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At Christmas we received an Amazon echo from my daughter "bless her" as I possibly drove her and her brother mad with my music constantly being played in the house. Since then it's been in the kitchen and used regularly , what surprised me was how easy it is to listen to. Not " hifi" I know but remarkably pleasant for such a small device, it also has the ability to sound good wherever you are in the room. How do they do that? Plus I get voice control :grin: not suggesting anyone should get one :-? But it is far better than the "radio" that was there before! Currently listening to " smooth jazz " not everyone's single malt but heyho I like it.

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Ordinaryman wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:56 pm
At Christmas we received an Amazon echo from my daughter "bless her" as I possibly drove her and her brother mad with my music constantly being played in the house. Since then it's been in the kitchen and used regularly , what surprised me was how easy it is to listen to. Not " hifi" I know but remarkably pleasant for such a small device, it also has the ability to sound good wherever you are in the room. How do they do that? Plus I get voice control :grin: not suggesting anyone should get one :-? But it is far better than the "radio" that was there before! Currently listening to " smooth jazz " not everyone's single malt but heyho I like it.
Agreed. I heard one when visiting my step daughter in Dublin. Not hifi but not unpleasant. She asked for some Aerosmith for me and Alexa put it on. :lol:
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Ooops single malt rules apply :whistle:

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I have an Echo and as you say its quite good but a step up is the Sonos One speaker, paired (stereo) they are more capable than a department store hifi. We now have several Sonos One speakers but only the one Echo. The sonos One is however more expensive.

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I've got them throughout the place, including an "original" Show in the living room, a Show 5 in the kitchen, and a Show 8 on my bedside table. They control all of the lights in the house apart from anything else, and they make brilliant alarm clocks. :lol:
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Wow, good for yo, Must try the alarm clock. Mind you might not hear it in the kitchen :-?

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What are you doing sleeping in the kitchen?

I have been tempted by a couple of Sonos speakers for my house, but as long as my Bose sounddock keeps working, I don’t see the need.

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