We've got a nice stereo with 1/8" jack for audio devices, 5x RCA in, 1x SPDIF in, A/B speaker outs. Two Klipsch SB-5 speakers for now; a bit small for the space, but better than a PC laptop speaker.
We did a sound test and the amp can go to -11 (ha!) before you can even hear it outside when the windows are closed.
The first song played in the space was by Welle:ErdBall from the album Die Wunderwelt der Technik and the song was "23... C=64."
Ideas for music
- Streaming audio for talks or classes
- Streaming music from a central server for different rooms
At acm.jhu.edu, the computer controlling the mag-stripe card reader that would unlock the door would also play a file in /home/username/.door on the speakers in the room. Ta-da - entrance music!