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jreber
2010-06-02, 06:30
Greetings

I currently have a Duet with an additional receiver and I love them both. I will be going to the beach for a couple of weeks and would like to bring my music collection along. I plan to bring my Macbook Pro (OS 10.6.3) with my 500GB+ music collection on an external esata hard drive. I also have an Apple HiFi that has 1/8" input that I could use as speakers. I could just play my music from iTunes on my Mac and take the audio out from the Mac into the Apple Hifi and be done with it. I will not have wifi access at this beach house

My questions are:

1. Would bringing my Duet make any sense for this setup? I could plug my Mac into the Duet via an ethernet cabe...(I wont have wifi) and plug the Duet into the Apple HiFi.

2. What are some good Portable powered speakers I could buy for this and future situations that are better than the Apple WiFi?

I'm also not against buying a Touch and putting it into the mix. :-)

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jeff

toby10
2010-06-02, 12:18
What price range are you going for with the self powered speakers?
I use AudioEngine A5's, MSRP is $349 (they are often sold under $300, keep an eye out for sales from retailers).
These sound incredible for their size & price. ;)

Dogberry2
2010-06-02, 12:34
Logitech Z-2300 powered speakers have excellent 2.1 sound with plenty of bass, and they only run about $120 or so. For a beach house vacation they should be perfectly acceptable. I use them in my den at home, and they sound great. At only about half volume they're very loud for the room.

JeffHart
2010-06-03, 13:30
With either a Boom or Radio. If you don't have WiFi then the Boom is a great choice. If you think you may go to WiFi in the future, then the Radio with the battery pack would give you the most flexibility.

copperstate
2010-06-03, 15:33
Actually I would also think about adding a (cheap) wlan-router. Connect it to your Mac and you have a wireless music network for the Radio/Boom (or Duet if you were to prefer powered speakers) mentioned above. Simply sharing the Macbook's wifi should work, too. :)

JJZolx
2010-06-03, 16:17
I plan to bring my Macbook Pro (OS 10.6.3) with my 500GB+ music collection on an external esata hard drive. I also have an Apple HiFi that has 1/8" input that I could use as speakers. I could just play my music from iTunes on my Mac and take the audio out from the Mac into the Apple Hifi and be done with it.

Regardless of what you end up with as far as powered speakers, you can still run audio out directly from the Mac with the appropriate cables or plug adapters. That's by far the simplest approach.


I'm also not against buying a Touch and putting it into the mix. :-)

Or you could use a Touch with an external USB drive. Make sure you test it first before leaving home to be sure that it works and that you understand most of the idiosyncrasies of the system.