Eumeles - Media Player & Stereo Amplifier

  1. System
  2. Player
  3. Amplifier
  4. Integrated
  5. History
  6. Roadmap
  7. Contact

It took more than a year and several stages to get to the current state

  1. Background
  2. Off-the-shelf
  3. HTPC based
  4. Works-like, looks-like

It all started with the birth of my son. It proved to be difficult to operate a conventional CD player to play some nursery CD while carrying him as a baby in my arms. So I thought it would be nice to have all music stored on a system that allowed easy playback using a remote control. In addition the same system could store all the baby pictures and allow us to view them on the TV set. Extending from that I wrote down my first requirements list:

  • Listen to internet radio, FIP, Oe1 and WGBH Boston
  • Listen to all our music from CDs stored somewhere
  • Present classical music in a "musical" manner,
    (e.g. as Epoch/Composer/[Group]Work/[Performer]/Part)
  • Visualise lyrics of songs being played as an option
  • Watch all our pictures stored somewhere
  • Perhaps record films and watch them later
  • Digital content not locked into a vendor's software
  • Nice, compact, stylish and non intrusive
  • As few devices as possible.