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  • Goodsounds
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    Perfect!

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  • MrTeroo
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    Now you're jumping to the wrong conclusion, there was no concern at all.

    You seem to want to spark a disagreement where there isn't one.

    Sorry to disappoint you but I'm not interested.

    Bye.

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  • Goodsounds
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    Originally posted by MrTeroo View Post
    Sorry pal, I think you've got the wrong end of the stick.
    haha. You must be into schadenfreude. Sorry to disappoint you, I'm 100% fine with what I do and don't have and will continue to be. Maybe you'll find someone else to try to fool with your insincere concern.

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  • MrTeroo
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    Sorry pal, I think you've got the wrong end of the stick.

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  • Goodsounds
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    Originally posted by MrTeroo View Post

    No, you are just unlucky.

    I have a cupboard full of spares and I haven't yet needed to use one.
    And so how does that matter? There seem to be enough alternatives - Sonos included at the extreme - to prevent me from needing to hum songs I want to hear.

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  • MrTeroo
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    Originally posted by Goodsounds View Post
    Y'all are jumping to a slightly wrong conclusion. I did the same as you - I bought an extra Boom and two extra Touches some years back when they were available and the getting was good. Unfortunately now all are in service and I have no remaining unused spares.
    No, you are just unlucky.

    I have a cupboard full of spares and I haven't yet needed to use one.

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  • Goodsounds
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    Y'all are jumping to a slightly wrong conclusion. I did the same as you - I bought an extra Boom and two extra Touches some years back when they were available and the getting was good. Unfortunately now all are in service and I have no remaining unused spares.

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  • garym
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    My planning ahead was acquiring 4 extra Touch Players, 4 extra radios (when Touch and Radios were super cheap when Logitech first announced discontinuing), and one new in box Transporter. The only flaw is that I have NOT needed to use any of these acquired extras because everything still works well.

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  • MrTeroo
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    Originally posted by Goodsounds View Post

    I started the thread more in a plan ahead mode, for what to do when my SB devices break
    No, plan ahead mode started 5 or 6 years ago and involved snapping up SB3's on eBay at a good price.

    It culminates with a cupboard full of SB3's and Duets and the sound of your wife asking "surely you don't need that many?"

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  • Goodsounds
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    Originally posted by RobbH View Post
    One more device that you might add to your list: M5 AudioCast Receiver.



    I have used this device with LMS and the Airplay Bridge plugin and found it satisfactory. I suspect it is no match for the Wiim mini, though. It would not be appropriate for audiophile applications, but it would work well with a portable speaker that has an aux input. An Android phone or tablet running the Material app could serve as a companion controller. Initial setup requires installing an app on a phone, iOS or Android.

    Sound quality may be slightly better than connecting the headphone output (if available) of most phones or tablets directly to a portable speaker or using bluetooth, but my guess is that the difference is minor.
    Interesting. Thanks, I'm glad there are several choices.

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  • RobbH
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    One more device that you might add to your list: M5 AudioCast Receiver.



    I have used this device with LMS and the Airplay Bridge plugin and found it satisfactory. I suspect it is no match for the Wiim mini, though. It would not be appropriate for audiophile applications, but it would work well with a portable speaker that has an aux input. An Android phone or tablet running the Material app could serve as a companion controller. Initial setup requires installing an app on a phone, iOS or Android.

    Sound quality may be slightly better than connecting the headphone output (if available) of most phones or tablets directly to a portable speaker or using bluetooth, but my guess is that the difference is minor.

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  • Goodsounds
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    Originally posted by RobbH View Post

    It's been four months since you started your search. Have you found a solution that meets your needs and interests?
    I started the thread more in a plan ahead mode, for what to do when my SB devices break (as an old SB3 did a week ago but for which I had a spare Touch to use in its place). I appreciate all the responses.

    The suggestions available today that seem most suitable for me are 1) Chromecast audio devices, still available on Ebay for <$100, or the Wiim devices. I will try to keep current on Wiim developments. The pro model seems to work with both Chromecast and Airplay, so that's some flexibility if performance is better on one than the other.

    A Boom I purchased used for a second home has a wonky power socket. I have some concern about how long it will work so I recently bought a used SB Radio, my first of that model. That can stand-in as a connection as is or using the headphone socket for output if need be.

    Thanks again for all the responses.
    Last edited by Goodsounds; 2023-03-06, 21:42.

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  • RobbH
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    Originally posted by Goodsounds View Post

    I'm glad it worked out for you. It's not what I'm interested in doing but for others so inclined, it's great to have the support of those who share what they've accomplished.
    It's been four months since you started your search. Have you found a solution that meets your needs and interests?

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  • Goodsounds
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    Originally posted by NFLnut View Post
    I get what you said, several times, regarding not wanting to put anything together. And there are options which have been shared. BUT I decided to finally take the plunge and put a 7" touch screen piCorePlayer with a JustBoom DAC hat because I bought my first SB when it was still SlimD and missed the boat on the Touch before Logi pulled the plug. SO glad I did! Works great! Looks great! And sounds better than my original Squeezebox. Might still want to consider. It's really not difficult to do at all. Buying the parts was the hardest.
    I'm glad it worked out for you. It's not what I'm interested in doing but for others so inclined, it's great to have the support of those who share what they've accomplished.

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  • NFLnut
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    I get what you said, several times, regarding not wanting to put anything together. And there are options which have been shared. BUT I decided to finally take the plunge and put a 7" touch screen piCorePlayer with a JustBoom DAC hat because I bought my first SB when it was still SlimD and missed the boat on the Touch before Logi pulled the plug. SO glad I did! Works great! Looks great! And sounds better than my original Squeezebox. Might still want to consider. It's really not difficult to do at all. Buying the parts was the hardest.

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