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Steinar Bjaerum
2005-03-31, 11:32
Take a look at
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1297085
where Sean describes how he has proven bit-correct output for FLAC decoding
in SB2. Given this bit-correctness, your findings seem a bit strange.

Steinar


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-
> bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Ken
> Sent: 31. mars 2005 20:04
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Squeezebox 2 audio quality.
>
> Hmm. Its also interesting that folks like yourself are quick to condemn
> that post without knowing whether or not a problem actually exists.
>
> I am the person that posted that message on AudioAsylum, and ensuring that
> the player options were properly set was the very first thing I did. To
> ensure that nothing unexpected was going on I also monitored the Windows
> task manager to watched for lame.exe and/or flac.exe processes. After
> initial setup, the only thing I changed was the server settings under File
> Types to cause the server to stream FLAC or PCM. Everything else remained
> exactly as is. In neither case was lame being executed.
>
> I cannot explain the differences, nor am I attempting to condemn the
> product. I have and enjoy both my SB1 and the new SB2 I received, but
> noted that we could indeed hear audible differences between the two types
> of streaming. I was (and are still) hoping that this information would be
> taken constructively by the Slim Devices folks. I cannot explain the
> reasons for the differences I hear, merely that they do indeed exist.
>
> Ken
>
> Jason wrote:
> > Wonderful that an "audiophile" is so quick to condemn the product on a
> > discussion board when he obviously has something hosed in his setup.
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> >>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> >>Vidur Apparao
> >>Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 4:26 PM
> >>To: Slim Devices Discussion
> >>Subject: [slim] Squeezebox 2 audio quality.
> >>
> >>Mike Reeve wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Natan & Nicki Tiefenbrun <tiefenbruns@...> writes:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>I'm hooking my SB up to a Linn
> >>>>DAC, and even with raw WAVs it doesn't sound half as good as the CD
> >>>>player with digital out, so I assume it's to do with the clocking.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>Hi
> >>>
> >>>Just in case you are running a wireless set up ...
> >>>... have you checked (and I apologise if you have already
> >>
> >>done so) that
> >>
> >>>you have set Player Settings > Bitrate Limiting to No Limit?
> >>>
> >>>[Recall that it defaults to transcoding to 320Kbps MP3 ...
> >>>... I forgot this once after changing my set up and had a moment of
> >>>shock/panic until I remembered :-O]
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>My suggestion exactly. We've done bit-accuracy testing with
> >>FLAC, so it's definitely not in the decoder on the box. My
> >>guess is that there's
> >>MP3 transcoding going on.
> >>
> >>--Vidur
> >>