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Is there a receiver that connects wirelessly to a media server?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Edward Mann, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Edward Mann

    Edward Mann Agent

    Sep 1, 1999
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    I'm looking to put a small system in a bathroom and I have a Iomega media server that connects to all my computers and game systems currently. It is very convenient to keep all my mp3 files in one place and not have to worry about updating multiple places. Are there any receivers that can connect to a media server through a wireless router? I don't need anything to fancy, just the ability to play radio stations and mp3's.
  2. nolesrule

    nolesrule Producer

    Aug 6, 2001
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    Clearwater, FL
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    Joe Kauffman
    If the radio stations you want do internet streaming, a product like the Logitech Squeezebox Boom would be a good bet. MSRP is $299. I saw that potentially they will have a slightly smaller product for about $180 in a few months. Both of these have built-in speakers.

    All the Logitech Squeezebox products connect to a server via WiFi or LAN. They do require software to run on the server to serve up the music files and internet streams, but it's a great product. The server software is available for free on their website, so you can try before you buy.

    Currently, I have the Squeezebox Classic, which has no speakers and works as a bridge from the server to the receiver in our main listening area. Booms, with the built-in speakers, are great for smaller rooms that may have less optimal acoustics or don't require critical listening.

    Check it out, seriously. It's a great product line.
  3. Jimmy Harmon

    Jimmy Harmon Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Not sure about receivers, but I second the Squeezebox recommendation ... although like with anything computer based, it's not been completely trouble free ... it's been my best audio purchase ever.

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