How do I put together a DIY, on-the-cheap, wireless home music system?
March 10, 2012 3:30 PM Subscribe
Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house?
I like the challenge of DIY, so I don't want to buy a pre-packaged system like Sonos.
Please help me put together a home system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house.
I'm looking for advice on how to put together a wireless system at home where I can listen to my music from any room. I envision some kind of system where I can access and play my collection of about 20,000 tracks from any room.
Here are some of the caveats:
I would prefer to stay Windows-only (no Linux or Mac, please).
Currently, I have one laptop and one iPod Classic 80GB. I know I'll probably have to buy a cheap PC. Both my wife and I have Android phones.
This has to be cheap ($300-$400 would be ideal)
Wires drive my wife crazy. This has to be wireless.
Any advice or ideas? Pointers to any easy setups on the Web?
posted by zooropa to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite