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  • wolly
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    I’ve been looking at wireless speakers and like the b&w a5 anything else to consider? Mainly playing from my iphone/mac in the kitchen

    I got one of these bluetooth jobs. Looks nice, decent sound.

    johnj2000
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    I have a dicking station with a small Bluetooth device attached where the phone would go. 14 quid and works a treat but you do need to have the dicking station already.

    johnj2000
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    Bloody fat fingers, docking station obv!

    For that sort of money you could probably get a better set of speakers for half the price, and use an Airport Express to go wireless with them. You can just plug any set of speakers with a standard 3.5mm stereo jack into the back of the airport, and it’ll join your existing WiFi network and act as a range booster too.

    johndoh
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    For that sort of money you could probably get a better set of speakers for half the price, and use an Airport Express to go wireless with them. You can just plug any set of speakers with a standard 3.5mm stereo jack into the back of the airport, and it’ll join your existing WiFi network and act as a range booster too.

    That’s what we did at work – a proper decent amp connected to some Sony Brookland Edition floorstanders. I love working late and cranking it up 🙂

    messiah
    Member

    I have a B&W A5 in the Kitchen and love its simplicity. Play music or internet radio from your phone etc via Airplay, or use “Remote” to access everything on the PC/NAS elsewhere in the house.

    Sound quality is very good considering the size of the box which is easy to place and does not look obtrusive.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Could someone explain in idiot terms how that Airport Express works?
    So, I’ve got a laptop or ipod with all my music on in the lounge, I’ve got a stereo in the kitchen…. What happens?

    Gunz
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    I’m just about to get one of these:

    http://www.richersounds.com/product/wireless-streaming-accessories/harman-kardon/bta10/harm-bta10

    Obviously can’t as yetv give an opinion but the reviews are promising.

    johndoh
    Member

    So, I’ve got a laptop or ipod with all my music on in the lounge, I’ve got a stereo in the kitchen…. What happens?

    You plug in the Airport into the stereo (whatever input you have spare) and that input is the channel for your PC/iPhone or whatever device you are using. You then select which output speakers you want the device to play through so (for example) you choose to play your iPad via Airplay.

    I have no idea where the setting is on a PC.

    LenHankie
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    kayak23 – Member
    “Could someone explain in idiot terms how that Airport Express works?
    So, I’ve got a laptop or ipod with all my music on in the lounge, I’ve got a stereo in the kitchen…. What happens?”

    1:Plug Airport Express into the wall near the stereo.
    2:Connect to stereo with Phono to 3.5mm jack lead.
    3:Desktop/laptop/Phone/iPad with iTunes can now send music wirelessly to your stereo.

    You can have other airports connected to other stereos or powered speakers or amp/speakers combos.

    iTunes or the app on a phone etc., lets you choose which to play tunes through.

    Premier Icon rone
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    Ruark Mr1. Something approaching HiFi.

    andy8442
    Member

    I bought a Sandstom Dock from Currys for my daughter a few months ago. It was about £45 and for the money is surprisingly good. Infact so good we keep asking her to turn it down.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’m sure the OP appreciates the suggestions, but please note this is a spam-resurrected thread which is half a year old.

    nwgiles
    Member

    Have you considered Sonos?

    Sui
    Member

    IS there a Chromcast equivalent thing for amped speakers that I can “throw” music too??

    The R Pi thing is too complicated, and as I already have speakers, I just want something that will accept the Wifi and have a 3.5mm jack on the end – just for playing interweb raido

    edit, that sonos bridge thing is way too much.

    edit 2, meant sonos connect

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