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Topic # 23664 6-Jul-2008 10:22
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... but I thought I should ask Geekzone for advice on setting up a media centre of sorts. It will do two things:

  1. Play back recorded music ripped from CDs (that I have purchased) and audio files (also bought).
  2. Play back Internet and FM radio
I also need the audio to reach two adjacent rooms, with the option to have sound in one room only, or both.

I'm thinking the simplest set-up would be an iPod or similar player plugged into something like a Bose Soundock:

Bose Soundock

... but that doesn't quite meet all of the above requirements.

What do you people think? Advice gratefully received.




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  Reply # 143340 6-Jul-2008 12:49
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Just buy a couple of Squeezebox and use WiFi... Store the music on a server which will be running the Squeeze server. You will also need a couple of amplifiers/players in each room. But all will probably cost less than those Bose things.





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  Reply # 143348 6-Jul-2008 13:23
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freitasm:

Just buy a couple of Squeezebox and use WiFi... Store the music on a server which will be running the Squeeze server. You will also need a couple of amplifiers/players in each room. But all will probably cost less than those Bose things.



Second that.. The Squeezeboxes have a very good reputation.







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  Reply # 143360 6-Jul-2008 15:03
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My squeezebox runs well from my Windows Home server through a Denon mini system.  Small, unbtrusive, easy to work.  Thumbs up.

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Reply # 143512 6-Jul-2008 22:17
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Thanks guys, I'll look into that.




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