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#383421 - 09/27/12 06:26 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
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yes, actually seriously. when camping and enjoying a cold one, I'm tired of bringing my AC powered speakers to plug into the camper. The orbits actually have decent sound, suppose I can spend my money there.
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#383423 - 09/27/12 08:09 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
NOW you tell me, Ken.
Eeeeyyyyy!
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#383516 - 10/01/12 07:35 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
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#383524 - 10/01/12 11:43 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Oh, now DTS has entered the WiFi streaming arena, and they're developing their solution for Android.

http://www.playfiaudio.com/
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#383662 - 10/04/12 02:09 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
Hey, here's a neat little $16 gadget from (where else) Monoprice.

Bluetooth Music Receiver

Quote:
The Bluetooth Music Receiver connects to the Line-In or Aux input on your home audio system. You can then stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled cell phone or MP3 player to your home audio system. Enjoy the convenience of having your music source in the palm of your hand and listening to it through your home stereo.

Features:

-Connects to Aux input on home audio system
-Bluetooth support for all Bluetooth equipment with A2DP audio streaming
-USB A female port for powering the receiver from any USB power source
-Will work with iPhone OS 4.2.1 or Later
-Compatible with all Bluetooth devices that support media audio, including iPad and iPad 2


Looks like you can power it as a wall-wart or via USB, and it has a 3.5mm stereo minijack output (but includes the cable for stereo RCA).

Hmmmmmm.
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#384263 - 10/17/12 03:35 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Just a quick update on where we are currently and what we a pursuing:

As you can imagine, there are a seemingly endless number of possibilities for system configurations, sizes, features, and levels of performance possible with any system that looks to free up wires. What comes with that freedom is the difficulty in narrowing down the options into something both feasible and desirable to the purchasing public.
Our first step toward developing any AirPlay capable product is to secure a workable hardware package and the required licensing that goes along with that search. We are speaking to a number of approved development partners and hope to begin work on the hardware side soon.
On the product side, I admit to initially having missed the fact the Apple has decided not to "allow" multiple device streams to be sent from their portable iDevices. This is really a shame and limits the desirability of our initially conceived L/R/Mono solution, in my opinion. During testing in the lab I have also discovered some minor latency issues between multiple AirPlay sources and a "catch-up" period for the two channels to sync after a network dropout. All of these discoveries have me leaning toward the powered airplay speaker + M3 slave idea, which will also be a significantly less expensive option. We are also looking at the complete "portable" stereo-in-one model which could be available with or without battery power supply.
The time consuming portion of the development of these products is going to be out of our hands, to a certain extent, as we have to involve development and licensing parties, but rest assured we'll keep you posted as we proceed.

Thank you for your input!

Andrew

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#384269 - 10/17/12 04:47 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 32
Not sure if this has already come up, but please address planned obsolescence in your airplay product. If you plan on adding a lighting or dock connector please make it modular such that the device can be dock or lighting compatible. This would also allow for other types of connections down the road. Axiom is quality product and as such should last a long time. It would be a shame to have to toss it out or leave it aside because some other manufacturer decides to change their spec, again.

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#384943 - 10/31/12 04:30 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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So JBL just came to market with an interesting product: SoundFly

An interesting feature of this product is what they call AnyStream -- you can sync up to four devices so they all play the same stream in different rooms.
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#386517 - 12/03/12 06:44 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
So, Paradigm has a powered speaker - Shift A2

However, they want you to plug an Airport Express into the built-in AC outlet on the back of the speaker.
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#386524 - 12/03/12 08:07 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
rprice54 Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 88
Loc: North Georgia
Cool- except the airport express is no longer a wall wart. It's a box with a power cord like the Apple TV. A lttle clumsy in my opinion, although I guess it passes some of the cost to the end user. What they need is a powered USB port to charge the attached mobile devices.

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