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#383006 - 09/19/12 11:53 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
Hansang Offline
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I know the thread is "AirPlay" but I think it would be foolish to leave out Android with GooglePlay users.


The "Q" is pretty innovative in that it allows people to create play lists and "send it" to Q automatically. It's a different way of thinking about how music can be created in a large party. but I digress.

It would be great if Android support is embedded as well.
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#383008 - 09/20/12 12:35 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Originally Posted By: Amie
That is freaky timing! Am I understanding correctly that it will only work forward? Meaning it won't work with currently available devices that don't have it? Or am I misunderstanding?


I believe the article did mention that some devices on the market already have the ability to use it, like the Samsung Galaxy S III. Also read someone in the comments said the next update to Intel's WIDI will also support it.
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#383009 - 09/20/12 12:37 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: minorman]
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Originally Posted By: minorman
In order to make it so that true audioholics are impressed, it needs to stream more than just mp3s. Needs to support flac, wav, etc. streaming. The world needs less mp3s!


mp3's have their uses especially in places where you don't have a controlled environment with background noise like in cars and outdoors. Most of the time I can't even tell the difference between a properly encoded mp3 and flac sitting in front of my M80's.
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#383010 - 09/20/12 12:38 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Ken.C]
INANE Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
...except for anti-bois like Ben who won't touch anything that possibly might have been associated with Apple. wink


indeed

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#383019 - 09/20/12 09:49 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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I'd prefer one that would display the current price of my stocks.

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#383028 - 09/20/12 11:56 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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This is an interesting thread since just this past summer we had the opportunity to take a portable ipod player with us on the road. It was used far more heavily than i ever figured it would and as i'm thinking about this, it also got great use in the hockey dressing room during a tournament in Banff back in March.

We don't use the ipod much, but for travel it is a great way to take alot more music along than via cds, and with the right application, we could upload mp3s in high quality formats for playback (in the event it got plugged into a better system).

The convenient options of the portable (Logitech) player was the fact it could use batteries or be plugged in (not everyone's dock or beach has power outlets).




The bass boost was nice considering the unit was so small. It made it sound alot less like a cheap AM radio.
It also had a stereo plug in the rear so one could hookup other electronics. In our case we watched a movie on a laptop down by the dock but got sound from the Logitech instead of the tiny laptop speakers but hooking up the headset out to the Logitech in port.

Obviously it would be nice to have a better quality build unit, but its size was perfect for our packed vehicle and stowed nicely in a Swissgear laptop bag i bought from Staples for this sort of thing two years ago.
Something like this:



Quite obviously this is not a wireless streaming unit, but incorporating that into such a package only adds to its possibilities for connections (one does not always need the streaming option at any given time).



Edited by chesseroo (09/20/12 11:59 AM)
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#383033 - 09/20/12 02:25 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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+1

I guess I was always assuming that a stereo 1/8" jack for wired analog connection would ALSO be included.
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#383036 - 09/20/12 03:14 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
chesseroo Offline
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Since the image i included of the Logitech got replaced by some stupid add for the website, here's another image of our portable ipod player.
Maybe this one won't get clipped.


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#383037 - 09/20/12 03:16 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Once they get everything figured out, I would like to buy just the electronic portion of the device. A plug-in airplay receiver, with an amp and speaker jacks, in a box as small as possible. One mono version, and one stereo. That way I can use it with my existing M3's and Algonquins. Love it. Let me know when it's ready. I'll take 2.
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#383038 - 09/20/12 03:19 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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No dock required.
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