I wonder if I could build a Squeezebox-compaitble media device out of a Raspberry Pi. It would mean I could get as many as I needed.
Raspberry Pi, $50ish, with case, etc.
That has sound already. If it’s crappy, plug in a $100 Total Bithead. If you want to go whole hog, get a $500 Headroom Micro DAC and Headroom Micro Amp. You’ll even get a big knob and all the nice ports on the front.
Way less than a Transporter, but no shiny displays.
If I could get “good enough” sound for $50, with a DIY software set from the Internet, that’d rock. It’d rock especially hard if I could make it do the software sync, too, but that might require changes to the Logitech Media Center.
EDIT: After thirty seconds of searching the Internet, yes, it can do this. Someone else has done the hard part, even. Neat.