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paraih@ibsys.com
2004-08-16, 17:01
I just got my first SB or my bedroom and... love it - radio streams, mp3,
alarm clock - and to think I was going to build that out of an
older-noisy-ugly computer - or out of a newer quiet shuttle.

I'd like one for the kitchen, bathroom and maybe one to take to the patio
(all my cds were stolen yesterday - thank God they were ripped)... but those
extra speakers would detract from the sleekness of the SB in the limited
shelf-space I have and wiring in-wall speakers and amp seems overkill in
those small rooms. The first time I saw the Roku I was hoping those black
caps at each end were speakers.

So, boombox = current votes + 1.

This really is a great device - I've already shown it to 3 others who are
now thinking about getting it and I need more.

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Burn-Murdoch [mailto:colin (AT) aranion (DOT) com]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 5:08 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?


Or at the other end of the scale, how about a SqueezeBox-BoomBox - I'm
thinking a nice little portable unit with built in speakers/amp and battery
powered - ideal for putting out in the garden (or kids room) and connecting
wirelessly to the network in the house - I'm not sure how batteries would
handle the wireless connection, but it they were rechargable so you could
keep it plugged in and charged when not in use it'd be great! - Could be
finished in the same sort of rubberised plastic as the squeezebox.

----- Original Message -----
From: anthony webb <ievolve (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:46:33 +0100
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?


> I would order one! Dunno why there are some kits for the hackers out
there
> too with the pieces to "roll your own" encloseure. I would love that!!
Just
> the pieces might be a little cheaper too...
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason" <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
> To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:39 PM
> Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?
>
>
> > I just installed the new G display for my Squeezebox and I'm loving
it!!!
> > After the recent discussions around some demand for a full audio rack
> sized
> > squeezebox in a professional looking aluminum or steel enclosure I'm
> > wondering if people on the list could indicate how much demand there is
> for
> > such an item.
> >
> > I'm visualizing the Squeezebox installed into an aluminum or black metal
> > chassis with all of the standard outputs on the back. Rack mount ears
> might
> > be available as a separate kit. Some hard buttons on the faceplate to
do
> > basic navigation would make a lot of sense here too and shouldn't be too
> > difficult to incorporate since I think that they could use the geek
> > connector to function.
> >
> > I'm envisioning a $399 price point for this hypothetical "squeezebox
> > audiophile edition" and I would definitely order one at this price if
such
> a
> > beast became available.
> >
> > Anyone else have any interest/comments?
> >
> > -Jason.
> >
> >
> >

Steve Baumgarten
2004-08-17, 09:19
> I'd like one for the kitchen, bathroom and maybe one to take to the patio
> (all my cds were stolen yesterday - thank God they were ripped)... but
> those extra speakers would detract from the sleekness of the SB in the
> limited shelf-space I have and wiring in-wall speakers and amp seems
> overkill in those small rooms.

Exactly right. Someone commented that it would only work if it were in
wireless range -- well of course, but many people have bathed their homes
in 802.11b, so that's not a problem.

Currently what's a problem for me is exactly the hassle mentioned above,
having to lug powered speakers outside to the deck, deal with a mess of
electric cords and audio cables, etc. Having an all-in-one unit, even if
the sound quality wasn't going to be top-notch, would be a big win. It
really would let you plunk it down anywhere. Listen while you work in your
garden; stick one in your bedroom, use it as an alarm clock, etc.

SBB

Ken Anderson
2004-08-17, 09:48
I'd buy one!

On Aug 17, 2004, at 12:19 PM, Steve Baumgarten wrote:

>> I'd like one for the kitchen, bathroom and maybe one to take to the
>> patio
>> (all my cds were stolen yesterday - thank God they were ripped)... but
>> those extra speakers would detract from the sleekness of the SB in the
>> limited shelf-space I have and wiring in-wall speakers and amp seems
>> overkill in those small rooms.
>
> Exactly right. Someone commented that it would only work if it were in
> wireless range -- well of course, but many people have bathed their
> homes
> in 802.11b, so that's not a problem.
>
> Currently what's a problem for me is exactly the hassle mentioned
> above,
> having to lug powered speakers outside to the deck, deal with a mess of
> electric cords and audio cables, etc. Having an all-in-one unit, even
> if
> the sound quality wasn't going to be top-notch, would be a big win. It
> really would let you plunk it down anywhere. Listen while you work in
> your
> garden; stick one in your bedroom, use it as an alarm clock, etc.
>
> SBB
>
>
>

Daniel Cohen
2004-08-17, 10:20
On 17/8/04 at 12:19 pm -0400, Steve Baumgarten wrote
>Currently what's a problem for me is exactly the hassle mentioned above,
>having to lug powered speakers outside to the deck, deal with a mess of
>electric cords and audio cables, etc. Having an all-in-one unit, even if
>the sound quality wasn't going to be top-notch, would be a big win. It
>really would let you plunk it down anywhere. Listen while you work in your
>garden; stick one in your bedroom, use it as an alarm clock, etc.

Me too.
--
Daniel Cohen

anthony webb
2004-08-17, 14:26
I like!...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Cohen" <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:20 AM
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?


> On 17/8/04 at 12:19 pm -0400, Steve Baumgarten wrote
> >Currently what's a problem for me is exactly the hassle mentioned above,
> >having to lug powered speakers outside to the deck, deal with a mess of
> >electric cords and audio cables, etc. Having an all-in-one unit, even if
> >the sound quality wasn't going to be top-notch, would be a big win. It
> >really would let you plunk it down anywhere. Listen while you work in
your
> >garden; stick one in your bedroom, use it as an alarm clock, etc.
>
> Me too.
> --
> Daniel Cohen
>