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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-04-03, 14:35
>>> pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com 04/03/04 16:04 PM >>>
>You could consider a SqueezeBox a kit.
>Get a only piece of audio from eBay, remove guts,
>bolt in SqueezeBox parts, voila.

That's what brought the idea on. I've got some
old Marantz and B&O equipment that is rack mount. One
of them would be perfect with a mini-itx board and the
SB. I've been looking for an excuse to gut the poor
things - as they've been broken since before I was
born.

>Perhaps you can bribe me into doing the work for you.
>If there is a big enough market....

Nah, I like doing this stuff too...

>For my $0.02, I don't want it any bigger, altho
>bigger letters on the display would help my old eyes.
>I guess for a $150 answer, buy one of the blowout
>Slimp3s and put it near your chair, not hooked up to
>any audio.
>That would let the letters be big, and would be
>cheaper than any fancy design.

Bought one this morning.

That's almost what I'm doing. The size of the display
is what concerns me. Too narrow - needs more width.
I'm not interested in displaying fancy graphics, just
would like to avoid the constant scrolling.

>For my nickle, the songs belong on a cheap linux box
>in the basement, keep all that noise out of my
>listening room.

I halfway agree. I've got a HTPC that you'd be hard
pressed to hear over the whir of the fridge. Then
again, I probably shouldn't have the fridge in the
listening room.

Although the actual storage of the music will be on a
cheap linux box, it would be nice to have a server
I could control from my TV with a wireless kb and
mouse running the server without having to set up VNC
to get into the cheap linux box.

But, as they say, everyone is entitled to their
opinion. Since I just bought one of the refurb slipm3
devices, I may come up with some more ideas.

Paul

Jack Coates
2004-04-03, 14:59
On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 13:35, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> >>> pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com 04/03/04 16:04 PM >>>
> >You could consider a SqueezeBox a kit.
> >Get a only piece of audio from eBay, remove guts,
> >bolt in SqueezeBox parts, voila.
>
> That's what brought the idea on. I've got some
> old Marantz and B&O equipment that is rack mount. One
> of them would be perfect with a mini-itx board and the
> SB. I've been looking for an excuse to gut the poor
> things - as they've been broken since before I was
> born.

my two cents, but it'd be a pity to gut a classic Marantz just because
it isn't working. Have a look on ebay for Marantz gear, you may be
surprised at what someone will pay you for it.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle Dot Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
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