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autopilot
2008-11-02, 12:38
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/2093/v/3/sp/
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/images/Connected_Acoustic_SRi_big.jpg

So what do people make of this then?

Personally i think it's great other companies have been able to licence the Squeezebox technology, i think a Squeezebox with built in AMP is good idea, just as long as it sounds good enough.

rbz5416
2008-11-02, 12:50
Seems completely pointless to me.

autopilot
2008-11-02, 13:07
Seems completely pointless to me.

In what respect?

aubuti
2008-11-02, 20:13
So what do people make of this then?
It appears to be for people who (a) don't already have the requisite amp or active speakers, and (b) can't be bothered to choose an amp for themselves. No doubt there's a market there, but I can't say how big it is. I agree with the reviewer's reaction: "uninspiring".

upstatemike
2008-11-03, 07:18
I would be interested in it if it had a nice dual display like the Transporter. I would not want to encourage any more products along the lines of the SB Receiver with nothing but a Mood Ring style LED to tell you what it is doing.

kolding
2008-11-03, 14:52
It appears to be for people who (a) don't already have the requisite amp or active speakers, and (b) can't be bothered to choose an amp for themselves. No doubt there's a market there, but I can't say how big it is. I agree with the reviewer's reaction: "uninspiring".

Maybe uninspiring, but face it, it's pretty much what Sonos has been selling, with a good deal of success, for a number of years now. The unamplified version is a relatively new product. Might be useful just to hold up against the competition.

Eric

autopilot
2009-04-14, 06:59
http://www.connectedacoustic.com/product.php?xProd=8&xSec=5

Just wondering if anyone has got one of these yet and can say what its like?

Club1820
2009-04-14, 11:13
Agree with previous posts. For those who dont already have amp or dont care to get a separate one.

But why not just go Duet + Audioengine 5s? Cheaper and already highly reviewed. Plus the footprint would be smaller.

simbo
2009-04-15, 09:10
As kolding pointed out last year, this is exactly what Sonos provide. Useful or not, like it or hate it, it's a configuration that sells.

jrfuda
2009-04-15, 13:53
...Personally i think it's great other companies have been able to licence the Squeezebox technology...
What I'd like to see is the player technology licensed to other electronics manufacturers. It's be great to get a Yamaha, Sony, Pioneer, etc. receiver (or even TV) that could stream from SC just like a Squeezebox. Much more powerful than DLNA/UPNP junk most receivers have!

toby10
2009-04-15, 14:19
What I'd like to see is the player technology licensed to other electronics manufacturers. It's be great to get a Yamaha, Sony, Pioneer, etc. receiver (or even TV) that could stream from SC just like a Squeezebox. Much more powerful than DLNA/UPNP junk most receivers have!

That would be awesome.....assuming they could figure out and incorporate SC FW Updates into such boxes. :)