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dominique.roland
2005-04-21, 01:02
First of all, I would like to congratulate Slim Devices team for their excellent work, both for the design and for the the service's qualities.

- First good impression was to discover the quality of the black case. I ordered a platinium one and decided to switch for the black one, further to Slim's proposal. I am really impressed by the feeling of quality given by this low cost device!

- Second good impression was the setup of the system. 10 minutes and the slimbox was working on my wifi network!

- Third good impression was the sound quality. My Classe DAC1 decided to die two weeks ago and I had to connect the SB2 to my Bel Canto Evo2i using the analog outputs and I got here a big surprise. The sound's quality is more than acceptable! it is pretty good!

I will now do my best to promote this excellent product in my country.

Dominique ROLAND
FRANCE

relen
2005-04-21, 03:01
My SB2 also arrived yesterday, again originally a platinum order gone black, and I too am very pleased. The big thing I notice is that several of the hiccups I had with the SB1/SS6 combination (and even sometimes with SoftSqueeze2) are not present. I can call up the server and look at the player page without it going quiet for several seconds. I can browse around on the unit itself, even calling up internet radio stations, without playback ceasing for some time.

How much of this is simply due to the difference between a 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s wired connection I don't know, but the SB2 just seems overall faster, more responsive and more solid.

Audio quality is great (coax S/PDIF) and I /love/ the display! We should be using one of those in our own products. :) And I can finally rip DTS CDs and play them back in surround...

Thanks to everyone who made this product possible.

--Richard E

mherger
2005-04-21, 03:12
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 12:01:30 +0200, relen
<relen.1nu2eb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

> My SB2 also arrived yesterday, again originally a platinum order gone
> black, and I too am very pleased. The big thing I notice is that
> several of the hiccups I had with the SB1/SS6 combination (and even
> sometimes with SoftSqueeze2) are not present. I can call up the server
> and look at the player page without it going quiet for several seconds.
> I can browse around on the unit itself, even calling up internet radio
> stations, without playback ceasing for some time.

Which SlimServer version are you using?

> How much of this is simply due to the difference between a 10Mb/s and
> 100Mb/s wired connection I don't know, but the SB2 just seems overall
> faster, more responsive and more solid.

SB2 has a much bigger buffer memory which will continue playing for a
while even if the server crashes. This was a little confusing, when it
happened for the first time. But this also helps playing, while some
intensive or slow tasks are blocking the server.

> Audio quality is great (coax S/PDIF) and I /love/ the display! We
> should be using one of those in our own products. :) And I can finally
> rip DTS CDs and play them back in surround...

What's your product?

--

Michael

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relen
2005-04-21, 03:28
Which SlimServer version are you using?
[...]
What's your product?

I'm using 6.0.1 release version.

Here at Meridian, we use a VFD in our G Series products, but it has much coarser dots and we don't get 'grayscale' out of it. Actually, I'd love to know the display manufacturer and part number without taking the box apart... :)

--Richard E

CavesOfTQLT
2005-04-21, 03:59
And I can finally rip DTS CDs and play them back in surround...

--Richard E
Richard, OOC, into what format do you rip these type of discs?

Rob

PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-04-21, 04:06
>>> relen.1nu3jz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com 04/21/05 6:28 AM >>>
> Here at Meridian, we use a VFD in our G Series products, but it
> has much coarser dots and we don't get 'grayscale' out of it.
> Actually, I'd love to know the display manufacturer and part
> number without taking the box apart... :)

Noritake - custom design.

Meridian, as in http://www.meridian-audio.com ?

Paul

Jeff Coffler
2005-04-21, 06:07
> Meridian, as in http://www.meridian-audio.com ?

Must be, since he's talking G Series products. I have a G68. He's right;
it has much coarser dots.

-- Jeff

windguy2
2005-04-21, 09:09
This sounds promising - I am hoping that using a battery power supply
for the SB2 will further improve the sound quality so I do not have to
buy an external DAC. My standards are high so maybe I'm overly
optimistic but the DAC is a PCM1730 and they are using separate
crystals for 44.1 and 48 sampling rates along with a 64meg buffer.

Mike.

On Apr 21, 2005, at 2:02 AM, dominique.roland wrote:

>
> First of all, I would like to congratulate Slim Devices team for their
> excellent work, both for the design and for the the service's
> qualities.
>
> - First good impression was to discover the quality of the black case.
> I ordered a platinium one and decided to switch for the black one,
> further to Slim's proposal. I am really impressed by the feeling of
> quality given by this low cost device!
>
> - Second good impression was the setup of the system. 10 minutes and
> the slimbox was working on my wifi network!
>
> - Third good impression was the sound quality. My Classe DAC1 decided
> to die two weeks ago and I had to connect the SB2 to my Bel Canto Evo2i
> using the analog outputs and I got here a big surprise. The sound's
> quality is more than acceptable! it is pretty good!
>
> I will now do my best to promote this excellent product in my country.
>
> Dominique ROLAND
> FRANCE
>
>
> --
> dominique.roland
>