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The hardware/players that I use for my music server work very well. I have instant access to all my music in several rooms of the house; I can sync playback throughout the house if desired. Unfortunately Logitech has dropped the Squeezebox line of players.
The good news is that the Squeezebox community is made of hardware and software developers who now are making open source hardware for the now open source server software. This product will compete with Sonos but will offer two big advantages: lower cost and the playback of hi-res files. Additionally Sonos uses internal memory for its database; that usually fills up at approximately 65,000 files - there are no plans for that to increase that anyone can discern. The disadvantage will be that the new players may not look as good and they will be initially headless without a display, using iOS/Android/computer apps to control the players. They may also require an external DAC which could be an advantage. For those of you contemplating trying out a home music server, this might be an inexpensive route to go.
I'll keep you posted.
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