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Squeezebox Touch no longer producing sound

Hi.

I'm been a happy owner of an Outlaw Audio RR2150 receiver for 12 years, and for 10 of those years I've been using the receiver with a Squeezebox Touch to stream music from my personal collection of ripped CDs and from streaming services, internet radio, etc.

But I hit a snag a couple of days ago. I turned on the receiver and the Touch but I could produce no sound. I tried the Touch in both the receiver's CD input and its Video input, but no luck.

Thinking the problem must lie with the Touch, I removed it and connected a Squeezebox Classic (which I also own, and which is usually connected to an integrated amp I have in another room) to the receiver. The Classic connected to the receiver would not produce any sound from the CD input, but I thought I heard a very faint sound when it was connected to the Video input. Sure enough, when I turned the volume knob up as high as it would go there was sound but it was too much too weak to be of any use; the same was true when I tried the Touch again.)

Then I tried connecting a CD player to the receiver. This worked fine. (The Phono connection for my turntable works too).

So there's some screwy about connecting the Touch and the Classic to the receiver, although both I have worked flawlessly for many years.

Can anyone offer an explanation of what the problem might be, and how/if I can fix it? Most of my listening is done via my Squeezeboxes, and I don't want to buy another receiver or integrated amp if I can avoid it.

Many thanks in advance,

Steve

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Squeezebox EOL

Logitech stopped supporting Squeezeboxes years ago - time to look in to more modern streamers so you don't have to buy another receiver or amp.

What storage solution have you employed for your personal, ripped library?

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mtymous1,

mtymous1,

Many thanks for your thoughts.

For what it's worth, after my post I "disassembled" my set-up and then put Humpty-Dumpty back together again. For reasons that are unclear to me, everything is working fine again and I'm happily listening to Miles Davis's "Big Fun."

Your point about Squeezebox being EOL is well taken. I'll do some research before the next hiccup.

My library of ripped files is stored in conjunction with my use of an old "Vortexbox."

https://www.smallgreencomputer.com/collections/vortexbox

Cheers,

Stev

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The Vortexbox...

...is still relevant since it supports DLNA. Depending upon your use cases, you can either purchase or DIY a DLNA-capable streamer. (You might already have a component or other piece of equipment that you didn't know is DLNA-capable.)

If you prefer to add a DAC to your delivery stream, you can connect the VBox to the DAC and use an Android/iOS app as the interface to the VBox.

Either method (or even a combination) can replace the Squeezeboxes whenever you're ready.

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Squeezebox emulation...

...is available in one of these gadgets:
https://darko.audio/2018/11/a-short-film-about-the-allo-digione-signature/

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newt1947 wrote:
newt1947 wrote:

...and for 10 of those years I've been using the receiver with a Squeezebox Touch to stream music from my personal collection of ripped CDs and from streaming services, internet radio, etc.

But I hit a snag a couple of days ago. I turned on the receiver and the Touch but I could produce no sound. I tried the Touch in both the receiver's CD input and its Video input...

In case someone might want to try using an Asynchronous USB DAC with their Squeezebox Touch, that problem was solved by third party more 7 years ago, but some might not be aware of it. I would suggest continued use of the Squeezebox Touch for as long as it works well.

https://darko.audio/2012/05/enhanced-digital-output-applet-for-squeezebox-touch/

https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?94512-Announce-Enhanced-Digital-Output-app-USB-Dac-and-192k-Digital-Ouput

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