• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Squeezebox 3 - PC on?

Atchi123

Established Member
Hi
I've read lots on the SB3 and it sounds awesome. Just about to buy one but wanted to clarify one point as most reviews have been a bit ambiguous - can you listen to your music collection when the PC is turned off? It seems to suggest so...or is it just the Internet radio?
Tks
 

Atchi123

Established Member
Could you elaborate on the 'networked' bit of your comment? Sorry to be technically obtuse!
 

lazymatt

Established Member
The SB3 runs using Slimserver software, so you either need the PC on, or a NAS (Network Attached Storage Drive) which has Slimserver running.

You can either buy a Qnap Drive, with the software pre-installed, or something like a Buffalo NAS, onto which you can install Slimserver yourself.

The NAS plugs into your router, you load up the NAS with your tunes, and import them into the Slimserver software, and off you go.

You can download the Slimserver software for free as well as a software based SB3 so you can have a play around and see if you like them before you buy:

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SoftSqueeze

Have a look here about networking as well:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?NetworkDesign
 

stevedster

Established Member
to be honest with you im not 100% on that myself, i am at the same stage as you,thats just what i have found out, looking round at the moment, i am sure one of the other guys can help!
 
M

Mon The Fish

Guest
Not tunless you have an external networked hdd. internet radio yes, all through a wireless router of course.

So my Netgear SC101 (networked HDD) attached to my router will fit the bill for this? The Squeezebox can read the mp3's straight off the HDD without the PC being on?
 

The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom