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50% off Cambridge Audio Air 100 V2 £149.00 @ RicherSounds

£149.00 @ Richer Sounds
Like SONOS, but from Cambridge Audio (who do great speakers, and it has AirPlay!). Equivalent to a Play3 I believe. 50% off at RicherSounds right now. (RRP £299.95) Free delivery. 6 year "super… Read More
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7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
Like SONOS, but from Cambridge Audio (who do great speakers, and it has AirPlay!). Equivalent to a Play3 I believe.

50% off at RicherSounds right now. (RRP £299.95)
Free delivery.
6 year "supercare" for an additional £14.90.

Buy instore
Buy online
Buy over the phone

Personally I'm sticking to the SONOS, but a great speaker if you already have CambridgeAudio.

*** ALSO REDUCED ***
Air 200 V2 - Was £399, now £199

http://www.richersounds.com/search/CAMBRIDGE%20AUDIO%20AIR

**EDIT**
RRPs are a bit off... According to Cambridge Audio's website...
Air 100 = £200
Air 200 = £250
Still... you're saving £50 off each!
MJ10 Avatar
7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago
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#1
This was never £299.95 :D

Edited By: PAULTRD on Dec 07, 2016 19:04
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PAULTRD
This was never £299.95 :D
Acorrding to Cambridge Audio's website itself... you're quite correct!

Air 100 = £200
Air 200 = £250

Still... you're saving £50 off each!
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but its not sonos
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These were originally £400, I think they have been reduced on the Cambridge Audio site too, but they don't show the original price - review here from launch showing £400 price- http://www.whathifi.com/cambridge-audio/air-200/review

I had the original minx 200 version (link above is the new V2) - may not be a sonos but is great if you need additional connection options such as airplay, 3.5mm or phono which the sonos lacks.
#5
nwmark

I had the original minx 200 version (link above is the new V2) - may not be a sonos but is great if you need additional connection options such as airplay, 3.5mm or phono which the sonos lacks.


The lack of connectivity in all but the play 5 is still the downside with Sonos, I love mine but... I still cannot stream from iplayer or my Rio Karma without a workaround or two (my house is too small for a 5)
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Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
#7
The Air 200 V2 was originally £449, I got it at £249 ,a bargain and at the posted price blows Sonos, Bose etc away in terms of sound quality, room filling sound ( it's loud ) and connectivity.
For more info: http://www.whathifi.com/cambridge-audio/minx-air-200/review

Edited By: iceni on Dec 07, 2016 21:10
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pauljanet
Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.
#9
culli
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.
For a second room mostly. Kitchen or like me hooked up to the PC.
#10
culli
pauljanet
Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.


Isn't chromecast for your tv? What if you don't just want the music in your lounge?

The point of Cambridge Audio and SONOS is the multi-room element. I have SONOS in the lounge, kitchen, office and bedroom... which can all play the same thing at the same time, or can all play different songs in each room.

Can the chromecast do that? (That's a genuine question by the way!)
#11
MJ10
culli
pauljanet
Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.
Isn't chromecast for your tv? What if you don't just want the music in your lounge?
The point of Cambridge Audio and SONOS is the multi-room element. I have SONOS in the lounge, kitchen, office and bedroom... which can all play the same thing at the same time, or can all play different songs in each room.
Can the chromecast do that? (That's a genuine question by the way!)

Yes it can - chromecast audio is different to chromecast. normally deals have had them between the £15 - £20 range, I got a couple at this price and yes I can confirm that it will play the same thing in all rooms or different songs in each room. connection is via 3.5 mm jack.
#12
culli
pauljanet
Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.

I couldn't agree more with this. You can pick up lovely stereos and separates discarded by the John Lewis/Sonos/Bose brigade from Gumtree or charity shops for a few quid that sound way better and louder than the DSPed-to-death tinny speakers on many of these integrated systems. Also, with Sonos, etc, when the standards change or die, you're reduced to looking for inputs whereas with Chromecast or similar, you just change the dongle for £20.
#13
Yes plug into anything with an aux input, analogue or digital. Buy a couple and plug into different audio equipment around the home, set up an audio group and you have multi room streaming for between £20-30 per device. You can choose to stream to individual devices or groups of devices you create. All sync up perfectly and most music streaming services (Spotify etc.) support casting. Definitely worth investigating before trading your old hi hifi for expensive equipment like this. My mum gave me her old Denon because she bought a Sonos to play wirelessly to and was gutted when i showed her how I'd managed to set it up for wireless and multiroom streaming for 20 quid with a Chromecast audio.
#14
MJ10
culli
pauljanet
Chromecast audio is the cheapest way to enable multi room audio and you can convert a proper hifi rather than just a speaker.
Agreed. Chromecast audio works flawlessly and you can use your existing equipment. I'm surprised people still spend hundreds on gear like this.

Isn't chromecast for your tv? What if you don't just want the music in your lounge?

The point of Cambridge Audio and SONOS is the multi-room element. I have SONOS in the lounge, kitchen, office and bedroom... which can all play the same thing at the same time, or can all play different songs in each room.

Can the chromecast do that? (That's a genuine question by the way!)
Yes!
#15
Also worth adding with chromecast if you have an android phone you can cast ALL audio from it so you're not even reliant on apps supporting chromecast (which most do).
#16
good discount, bad reviews..
#17
PAULTRD
This was never £299.95 :D
Had it confirmed by RicherSounds that those were indeed the RRPs for a good while.
#18
culli
Also worth adding with chromecast if you have an android phone you can cast ALL audio from it so you're not even reliant on apps supporting chromecast (which most do).

If you want to stream YouTube from a android phone or tablet use Firefox as it allows background streaming of YT without stopping.

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