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Tech to enable streaming to Mk1 Zeppelin?

Discussion in 'Streamers & Network Music Players' started by filoconnor, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. filoconnor

    filoconnor Member

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    I have a non-airplay Zeppelin and would like to know if there is any tech out there that can enable streaming between my iPhone 5 and the Zeppelin?

    It'd need to be good sound quality, and reasonably priced, otherwise I might as well sell the B&W and go Sonos 5.

    Cheers
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    try a cheap used last gen Airport Express
    I have one connected to my Zepp for airplay streaming

    you should be able to get one for <£45
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    Thanks for the idea. I've never used one of these. May be a silly question, my Zeppelin is in a different room to my router, does this device join my wireless and act as a bridge to the Zep?

    Cheers
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    Yes, the airport express is effectively a router. You can get it to join your existing network, or you can get it to create its own network.
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    An Airport Express won't put the Zeppelin on thet net, you're just hooking up the analogue output of the Express to the 3.5mm input on the dock.

    Then you use Airplay to push music from the phone to the Express or, of course, use iPhone as a controller and stream from iTunes on your main computer.
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    OK thanks. Does this involve my home wifi, or does the express create a mini wireless network i.e. does music from my iPhone or itunes traverse my router?

    Thanks
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    Sorry, DWHITE answered this earlier, just seen it. OK great, thanks people. eBay here we come!!

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