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    Audiophile perspective on the new Squeezebox

    It's a beautiful design and shows that Sean and the SlimDevices folks are continuing to improve on a great product.

    From an audiophile perspective, are the internals the same? Power supply as well? I'm specifically interested in anything that has changed in the hardware from the SB2.

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    Audiophile perspective on the newSqueezebox

    On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 17:15 -0700, JohnnyLightOn wrote:
    > From an audiophile perspective, are the internals the same? Power
    > supply as well? I'm specifically interested in anything that has
    > changed in the hardware from the SB2.


    See Sean's comment in the main list/forum.
    Linear PS, I think.

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    Accordong to this post http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...67&postcount=4 from Sean the only changes are the antennas and the internal 3.3v ps.

    Regards

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    So based on all that, the question remains...is there significant reason for audiophiles to upgrade to the new box? eg. is there a significant improvement in the jitter spec on the digital out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNYC
    So based on all that, the question remains...is there significant reason for audiophiles to upgrade to the new box? eg. is there a significant improvement in the jitter spec on the digital out?
    I would like to ask the opposite question. Are there any audiophile reasons not to upgrade?
    Are the same high-quality components used in version 3 or are different components used in order to reduce manufacturing costs?
    On the web pages it is only stated that v3 'is functionally identical to Squeezebox2'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbjaerum
    Are the same high-quality components used in version 3 or
    Yes!

    are different components used in order to reduce manufacturing costs?
    No!

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    SB3 has 99.9% the same circuitry and measures identically to SB2 on the standard DAC tests (THD, noise floor, etc).

    The change to use a linear reg for the 3.3 rail improves jitter measurements, but it's already so close to measurable limits for the equipment I have that it's getting hard to quantify. Maybe if we sell enough SB3s I can get one of those high-end scopes with the jitter analysis option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanadams
    SB3 has 99.9% the same circuitry and measures identically to SB2 on the standard DAC tests (THD, noise floor, etc).

    The change to use a linear reg for the 3.3 rail improves jitter measurements, but it's already so close to measurable limits for the equipment I have that it's getting hard to quantify. Maybe if we sell enough SB3s I can get one of those high-end scopes with the jitter analysis option.
    Hopefully you will get a contribution from me soon

    Steinar

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