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    Senior Member autopilot's Avatar
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    Now the Squeezebox is dead, what would your next system be? And why?

    Putting the fact that we can still run our hardware in the short term aside for now; To me, it seems like the only real alternative solution is Sonos. Opinions? What would you buy now and why?
    Cheers, auto.

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    Don't know, there is nothing out there that can replace my SB.

    If my SB dies I will use an old iPhone/iPod Touch and iPeng.
    SB Touch optical to Hegel H90, Speakers Larsen 4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    Don't know, there is nothing out there that can replace my SB.

    If my SB dies I will use an old iPhone/iPod Touch and iPeng.
    Well I am currently using a (very recently bought) SBT and two SBRs, with the now-retired SB3 as backup unit, so I think can keep going for a while yet. Sad to see such an excellent and versatile system bite the dust.

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    Sad to see such an excellent and versatile system bite the dust.

    Robert
    Reminds me of that apocryphal Mark Twain quote: "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated". It is usually best to let the person actually die before they get buried. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsstl View Post
    Reminds me of that apocryphal Mark Twain quote: "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated". It is usually best to let the person actually die before they get buried. ;-)
    You are correct of course! But it does look like a long slow decline into oblivion for Squeezebox, doesn't it? Maybe Logitech will develop UE to fill the gap left by their failure to properly develop the SB line.

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    Don't know, there is nothing out there that can replace my SB.

    If my SB dies I will use an old iPhone/iPod Touch and iPeng.

    Your VortexBox can play directly to your DAC! You don't need a SqueezeBox.
    rip, tag, get cover artů All you do is insert the CD!
    http://vortexbox.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by agillis View Post
    Your VortexBox can play directly to your DAC! You don't need a SqueezeBox.
    Ah, yes, but does the VortexPlayer handle GAPLESS and HI-RES?

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    I will be running LMS that supports local music playback and erland's plugins until my touches and SB3s die. If nothing better comes along I'll replace with small form factor silent pcs with digital outs, running squeezeslave or squeezeplay.
    Louis
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    There is no reason to toss the SBs out of your home yet.

    Local playback will always work via a local server, if newer NAS are not supported, simply run LMS on a MiniPC with something like squeezeplug.

    The real problem is, online functionality. Will online services continue to work. Like Spotify etc.

    Also if one was planning to get more players to set them up around the house, does one really want to invest into an extinct productline?
    The really stupid thing is that the new player will not be compatible, syncable with the old players - which is the biggest problem.


    I for now am happy with my squeezeboxen, but yes I wonder what will happen once one of my boxes breaks down or functionality is limited.

    For me there is no real alternative to the SBs at the moment. Maybe Sonos will finally update a player and get up to speed, but probably not. Why should they, they are moreless the only ones on the market.

    Who knows maybe in a few years when all our boxes have died, we will only have Minipcs running squeezeslave, or ithingies with iPeng - then none of the streaming player companies will get our cash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    Yes. Actually the VortexboxPlayer handles more hires than anything els, Squeezebox included, it works up to 192kHz.
    And it's a Squeezebox-Player, you can use it with LMS.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydarko View Post
    Ah, yes, but does the VortexPlayer handle GAPLESS and HI-RES?
    http://info.vortexbox.org/tiki-index...e=Squeezeslave

    Note: VortexBox Player will play FLAC files without gaps, but only when it is controlled by mpd, not SqueezeBox Server. See Using VortexBox Player with MPod or MPaD
    SB Touch optical to Hegel H90, Speakers Larsen 4.2
    Spare SB3
    AirPlay Bridge to Audio Pro A10
    Squeezelite-x connected to home LMS with ZeroTier One.
    SB Radio
    ReadyNAS 202
    iPeng

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