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jonbauer
2007-10-19, 15:08
Hi All,

Just got the QNAP TS-109 Pro NAS solution which comes with Twonky and I love it.

Now that I have all my MP3s installed on a NAS box, I want to be able to feed my audio media to my bedroom. I have always loved the Slim solution, but of course, it also requires powered speakers.

Can you guys/gals help lead me towards another Ethernet solution that's more all in one? I'm envisioning an Ethernet connected boom box... Has anyone done anything with Slim Devices software??

- Thanx
- Jon

kolding
2007-10-19, 15:24
We plugged a squeezebox into the Bose Clock Radio Wave thingy that she had. Fine for a bedroom.

sterry21
2007-10-19, 15:24
Hi All,

Just got the QNAP TS-109 Pro NAS solution which comes with Twonky and I love it.

Now that I have all my MP3s installed on a NAS box, I want to be able to feed my audio media to my bedroom. I have always loved the Slim solution, but of course, it also requires powered speakers.

Can you guys/gals help lead me towards another Ethernet solution that's more all in one? I'm envisioning an Ethernet connected boom box... Has anyone done anything with Slim Devices software??

- Thanx
- Jon

I woke up one day a couple of years ago and realized that my Bose Wave Radio that I've had by the bedside for years had an aux input. I started with an old SlimP3 that became surplus when I got SB3's, and now I have an SB3 plugged in to that input. It works great, and is just about the right amount of audio system for lying in bed.

I now have a houseful of SB3's and a Transporter, and I'm completely happy with the system.


Steve Terry

jonbauer
2007-10-19, 15:35
Gotta say - never been a big fan of Bose in general...

If I'm gonna go that route, I guess I can get any powered box with an aux in...

What happened to this:

http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/18/slim-devices-squeezebox-now-in-four-delicious-colors/

or this:

http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/09/slim-devices-unveils-new-rev-with-squeezebox2/

- Jon

bklaas
2007-10-19, 15:45
this is what I do. works great with the aux in:
http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=167&cat=262&page=1

slimpy
2007-10-19, 16:12
What happened to this:

http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/18/slim-devices-squeezebox-now-in-four-delicious-colors/

or this:

http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/09/slim-devices-unveils-new-rev-with-squeezebox2/

These are SB2s, the predecessor of the SB3. The only difference between SB2 and SB3 is the case, they even use the same firmware. They are pretty hard to find these days.

-s.

jonbauer
2007-10-19, 16:16
Hm. I like the low profile case! Why did they take away the low profile option with the SB3?? Seems like a step in the wrong direction...

- Thanx
- Jon

radish
2007-10-19, 17:42
Right now I'm using a pair of Swans powered speakers in the bedroom. About to move to a new house and I'll be fitting powered ceiling speakers there for a less obtrusive look.

aubuti
2007-10-19, 19:14
Hm. I like the low profile case! Why did they take away the low profile option with the SB3?? Seems like a step in the wrong direction...
Not everyone agrees. As someone put it, the SB2 looked like a 1970s clock radio, whereas the SB3 looks like a 1990s clock radio.

They still come up on eBay fairly often. They hold their value well, so expect to pay at least US$200 if you find one. Here's one that went last week:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Squeezebox-2-wireless-g-digital-music-player_W0QQitemZ320168614885QQihZ011QQcategoryZ887 60QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Anyway, as for speakers, there is a huge range of powered speakers out there to choose from, with prices from $25 to $2500 (and probably more). A popular choice around here is the Audioengine 5s, which go for about $300 a pair.

James_B
2007-10-20, 05:50
I am using Creative T20s right by my bed - stunning performance for their size and price. I paid 40 euros on ebay. A secondhand SB will cost you at least four times this. I also have A5s but maybe they are a too bit big? You could try an Audica MPS-1. This looks good, is supposed to sound impressive, is relatively contained and goes for about 200 euros on ebay.

Pale Blue Ego
2007-10-20, 08:30
Aego-Ms are good for bedrooms. The sats are tiny and you can put the sub under the bed. Great sound quality for $200.

ChrisNY
2007-10-20, 17:54
I am using a Zvox mini on my bedside table. Decent sound and I can place the Squeezebox on top of it (although loud bass can sometimes cause it to jump a bit).

http://yhst-9301186439366.stores.yahoo.net/zvmihipestso.html

funkstar
2007-10-21, 04:35
I'm using a set or Harmon Kardon Soundstick 2s. Not exactly amazing audio performance, but they look the part with the SB3 and they are perfectly adequate for the bedroom.

ceejay
2007-10-22, 00:14
this is what I do. works great with the aux in:
http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.php?productid=167&cat=262&page=1

Me too - looks good (SB2 sitting on top of radio) and works pretty well, though I did have to swap the SB's stock power supply for a linear one as the electrical noise from the stock switcher completely swamped the Tivoli unit in radio mode.

Ceejay

claypole
2008-02-10, 06:39
After intensive research, I have just recently purchased the Blik Radiostation (www.revo.co.uk), which is a fantastic all-in-one FM/DAB/DAB+/WIFI Internet clock radio.

My key requirements were:

1) Integrated speaker (one box solution)
2) Very flexible Alarm clock radio functionality
3) Support for Internet radio and broadcast radio
4) Ability to upgrade for future functionality

Sound quality, display brightness, Hi-Fi connectivity, the size and aesthetics were also deciding factors.

I have written a wiki on how to get it working with SqueezeCenter too: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BlikRadiostation

So far, I am very pleased with this solution!

gorman
2008-02-10, 09:06
Hm. I like the low profile case! Why did they take away the low profile option with the SB3?? Seems like a step in the wrong direction...I think both form factor have their uses.

Mushroom_3
2008-02-10, 10:11
What's wrong with one of these by the bed:
http://www.robertsradio.co.uk/pages/wm201.html

Then you don't even need the SB3!

claypole
2008-02-10, 15:20
After intensive research, I have just recently purchased the Blik Radiostation (www.revo.co.uk), which is a fantastic all-in-one FM/DAB/DAB+/WIFI Internet clock radio.

My key requirements were:

1) Integrated speaker (one box solution)
2) Very flexible Alarm clock radio functionality
3) Support for Internet radio and broadcast radio
4) Ability to upgrade for future functionality

Sound quality, display brightness, Hi-Fi connectivity, the size and aesthetics were also deciding factors.

I have written a wiki on how to get it working with SqueezeCenter too: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BlikRadiostation

So far, I am very pleased with this solution!