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Patrick Dixon
2005-02-16, 10:59
Well, if you search on either of those forums, you'll find people using
squeezeboxes in audio systems costing ?000s - and most don't seem too
unhappy! A lot seems to depend on the quality of the DAC and PSU (afterall,
digits is digits), so if you can, use a good external one and investigate
improved PSUs.

Don't suppose many people here know about forums like those 'cos you can
browse them rather than having to join an email list .... ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of momerath
Sent: 16 February 2005 17:36
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] audiophile cred


Thanks for the links. I actually hadn't seen either of those. I'm
not complaining about head-fi.org, though. - I love it- its one of the
best communities I've come across, and its specifically geared toward
headphone hifi, which is the only sort I can afford ;) I'd just like
to know how accurate that post was.

~Michael


On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 17:25:12 -0000, Patrick Dixon
<patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com> wrote:
> I recommend you try a different forum!
> For example: http://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/ or
> http://www.zerogain.com/forum
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of momerath
> Sent: 16 February 2005 17:03
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] audiophile cred
>
> Hi,
>
> I got my squeezebox last week and I'm really pleased with it so far.
> I think it sounds great as transport for my Ack dAck, which is fairly
> transport sensitive, and I was very pleased with the analog out
> quality from the little critical listening I've done of it so far. I
> trust my ears more than other audio enthusiasts, but there is a
> recently started thread on my discussion forum of choice (head-fi.org)
> concerning the design of the SB. The last comment posted was this:
>
> well, unless there are components mounted from bottom, which I don't
> believe, than there is no serious analog output circuitry, I can't see
> chip markings from the pic here, what I see is some Micronas IC, some
> all-in-one solution with integrated DACs and amps and everything, and
> some smaller one next to it, probably some logic.. regarding digital
> output, there is no transformer coupling.. I'd say it's as simple and
> cheap as you can get.. my comments are based purely on seeing this pic
> here.
>
> I just wanted to give those here, who might have knowledge to the
> contrary, to chime in and, perhaps, prevent potential customers from
> being turned off. And, of course, I'd love to know that the $280 I
> spent wasnt on something "as simple and cheap as you can get".
>
> The thread can be found here:
>
http://curie.rad.mcw.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www6.head-fi.org/f
> orums/showthread.php?threadid=106254
>
> ~Thanks,
> Michael
>