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    Please Advise On 3rd PartyStreamers Compatible With LMS

    > I was on the Musical Fidelity site looking at the Encore earlier. I
    > realize that their software is supposed to be based on LMS but I didn't
    > see any explicit mentions of it.


    TBH I'm not even sure whether it's still compatible with Squeezebox out
    of the box. But they're indeed running a LMS/squeezelite/jivelite stack
    (in addition to a lot of other software for ripping etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I was on the Musical Fidelity site looking at the Encore earlier. I
    > realize that their software is supposed to be based on LMS but I didn't
    > see any explicit mentions of it.


    TBH I'm not even sure whether it's still compatible with Squeezebox out
    of the box. But they're indeed running a LMS/squeezelite/jivelite stack
    (in addition to a lot of other software for ripping etc.).

    --

    Michael
    The Encore android app works with LMS although strangely it doesn't allow genres to be chosen for Random Mix

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    Please Advise On 3rd PartyStreamers Compatible With LMS

    On Tue, January 8, 2019 6:41 pm, Heliocentric wrote:
    > Can anyone offer examples of 3rd Party network music players currently
    > on the market that are compatible with LMS?


    The SMS-200Ultra from SOTM is a nice device which works perfectly with
    LMS. With a special power supply, a dedicated master clock and a special
    module for USB connections, which are all seperate additional modules to
    the player, you can get a nice and very good sounding audiophile system.
    I've tested the player a few months ago and I was really impressed.

    Ciao,

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    IMHO there is nothing wrong with the DIY route using a Pi except one specific area - the case.

    Two recent products from Allo that are LMS compatible (with piCorePlayer or Max2Play) do attempt to address this issue but they still fail slightly in that if you were to use either of these products in ethernet mode you end up with cables out of 3 of the 4 sides of a rectangle. I don't understand why someone hasn't come up with a simple case that re-routes the power input so that is adjacent to either the LAN port or the RCA/Digital outs to at least reduce the cabling mess to 2 out of 4 sides of the Pi.

    That said these aluminium cases do look rather nice.

    https://www.allo.com/sparky-eu/boss-player.html

    https://www.allo.com/sparky-eu/digione-player.html

    EDIT
    I stand corrected the Allo digione seems to have the power input on the same face as the SPDIF !
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoeppi View Post
    The SMS-200Ultra from SOTM is a nice device which works perfectly with
    LMS. With a special power supply, a dedicated master clock and a special
    module for USB connections, which are all seperate additional modules to
    the player, you can get a nice and very good sounding audiophile system.
    I've tested the player a few months ago and I was really impressed.
    There is also the "SOtM sMS-200 NEO" at less than half the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    IMHO there is nothing wrong with the DIY route using a Pi except one specific area - the case.

    Two recent products from Allo that are LMS compatible (with piCorePlayer or Max2Play) do attempt to address this issue but they still fail slightly in that if you were to use either of these products in ethernet mode you end up with cables out of 3 of the 4 sides of a rectangle. I don't understand why someone hasn't come up with a simple case that re-routes the power input so that is adjacent to either the LAN port or the RCA/Digital outs to at least reduce the cabling mess to 2 out of 4 sides of the Pi.

    That said these aluminium cases do look rather nice.

    https://www.allo.com/sparky-eu/boss-player.html

    https://www.allo.com/sparky-eu/digione-player.html

    EDIT
    I stand corrected the Allo digione seems to have the power input on the same face as the SPDIF !
    An example of such a box: https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/boiti...r-p-11248.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakker_be View Post
    I'd forgotten about that one - that does the job if you want a touch screen.

    I suppose you could also add some from their RaspDIGI range as well
    https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netwo...f-p-12643.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I'd forgotten about that one - that does the job if you want a touch screen.

    I suppose you could also add some from their RaspDIGI range as well
    https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netwo...f-p-12643.html
    True, I just gave a quick example
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    I appreciate the response but I'm seeking an audiophile grade player and the DIY solutions do poorly in reviews when compared with the 3rd party hardware.
    Take a look at these reviews about the Allo Digione Player and the Allo Digione Signature.

    The DIY part of these not much more difficult than setting up a Squeexebox, even though there is some snapping or screwing of parts together. I have the Player running LMS through Max2Play and Squeezelite and can certainly vouch for it sounding better than my old Squeezebox V3. The Signature looks the same in the video, but maybe the option to use batteries for the second power source is a little over the top...

    https://darko.audio/2018/11/a-short-...one-signature/

    https://darko.audio/2017/08/allos-di...-raspberry-pi/
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    Oops-I didn't think I sent my post last night. Sorry for repeating myself.
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