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bishopdonmiguel
2005-12-07, 08:44
How do I say this without offense?.... I like (really like) the "style" of the SB3 but not the "form factor." Too "tall" for my situation/preference, although I understand it is perfect for some and I respect that. Thought I'd throw out an illustrative "wish" for the next version (or alternate version perhaps?). Call it an "illuminated brick" if you like, but for me this is the perfect SB... all display...

(apologies in advance for the poor photo editing)

Ben Sandee
2005-12-07, 09:52
On 12/7/05, bishopdonmiguel <
bishopdonmiguel.1zofgz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> How do I say this without offense?.... I like (really like) the "style"
> of the SB3 but not the "form factor." Too "tall" for my
> situation/preference, although I understand it is perfect for some and
> I respect that. Thought I'd throw out an illustrative "wish" for the
> next version (or alternate version perhaps?). Call it an "illuminated
> brick" if you like, but for me this is the perfect SB... all
> display...


Funny, it looks just like the SliMP3 (with an upgraded screen, of course!):

http://images.google.com/images?q=slimp3&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

Ben

Michaelwagner
2005-12-07, 15:49
Here's another SLiMP3 !
http://www.slimp3.pl/cda5.jpg

Ben Sandee
2005-12-07, 16:04
On 12/7/05, Michaelwagner <Michaelwagner.1zoz5c (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> Here's another SLiMP3 !
> http://www.slimp3.pl/cda5.jpg


No, that's a Slimp3! We're talking SLiMP3 here. :-) I wonder if that has
anything to do with the change to Squeezebox? Could just be they liked the
better name though.
Ben

seanadams
2005-12-07, 16:30
Don't forget SwimP3!

https://store.finisinc.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=130001

Michaelwagner
2005-12-07, 18:32
Don't forget SwimP3!

https://store.finisinc.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=130001
What a funny idea! But the controls are on the back of your head. How the h**l do you adjust it while swimming?

eq72521
2005-12-08, 09:28
What a funny idea! But the controls are on the back of your head. How the h**l do you adjust it while swimming?

I had a friend that had an FM radio for swimming back in the early '90s. I think that with these players the idea is that you set it playing whatever (radio or in this case a custom playlist) and then stop fiddling with it and get to your workout. :)

Michaelwagner
2005-12-08, 11:07
I have a Slim near my treadmill. I just use the remote control to adjust it ... the treadmill has a pocket to store stuff in the console, and the remote fits in there just fine.

...

I suppose, to continue this theme, I could call it a wheezebox!

On days when I'm not inspired to run far, could I call it a WiMP3?

JJZolx
2005-12-08, 18:02
How do I say this without offense?.... I like (really like) the "style" of the SB3 but not the "form factor." Too "tall" for my situation/preference, although I understand it is perfect for some and I respect that. Thought I'd throw out an illustrative "wish" for the next version (or alternate version perhaps?). Call it an "illuminated brick" if you like, but for me this is the perfect SB... all display...

(apologies in advance for the poor photo editing)
I have to admit... as long as the Squeezebox has zero physical controls, so no need for a faceplate any larger than the display, this design makes more sense than the odd vertical arrangement that they came up with. A well finished, understated metal chassis rather than the stylized plastic affairs of the SB2 and SB3, plus a side headphone jack (who puts headphone jacks on the back of audio equipment??) is all that is needed.

Ben Sandee
2005-12-08, 18:24
On 12/8/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1zr02b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> the stylized plastic affairs of the SB2 and SB3, plus a side headphone
> jack (who puts headphone jacks on the back of audio equipment??) is all
> that is needed.
>

Headphone jack on the back works great for cheapo powered speakers. Why do
I want to see a bright green plug coming off the side of my sb3? SB2 has it
on the side and I happen to, unfortunately, be using my SB2 in that
configuration and it's an eyesore.

Ben

JJZolx
2005-12-08, 18:36
On 12/8/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1zr02b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> the stylized plastic affairs of the SB2 and SB3, plus a side headphone
> jack (who puts headphone jacks on the back of audio equipment??) is all
> that is needed.
>

Headphone jack on the back works great for cheapo powered speakers. Why do
I want to see a bright green plug coming off the side of my sb3? SB2 has it
on the side and I happen to, unfortunately, be using my SB2 in that
configuration and it's an eyesore.
What bright green plug? First time I've every heard anyone call a headphone jack an eyesore. If you don't leave your headphones plugged into the device, I would think a rear headphone jack is very inconvenient. With the SB3, I suppose you just pick up the whole device, turn it around, find the jack, plug in, then put the device back.

