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Thomas J. Angstman
2004-01-09, 16:59
Starting from scratch should allow you to build a system around
something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3070312100&category=2
98

even if you are trying to save money, this is so much more robust.

The quality of the amplifier has got to be considered.

Don't you think you might want to listen to your Direct TV, DVD movies,
VCR and local radio over all those stereo speakers?

tj

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mike Beranek
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 11:33 AM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim]

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
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> 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.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
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[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
>
>
>