinet.
The Squeezebox is the only thing outside (apart from the TV).

So I think a small case works pretty well...

(although that little battery powered amp linked to recently looked very
cool!)

James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of abunn
Sent: 12 April 2005 17:23
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: RE: [slim] Re: Slightly OT: Small Amplifier recommendations

This thread is frustrating the hell out me! If everybody has a full
sized
amp underneath their squeezebox then why make the sb so small?!? My
stereo
looks ridiculous, I have a regular sized amp and tuner with a tiny sb on
top. It sounds great but is taking way more space than it needs to.
Maybe I
should put my sb in a custom case a la the Hardware Mods on the
slimdevices
plugins page....

Michael Robinson
2005-04-12, 14:11
Check out www.cyrus.co.uk - excellent products and their stuff is smaller
than most.


> I have my amplifier, dvd player, vcr & cable box hidden in a cabinet.
> The Squeezebox is the only thing outside (apart from the TV).
>
> So I think a small case works pretty well...
>
> (although that little battery powered amp linked to recently looked very
> cool!)
>
> James
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of abunn
> Sent: 12 April 2005 17:23
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: RE: [slim] Re: Slightly OT: Small Amplifier recommendations
>
> This thread is frustrating the hell out me! If everybody has a full
> sized
> amp underneath their squeezebox then why make the sb so small?!? My
> stereo
> looks ridiculous, I have a regular sized amp and tuner with a tiny sb on
> top. It sounds great but is taking way more space than it needs to.
> Maybe I
> should put my sb in a custom case a la the Hardware Mods on the
> slimdevices
> plugins page....
>
>
>
>

robertwallace
2005-04-12, 17:34
Parts Express :
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-952
had it in stock when I "posted" this note.

Robert

jan van mourik wrote:

>That Sonic Impact T-Amp looks nice! Does anybody have a recommendation
>for a power supply? And for some decent speakers while we're at it?
>Seems to be hard to get though! PCMall showed it in stock yesterday,
>out of stock today :-(
>
>jan
>

Michael Amster
2005-05-05, 18:30
Geez, I am trying to catch up, but if you are on this side of the Pond,
the Parasound Z-line of products is half-width and small:

http://www.parasound.com/zcustom/

-MA

Michael Robinson wrote:

>Check out www.cyrus.co.uk - excellent products and their stuff is smaller
>than most.
>
>
>
>
>>I have my amplifier, dvd player, vcr & cable box hidden in a cabinet.
>>The Squeezebox is the only thing outside (apart from the TV).
>>
>>So I think a small case works pretty well...
>>
>>(although that little battery powered amp linked to recently looked very
>>cool!)
>>
>>James
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of abunn
>>Sent: 12 April 2005 17:23
>>To: Slim Devices Discussion
>>Subject: RE: [slim] Re: Slightly OT: Small Amplifier recommendations
>>
>>This thread is frustrating the hell out me! If everybody has a full
>>sized
>>amp underneath their squeezebox then why make the sb so small?!? My
>>stereo
>>looks ridiculous, I have a regular sized amp and tuner with a tiny sb on
>>top. It sounds great but is taking way more space than it needs to.
>>Maybe I
>>should put my sb in a custom case a la the Hardware Mods on the
>>slimdevices
>>plugins page....
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

abunn
2005-05-07, 12:40
> http://www.parasound.com/zcustom/

Those look nifty, but the amp is only analog. Right? That's close to my
ideal setup to have with a SB. Small, looks like it would fit in with the SB
and has a small matching tuner.

danco
2005-05-20, 02:35
When I try to run Softsqueeze it just says "Please wait. Connecting
to Slimserver" and sits there doing nothing.

I'm pretty sure I know *why* this is happening, but I don't know how
to deal with it.

I just changed the IP address from getting a dynamic address via DHCP
to using a static address (with the rest of the data via DHCP).

I would guess that, somewhere in my system, it is still trying to
connect to the old address. Both the old address and the new one use
the same name for the computer, of course, namely
"Daniel-Cohens-Computer". so presumably that name is being translated
to the old IP address, not the new one.

Resetting the preferences doesn't work, as there doesn't seem to be a
way of actually asking Softsqueeze to find a server by IP number.

By the way, there is a tiny bug in Softsqueeze, which may catch
people out on first use. That is, the name of the server is
abbreviated to 16 symbols (I think) and the computer name may be
longer than that. When I first ran Softsqueeze it named the server as
"Daniel-Cohens-Co" and claimed a failed connection, which cleared up
when I changed the name manually to "Daniel-Cohens-Computer".

Slimserver 6.0.1 and the associated Softsqueeze, Mac OS 10.3.8.
--
Daniel Cohen

danco
2005-05-20, 04:28
On 20/5/05 at 10:35 am +0100, Daniel Cohen wrote
>When I try to run Softsqueeze it just says "Please wait. Connecting
>to Slimserver" and sits there doing nothing.
>
>I'm pretty sure I know *why* this is happening, but I don't know how
>to deal with it.
>
>I just changed the IP address from getting a dynamic address via
>DHCP to using a static address (with the rest of the data via DHCP).

Silly me! A restart cured the problem.
--
Daniel Cohen