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pholmstr
2005-04-29, 07:45
Okay I am just so pleased with what I got setup I had to post to gloat!

The beauty of my setup is I have two SB's, a SB1 at home and a SB2 at work. They both are hooked up to 250GB drives dedicated to music, and syncrhonized nightly through an SSH tunnel. So I can rip a CD at home (I rip straight to WAV so its easy) and then have it at work the next day! The whole thing is totally automated, all I do is pop in the CD, click a button in EAC and away it goes.

The next key feature is at home I didn't want to have a noisy computer on all the time, so I bought a KuroBox (just like a Buffalo Linkstation only easier to hack) and threw a 250gb HD in it. It runs SlimServer, and also runs the software for the SSH tunnel. It sits nicely underneath my entertainment center at home, completely hidden and silent!

Now for the listening systems:

Home:
SqueezeBox1
Krell KAV 300i
B&W Nautilus 804's
(no DAC, stick with simplicity I say)
KuroBox w/ 250GB HD

Work:
SqueezeBox2
Headroom Cosmic / Headroom Base Station One
Sennheiser 600's
250GB USB Drive

Now I have all 350 of my CDs at work and home, with fully automated syncrhonization. The only thing that kills me is when I get in my car. Come on SD, give us a car SB!

-Phillip

Michael Haan
2005-04-29, 08:02
>From: pholmstr <pholmstr.1o98xb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>







>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>



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>Subject: [slim] Beat my setup



>Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:45:52 -0700



>



>Okay I am just so pleased with what I got setup I had to post to gloat!



>



>The beauty of my setup is I have two SB's, a SB1 at home and a SB2 at



>work. They both are hooked up to 250GB drives dedicated to music, and



>syncrhonized nightly through an SSH tunnel. So I can rip a CD at home



>(I rip straight to WAV so its easy) and then have it at work the next



>day! The whole thing is totally automated, all I do is pop in the CD,



>click a button in EAC and away it goes.



>



>The next key feature is at home I didn't want to have a noisy computer



>on all the time, so I bought a KuroBox (just like a Buffalo Linkstation



>only easier to hack) and threw a 250gb HD in it. It runs SlimServer, and



>also runs the software for the SSH tunnel. It sits nicely underneath my



>entertainment center at home, completely hidden and silent!



>



>Now for the listening systems:



>



>Home:



>SqueezeBox1



>Krell KAV 300i



>B&W Nautilus 804's



>(no DAC, stick with simplicity I say)



>KuroBox w/ 250GB HD



>



>Work:



>SqueezeBox2



>Headroom Cosmic / Headroom Base Station One



>Sennheiser 600's



>250GB USB Drive



>



>Now I have all 350 of my CDs at work and home, with fully automated



>syncrhonization. The only thing that kills me is when I get in my car.



>Come on SD, give us a car SB!



>



>-Phillip



>



>



>--



>pholmstr



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I've mod'ed my SB2's to read my mind so selecting music is a breeze.  Also, I built A WiFiMAX network which covers the entire galaxy so I can effortlessly listen to my music as I zip to work in my solid gold rocket car.

vidurapparao
2005-04-29, 08:15
Michael Haan wrote:

> <snip>
> I've mod'ed my SB2's to read my mind so selecting music is a breeze.
> Also, I built A WiFiMAX network which covers the entire galaxy so I
> can effortlessly listen to my music as I zip to work in my solid gold
> rocket car.

Now, now...be nice. :-) It's heartening for us to see postings from
customers who are happy (or, as in Phillip's case, just pleased as
punch) with their setup. It's a welcome change from the bug reports.

Michael Haan
2005-04-29, 08:18
On the contrary, I was applauding his setup as I'd have to create my fictional one to beat it!








