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  1. #11
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    There are other speakers which will work:

    Libratone Zipp (including the Mini) - has both airplay and upnp, so can be used with airplay bridge or upnpbridge excellent battery life. Also has bluetooth.

    Google Mini or Home (no battery) - use castbridge plugin (easy to set up). Vice volume and mute works over LMS.

    Sonos Play1 - uses upnpbridge

    All options have the ability to set an equaliser feature (using the original app) which carries over to LMS.
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    Thanks for all the replies. So many options in moving on from the Boom. (I still have one working Boom and love it, but it won't last so it's good to move on and in many cases upwards).

    OK, so it is now a question of deciding which way to go. I'm in no hurry so will think about it.

    I just have one more super-noob question that relates to the various plugins mentioned. I have never used a plugin in my 10 years in the SB enviroment. Anyway, my question is: how do I install or enable the relevant plugin, say, the airplay bridge? Do the plugins come ready packed with LMS; (I'm currently on the latest 7.9.1). I've noticed various plugins listed in the LMS web GUI and there is an option to enable the relevant plugin. Is that all one has to do? I realise there are threads on each plugin which gives more details, but in the first instance, say in relation to the airplay bridge, is it a question of just enabling the plugin which is already there somewhere in the LMS program running on my PC or Pi?

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    Yes - that is all that you have to do*






    *sometimes things go wrong, especially if LMS is running on an unusual hardware/OS combination - but in that case this is an excellent support forum
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  4. #14
    One setup I've used with good success is using a "Y" adapter to feed both analog channels of an SB Classic (SB2, actually) into a single powered speaker.
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    So, you're saying I can plug my Touch directly into, say, powered computer speakers like an set of Creative Gigaworks, simply using a Y adapter and RCA cables? If so, yet another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopinhauer View Post
    So, you're saying I can plug my Touch directly into, say, powered computer speakers like an set of Creative Gigaworks, simply using a Y adapter and RCA cables? If so, yet another option.
    You could also plug the speakers into the 3.5mm headphone socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopinhauer View Post
    So, you're saying I can plug my Touch directly into, say, powered computer speakers like an set of Creative Gigaworks, simply using a Y adapter and RCA cables? If so, yet another option.
    If you are looking at PC speakers then I'd look for USB Active Speakers - something like Alesis 320's or Behringer Media 40 - these have analogue in via RCA or 3.5mm but also have 2 way USB albeit some are limited to 16/44.1.

    I have a pair of Ion Deskrockers - they are exactly the same as the Alesis as in the same speakers - plugged into a Raspberry Pi USB at a remote location I visit once a week. They produce a good sound. Via RCA these would work with anything except a Turntable where you might need a pre-amp. They are a big step up from Creative Gigaworks. Via USB they will also work with pretty much everything as no drivers are required.
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    There these:

    https://kantoaudio.com/product/yu4/

    My friend swears by them and they have multiple inputs

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    I use the RCA outs to active speakers. The Marshall Stanmore line is amazing. For stereo separation, AudioEngine A5+ speakers perform very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw View Post
    One setup I've used with good success is using a "Y" adapter to feed both analog channels of an SB Classic (SB2, actually) into a single powered speaker.
    Would this work for the Receiver in the SB Duet combo? I'm leaning towards using one of my many Duet Receivers instead of my spare Touch.

    Given the smallness of the room and the fact that I don't play music loudly there I just want any-old cheapish powered speakers. Some of the suggested powered speakers are just too good (and too expensive) for the my purposes. On the other hand, if I do choose to spend upwards of $AUS300 for a more long-term and flexible solution then the Audio Pro C5s or the Liberatone Zipp seem more attractive options, especially when and if they become Airplay 2 ready.
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