R.I.P. Chromecast Audio (2015-2019)

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by boneburner, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. scottlah

    scottlah Member

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    If anyone is selling CCA's im looking at buying 2 :)
     
  2. Madengineer

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    I just bought one of these :D

    Shit. lol However, I do love the idea of using this with Google Home as then I don't need to have my TV on when I want to listen to music through my home theatre with my normal chromecast.

    For some reason it'll always turn the TV on :(
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Owned and currently own three chromecasts but not a single CC audio for some reason. Never got into it really.
     
  4. dainese

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    A nice product that fills a gap for decades of hifi. Anyone know how one can find one on the clearance rate? Seems US slashed but aus not following yet
     
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  5. Madengineer

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    Doubt they will tbh.
     
  6. Azrael

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    If you want a good alternative, then a Raspberry Pi with DAC hat on it will work very well via Volumio. We have two of them setup in the house, and are much better than the Chromecast Audios that they replaced.

    https://volumio.org
     
  7. Madengineer

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    How are they better?
     
  8. Slug69

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    For the last 3 months my Chromecast Audio has been working well with Spotify. (Finally.) I will try to purchase a couple more. Optical signal is not to be sneezed at and who wants to have a TV on to run the HiFi? Ugh.

    I think this is a fail by Google.
     
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  9. Azrael

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    Stand alone media player as well as streaming target, better quality DAC, more flexibility, and often cheaper.
     
  10. dainese

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    I think they target different markets. Imagine taking your media player to a party or letting your mother in law use it etc.

    Good to know we have a choice however
     
  11. Azrael

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    Sure, but what i mean is that its not much of a demise really, Chromecast Audio functions can be done by other devices just as cheaply and well.
     
  12. Madengineer

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    But with as much convenience? I plug in the chromecast (USB powered through my Hometheatre, plug in the Aux, then control everything from my phone.
     
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  13. dainese

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    I picked one up at RRP jb hifi $49.

    Great product.

    it seems slow to start up but could be my wifi. so leaving it on is best but unit gets luke warm, not sure bloody why
     
  14. Madengineer

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    I've stopped using mine. Wasn't too keen on the audio quality as it's quite restrictive, and at higher volumes, did sound pretty bad (where as the normal chromecast didn't).
     
  15. scottlah

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    Anyone wanting to sell any of these?

    Thanks
     
  16. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    If it's brand new out of the box, it needs to contact the Google mothership, download updates and reboot.
     
  17. Madengineer

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    Yes actually. Haha.

    Pm me.
     
  18. scottlah

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    done :)
     
  19. dainese

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    I bought mine from JB at $50

    Oh i meant even a warm reboot, not a fresh out of box. no big deal really..
     
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