&gt;From: Vidur Apparao &lt;vidur (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com&gt;



&gt;Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion &lt;discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com&gt;



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&gt;Subject: Re: [slim] Beat my setup



&gt;Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:15:28 -0700



&gt;



&gt;Michael Haan wrote:



&gt;



&gt;&gt;&lt;snip&gt;



&gt;&gt;I've mod'ed my SB2's to read my mind so selecting music is a



&gt;&gt;breeze.&nbsp;&nbsp;Also, I built A WiFiMAX network which covers the entire



&gt;&gt;galaxy so I can effortlessly listen to my music as I zip to work in



&gt;&gt;my solid gold rocket car.



&gt;



&gt;Now, now...be nice. :-) It's heartening for us to see postings from



&gt;customers who are happy (or, as in Phillip's case, just pleased as



&gt;punch) with their setup. It's a welcome change from the bug reports.



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Ed Atlee
2005-04-29, 13:16
"pholmstr"
<pholmstr.1o98xb-NUepA2SMhDQqspMVqqL2D+4xXEVPTSb/VpNB7YpNyf8 (AT) public (DOT) gmane.or
g> wrote in message news:pholmstr.1o98xb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com...
> Now I have all 350 of my CDs at work and home, with fully automated
> syncrhonization. The only thing that kills me is when I get in my car.
> Come on SD, give us a car SB!

There's a system, I believe it's Rockford Fosgate, for the car that seems to
be going for reasonable prices on E-bay. Let me see if I can find a
link...it's MP3/WMA, and will auto-sync...

http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/S-ohXSj2MgEuI/reviews/20040227/wifi-omnifi_review.html

I was tempted, but then I thought, "I'm gonna be driving down the road,
scrolling through 400 or so CD's, trying to find that one Neil Young song
that I want to hear?" That, and my commute isn't that long.

Ed

bklaas
2005-04-29, 14:10
If I ever drove anywhere, I'd probably buy that setup. It's major flaw,
however, is that it requires Windoze for the server. Man do I hate that.
If slimdevices did this, they'd do it much better methinks. But, give
Rockford Fosgate credit, this is a unique product.

The idea of having a wireless sync to a car stereo is awesome. It comes
with an inadequately sized HD (it's 20 or 40GB I think), but there are
numerous hacker sites that show you how to replace the HD, and it looks
pretty darn easy to do it.

If you had enough capacity to store your entire music library in the car
system, here's an interesting side thought-- IT'S ALSO YOUR BACKUP
SYSTEM. You co-locate your data by driving somewhere! For some reason,
that cracks me up.

man. must be friday.
#!/ben

Ed Atlee wrote:
> "pholmstr"
> <pholmstr.1o98xb-NUepA2SMhDQqspMVqqL2D+4xXEVPTSb/VpNB7YpNyf8 (AT) public (DOT) gmane.or
> g> wrote in message news:pholmstr.1o98xb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com...
>
>>Now I have all 350 of my CDs at work and home, with fully automated
>>syncrhonization. The only thing that kills me is when I get in my car.
>>Come on SD, give us a car SB!
>
>
> There's a system, I believe it's Rockford Fosgate, for the car that seems to
> be going for reasonable prices on E-bay. Let me see if I can find a
> link...it's MP3/WMA, and will auto-sync...
>
> http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/S-ohXSj2MgEuI/reviews/20040227/wifi-omnifi_review.html
>
> I was tempted, but then I thought, "I'm gonna be driving down the road,
> scrolling through 400 or so CD's, trying to find that one Neil Young song
> that I want to hear?" That, and my commute isn't that long.
>
> Ed
>
>
>
>
>

Michaelwagner
2005-04-30, 20:37
Why not just put a laptop in your trunk? 80GB hard disk. Or 2, like some laptops let you. Run slimserver on that. Ethernet to the front, squeezebox in the front, have to a little work to get 12V down to 5 reliably with the startup surge, use standard laptop auto power connector for laptop.

Not sure how you'd power down the laptop gracefuly when it wasn't needed, tho ...

Michael

Jim
2005-04-30, 21:36
<not playing>

Well,

I'm extremely pleased with my Squeezebox running on Windows 98.

