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Old 06-10-2020, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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I'm looking for an internet receiver to put on my covered deck with remote speakers out by my pool and up in the covered porch ceiling. It would be great if they could be switched but that isn't important. Not looking for 400W, just enough to enjoy listening without pissing off the neighbors.

I'd like it to get Pandora, Spotify, maybe Sirius, streaming FM radio stations. I don't want Bluetooth to be the only access to music as my phone connects to several devices and I don't like having to use it to stream music.

I've been searching and really all I can find is similar to WiFi boomboxes or only streamed FM stations. Has anyone here solved this in their own environment? Seems like this should be a pretty popular system.

Thanks!!!

MGD
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:33 PM
 
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Sonos Amp might work if your remote speakers are wired.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:52 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I'm looking for an internet receiver to put on my covered deck with remote speakers out by my pool and up in the covered porch ceiling. It would be great if they could be switched but that isn't important. Not looking for 400W, just enough to enjoy listening without pissing off the neighbors.

I'd like it to get Pandora, Spotify, maybe Sirius, streaming FM radio stations. I don't want Bluetooth to be the only access to music as my phone connects to several devices and I don't like having to use it to stream music.

I've been searching and really all I can find is similar to WiFi boomboxes or only streamed FM stations. Has anyone here solved this in their own environment? Seems like this should be a pretty popular system.

Thanks!!!

MGD
There is more than one way to do this.

This is an inexpensive and effective way to do it.

You can install Android apps to it, just like a phone. It has built in speakers and an AUX port which you can use to plug into a small amplifier and then your wired patio speakers.

https://www.amazon.com/Aluratek-AIRM...dp/B016GNX30S/

The only issue I see is that if you want to change the station or song, you may have to walk up to it and do it. You could also remote into it from your phone to do that. There are various android apps let you do that.

I'm sure there are similar competing products, this is an example.

Like I said, there are other ways, most of which would cost more.

As far as using your phone, I understand where you are coming from but you could get a 7" Amazon tablet for $50 which could be used for that and free up your phone.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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There is more than one way to do this.

This is an inexpensive and effective way to do it.

You can install Android apps to it, just like a phone. It has built in speakers and an AUX port which you can use to plug into a small amplifier and then your wired patio speakers.

https://www.amazon.com/Aluratek-AIRM...dp/B016GNX30S/

The only issue I see is that if you want to change the station or song, you may have to walk up to it and do it. You could also remote into it from your phone to do that. There are various android apps let you do that.

I'm sure there are similar competing products, this is an example.

Like I said, there are other ways, most of which would cost more.

As far as using your phone, I understand where you are coming from but you could get a 7" Amazon tablet for $50 which could be used for that and free up your phone.
I have considered using g an old phone for the access. Now looking at a boat radio along with the phone/tablet. I have an unused low voltage transformer to provide the 12 volts and can wire the speakers from under my deck. With a fader I can control volume between the pool area and the porch.
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