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jasee
15 May 16
Cheapest price I think for this, although this is reconditioned but has a full one year warranty
You don't (of course) have to use Jongo bluetooth speakers with it
Bluetooth input too
From the revues the sound quality is good.
Codec support may be a little limited (apparently does not support flac)
Got to be better than the chromecast!
Made by Pure
Apps for android and ios
Separate optical phono or tos outputs plus stereo phono plus usb (but only for dedicated Ethernet) (which I would have preferred over wi-fi)
Specification
Instantly upgrading your existing hi-fi speakers to Wi-Fi
Making the most of your old equipment, instead of retiring it.
Stream synchronized music from any device (e.g. laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.), using any music app or music streaming service, and enjoy perfectly synchronized music on as many Jongos as you like all around your house
The chance to expand your Jongo multiroom speaker system (if you have Jongo) by adding your old hifi speakers to it
High quality 24-bit DAC
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F4STFORW4RD
16 May 16 6 #7
"A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches. The revue has its roots in 19th century popular entertainment and melodrama but grew into a substantial cultural presence of its own during its golden years from 1916 to 1932."

Voted hot.
rossysaurus
16 May 16 6 #6
I have just sold the last of my 4 on eBay and good riddance to the lot of them.

The multirooming never worked. You have to use the Pure Connect app to set which speakers you want to play and everytime i loaded the app 1, maaaybe 2 A2's would show up. 1 would connect and play, the other would refuse. Then it would disappear from the app (still showing as connected to my router though). It was random as to which would show and which would not through the app although all were showing as connected on my BT HomeHub router.

The Bluetooth quality was great and it was a real shame the system simply didn't work after I invested so much money into it. After a month I gave up trying to multiroom and just used them as bluetooth receivers. In that month i probably had the multiroom working 3 times.

I've since switched to ChromeCast Audio which has been a faultless experience and has not failed me yet in daily use across 4 rooms.
cicobuff
16 May 16 5 #8
Chromecast Audio does not need a network card, it has integrated Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac. It has optical out (via 3.5mm toslink) as well as 3.5mm analogue/3.5mm jack-2 RCA phono support.



Supporting Bluetooth is a good thing? Bluetooth has terrible audio compression, puts more of a drain on your phone/tablet battery, but the big kicker for the Jongo is that it does not support FLAC even over it's limiting 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi.


You can stream to any multi room speakers of any brand you wish with a Chromecast Audio. As for google spying, any app that you give permissions to has the ability to spy, however with the wealth of apps available you are not obligated to use a dedicated google one.

Sorry, but fairytooth is correct, despite your claim in your opening post its not better or even as good as a google chromecast both from a technical or aural viewpoint, unless of course you want the limitations that bluetooth give you, and for that you would be much better simply buying a bluetooth powered speaker to link to your phone/tablet. Bluetooth is fine for instant portability and convenience to a bluetooth enabled receiving device....car/motorcycle helmet/powered speaker in the office/garden etc....but a bolt on receiving device like this to link up to a dedicated hi-fi amplifier or powered speaker, a chromecast audio is far better.
jasee to fairytooth
15 May 16 4 #2
Why?
On the hardware side, it's got seperate phono outputs, and digital phone and optical and a usb port for a network card.
Chromecast audio doesn't support bluetooth. The Jongo supports bluetooth in and out.
Also the Jongo has dedicated speakers, so you don't have to muck about with buying extra Jongos. Just buy the speakers and put them anywhere, they'll all synchronise together
Also as someone said, I don't like the idea of Google spying on you all the time, they get enough of that through the web and gmail.
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fairytooth
15 May 16 #1
Not as good as Chromecast Audio which Currys are/were doing at same price
jasee to fairytooth
15 May 16 4 #2
Why?
On the hardware side, it's got seperate phono outputs, and digital phone and optical and a usb port for a network card.
Chromecast audio doesn't support bluetooth. The Jongo supports bluetooth in and out.
Also the Jongo has dedicated speakers, so you don't have to muck about with buying extra Jongos. Just buy the speakers and put them anywhere, they'll all synchronise together
Also as someone said, I don't like the idea of Google spying on you all the time, they get enough of that through the web and gmail.
DrBones
16 May 16 2 #3
I'm not quite sure what it is, but your robust defence made me order one anyway - thanks OP - have a little more heat to take you over the 100 degree boiling point...
SamboBambo
16 May 16 1 #4
God dammit OP, I have absolutely no need for this but I purchased it anyway. Heat.
carrycohin
16 May 16 #5
I really want to try it, But anyone here have tried this kind of product? The looks seems good by the way.
rossysaurus
16 May 16 6 #6
I have just sold the last of my 4 on eBay and good riddance to the lot of them.

The multirooming never worked. You have to use the Pure Connect app to set which speakers you want to play and everytime i loaded the app 1, maaaybe 2 A2's would show up. 1 would connect and play, the other would refuse. Then it would disappear from the app (still showing as connected to my router though). It was random as to which would show and which would not through the app although all were showing as connected on my BT HomeHub router.

The Bluetooth quality was great and it was a real shame the system simply didn't work after I invested so much money into it. After a month I gave up trying to multiroom and just used them as bluetooth receivers. In that month i probably had the multiroom working 3 times.

I've since switched to ChromeCast Audio which has been a faultless experience and has not failed me yet in daily use across 4 rooms.
ollie87 to rossysaurus
16 May 16 #13
Homehub eh? There's your problem.
F4STFORW4RD
16 May 16 6 #7
"A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches. The revue has its roots in 19th century popular entertainment and melodrama but grew into a substantial cultural presence of its own during its golden years from 1916 to 1932."

Voted hot.
cicobuff
16 May 16 5 #8
Chromecast Audio does not need a network card, it has integrated Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac. It has optical out (via 3.5mm toslink) as well as 3.5mm analogue/3.5mm jack-2 RCA phono support.



Supporting Bluetooth is a good thing? Bluetooth has terrible audio compression, puts more of a drain on your phone/tablet battery, but the big kicker for the Jongo is that it does not support FLAC even over it's limiting 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi.


You can stream to any multi room speakers of any brand you wish with a Chromecast Audio. As for google spying, any app that you give permissions to has the ability to spy, however with the wealth of apps available you are not obligated to use a dedicated google one.

Sorry, but fairytooth is correct, despite your claim in your opening post its not better or even as good as a google chromecast both from a technical or aural viewpoint, unless of course you want the limitations that bluetooth give you, and for that you would be much better simply buying a bluetooth powered speaker to link to your phone/tablet. Bluetooth is fine for instant portability and convenience to a bluetooth enabled receiving device....car/motorcycle helmet/powered speaker in the office/garden etc....but a bolt on receiving device like this to link up to a dedicated hi-fi amplifier or powered speaker, a chromecast audio is far better.
jasee
16 May 16 1 #9
Does Chromecast support flac!!! I'm pretty sure it doesn't.
I had a chromecast audio, which was useless for my purposes. I can't see that the sound quality through hi-fi or networking can be any worse, they both use twin 24bit D/A converters.
An ethernet connection should be more reliable
I have a 'monster' Nad1 speaker which is bluetooth enabled. Bluetoothing to that directly from phones sounds amazing, maybe I've just got cloth ears. If it enables me to connect other devices to that then that will be a bonus.
The disadvantage (to me) of bluetooth is it's range. I've got bluetooth heaphones, the quality is fine.
I sold my miserable Chromecast for £5, which is more than it was worth, IMO.
I hope this one will be better, but the whole business of streaming is fraught, apps are unreliable, media servers and players will or will not decode, if you get a system which works for you, stick with it.
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