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Stouffer, Eric
2004-01-09, 07:29
I concur with T.J. on the Russound solution, with a slight twist. I use the Russound ABus system which uses amplified volume controls feeding my inwall/inceiling speakers. ABus uses Cat5 wiring and you can control your IR devices from any volume control over the Cat5 wiring, which means controlling the squeezbox. The limitation is you can't see the artist/album info on the display. Using a more advanced solution with Russound, if you could use a PDA with the web interface you could control the squeezebox (I think) from the PDA and see artist/album info.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of T. J. Angstman
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 8:50 PM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim]



I have mine set up with a Russound 6 room system. For speakers, there are several brands that make good in-wall, wall-mount or ceiling speakers. Only need one Slimp3. Each room has a choice of 4 different sources (DVD, TUNER, VCR and SLIMP3). My tuner has all the output that goes through my regular stereo thereby further increasing the number of sources. The Russound has an IR blaster so you can use your remote in any room to control any of these devices. This works pretty well, I think.



http://www.russound.com/multizone.htm



The only thing I would add is a web server and TV out on the Slimp3. I would then modulate that signal onto a channel in my whole house distributed video system so that users could see and the remote could control the html interface to select music. I am planning to add that capability to my FreeBSD box, instead. I guess your plan of having several Slimp3s allows you to browse music on the slimp3, instead. Powered speakers often leave much to be desired in my opinion.



T. J. Angstman



-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mike Beranek
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:55 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim]



I'm setting up a multi-room house audio system using SLIMP3 and/or Squeezebox devices. My main objective is to to have synchronized MP3/internet radio playback throughout the house with the option of un-synching as the need arises.

I'm sold on the technology, now I'm looking at how to best install these puppies so they're convenient, easy to access, and such. I'm interested in how these set up and any lessons learned/best practices around those "useability" aspects such as:

How to mount/physically place the SLIMP3 or SBox ?
Any suggestions on good quality powered speakers and how to mount them? (I plan to hook only one device to the "old" stereo system, so most devices will need a set of powered speakers)
Is there a nice looking wall panel approach anyone has devised? (I'm actually thinking of mounting some of them in the wall with a seperate volume up/down/on/off nob as an alternative to using the remote)

Is there a proven technique to encode (real time) my own live MP3 streams and serve them up, e.g. for the local radio station that doesn't offer internet radio? I assume there's some xtra software required to do this, something like icecast.

Any helpful setup experience is much appreciated.


Mike Beranek

Mike Beranek
2004-01-09, 11:32
From a cost perspective, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy multiple Slimp3's
than to distribute the sound via aBus?

I am starting out from scratch, in an pre-existing (although new) home with
nothing but 400 CD's and a big server. :-)



"Dean Barrett" <dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net> wrote in
message news:AIEHJPFBKAHINBCCEOFIOECJDJAA.dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net...
> Im a Russound ABus user too.
>
> My Slimp sits flush in the Lounge -
> http://www.samares.net/extension/DSCF0008.JPG and from there goes into my
> Abus system. I use an Epods in the Bedroom to control it, and a Dell Axim
X3
> when i wonder around the house - i.e. for Bathroom listening :)
>
> Daughter sometimes uses it with a nice Barbie Pink skin from her
bedroom...
>
>
>
> Dean.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Try our amazing lighting demonstration online now, and watch in realtime
via
> our webcam. Click below and follow the CBus links.
> www.rolec.net <http://www.rolec.net/>
> dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net <mailto:dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net>
> Tel: 01908-210677
> Fax: 01908-210678
>
> The information in this internet E-mail is confidential and is intended
> solely for the addressee. Access, copying or re-use of information in it
by
> anyone else is unauthorised. Any views or opinions presented are solely
> those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Rolec
> Group or any of its affiliates. If you are not the intended recipient
please
> contact wrongmail (AT) rolec (DOT) net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
Behalf Of Stouffer,
> Eric
> Sent: 09 January 2004 14:29
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
> I concur with T.J. on the Russound solution, with a slight twist. I use
the
> Russound ABus system which uses amplified volume controls feeding my
> inwall/inceiling speakers. ABus uses Cat5 wiring and you can control your
> IR devices from any volume control over the Cat5 wiring, which means
> controlling the squeezbox. The limitation is you can't see the
artist/album
> info on the display. Using a more advanced solution with Russound, if you
> could use a PDA with the web interface you could control the squeezebox (I
> think) from the PDA and see artist/album info.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
Behalf Of T. J. Angstman
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 8:50 PM
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
>
> I have mine set up with a Russound 6 room system. For speakers, there are
> several brands that make good in-wall, wall-mount or ceiling speakers.
Only
> need one Slimp3. Each room has a choice of 4 different sources (DVD,
TUNER,
> VCR and SLIMP3). My tuner has all the output that goes through my regular
> stereo thereby further increasing the number of sources. The Russound has
> an IR blaster so you can use your remote in any room to control any of
these
> devices. This works pretty well, I think.
>
>
>
> http://www.russound.com/multizone.htm
>
>
>
> The only thing I would add is a web server and TV out on the Slimp3. I
> would then modulate that signal onto a channel in my whole house
distributed
> video system so that users could see and the remote could control the html
> interface to select music. I am planning to add that capability to my
> FreeBSD box, instead. I guess your plan of having several Slimp3s allows
> you to browse music on the slimp3, instead. Powered speakers often leave
> much to be desired in my opinion.
>
>
>
> T. J. Angstman
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]
On Behalf Of Mike Beranek
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:55 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
>
> I'm setting up a multi-room house audio system using SLIMP3 and/or
> Squeezebox devices. My main objective is to to have synchronized
> MP3/internet radio playback throughout the house with the option of
> un-synching as the need arises.
>
> I'm sold on the technology, now I'm looking at how to best install these
> puppies so they're convenient, easy to access, and such. I'm interested in
> how these set up and any lessons learned/best practices around those
> "useability" aspects such as:
>
> How to mount/physically place the SLIMP3 or SBox ?
> Any suggestions on good quality powered speakers and how to mount them? (I
> plan to hook only one device to the "old" stereo system, so most devices
> will need a set of powered speakers)
> Is there a nice looking wall panel approach anyone has devised? (I'm
> actually thinking of mounting some of them in the wall with a seperate
> volume up/down/on/off nob as an alternative to using the remote)
>
> Is there a proven technique to encode (real time) my own live MP3 streams
> and serve them up, e.g. for the local radio station that doesn't offer
> internet radio? I assume there's some xtra software required to do this,
> something like icecast.
>
> Any helpful setup experience is much appreciated.
>
>
> Mike Beranek
>
>
>

