ESPmuse Luxe FAQ

Here a brief explanation of the ESPMuse project. Based on the question of Stephan on of the first early bird to pre-order the speaker.

What do you have in mind with this ESP32 ESPMuse speakers?
See these speakers as an affordable daily usable device where so you can virtually implement any protocol or existing project for ESP32. Our vision is to have some kind of app store where you can upload any app to your speaker from a standard bluetooth speaker, a babyphone, a dedicated skype like device.

Unlike some other development platforms we want it to be usable everyday, visually pleasant and affordable.

What can I do with that product?

Does it have some sort of multiroom protocol (like sonos, but open source) or do you know about any open source solution? Does it support bluetooth only or is it planned to have a client for wifi webradio streaming?

To make your life easy we will deliver the ESPMUSE with Squeezlite preloaded on it; it supports Regular bluetooth AD2P, Airplay, Logitech media server. The 2 last protocols mentioned supports multi room protocol.

Also for educational/fun purposes we will provide our arduino code for a standard bluetooth speaker, so you can modify anything you want like the annoying prerecorder “bluetooth connected” that is so annoying on cheap speakers.

- What is the exact function of the microphones? Do they work like headphones for a mobile device?- Does it support alexa connections or even some open source solution as a smart speaker?
On board microphones are for future usage, such as vocal assistants like Alexa or some open source initiative. I haven’t look at it yet

When will it be ready to ship?
Shipping now

What will I receive ?
Happy to share the unboxing :

stay tuned!

Here is a little update on the Muse Light and Luxe.
Both PCBa are ready and functional, but we had trouble with the factory manufacturing the plastic shell and doing the assembly as they have drastically modified their terms and conditions by requiring a huge MOQ of 2000 pieces…

BUT, I have found a new supplier and it is going to be even better looking, sharing a faw picture of our 3Ds:

So the spec is slightly modified :slight_smile:

  • ESP32 programmable via micro USB (usb to serial built-in)
  • 2x5W Stereo
  • 1 onboard mems microphone
  • 3 buttons
  • 18650 rechargeable battery with level sensor
  • Stereo 3.5mm LINE jack input
  • 1 grove extension port
  • 1 programmable RGB led

I removed one microphone as this cas does not have 2 holes for the microphone, I also have no backlighted button but one RGB led that can be seen from the top.

Now targeting mid of February for first units shipping. For existing backers remember that you can retract at any time and ask for a refund.

This is going to be a great product!

I added a video and plenty of picture of the Muse Luxe here :
https://raspiaudio.com/espmuse

soon we will post the code on the GIT, stay tunned.

Happy to share the unboxing of ESP MUSE LUXE speaker number 1:

So everything works great and we could start production next week !

I can give the “GO” for the PCBa factories and the assembly factory. It should take a month for the first batch to be ready to ship out in Europe for pre-orders

Thanks for being so patient!

Updates—
The assembled and tested PCB are in our partner factory for the assembly inside the speaker casing. The assembly will be finished on the December 18th 2021 and some units will be shipped by air for the backers. With the high season it should arrive on the 27/12/21. Then we need to check them and upload a new firmware to send it to you.

Backers should receive their units first week of January 2022

stay tuned!

All backers ESPMUSE LUXE has been shipped today! you should receid your unit soon you receved an email from Laposte with the tracking#.

:gift_heart:

there is also a tutorial here

Got mine today!!
So happy to actually start playing with it!

Hi just added a tutorial for the Luxe to implement a nice internet radio

Just added a new tutorial : MUSE LUXE speaker with Squeezlite (Logitech Media server)