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    Senior Member chill's Avatar
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    Secondhand market

    Like many on here I guess, I regularly trawl eBay for used Squeezebox hardware. I'm pretty sure that the number of items for sale has increased quite significantly in recent months. Is it just me?

    Booms in good condition are still fetching good money, but sad-to-say, most other devices seem to be losing value quite quickly. It makes the BNIB Touch that I bought for emergencies when they went out of production seem like an unwise purchase (especially since I've retired my main Touch in favour of a Raspberry Pi and a Joggler screen)!

    I've even managed to bag a SLIMP3 today for silly money - I've wanted one of those for a long time, and there seemed to be little competition for this particular one.

    So is this a golden period for Squeezebox fans looking to stock up, or the beginning of the end for the traditional hardware? Discuss :-)

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    Of course, I should say that in no way do I think that it's the beginning of the end for the Squeezebox ecosystem. Quite the opposite - the server software, the plugins, the supported hardware and the new devices are such that the ecosystem has never been in better shape. I just get the impression that the original hardware's days are numbered. If only Logitech could add LMS support to a few more quality devices (in addition to the other more prosaic connectivity options).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Like many on here I guess, I regularly trawl eBay for used Squeezebox hardware. I'm pretty sure that the number of items for sale has increased quite significantly in recent months. Is it just me?

    Booms in good condition are still fetching good money, but sad-to-say, most other devices seem to be losing value quite quickly. It makes the BNIB Touch that I bought for emergencies when they went out of production seem like an unwise purchase (especially since I've retired my main Touch in favour of a Raspberry Pi and a Joggler screen)!

    I've even managed to bag a SLIMP3 today for silly money - I've wanted one of those for a long time, and there seemed to be little competition for this particular one.

    So is this a golden period for Squeezebox fans looking to stock up, or the beginning of the end for the traditional hardware? Discuss :-)
    Then again......https://www.amazon.ca/Squeezebox-Sli...1616873&sr=8-1
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    I recently picked up a duet with all accessories that was posted on this site for the cost of shipping which turned out to be around $15 US.
    About the touch for CDN$ 1,341.40. Is that Monopoly money?

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    The PiCorePlayers are cheap and easy enough to build which should carry this platform for the foreseeable future. I find the player to be easier to configure and more reliable than a Duet receiver. On occasion the Duet receiver has just started playing loud static that I have to hit Rew and it then picks up where it was supposed to before the static blast. The Pi I built has never missed a beat. With my Duet controller it's no change for the wife, which is great as she knows how to use the controller even though she has Orange Squeeze on her phone.
    Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.1 Official on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets and Squeeseslave
    Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.1 Official on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3 Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
    Headphones and car - Android phone/Bluetooth w/full library on MicroSD card - PowerAmp music player app (similar to Material Skin)

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    Secondhand market

    I am running PiCorePlayers around the house. You can see the details
    and cost of what I did for a "deluxe" PiCorePlayer at:

    https://blog.lns.com/?p=151

    But you cal also build a basic one out of a $35 Raspberry Pi using power
    speakers. One of my "setups" is just that.

    Tim

    On 10/20/19 8:44 PM, w3wilkes wrote:
    >
    > The PiCorePlayers are cheap and easy enough to build which should carry
    > this platform for the foreseeable future. I find the player to be easier
    > to configure and more reliable than a Duet receiver. On occasion the
    > Duet receiver has just started playing loud static that I have to hit
    > Rew and it then picks up where it was supposed to before the static
    > blast. The Pi I built has never missed a beat. With my Duet controller
    > it's no change for the wife, which is great as she knows how to use the
    > controller even though she has Orange Squeeze on her phone.
    >
    >
    >
    > Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.1 Official on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets
    > and Squeeseslave
    > Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.1 Official on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3
    > Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
    > Headphones and car - Android phone/Bluetooth w/full library on MicroSD
    > card - PowerAmp music player app (similar to Material Skin)
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    > View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=111107
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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Of course, I should say that in no way do I think that it's the beginning of the end for the Squeezebox ecosystem. Quite the opposite - the server software, the plugins, the supported hardware and the new devices are such that the ecosystem has never been in better shape. I just get the impression that the original hardware's days are numbered. If only Logitech could add LMS support to a few more quality devices (in addition to the other more prosaic connectivity options).
    It is indeed true and amazing that we still have a lively community of enthusiasts. On the other hand: I don't agree that the ecosystem is in better shape than ever; in practice there is only one developer for LMS and Spotty; the two fundamental building blocks used by almost every SB user nowadays. I hope that in the near future more developers will be able to contribute.
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