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jkdufair
2011-02-03, 08:50
Hi -

I'm running a Squeezebox Server on my Mac and have a Squeezebox Boom that I love, connected via wi-fi. I control them via iPeng on my iPhone.

I have three rooms in which I already have stereos/speakers. I'm a technically savvy software developer. What is the least expensive way to expand my system to the stereos I already have via wi-fi (that is reliable)? Look for some Squeezebox Receivers on eBay? Is there some implementation on a plug computer? A used iOS or Android device running some sort of receiever? Squeezeplay running on something? Other ideas?

Thank you!

garym
2011-02-03, 09:00
Hi -

I'm running a Squeezebox Server on my Mac and have a Squeezebox Boom that I love, connected via wi-fi. I control them via iPeng on my iPhone.

I have three rooms in which I already have stereos/speakers. I'm a technically savvy software developer. What is the least expensive way to expand my system to the stereos I already have via wi-fi (that is reliable)? Look for some Squeezebox Receivers on eBay? Is there some implementation on a plug computer? A used iOS or Android device running some sort of receiever? Squeezeplay running on something? Other ideas?

Thank you!

well, really all the above. the most rock solid would be to find some SB hardware players (used SB3, new or used TOUCH). But you could run SqueezePlay on almost any computer and that could be your player. I think Truel has a player working running on a SheevaPlug (see the long thread on squeezeplug)

jkdufair
2011-02-03, 10:00
Thank you!

bobkoure
2011-02-07, 09:46
Have a look at squeezeslave as well, particularly if you're looking for a 'headless' device.

The price for used receivers (the no-display part of the duet) is higher than what you'd expect, given that it's used electronics.
Logitech doesn't seem to be making them available any more (no idea if that's temporary) and there's more demand than supply.