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#382985 - 09/19/12 05:24 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
Amie Offline

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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?
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#382987 - 09/19/12 06:20 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Amie, if the speakers were an airplay enabled outdoor version of the M22's i would be in... I would like speakers for outside by the pool... It would be wonderful to be able to just plug the speakers in and have no other components or stuff to mess with.... It would also be nice to be able to have more than 1 pair work simultaneously as i would probably get 2 pair... As far as power goes, 115V would be fine with me, i will just run power to where i need it.

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#382988 - 09/19/12 06:53 PM 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?


By "it", do you mean AirPlay?
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#382989 - 09/19/12 06:55 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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No, I meant the Miracast - I was just reading that post on Gizmodo that Ben linked.
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#382991 - 09/19/12 06:56 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
vassillios Offline
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Just a thought, but perhaps a small LCD display that would show the currently playing media (if this info is passed through AirPlay). Sure you could see this info on the device streaming to the speakers, but perhaps your guests cannot see your device and they may want to know the name of the song/artist/media


Edited by vassillios (09/19/12 06:57 PM)
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#382992 - 09/19/12 06:58 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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I have owned a Siruis radio boombox since Sirius radio began . The sound of the original ( Emerson ) box is very good considering all they supplied you with was a volume knob . 8 D cell batteries is good for one day on the boat with the volume at 3/4 .The second design boombox does not sound as good as original boombox but will still get the attention of the local police department if played after hours .
If only Sirius would poll their customers for design implementations ???

I have never owned an apple airplay but can base my opinion of where I beleive a few things can be improved upon with an already reliable product .
Things I would add to the box .
1 - capability of ciggarette lighter 12 volt adapter .
2 - The ability to separate the speakers from the main unit .
3 - a built in hard drive with recording capability so if the receiver head unit was being used somewhere else , the unit could still be utilized .
4 - Weatherproofing

http://shop.sirius.ca/edealinv/servlet/E...erLangISO=en_US

I have been looking everyehere for one of these airplay boxes that will play using a Blackberry . Seems almost unavailable ?


Edited by gearcruncher (09/19/12 07:03 PM)
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#382993 - 09/19/12 07:24 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
minorman Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
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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!

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#382994 - 09/19/12 07:27 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
tomtuttle Offline
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I think "Keep it simple" is a good approach for Axiom.

The company's proven technical competencies are in loudspeaker and amplifier design and manufacturing.

Obviously, this kind of product is also going to need - at minimum - some kind of wireless network connectivity and a DAC chip.

Once you start going beyond the pieces that are absolutely necessary to deliver sound, you start needing more boards and/or custom boards, presumably from China.

Likewise, I think many of the "features" we used to associate with the equipment are now instead delivered through the handheld device. If I'm using my iPad or Android phone to stream the content anyway, I don't need a display on the speaker part, and I don't want the R/D and production costs added to it.

Just deliver the music. That's all.
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#382995 - 09/19/12 08:33 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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I agree with Tom, leave the LCD off. That's going to raise the price and there's no guarantee (or way) to make it work with everything.

Airplay will play anything that it receives; it's not a translator, it's more like an optical cable without the cable.

Heck, if you were to package Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba and, say, Twonky Beam for Android with the speakers, you could get away with making them Airplay only, except for anti-bois like Ben who won't touch anything that possibly might have been associated with Apple. wink

Well, that and people who only run Linux.
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#383001 - 09/19/12 10:40 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Here is what I would want. I single m3 with a lunch box handle on it so I could carry it easily from room to room where I needed it. I would not need stereo or a sub. It would take the place of my tivoli pal radio.
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