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    It all started here .... and it still works!

    Before I bought my first Squeezebox player - an SB3 - I had experimented with a couple of other devices that played Internet Radio and local files from a DLNA server.

    This was the first such device which I discovered the other day during a clear out. A Freecom Musicpal. Both knobs are really sticky. Stickier than you get a Boom. The left hand knob. Play/pause and volume is actually broken but the volume can still be adjusted with it in some way. Fortunately there is a system tray app that surprisingly works on W10 which can control the volume.
    Internet Radio still works and it will play mp3s from my QNAP dlna server (but not Flacs). It has a single speaker but also a stereo line out.

    When I first got the SB3 and installed LMS 7.7.2 on my first Qnap I created a favourite on the Musicpal for stream.mp3. It still works!




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    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
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    I wrote about my beginning with this stuff a few years back.
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...plication.html
    I think I bought that Audiotron in 2001 or 2002.
    and then my first Slimdevices kit in 2005 - the new SB2
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...-2-having.html
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author Radio France (FIP etc) plugin

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    My learner device was a Netgear MP-101:



    I remember being amazed that it worked. Taught me the perils of "two-hop" wireless. 802.11(b)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    I wrote about my beginning with this stuff a few years back.
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...plication.html
    I think I bought that Audiotron in 2001 or 2002.
    and then my first Slimdevices kit in 2005 - the new SB2
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...-2-having.html
    You predated me by a couple of years both with your first device and youR first post
    I blogged about it in 2013

    https://www.js60och.co.uk/internet-radio-stuff/
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Also found this post I wrote in 2012
    https://www.js60och.co.uk/logitech-what-have-you-done/
    Still valid 7 years later
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Also found this post I wrote in 2012
    https://www.js60och.co.uk/logitech-what-have-you-done/
    Still valid 7 years later
    ... and 7 years on the extension of 'squeezebox' players with Raspis and some innovative plugins (eg. phillipe's bridges, streaming plugins) eclipses the ballsup Sonos have made in recent months in their mad-rush to accomodate smartphones and flaky voice features.
    LMS server: Pi Zero

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Avantree Priva BT transmitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    I wrote about my beginning with this stuff a few years back.
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...plication.html
    I think I bought that Audiotron in 2001 or 2002.
    and then my first Slimdevices kit in 2005 - the new SB2
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2008/07/d...-2-having.html
    @Paul
    I have often wondered with an Anglo Saxon name such as yours why you ever decided to get involved with French internet radio?
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    ... and 7 years on the extension of 'squeezebox' players with Raspis and some innovative plugins (eg. phillipe's bridges, streaming plugins) eclipses the ballsup Sonos have made in recent months in their mad-rush to accomodate smartphones and flaky voice features.
    Absolutely.
    I have a friend who is wedded to Sonos but doesnĺt keep abreast of developments in quite the way I do.
    I took great pleasure in letting him know about the September release of their portable speaker designed for outdoor. Just in time for the English summer (not).
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Absolutely.
    I have a friend who is wedded to Sonos but doesnĺt keep abreast of developments in quite the way I do.
    I took great pleasure in letting him know about the September release of their portable speaker designed for outdoor. Just in time for the English summer (not).
    Portable squeezeboxes - plenty available via airbridge and upnpbridge. Voice?? the alexa mediaserver skill works a treat!
    LMS server: Pi Zero

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Avantree Priva BT transmitter

    Brexit = ∞ stupidity


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    One factor which 'worries' me a bit is whether the squeezebox community will start to demonstrate demographic creep as time passes! (Include me in that!)

    I wonder what the average age is of users these days?
    LMS server: Pi Zero

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Avantree Priva BT transmitter

    Brexit = ∞ stupidity


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