Edit: Ah, I see what you're saying. Yes, a rear jack makes more sense if you're using it to plug in speakers. Isn't there a more appropriate jack, though, for powered speakers, like RCA line outs? I think only those cheap computer speakers plug into stereo mini jacks.

Ben Sandee
2005-12-08, 19:23
On 12/8/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1zr1on (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Headphone jack on the back works great for cheapo powered speakers.
> > Why do
> > I want to see a bright green plug coming off the side of my sb3? SB2
> > has it
> > on the side and I happen to, unfortunately, be using my SB2 in that
> > configuration and it's an eyesore.
> What bright green plug? First time I've every heard anyone call a
> headphone jack an eyesore. If you don't leave your headphones plugged
> into the device, I would think a rear headphone jack is very
> inconvenient. With the SB3, I suppose you just pick up the whole
> device, turn it around, find the jack, plug in, then put the device
> back.


It's not the jack itself -- it's what plugs into that's bright green. Like
I said, I have powered speakers with a 1/8" headphone jack -- the plug is
bright neon green (that seems to be some sort of standard color for output)
and it looks much better coming out the back, hidden. I realize that *some*
people actually use the headphone jack for headphones, but it just goes to
show that you can't please everyone, all of the time. :-)

Ben

Simon Still
2005-12-09, 01:07
On 12/9/05, Ben Sandee <tbsandee (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>
> It's not the jack itself -- it's what plugs into that's bright green.
> Like I said, I have powered speakers with a 1/8" headphone jack -- the plug
> is bright neon green (that seems to be some sort of standard color for
> output) and it looks much better coming out the back, hidden. I realize
> that *some* people actually use the headphone jack for headphones, but it
> just goes to show that you can't please everyone, all of the time. :-)
>
> Ben
>

that's a computer audio convention and lots of HTPC kit suffers from it - a
lovely machined metal front plate with little green and pink connecters on
the lower edge. Theres still a little way to go on the convergence front!

Bart
2005-12-09, 02:03
as long as the Squeezebox has zero physical controls, so no need for a faceplate any larger than the display, this design makes more sense than the odd vertical arrangement that they came up with
Indeed, and no need even to have the display in the same unit as the rest of the Squeezebox. A detatchable, stylish, display unit with wireless connection to the main unit would allow for great flexibilty in positioning, would reduce the number of wires strung around the room and would allow the display to be place somewhere optimal rather than somewhere near the amplifier. Add an IR repeater on the main unit and you could keep everything except the display and remotes in a cupboard or in another room...

geoffb
2005-12-09, 08:44
On 12/8/05, Ben Sandee <tbsandee (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Headphone jack on the back works great for cheapo powered speakers. Why do
> I want to see a bright green plug coming off the side of my sb3? SB2 has it
> on the side and I happen to, unfortunately, be using my SB2 in that
> configuration and it's an eyesore.

Probably nothing that a little bit of matte black paint wouldn't fix...

Cheers
Geoff

Eric Loomis
2005-12-10, 03:41
I routinely use th efishbone interface. The other day I was bored and
played around with the bass/treble setting on the GUI. I cranked them
both all the wa down to hear the impact. Problem is now that I can
change them back and the music sounds flat and muddy. Is this a bug?
I've tried everything to go back to the default settings. Is there a
file somewhere that I can change to go back? Obviosuly it saves these
setting somewhere. I really dont want to reinstall server software as
other things are working fine?

Michaelwagner
2005-12-10, 07:31
I routinely use th efishbone interface. The other day I was bored and played around with the bass/treble setting on the GUI. I cranked them both all the wa down to hear the impact. Problem is now that I can change them back and the music sounds flat and muddy. Is this a bug?
There are several bugs and problems in this area, depending on what you call a bug.

First you have to tell us what server version and what squeezebox you have.

kdf
2005-12-10, 11:54
On 10-Dec-05, at 2:41 AM, Eric Loomis wrote:

> I routinely use th efishbone interface. The other day I was bored and
> played around with the bass/treble setting on the GUI. I cranked them
> both all the wa down to hear the impact. Problem is now that I can
> change them back and the music sounds flat and muddy. Is this a
> bug? I've tried everything to go back to the default settings. Is
> there a file somewhere that I can change to go back? Obviosuly it
> saves these setting somewhere. I really dont want to reinstall server
> software as other things are working fine?
>
they have been removed in current builds because the controls do not
work any more.
-kdf

Michaelwagner
2005-12-10, 18:38
they have been removed in current builds because the controls do not work any more.
I thought they still work if you have an SB1 ... ?