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Bonesteel
2005-08-29, 08:15
This is not strictly a Slim Devices query, but someone may have some insight they wish to share. I have an original SLIMP3 player which has served me well. I'm interested in upgrading to a new SB2 for my master bathroom, but I'm having trouble finding an appropriate receiver. I am looking to install ceiling speakers to minimize the space impact and achieve great sound. I would like to find a stereo receiver that has a very small footprint, yet provides a decent amount of power and an FM tuner (for when real radio calls - mostly for the WAF). I have seen many small systems at Best Buy for example, but they all seem to include speakers - which I don't need. Also, they are really not that small. An in wall receiver would be ideal. Anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks,

Jon

Aaron Zinck
2005-08-29, 08:36
> This is not strictly a Slim Devices query, but someone may have some
> insight they wish to share. I have an original SLIMP3 player which has
> served me well. I'm interested in upgrading to a new SB2 for my master
> bathroom, but I'm having trouble finding an appropriate receiver. I am
> looking to install ceiling speakers to minimize the space impact and
> achieve great sound. I would like to find a stereo receiver that has a
> very small footprint, yet provides a decent amount of power and an FM
> tuner (for when real radio calls - mostly for the WAF). I have seen
> many small systems at Best Buy for example, but they all seem to
> include speakers - which I don't need. Also, they are really not that
> small. An in wall receiver would be ideal. Anyone have any
> recommendations?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jon
>
>
> --
> Bonesteel

Jon,

Do you need a whole receiver or just an amp?

Bonesteel
2005-08-29, 09:02
Do you need a whole receiver or just an amp?

Also need a receiver. My wife likes to listen to a few radio stations that do not stream and it would be a problem if she could no longer pull them in.

Thanks,

Jon

Aaron Zinck
2005-08-29, 09:46
> Do you need a whole receiver or just an amp?
>
> Also need a receiver. My wife likes to listen to a few radio stations
> that do not stream and it would be a problem if she could no longer
> pull them in.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jon
>
>
> --
> Bonesteel

Sorry--if I'd read your original post more carefully I would have seen that.
Unfortunately I've no suggestions or experience with anything small that has
an integrated tuner...

Daryle Tilroe
2005-08-29, 17:59
Bonesteel wrote:

> bathroom, but I'm having trouble finding an appropriate receiver. I am
> looking to install ceiling speakers to minimize the space impact and
> achieve great sound. I would like to find a stereo receiver that has a
> very small footprint, yet provides a decent amount of power and an FM
> tuner (for when real radio calls - mostly for the WAF). I have seen
> many small systems at Best Buy for example, but they all seem to
> include speakers - which I don't need. Also, they are really not that
> small. An in wall receiver would be ideal. Anyone have any
> recommendations?

Well it has speakers but it is beautifully minimalist, sounds great,
and is very small; the Tivoli Model 2:

http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=144&cat=&page=2

Comes in two colours as well. Although I don't know how well anything
will hold up in the bathroom with all that humidity. You may want to
locate in the bedroom and then just turn it up a bit for bathroom
listening.

--
Daryle A. Tilroe

sleepysurf
2005-08-29, 18:20
Check out these offerings from Boston Acoustics... especially the Receptor Radio which also offers Digital Radio reception (different from Satellite Radio). Both models also offer auxiliary inputs, though I'm not sure which types. I'm seriously considering the Receptor for my Master Bedroom, if I can confirm it will accept analog input from my SB2.

http://www.bostonacoustics.com/hs_products.asp?CategoryID=34

sleepysurf
2005-08-29, 18:31
You might also consider one of the Cambridge Soundworks offerings...
http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/store/category.cgi?category=aud_radio

jackaninny
2005-08-29, 19:32
http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/ReferenceSeries.html

pretty small and more than enough power for most small rooms.

Bonesteel
2005-08-30, 20:28
The Teac looks like the perfect solution, maybe a bit too perfect (i.e. expensive). Thanks much for the insight. I will search one out.

Jon

jackaninny
2005-09-06, 21:19
and then when i bought my surround sound unit i found a screaming price on amazon (affliate store thing)

looks like the local store i purchased from is having a sale

http://www.stereotypesaudio.com/sale.html

one teac unit is on sale