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chenrikson
2012-11-04, 12:58
I hadn't seen reference to this here -- and it may not belong here -- but BB is advertising the UE Boombox (a bluetooth wireless speaker/amp) to stream music from smartphone or tablet. Can this work with LMS? Is there a software app for it? BTW, the cost is $250 -- looks to be getting into Sonos territory?? Can we use something like iPeng to feed this device?

jimbobvfr400
2012-11-04, 13:19
While the device is naff all to do with Squeezebox in theory any blue tooth speaker could work with a device that can play from LMS and has BT audio.
iThings can get play with an additional purchase in app using ipeng and Android users can purchase squeezeplay from the market and use any available control app (OrangeSqueeze and Squeeze Commander being my favourites)

I can't vouch for audio quality with Bluetooth mind but for a boom box type device it should be acceptable I guess.

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musicom
2012-11-04, 21:44
Keep in mind that Bluetooth is a lossy transmission method, so you throw all semblance of quality out the door when you use it. Sonos and Squeezebox uses lossless transmission protocols over wi fi and are bit accurate up to the limits of the DAC in the SB or Sonos device which can be 24/96 for Squeezebox and 14/44.1 for Sonos.

AndrewFG
2012-11-06, 04:25
Keep in mind that Bluetooth is a lossy transmission method, so you throw all semblance of quality out the door when you use it. Sonos and Squeezebox uses lossless transmission protocols over wi fi and are bit accurate up to the limits of the DAC in the SB or Sonos device which can be 24/96 for Squeezebox and 14/44.1 for Sonos.

Sorry, but Bluetooth is NOT a lossy transport medium.

pippin
2012-11-06, 04:28
Bluetooth Audio is. Very lossy, actually, much worse than mp3

In theory, yes, you could use any custom-defined codec as long as both the sender and the receiver understand it. In practice, however, all device combinations I've run into only supported SBC over A2DP.