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dancarne
2005-12-20, 18:59
My SB3 set up without problems. I hooked it up via wire at first just to make sure that Slim Server and the SB3 set up worked OK before opening a wireless router I bought. Having WPA encryption was an important part of my decision to go wireless.

So far, I am very satisfied with the product. While waiting for the SB3 to arrive (it took 20 days after I placed my order), I got a little nervous that the product might be buggy. So far it has been ROCK solid. No issues at all.

I haven't done any serious listening yet, but what I've noticed is that the stereo separation is very good. Additionally, everything I've played has sounded good. What sounds good is the voices are very distinct and nothing sounds too edgey. The bass seems tight. The response seems flat, but I would say the highs are probably rolled off, which is probably a good idea for digital playback. I have a nice separates setup, so it will be interesting to hear what it sounds like with some good recordings.

What surprised me was the how well the interface works. (It's hard to anticipate before you use the SB3 how it will operate.)
It's really cool to pull anything out of your collection and have it start playing quickly. There are so many customizations straight out of the box, the SB3 has been a lot of fun to use. Also, I didn't realize that I'd be able to use the Slim Server interface to select songs and change volume. I like how the volume goes up to 11. Somebody has a good sense of humor. I decided to have Slim Server use iTune's library and playlists. So far, I'm not sorry. That's made my life simple and I like that.

I also enjoy the Squeeze Network. I like being able to have fast, easy access to music from all over the world. That's a nice feature.

I'm looking forward to some good listening.

Dan
Ballwin, MO

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-20, 19:19
dancarne wrote:
>
> What surprised me was the how well the interface
works. (It's hard to
> anticipate before you use the SB3 how it will
operate.)
> It's really cool to pull anything out of your
collection and have it
> start playing quickly. There are so many
customizations straight out
> of the box, the SB3 has been a lot of fun to use.
Also, I didn't
> realize that I'd be able to use the Slim Server
interface to select
> songs and change volume. I like how the volume goes
up to 11.
> Somebody has a good sense of humor. I decided to
have Slim Server use
> iTune's library and playlists. So far, I'm not
sorry. That's made my
> life simple and I like that.

I have seen "This is Spinal Tap" before, but I
just recently saw it again about 2 weeks ago and
that quote bears repeating for audiophiles:

From

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/quotes

"Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look,
right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it
any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it?
It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will
be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way
up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten
on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if
we need that extra push over the cliff, you know
what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder
and make ten be the top number and make that a
little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven."

That pause at the end was pure comedic timing
genious! :-)

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