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About Gramafon…

Gramafon

Since 2 weeks i’m the lucky owner of a Gramafon. It does exactly the same as the solution I presented on this blog, with one advantage: you can control the volume from spotify! That was the only thing I really missed in my solution. I’ve got a lot of kudos on my post on the Spotify forum to add volume control from android to android, but for now Spotify still doesn’t support this kind of volume control. With Gramafon, volume control works perfectly, so I really love that feature.  The sound-quality is the same as far as I can tell. It’s easy to setup, and you can also listen to internet-radio with AllPlay app. With AllPlay support, you also get multi-room support, so you can place multiple Gramafon’s in different rooms.

So from now on I will use the Gramafon to play Spotify on my stereo-set. I will still answer questions on my solution though 🙂

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Tip: new cool device called Gramafon

GramafonHere’s a tip I got from Zero (thanks!). There’s a new device called Gramafon, and it does exactly what my solution does, but it works out of the box, for 59 euro’s. It’s a small device which you can connect to your internet, and to your AV receiver or wireless speakers. After that you can connect to the device from any other device with Spotify Connect. It has a build-in DAC, I don’t know if it’s a good one, but I think it probably is.

So this is a very nice solution if you want something which works out of the box, no setup or installing of applications. If you want something more do-it-yourself or you want a device which you use for more things than Spotify only, than a Android Mini PC, optional with external USB DAC, is your best solution.