Mike Beranek
2004-01-09, 13:14
Dean - looks very nice! Did you have to purchase/fabricate a face plate for
your Slimp?



"Dean Barrett" <dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net> wrote in
message news:AIEHJPFBKAHINBCCEOFIOECJDJAA.dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net...
> Im a Russound ABus user too.
>
> My Slimp sits flush in the Lounge -
> http://www.samares.net/extension/DSCF0008.JPG and from there goes into my
> Abus system. I use an Epods in the Bedroom to control it, and a Dell Axim
X3
> when i wonder around the house - i.e. for Bathroom listening :)
>
> Daughter sometimes uses it with a nice Barbie Pink skin from her
bedroom...
>
>
>
> Dean.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Try our amazing lighting demonstration online now, and watch in realtime
via
> our webcam. Click below and follow the CBus links.
> www.rolec.net <http://www.rolec.net/>
> dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net <mailto:dean (AT) rolec (DOT) net>
> Tel: 01908-210677
> Fax: 01908-210678
>
> The information in this internet E-mail is confidential and is intended
> solely for the addressee. Access, copying or re-use of information in it
by
> anyone else is unauthorised. Any views or opinions presented are solely
> those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Rolec
> Group or any of its affiliates. If you are not the intended recipient
please
> contact wrongmail (AT) rolec (DOT) net
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
Behalf Of Stouffer,
> Eric
> Sent: 09 January 2004 14:29
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
> I concur with T.J. on the Russound solution, with a slight twist. I use
the
> Russound ABus system which uses amplified volume controls feeding my
> inwall/inceiling speakers. ABus uses Cat5 wiring and you can control your
> IR devices from any volume control over the Cat5 wiring, which means
> controlling the squeezbox. The limitation is you can't see the
artist/album
> info on the display. Using a more advanced solution with Russound, if you
> could use a PDA with the web interface you could control the squeezebox (I
> think) from the PDA and see artist/album info.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
Behalf Of T. J. Angstman
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 8:50 PM
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
>
> I have mine set up with a Russound 6 room system. For speakers, there are
> several brands that make good in-wall, wall-mount or ceiling speakers.
Only
> need one Slimp3. Each room has a choice of 4 different sources (DVD,
TUNER,
> VCR and SLIMP3). My tuner has all the output that goes through my regular
> stereo thereby further increasing the number of sources. The Russound has
> an IR blaster so you can use your remote in any room to control any of
these
> devices. This works pretty well, I think.
>
>
>
> http://www.russound.com/multizone.htm
>
>
>
> The only thing I would add is a web server and TV out on the Slimp3. I
> would then modulate that signal onto a channel in my whole house
distributed
> video system so that users could see and the remote could control the html
> interface to select music. I am planning to add that capability to my
> FreeBSD box, instead. I guess your plan of having several Slimp3s allows
> you to browse music on the slimp3, instead. Powered speakers often leave
> much to be desired in my opinion.
>
>
>
> T. J. Angstman
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]
On Behalf Of Mike Beranek
> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:55 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim]
>
>
>
> I'm setting up a multi-room house audio system using SLIMP3 and/or
> Squeezebox devices. My main objective is to to have synchronized
> MP3/internet radio playback throughout the house with the option of
> un-synching as the need arises.
>
> I'm sold on the technology, now I'm looking at how to best install these
> puppies so they're convenient, easy to access, and such. I'm interested in
> how these set up and any lessons learned/best practices around those
> "useability" aspects such as:
>
> How to mount/physically place the SLIMP3 or SBox ?
> Any suggestions on good quality powered speakers and how to mount them? (I
> plan to hook only one device to the "old" stereo system, so most devices
> will need a set of powered speakers)
> Is there a nice looking wall panel approach anyone has devised? (I'm
> actually thinking of mounting some of them in the wall with a seperate
> volume up/down/on/off nob as an alternative to using the remote)
>
> Is there a proven technique to encode (real time) my own live MP3 streams
> and serve them up, e.g. for the local radio station that doesn't offer
> internet radio? I assume there's some xtra software required to do this,
> something like icecast.
>
> Any helpful setup experience is much appreciated.
>
>
> Mike Beranek
>
>
>