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  1. #1
    Ben Klaas
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    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    hola slimcommunity-

    I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
    to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
    I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
    powering the squeezebox in a small space?

    I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:

    kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...fModel=SC-HDX2

    also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-30&type=store
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

    The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
    is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
    pretty close to a deal breaker.

    For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    have you done for amplification?

    cheers
    #!/ben

  2. #2
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    I just got the Tivoli Model Satellite and it's very similar to the one
    you are looking at except it has Sirius radio capabilities... There's
    just mini-jack in... but the sound even as a mono speaker is excellent.
    I currently have it as my tuner on my stereo and it sounds great that
    was also.

    On Dec 20, 2004, at 8:43 PM, Ben Klaas wrote:

    > hola slimcommunity-
    >
    > I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on
    > how to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my
    > bedroom, and I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good
    > solutions for powering the squeezebox in a small space?
    >
    > I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
    >
    > kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    > http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    > panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    > http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs.../vModelDetail?
    > displayTab=O&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId= 61275&catGroupId=1115
    > 4&modelNo=SC-HDX2&surfModel=SC-HDX2
    >
    > also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    > http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?
    > category=937&item=AMP-30&type=store
    > http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
    >
    > The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell
    > there is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which
    > is pretty close to a deal breaker.
    >
    > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    > have you done for amplification?
    >
    > cheers
    > #!/ben
    >
    >

  3. #3
    Jack Coates
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    Ben Klaas wrote:
    > hola slimcommunity-
    >
    > I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
    > to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
    > I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
    > powering the squeezebox in a small space?
    >
    > I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
    >
    > kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    > http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    > panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    > http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...fModel=SC-HDX2
    >
    >
    > also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    > http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-30&type=store
    >
    > http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
    >
    > The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
    > is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
    > pretty close to a deal breaker.


    That thing is very cute Unfortunately, I fail to see the point of RCA
    if it hasn't even got stereo. I bought a pair of Edirol MA-20D speakers
    with integrated amp for the same solution. Six months later, I still
    like them, and can add these comments:

    There's a slight hum when they're powered on, probably could be solved
    with a power conditioner.

    The volume knob is pretty sensitive, it can be annoying to find the
    right level

    The orange LED is insanely bright, I mean it's an effective night-light.
    It's brighter than the SliMP3. It produces a glowing spot on the bed,
    3.5 feet away.

    The left-to-right cable is shorter than I like, I've been meaning to
    replace it or move them somewhere where they can sit closer together.

    >
    > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    > have you done for amplification?
    >
    > cheers
    > #!/ben
    >
    >

  4. #4
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    Ben,

    I have been lookikng into this product for use in my kitchen and dinning
    room, both of which I don't want to have a fullsize amp setup:

    http://www.wireless-experts.com/pragmatc/saa.htm

    They seem to be just what I have been looking for the only problem is that
    the company doesn't seem to sell directly to end users. I have an email
    into the company for pricing information on the various models as well as
    local distributors in my area. Maybe if there is enough interest we could
    do a larger quantity purchase from them directly.

    Has anyone else used this product or would be intersted?

    Tom

    > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    > have you done for amplification?
    >
    > cheers
    > #!/ben

  5. #5
    Kevin O. Lepard
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in smallrooms

    >For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area,
    >what have you done for amplification?


    I've got the Squeezebox in my den hooked to a Bose Acoustic Wave.
    That works well and sounds pretty good.

    Kevin
    --
    Kevin O. Lepard
    kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net

    Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

  6. #6
    Ben Coombs
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    I have a squeezebox in the kitchen hooked up to logitech speakers,
    don't be put off by the price, they sound much better than i'd expect
    them too.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846


    On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:31:41 -0800, Kevin O. Lepard
    <kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net> wrote:
    > >For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area,
    > >what have you done for amplification?

    >
    > I've got the Squeezebox in my den hooked to a Bose Acoustic Wave.
    > That works well and sounds pretty good.
    >
    > Kevin
    > --
    > Kevin O. Lepard
    > kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net
    >
    > Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.
    >

  7. #7
    Roy Owen
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
    funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.


