mains-powered MP3 player

Is there such a thing as a mains-powered MP3 player? What I'm after is a boombox which stores MP3 files in flash memory, transferable along a USB cable. No need for it to play CDs. Would be nice if it had an AUX-IN jack too.
If there isn't, what are some ways to hack together something like this?
Thanks in advance!
Harry
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Yes, most of the media players will do that.

Most of the media players allow you to insert a USB stick with the files on it.

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wrote

Thanks Rod. But I should have been clearer. I meant a device with some reasonably OK speakers that runs off the mains and both stores and plays MP3 files. The files would have to get there somehow, which would be along a USB cable. I don't need it to play files streamed in from another device (well, OK, that would be a bonus).
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Plenty of the mains powered boom boxes do accept USB sticks with media on them now.
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Cool. Thanks! That sounds like the way to do it. I was confusing myself because I've got a USB dongle MP3 player with audio output along a 3.5mm cable. This can play through a mains-powered boombox with AUX-IN but runs off a battery, which is a nuisance. Just using an ordinary USB flash drive with a boombox would be much easier.
Thanks again.
Harry (off to check the file navigation on those boomboxes)
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>> Plenty of the mains powered boom boxes

Also wondering whether any of them can handle shortcuts as well as folders. I may report back :-)
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Dunno, I gave up on MP3 players once phones replaced them.

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On 23/02/2015 22:54, Harold Davis wrote:

There are pages of themon amazon if you search for mp3 boombox usb.
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On 23/02/2015 23:29, Dennis@home wrote:

I hooked one of these

up to a cheap tablet and a pair of speakers I had lying around. A bit of crude carpentry to encase the amp and I have my very own touchscreen kitchen juke box
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wrote: >> There are pages of themon amazon if you search for mp3 boombox usb.
Thanks for this. Still haven't found one that I'm sure has good navigation though when playing off a USB flash drive.

That's not a bad idea, and ensures you get good navigation. If you used mains-powered speakers, couldn't you do without the amplifier? Is the tablet mains-powered? An MP3 jukebox is exactly what I'm after - one that doesn't require any messing about with batteries.
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One of the ipods or ipads with an ipod/ipad dock does and is mains powered.

Yep, and even completely automatic fancy stuff with podcasts or radio stations etc as well.

Yep, that's what the ipod/ipad docs do.

Plenty of them can be.

An ipod or ipad with a dock qualifys and has the best navigation around because you can pick any of the apps you like the navigation style of for free if you don’t like some aspect of what it comes with.
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On 25/02/2015 00:48, Harold Davis wrote:

I wanted to use up stuff I had lying around, so I have a pair of wired speakers on top of the kitchen wall units and a vintage tablet running a very old version of Android. Main thing is, the sound quality is brilliant, so I'm well pleased with it. Not elegant but...
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On 25/02/2015 07:29, stuart noble wrote:

yes, tablet is mains powered.
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On 25/02/15 00:48, Harold Davis wrote:

any old PC running say linux, with some speakers out the back would do.

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On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:48:26 +0000 (UTC), Harold Davis wrote:

"2ch 20 W RMS" = 40 W RMS on the top. "12 V 2 A" = 24 W DC input.
Hum... <google> Ah the chip TA2020 will do 20 W average but with a THD > 10%. THD skyrockets just above 10 W.

That's probably the route I'm going to take as well but running SB Player and Squeezer on the tablet working to the Squeeze Box server over the network.

You could.

Most tablets charge/run from USB. The amp needs 12 V, plenty of 12 V to USB (5 V) modules about. Or you just leave it plugged into it's suplied charger but then you are starting to suffer wall wart rash...
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stuart noble wrote:

Which prompted me to revisit an old problem:
[My amplifier has two outputs. One is switched, and used for the speakers in the living room. The other is taken via a separate switch box to speakers in the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is too quiet.
I used an L-pad to reduce the volume in the dining room, which closer examination shows is actually working. However, to get the kitchen loud enough, the living room would be too loud, and I don't really want to mess with that output, since that is the best set of speakers.]
I now have a Lepai amp feeding only the kitchen, and at last all is well. Obviously it is a little more bother to adjust an extra control, but the results are good, and the amp is a reasonable match for my little ceiling speakers.
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:54:29 +0000, Harold Davis wrote:

So a stereo with an iPod or smart phone docking station?
These are mains powered, keep the device charged, play .mp3.
If you don't have something that can stream via the iPod or phone then you would have to un-dock to add music, but this shouldn't bee a major problem if your main aim is to avoid using up batteries.
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On Monday, 23 February 2015 22:41:04 UTC, Harold Davis wrote:

several of my local charity shops have this
http://amazinginstore.com/products
plays off an SD card. I don't now if it connects via USB.
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That appears to be an ad supported music rental delivery system.
"Box remains property of Amazing . . . . . "
Ongoing charges etc.
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Well, have you taken apart a boom box or a Sovereign player and had a look at the module. I have not tried it but one assumes that there has to be a way to get at the audio input. Brian
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