I have mine set up with a Russound 6 room system. For speakers, there
are several brands that make good in-wall, wall-mount or ceiling
speakers. Only need one Slimp3. Each room has a choice of 4 different
sources (DVD, TUNER, VCR and SLIMP3). My tuner has all the output that
goes through my regular stereo thereby further increasing the number of
sources. The Russound has an IR blaster so you can use your remote in
any room to control any of these devices. This works pretty well, I


The only thing I would add is a web server and TV out on the Slimp3. I
would then modulate that signal onto a channel in my whole house
distributed video system so that users could see and the remote could
control the html interface to select music. I am planning to add that
capability to my FreeBSD box, instead. I guess your plan of having
several Slimp3s allows you to browse music on the slimp3, instead.
Powered speakers often leave much to be desired in my opinion.

T. J. Angstman

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mike Beranek
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 3:55 PM
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Subject: [slim]

I'm setting up a multi-room house audio system using SLIMP3 and/or
Squeezebox devices. My main objective is to to have synchronized
MP3/internet radio playback throughout the house with the option of
un-synching as the need arises.

I'm sold on the technology, now I'm looking at how to best install these
puppies so they're convenient, easy to access, and such. I'm interested
in how these set up and any lessons learned/best practices around those
"useability" aspects such as:

How to mount/physically place the SLIMP3 or SBox ?
Any suggestions on good quality powered speakers and how to mount them?
(I plan to hook only one device to the "old" stereo system, so most
devices will need a set of powered speakers)
Is there a nice looking wall panel approach anyone has devised? (I'm
actually thinking of mounting some of them in the wall with a seperate
volume up/down/on/off nob as an alternative to using the remote)

Is there a proven technique to encode (real time) my own live MP3
streams and serve them up, e.g. for the local radio station that doesn't
offer internet radio? I assume there's some xtra software required to do
this, something like icecast.

Any helpful setup experience is much appreciated.

Mike Beranek