    On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
    > hola slimcommunity-
    >
    > I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
    > to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
    > I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
    > powering the squeezebox in a small space?
    >
    > I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
    >
    > kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    > http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    > panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    > http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...fModel=SC-HDX2
    >
    > also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    > http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-30&type=store
    > http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
    >
    > The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
    > is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
    > pretty close to a deal breaker.
    >
    > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    > have you done for amplification?
    >
    > cheers
    > #!/ben
    >
    >

  8. #8
    Ben Klaas
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    Those are the first powered speakers I've seen (other than the
    comparitively pricier Edirol monitors) that definitively have rca
    inputs, but *man* are they ugly...catering to the Xbox crowd I
    guess...blech. Still, the reviews for the sound are pretty good and it
    would fit my need pretty well for $20...

    I take it from the responders on this thread that are using computer
    speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing problem
    with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good experiences with
    doing that...

    #!/ben

    Roy Owen wrote:

    >I use a set of Altec Lansing XA3021's in the bedroom. Sure they look
    >funky, but they sound good. Buy.com has them for $20 US + shipping.
    >
    >
    >On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:43:18 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>hola slimcommunity-
    >>
    >>I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
    >>to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
    >>I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
    >>powering the squeezebox in a small space?
    >>
    >>I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
    >>
    >>kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    >>http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    >>panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    >>http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...fModel=SC-HDX2
    >>
    >>also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    >>http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-30&type=store
    >>http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
    >>
    >>The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
    >>is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
    >>pretty close to a deal breaker.
    >>
    >>For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    >>have you done for amplification?
    >>
    >>cheers
    >>#!/ben
    >>
    >>

  9. #9
    Anthony James
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 09:28:26 -0600, Ben Klaas <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote:
    computer
    > speakers (e.g., the Logitech) that they aren't having a buzzing problem
    > with converting RCA to mini-jack? I have never had good experiences with
    > doing that...


    No problems the other way round (iPod to hi-fi amp).

    I'm using a set of Acoustic Energy Aego 2.1's with the PC I use for
    music playback (with an external sound card). They're a bit more
    expensive (list 100 sterling) but sound remarkably good and originally
    sold for twice that. They've RCA inputs and were designed as 'general
    purpose' rather than computer speakers. At that price point they get
    stronger reviews than anything else I found.

    There are a load of other powered sub-sat combinations that would do
    the job by JBL, Altec Lansing, Creative and others. The Tivoli
    (though i've not listened) would probably give a more balanced sound
    if you're going to be close to the speakers - sub/sats need you to be
    a little way from them to get the best integration in my experience.
    There's definitely a stereo Tivoli with a remote speaker available as
    well as a 'bedside' model with a clock and alarm.

  10. #10
    Aaron Zinck
    Guest

    Small solutions for powering the squeezebox in small rooms

    While I have no direct experience with them, I have kinda kept my eye on the
    "Swans" brand of speakers for a while--I've seen a number of good reviews
    about them and would like to try them out sometime it's just tricky since
    they only sell direct over the internet. They've got an M200 powered
    mini-monitor that has been highly acclaimed but which is no longer a current
    product--you may, however be able to find it used. It's reviewed here and
    compared against the Edirol MA-10 D's:
    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...s-12-2002.html

    Aside from those, their "spaceage" product from their current lineup looks
    like a pretty good deal: http://www.swanspeaker.com/USA/spaceage.html

    Again, I have no direct experience with them, but they seem to make a
    quality product and might be worth a try. Good luck!


    "Ben Klaas" <bklaas (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com> wrote
    in message news:41C77FB6.7050604 (AT) occamnetworks (DOT) com...
    > hola slimcommunity-
    >
    > I've had my squeezebox for under a week, and I'm already scheming on how
    > to get another one into my house. I'd like to use one in my bedroom, and
    > I don't have much room there. Any thoughts on good solutions for
    > powering the squeezebox in a small space?
    >
    > I've searched around on the net and gotten a couple of ideas:
    >
    > kloss model 1 or 2 from tivoli:
    > http://www.tivoliaudio.com/product.p...170&cat=&page=
    > panasonic mini-amp and speakers:
    >

    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...fModel=SC-HDX2
    >
    > also dug up a couple links in old threads to the slimdiscuss list:
    >

    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-30&type=store
    > http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/
    >
    > The Tivoli Kloss solution would be great, but as far as I can tell there
    > is only a mini-jack and no RCAs for the auxilliary on it, which is
    > pretty close to a deal breaker.
    >
    > For those that are using the squeezebox in a space-confined area, what
    > have you done for amplification?
    >
    > cheers
    > #!/ben

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