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Todd Fields
2004-07-13, 14:56
A lightening storm somehow fried the ethernet ports of
the three computers in my home network, my router and
my Rio Receiver. I believe it came through my phone
line because I have one computer connected to a phone
line and that computer's modem was fried as well.
From there I guess somehow it jumped to my wired
ethernet network (to which this computer was also
connected.) At least I'm guessing this is what
happened. The only good news from this...my wired
Squeezebox was the only ethernet based device that
escaped unscathed.

On to my question, my Rio Receiver is used to stream
children's music to my one year olds room. The Rio
has a built-in 10 WATT amp that powered some small
Bose 101 bookshelf speakers, plenty for a one year old
to listen to The Wiggles. Instead of trying to
replace the Rio (it sells for around $50-$75 on eBay)
I was hoping to just use my SLIMP3 which has been
"retired" since I purchased my Squeezebox. However, I
will need a small amplifier in order to power power
the speakers. I can't really seem to find any
inexpensive small amplifiers. The amps I've seen are
either overkill, expensive or just kits for hobbyists
to build their own. Anyone have any suggestions?

I guess if push comes to shove I could find some
inexpensive powered speakers but I do like the Bose
and I don't have any other use for them which would be
a waste.

Todd



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dean
2004-07-19, 07:11
I just noticed this amplifier available at ThinkGeek:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

Battery powered or use a 12v adaptor. Might be just the ticket.


On Jul 13, 2004, at 2:56 PM, Todd Fields wrote:

> A lightening storm somehow fried the ethernet ports of
> the three computers in my home network, my router and
> my Rio Receiver. I believe it came through my phone
> line because I have one computer connected to a phone
> line and that computer's modem was fried as well.
>> From there I guess somehow it jumped to my wired
> ethernet network (to which this computer was also
> connected.) At least I'm guessing this is what
> happened. The only good news from this...my wired
> Squeezebox was the only ethernet based device that
> escaped unscathed.
>
> On to my question, my Rio Receiver is used to stream
> children's music to my one year olds room. The Rio
> has a built-in 10 WATT amp that powered some small
> Bose 101 bookshelf speakers, plenty for a one year old
> to listen to The Wiggles. Instead of trying to
> replace the Rio (it sells for around $50-$75 on eBay)
> I was hoping to just use my SLIMP3 which has been
> "retired" since I purchased my Squeezebox. However, I
> will need a small amplifier in order to power power
> the speakers. I can't really seem to find any
> inexpensive small amplifiers. The amps I've seen are
> either overkill, expensive or just kits for hobbyists
> to build their own. Anyone have any suggestions?
>
> I guess if push comes to shove I could find some
> inexpensive powered speakers but I do like the Bose
> and I don't have any other use for them which would be
> a waste.
>
> Todd
>
>
>
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