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wewen
2013-01-06, 17:07
It might be. Don't know about spotify and so on. But it streams via wifi and bluetooth and play syncronized.

http://www.slashgear.com/pure-jongo-hands-on-sonos-on-a-budget-06263358/

http://www.techradar.com/news/audio/pure-launches-jongo-multi-room-music-streaming-system-1103374

http://www.pure.com/wireless/

erland
2013-01-06, 17:45
It might be. Don't know about spotify and so on. But it streams via wifi and bluetooth and play syncronized.

http://www.slashgear.com/pure-jongo-hands-on-sonos-on-a-budget-06263358/

http://www.techradar.com/news/audio/pure-launches-jongo-multi-room-music-streaming-system-1103374

http://www.pure.com/wireless/

Can it play local music ?
Kind of sounds like it can play files from a iPhone/Android device or from their central online Pure Music/Pure Connect streaming service.
If this is the case, there is a risk the supported audio formats are more or less limited to lossy compression as that's what's typically stored on an iPhone/Android device or streamed from online services.

I think you can forget about Spotify, Rhapsody, MOG and similar, Pure have their own Pure Music service and is likely going to force users to use that instead of making any existing competing streaming services work with their products.

Other than that, a good sign is that they seem to have understood that there is a need for both devices with built-in speakers and devices which you connect to the existing HiFi equipment.

DaveWr
2013-01-07, 11:37
Can it play local music ?
Kind of sounds like it can play files from a iPhone/Android device or from their central online Pure Music/Pure Connect streaming service.
If this is the case, there is a risk the supported audio formats are more or less limited to lossy compression as that's what's typically stored on an iPhone/Android device or streamed from online services.

I think you can forget about Spotify, Rhapsody, MOG and similar, Pure have their own Pure Music service and is likely going to force users to use that instead of making any existing competing streaming services work with their products.

Other than that, a good sign is that they seem to have understood that there is a need for both devices with built-in speakers and devices which you connect to the existing HiFi equipment.

It supports FLAC and ALAC formats as well as various lossy codecs. It also allows playback from local files. If it is the same as their Radio series, it will be using UPNP/DLNA server. They supply their own branded version of Twonky for their radios.

erland
2013-01-07, 13:53
It supports FLAC and ALAC formats as well as various lossy codecs. It also allows playback from local files. If it is the same as their Radio series, it will be using UPNP/DLNA server. They supply their own branded version of Twonky for their radios.

That sounds kind of promising, do you have any idea regarding online streaming services support ?

DaveWr
2013-01-07, 14:04
That sounds kind of promising, do you have any idea regarding online streaming services support ?

Currently it is as you stated - their own music store @ 4.99 a month. No statement on the standard online providers. The 140b is the SB3 equivalent and its not available yet, although pricing looks good - 99.

To be honest it does look promising, but Pure in the past have changed specifications rapidly. The press here in the UK are calling it a cheap Sonos substitute, it remains to be seen what will be really released.

Dave

d6jg
2013-01-07, 14:58
That does look interesting even if the product's colours scheme may look a bit gaudy next to my hi-fi.

Mnyb
2013-01-07, 15:36
That does look interesting even if the product's colours scheme may look a bit gaudy next to my hi-fi.

Saw that the 140b also comes in black or bw .

Mnyb
2013-01-07, 22:20
Anyone found a more detailed spec on the Jongo a140b

"Codec support Includes WMA (Standard V9), AAC, MP3, MP2 " this spec look pants to me :/ where is the rest like FLAC OGG WAV aiff alac , looking like this it can't be an alternative to anything .

Edit : the FAQ about other pure products have this .

http://support.pure.com/kb_article.php?ref=8844-UAGX-9394

No lossles support of any kind ?

DaveWr
2013-01-08, 01:42
Anyone found a more detailed spec on the Jongo a140b

"Codec support Includes WMA (Standard V9), AAC, MP3, MP2 " this spec look pants to me :/ where is the rest like FLAC OGG WAV aiff alac , looking like this it can't be an alternative to anything .

Edit : the FAQ about other pure products have this .

http://support.pure.com/kb_article.php?ref=8844-UAGX-9394

No lossles support of any kind ?

Here

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Jongo-Wireless-Speaker-Bluetooth/dp/tech-data/B009NE15OY

I think back to the OP it's a maybe. Seems to be conflicting, well not agreeing data.

Labarum
2013-05-08, 06:15
Just confirms what we all know: Logitech was bonkers to ditch Squeezebox.

froth
2013-05-10, 08:58
I contacted Pure in regards to a question I had about capabilites of the Jongo product line. I specifcally asked if they will have the ability to pair a set of their wireless devices such as their T6 models so they could have stereo seperation. The response I received back was not encouraging in regards to their ability to deliver on this and other items. The response was simply put, "We are looking into this capability, I think given technically it is not too difficult, I am hoping so."

Given their current product line and the soon to be released products, I was really thinking this could be my goto product in the future given their price point and functionality. But like everything else, it is all in the details and right now there is not enough information with details.

gordonallan
2013-05-12, 12:56
Hi

I have 2 of these devices and they are found as DLNA renderers by most DLNA apps and I can stream music from LMS to them independently however they do not appear as players in LMS.

Is there some way of working out how they present and if they could be made to emulate a squeezebox so that LMS would identify them as players that could then be zoned and synchronised.

I contacted Pure who confirmed their own app and product only supports streaming syncronised audio from their own app which can only stream from their Pure Music subscription service or music stored on the ipad. I have a vortexbox installation which includes LMS. If anyone has any ideas i'm happy to try a few things out.

garym
2013-05-12, 14:25
Hi

I have 2 of these devices and they are found as DLNA renderers by most DLNA apps and I can stream music from LMS to them independently however they do not appear as players in LMS.

Is there some way of working out how they present and if they could be made to emulate a squeezebox so that LMS would identify them as players that could then be zoned and synchronised.

I contacted Pure who confirmed their own app and product only supports streaming syncronised audio from their own app which can only stream from their Pure Music subscription service or music stored on the ipad. I have a vortexbox installation which includes LMS. If anyone has any ideas i'm happy to try a few things out.

Install the UPnP/DLNA plugin on LMS. It may see them as DLNA devices. But won't likely sync.

toby10
2013-05-13, 01:39
... emulate a squeezebox so that LMS would identify them as players that could then be zoned and synchronised.....

Nope.