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patrick
2006-01-19, 13:56
PCFormat, the UK's largest PC magazine, published a review of the new
Squeezebox. It includes a Gold Award and a 92 rating.

A few choice quotes:
* "One of the most desirable pieces of wireless kit we've ever seen."
* "Totally awesome and essential hardware. Sell your children to own one."
* "The people of Slim Devices will have to pry the Squeezebox from
PCFormat's cold, dead hands if they ever want it back."

For a full review...
* http://www.slimdevices.com/images/reviews/pcformat-2006-01.pdf

Cheers,

Patrick

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Patrick Cosson
V-P, Sales & Marketing
Slim Devices, Inc.
415-359-7407 cell
413-638-5248 efax

"The Squeezebox is made by people who truly love digital music, and powered
by open-source software that plays almost any music or internet radio
format...It looks gorgeous."

Hot Stuff | STUFF UK online | 25 Oct 2005

seanadams
2006-01-19, 14:52
Sorry me loves, but you see the've come out with a new squeezebox, so it has to be medical experiments for the lot of you...

dukeinlondon
2006-01-19, 15:06
you should send one to "what hifi" and to "Stuff" and to me for suggesting it. Ok, I'll get me coat.

patrick
2006-01-19, 15:36
On 1/19/06 2:06 PM, "dukeinlondon"
<dukeinlondon.21wjyn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> you should send one to "what hifi"

Done, a while ago

> and to "Stuff"

Done, even longer

> and to me for
> suggesting it.

sorry

> Ok, I'll get me coat.
>

Cheers,

---
Patrick Cosson
V-P, Sales & Marketing
Slim Devices, Inc.
415-359-7407 cell
413-638-5248 efax

"The Squeezebox is made by people who truly love digital music, and powered
by open-source software that plays almost any music or internet radio
format...It looks gorgeous."

Hot Stuff | STUFF UK online | 25 Oct 2005

empty99
2006-01-19, 16:14
I am an ex Roku (M1001) user, bought it during Xmas and spent the next month trying to get rid of background noises and low fi quality, then read that the dang thing transcodes everything to 48KHz sampling, no wonder the lousy sound! I finally had to return it and bought the SB3 and WHOA! WHAT SWEET MUSICS OVER DEAD QUIET BACKGROUNG!!! It sounds even better than my Sony ES CD player. But, here is the BIG BUT...I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange, sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort, alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports. Let me first say that I admire all those who put in their times in creating the Slimserver to power the SB box and all its variances (I loved those RSS news, environmental sounds with extremely high fidelity effects, i.e: The Rural sounds with distant barking dogs, a good half mile away you can clearly tell!!!), the commitment to leaving the digital bits perfect for audiophiles like me, but the people who created Itunes have totally and completely shame you all back to the drawing boards when it comes to managing music libraries! I challenge you to match Itunes usability for the superb Squeezebox V3, it sure is a killer device needing a killer app. Thank you and good night. Tuong Nguyen
My system: SBv3-Musical Fidelity A3.24-Passive volume-2 Nakamichi PA-7s biamped-B&W 802 Nautilus and a semiretired Sony DVP-S9000ES doing SACD duty on occasions.

nelamvr6
2006-01-19, 16:21
...since I am strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports.


Uh...holy crap! Why? No, really, why?

radish
2006-01-19, 20:43
but the people who created Itunes have totally and completely shame you all back to the drawing boards when it comes to managing music libraries! I challenge you to match Itunes usability for the superb Squeezebox V3, it sure is a killer device needing a killer app.
1) iTunes "ease of use" is vastly overrated. I wouldn't use it if you paid me.
2) I don't see iTunes running onn linux, or being controlled from a Nokia 770, or a cellphone.
3) Give SD the budget of Apple and we'll see what happens :)

empty99
2006-01-20, 01:08
Itunes for non geeks SB users and Slimservers for others who like to tinker. There is no need to argue, I am neither Apple fan nor PC lover. Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after long listening sessions.

crooner
2006-01-20, 01:55
I find Slim Server to be superb. I love it. Never used I-tunes, but quite frankly I don't see a need for it. I use SB mostly for my CD collection ripped to FLAC lossless and some old MP3s.

Slim Devices you guys rock!

Craig, James (IT)
2006-01-20, 03:09
> I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange,
> sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am
> painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with
> every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort,
> alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am
> strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports.

You know you can integrate SlimServer with iTunes? It's not quite as
immediate as with Roku, as you'll need to rescan the iTunes library
after creating a new playlist to make it available in iTunes. If you
have a lot of existing playlists though, they'll be available all the
time.

Alternatively if you're a Windows user, have a look at Moose which is a
windows GUI which I believe does what you want.

James
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Robin Bowes
2006-01-20, 03:29
empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
> Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
> available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
> eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
> long listening sessions.

If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
supported natively by the SB.

Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

R.

nelamvr6
2006-01-20, 05:33
empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
> Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
> available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
> eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
> long listening sessions.

If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
supported natively by the SB.

Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

R.


Concur.

wav files are huge and they don't support metadata.

flac files are a fraction of the size yet give identical quality and support metadata.

It's a no-brainer.

empty99
2006-01-20, 20:19
[QUOTE=Craig, James (IT)]> I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange,
> sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am
> painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with
> every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort,
> alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am
> strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports. You know you can integrate SlimServer with iTunes? It's not quite as
immediate as with Roku, as you'll need to rescan the iTunes library
after creating a new playlist to make it available in iTunes. If you
have a lot of existing playlists though, they'll be available all the
time.


No matter how many rescan/library wipes I tried, plus a bunch of background manipulations of Name Artist Composer Song Title just to make some sense in the Squeezebox LCD, so I lost faith. Then I began the hard works in Slimserver itself to trick it with some success. I reckon if you got direct SB to Itunes support, I can get about 40 of my friends and co-workers to do a group purchase of SB. As it is now, I don't want them to beat me up out of anger dealing with Slimserver if I recommend it to them.
I will try the software you recommend, thank you. TN

empty99
2006-01-20, 20:32
empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
> Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
> available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
> eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
> long listening sessions.

If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
supported natively by the SB.

Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

R.
I was aware of FLAC benefit and will consider it. I worked with computers at work and really did not want to deal with them at home, you know what I mean. It took me 15 minutes to install Itunes and started burning my 500CD collection which took a long time but only another 30 minutes to get all my playlists going, it was actually a ball of fun. I have yet to see any Composer/Genres listings in Slim, they are all lost. Nothing makes sense yet but what the hell, I just play All Songs Shuffled and the sound is superb!