I can listen to my 128kbps CD Quality MP3's just fine on my Alba Midi Hi-Fi System, and simply record my fave songs to tape for playing in the car.

I would never ever consider any other music format, I mean I spent a few hundred dollars on the Squeezebox so spending any sort of money on a hard disk for pointless FLAC encoding, or buying any of those silly seperates systems or tall speakers I see in those expensive hi-fi shop windows is pointless when I can get a great system for less than the cost of my Squeezebox from the Argos catalogue.

</not playing>

docbee
2005-05-01, 00:32
I just step in to underline that synchronization of music servers over the internet is a great thing. I use a similar approach where two linux music servers are automatically kept in sync via rsync. It is working really great. I included an e-mail services that keeps me informed when new stuff is transfered. It is a nice thing to start a day with reading an email mnessage that new music has been transfered to your server :-)

Depending on what your local laws say, you might even be allowed to setup an network like this with familiy members or friends, what makes this even more interesting.

earthbased
2005-05-02, 08:44
Okay I am just so pleased with what I got setup I had to post to gloat!

The beauty of my setup is I have two SB's, a SB1 at home and a SB2 at work. They both are hooked up to 250GB drives dedicated to music, and syncrhonized nightly through an SSH tunnel. So I can rip a CD at home (I rip straight to WAV so its easy) and then have it at work the next day! The whole thing is totally automated, all I do is pop in the CD, click a button in EAC and away it goes.

The next key feature is at home I didn't want to have a noisy computer on all the time, so I bought a KuroBox (just like a Buffalo Linkstation only easier to hack) and threw a 250gb HD in it. It runs SlimServer, and also runs the software for the SSH tunnel. It sits nicely underneath my entertainment center at home, completely hidden and silent!

Now for the listening systems:

Home:
SqueezeBox1
Krell KAV 300i
B&W Nautilus 804's
(no DAC, stick with simplicity I say)
KuroBox w/ 250GB HD

Work:
SqueezeBox2
Headroom Cosmic / Headroom Base Station One
Sennheiser 600's
250GB USB Drive

Now I have all 350 of my CDs at work and home, with fully automated syncrhonization. The only thing that kills me is when I get in my car. Come on SD, give us a car SB!

-Phillip

Regarding the Kuro Box, is it easy to install SlimServer and rsync on it? If so, I would like to get two of them. BTW I am not a Linux hacker but am comfortable installing software from CLI.

Thx,
Dan

morgan4x4
2005-05-02, 10:03
I am glad you are so happy with your SB setup. I have a pretty nifty setup going here at home. I have five SB's setup in zones (2 SB2, 3 SB). First Zone is the sunroom, family room & deck. I run B&W speakers, and Classe Pre-Amp, Amp & CD in the Sunroom, and Denon Receiver powering Klipsch in-walls in the Family room. Deck uses Paradigm Outdoor Speakers (forget the exact model) powered from same Denon Receiver.

Second Zone is the kitchen, running Denon Receiver and Klipsh in-celing.

Thurd zone is master bedroom, running Sound-Dynmamics RTS3 speakers, powered by Musical Fidelity X-A1 Integrated Amp, X-FM and X-Ray CD Player. I also use a X-Cans for headphone amplification.

Fourth Zone is my at-home office and Master Bath, running Cambridge Audio Integrated Amp powering Paradigm Atoms (v3) and Paradigm in-celing.

Final zone is basement home theater, running Definitive Speakers and Rotel Pre-Amp, Amps (5 channels), and various home theater components.

I use in-wall volume controls from speaker craft where needed. All in wall wiring is 14-4 CL3, and I tend toward Kimber Kable interconnects and speaker cable.

The five SB's are hard-wired with Cat-5. Never had a drop-out this way! Best part is usiing the sync capability and playing same tracks in all zones!

Remote control is via Telcanto on a WiFi PDA.

This is all brought together via 500GB of storage in a Dell 1Ghz Server running RedHat - Fedora Core 3.

Works for me.

Next on the list is Zone 6, Garage and Driveway.