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post #1 of 5 Old 06-12-2013, 11:58 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi

First post here. I'm not an audiophile by any stretch, but care about the quality somewhat.

I'd like to be able to stream music stored on my NAS to in-ceiling speakers in my family room. I don't have the speakers but looking to get 2 pairs.

I'd like to stream from the NAS to the speakers. The speaker cables are terminated in my home theatre. The music will be controlled via iPhone, iPad, Android apps.

I am considering the Sonos AMP but its very expensive. Are there other viable alternatives here?

I have found several Raspberry Pi based builds but they cater for music stored on smart phones rather than on NAS.

I'm also looking for recommendations on in-ceiling speakers in the $200-$250 range.

Thanks in advance.
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I guess you could set up an Airport Express. You should be able to stream to that off of your phone and your NAS if it has iTunes Server.
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I guess you could set up an Airport Express. You should be able to stream to that off of your phone and your NAS if it has iTunes Server.
That, or an Apple TV connected to your avr should do the trick.
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What kind of files do you want to stream?

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Mostly MP3s. I've got some FLAC but not too fussed it FLACs don't work.

I've got 8.5" I ceiling speakers from Monoprice (specs below). I'm looking for an audio amplifier to accept AirPlay input or to have AirPlay built in.


Impedance: 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 42 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Power Handling Capacity: 80 Watts Nominal, 160 Maximum
Woofer: 8" Kevlar Woven Cone Woofer w/ 30oz Magnet and rubber surrounds.
Tweeter: 1" Pivoting Cat-Eye Silk Dome with Ferrofluid
Sensitivity: 89 +/- 2db (1.0M/2.83V)
Crossover: 12dB per Octave (with -3, -6 dB Switch)
Cut-Out Dimensions: 10 2/5"
Overall Dimensions: 11 3/10"
Mounting Depth: 5 1/2"
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