Lidl WiFi (like Sonos) Multi-Room audio seen at Bristol branch
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Lidl WiFi (like Sonos) Multi-Room audio seen at Bristol branch

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Found 6th Dec 2015
Saw this in the Bedminister Bristol branch this morning. Already have Sonos and love it but this might be of interest to someone.
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Like Sonos? My £4.99 Bluetooth Speaker will be happy.
like saying Ford is like a Bentley
japes

like saying Ford is like a Bentley



Car analogies are like Vauxhall Corsas.
how much like a sonos?
council sonos
Best off a Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
thecresta

Car analogies are like Vauxhall Corsas.


Vauxhall corsa analogies are like lidl stereos.
quids in here if you are after a Sonos on the cheap and by adding this ebay.co.uk/itm…711?hash=item3ab61e5e57:g:gC0AAOSwwbdWQO~i
you have a bargain
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Driver 8

how much like a sonos?



It's on WiFi so I assume you don't need your phone to be in range. You can listen to the same music in different rooms if you want, which is great if you use more than one room in your house. For both of those reasons it's better than a Bluetooth speaker. I wouldn't buy it as I like the continued improvements, build quality, music service support and general ethos of Sonos, but lots of people seen to dislike Sonos, so this might be an alternative for them.
You should have said "it's a lidl like sonos":D
There is some more information here, although lidl aren't selling the internet radio ...

http://www.silvercrest-multiroom.de/en/

It appears to be based on the undok chipset from frontier silicon

http://www.frontier-silicon.com/undok

There are other brands who are also developing speakers based on that chipset.

I've just bought a couple of all2 panasonic speakers that use the Qualcomm allplay chipset. I have to say, sound quality aside, this sort of device lives and dies by how well the apps are designed and supported. The panasonic hardware is very good quality and has some nice features but the software lets it down quite badly. Yes it's usable but not exactly how I'd design it, I think speakers can only be in one group at a time, the alarm clock function has failed to go off twice in 4 days and the app doesn't like my hudl2. How much of this is panasonics fault or qualcomms architecture, I'm not sure.

I also don't see this product being a natural fit for lidl as this type of device is available only whilst stocks last. I'd expect these sort of speaker set ups to be something you want to add to over time and that won't work with lidl's model.

I think this type of device is just about to see alot of manufacturers entering the market. Unfortunately I don't think some of the explanations of their functionality and how its been implemented is very good currently.

Panasonic appearing to be discounting the all series at the moment, the all2's will cost £70 each having bought 2 and taking the £80 cash back into account. Their eBay outlet is also seeing refurbed units with huge discounts that put them into the same price bracket as these silvercrest ones.

I haven't used sonos but I hope the price is justified by the quality of the apps, hardware and architecture.
Edited by: "welshblob" 6th Dec 2015
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japes

like saying Ford is like a Bentley



​Kind off. Lots of WiFi multi-room that costs a lot more than Sonos out there though. Audi(o)?
Yes Sonos costs more because of the superior build quality sound quality app design, evolution over more than a decade and service support. This sort of product will work well for people who fancy a dabble but if you want to build up a decent, durable and audibly pleasing wireless multiroom setup Sonos would still be the obvious choice. For a dabble the 'hifi' connecting unit looks worth a go but I'd give the active speakers a swerve unless purely for use in the bog or garage maybe.
Great find as sonos prices p...me off
Just

Yes Sonos costs more because of the superior build quality sound quality … Yes Sonos costs more because of the superior build quality sound quality app design, evolution over more than a decade and service support. This sort of product will work well for people who fancy a dabble but if you want to build up a decent, durable and audibly pleasing wireless multiroom setup Sonos would still be the obvious choice. For a dabble the 'hifi' connecting unit looks worth a go but I'd give the active speakers a swerve unless purely for use in the bog or garage maybe.



Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system can store? I ended up choosing a Philips Streamium, many years ago, but the base died last week, so starting to look into alternatives available now.

mike
mbuckhurst

Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system … Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system can store? I ended up choosing a Philips Streamium, many years ago, but the base died last week, so starting to look into alternatives available now.mike



​for soundcloud I think it's 50, but a playlist only counts as 1.
mbuckhurst

Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system … Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system can store? I ended up choosing a Philips Streamium, many years ago, but the base died last week, so starting to look into alternatives available now.mike



​for soundcloud I think it's 50, but a playlist only counts as 1.
Sonos kit only references files stored on the network and I believe there was originally a limit but the firmwares got rewritten so it's no longer a problem unless you happen to own iTunes on a nas drive!
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mbuckhurst

Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system … Does Sonos still have the hard limit on the number of tracks the system can store? I ended up choosing a Philips Streamium, many years ago, but the base died last week, so starting to look into alternatives available now.mike



​There is still effectively a 65000 track limit. There are some workarounds but Sonos doesn't endorse them. Source
It is like Sonos not just a bluetooth speaker, Sonos is overpriced, needs more competiion for wifi systems but it poor compared to a wired system.
What are the "Panasonic all" range like in comparison?
FTCom

Best off a Bluetooth Wireless Speaker



​Bluetooth speakers are old hat. You're better off buying the new Google Chromecast Audio....and either hooking that up directly to active speaker or an amp of one kind or another.... it has far superior control, range and functionality.
has any one got the multi room adapter not speaker? could you pm me, got a problem want to check? thanks
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