We currently have a PBX system in the office and the hold music is provided by a portable cd player on repeat. It is powered by a universal "wall wart" type power supply. For the last few months (? longer than I've been here) it quits playing and has to be restarted several times a day so we are looking at buying something to replace it and I suggested an MP3 player to allow more versatility and because it has no moving parts.
My question is, what kind of MP3 player should I get?
-Price should be less than $100
-Has to hold at least 1 hour of music, but 2-3 or more would be better
-Standard headphone jack
-Needs to have external power supply connector for 24-7 power (power supply included would be nice, but I have a universal PS that should work)
-Has to be reliable enough to operate 24-7 for at least a year or two
I've seen this cd-player setup in several other places and it wouldn't surprise me if someone else has tried this before and has experience with it.