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Brian J. Haag
2003-12-29, 12:03
I would think the only relevant question w/ regard to
this would be: does the signal that is received by the
slim's converters EXACTLY match what came out of the
..flac, or whatever? Or are there small errors
introduced anywhere?

b
--- Neil Davidson <lists (AT) backslash (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> streaming will not affect the sound quality as all
> the server is doing is
> transmitting the raw digital stream to the decoder
> chip in the Squeezebox
> just as a flash based player would read the MP3 from
> the card and send it to
> the decoder chip.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
> Behalf Of Simon Turner
> Sent: 29 December 2003 17:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Squeezebox analogue and
> digital-out sound
> qualitydifferences?
>
>
> Thanks for your reply Jason,
> I am well aware of the quality issues around the
> ripping of MP3s, and I also
> frequent the Hydrogen Audio web site. However, my
> main question is not
> answered there...
> which is still:
> Is the quality of Squeezebox's digital-out
> appreciably better than that of
> the analogue-out?
> Has anyone here done any testing?
>
> Just to make it clear. The sound reprodution of my
> MP3's (ripped using EAC,
> Lame and --alt-standard) is much better using the
> analogue-out of my iPod
> than it is via the analogue-out of the Squeezebox.
>
> I also can't find any info at Hydrogen about whether
> streaming can degrade
> the sound at all.. although an analysis must exist
> there somewhere.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Simon Turner
> Brighton UK
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On
> Behalf Of Jason
> Holtzapple
> Sent: 29 December 2003 14:57
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Squeezebox analogue and
> digital-out sound
> qualitydifferences?
>
>
> For the 'best' sound quality possible, use a
> secure ripper like Exact Audio Copy to rip your
> CDs, encode with a lossless encoder like FLAC,
> and use the digital outs of the Squeezebox.
>
> For more information and opinions that you can
> shake a stick at, visit
> http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/
>
> --Jason
>
> --- Simon Turner <simon (AT) brighton (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> > Although I think my Squeezebox is truly great (it
> has already
> revolutionised
> > ny music-listening life), I am a little concerned
> about with sound quality
> > via the analogue-out. The sound is a little
> flaccid, less bright and lacks
> > detail when compared to the same files played
> through the same hi-fi by my
> > iPod.
>
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