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Richard O'Callaghan
2003-11-29, 10:11
Hi all,

I've been looking through the details on the sqeezebox and it looks very
interesting indeed.

I'm looking to set up a home audio distribution system - so possibly several
sqeezeboxes, hopefully with the ability to control them all centrally. Here
is what I am looking for:

Ability to play same music in several rooms - maybe one playlist in 3 rooms
and another one in 2 other rooms
If there is the same music playing in two adjacent rooms, I'd obviously like
the rooms to be in good sync - no time delay
Ability to control all this from one central point - Set sync's from one
place. Does the slimserver allow such control?

I was just wondering if somebody could give me any ideas on this area, and
how suited the sqeezebox/slimserver is for it.

One more question: Can the WIFI antenna be turned horizontal to the
squeezebox unit, or can it be removed if the WIFI reception is good enough?

It looks like a really cool piece of kit.

Thanks for any assistance,

Richard

Graham Ridgway at home
2003-11-29, 10:58
CAn't answer for the squeezebox, but have done this with the SLimp3. I have
got them in 6 rooms in the house. You can synchronise into groups either
from the remote or from the web interface centrally.

Graham
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard O'Callaghan" <richnird (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 5:11 PM
Subject: [slim] Multiple Sqeezeboxes for audio distribution system


> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking through the details on the sqeezebox and it looks very
> interesting indeed.
>
> I'm looking to set up a home audio distribution system - so possibly
several
> sqeezeboxes, hopefully with the ability to control them all centrally.
Here
> is what I am looking for:
>
> Ability to play same music in several rooms - maybe one playlist in 3
rooms
> and another one in 2 other rooms
> If there is the same music playing in two adjacent rooms, I'd obviously
like
> the rooms to be in good sync - no time delay
> Ability to control all this from one central point - Set sync's from one
> place. Does the slimserver allow such control?
>
> I was just wondering if somebody could give me any ideas on this area, and
> how suited the sqeezebox/slimserver is for it.
>
> One more question: Can the WIFI antenna be turned horizontal to the
> squeezebox unit, or can it be removed if the WIFI reception is good
enough?
>
> It looks like a really cool piece of kit.
>
> Thanks for any assistance,
>
> Richard
>
>
>

seanadams
2003-11-29, 13:52
>
> Ability to play same music in several rooms - maybe one playlist in 3
> rooms
> and another one in 2 other rooms

No problem - synchronization works in "groups", any member can join or
leave the group at any time. So you can have two units in one group and
three in a another if you want, or link all five together.

> If there is the same music playing in two adjacent rooms, I'd
> obviously like
> the rooms to be in good sync - no time delay

The sync is within about 5 milliseconds. Usually less than the distance
between your speakers. :)

> Ability to control all this from one central point - Set sync's from
> one
> place. Does the slimserver allow such control?
>

Yes, from the web interface (acessible from any PC in the house) you
can control any room.

> One more question: Can the WIFI antenna be turned horizontal to the
> squeezebox unit, or can it be removed if the WIFI reception is good
> enough?
>

Yes, the antenna can be turned and tilted. There is a signal strength
indicator to help you optimize. You will not get a good signal without
the antenna.