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Charles Calkins
2008-03-19, 16:21
Yesterday I upgraded to Squeezecenter from Slimserver. I honestly believe that things sound much better since the upgrade. I'm sure all of you have read about the "digital edge" topic. Most of it seems to have gone away since the upgrade. IMHO Squeezecenter is a better program than Slimserver. Anybody agree? Disagree?

Cheers
Charlie

bobkoure
2008-03-19, 17:10
Sounds the same to me (playing FLAC native).
Much nicer interface (album covers!) - and built-in support for Pandora and MusicIP.
I love it to death... but the music sounds the same.

bhaagensen
2008-03-20, 00:24
Sounds the same to of too. I REALLY think it is impossible for the server to influence sound quality as such. Of course changes to transcoding and player firmware could in theory have an effect.

ceejay
2008-03-20, 01:15
Sounds the same to of too. I REALLY think it is impossible for the server to influence sound quality as such. Of course changes to transcoding and player firmware could in theory have an effect.

The most likely explanation I can think of for it sounding "better" is that for some reason you are now playing at higher volumes than you were before (maybe some setting is now different?) - that always sounds better.

IMHO.

Charles Calkins
2008-03-20, 17:05
Hi Guys:
I guess the best thing about upgrading to the Squeeze center is that in my system it seems that now my solid state preamp sounds more like a tube preamp. I'm using a solid state pre now to do an A versus B CD player comparison. The remote lets me switch between aux 1 and 2 like right now. My AVA T7ECR pre doesn't have that ability. It's volume or mute. In the next couple of days I'll put my AVA T7ECR back in the loop. Stay tuned!! More info. to follow.

Charlie

rmassey
2008-03-20, 17:51
I'd have to disagree. I cannot get SC7 to work at all on my W2003 server. It barely plays music and then stops. I even let it stew over night and index all the music files. I gave up and went back to 6.5.4.

I guess I'll wait for 7.1 or 7.2 and try then.

Charles Calkins
2008-03-20, 18:41
rmassey:

No comprende? Disagree about what?

Charlie

rmassey
2008-03-20, 19:02
rmassey:

No comprende? Disagree about what?
In your first post you ask...

IMHO Squeezecenter is a better program than Slimserver. Anybody agree? Disagree?

Based on my experience, I disagree.

Charles Calkins
2008-03-20, 21:40
rmassey;
Sorry to hear about the problems you are having with Squeeze center. In my case it was just like putting on a clean pair of jeans. No problems what so ever.

Charlie

ceejay
2008-03-21, 02:25
I guess I'll wait for 7.1 or 7.2 and try then.

The problem with this as a strategy, of course, is that you are relying on someone else with the same peculiarity of set up as you have (there must be something out of the ordinary, as lots of us have had 7.0 running successfully) to report and identify the problem so that someone can fix it.

Now if you are happy with 6.5.4 then that's great, you can enjoy the music, but its best not to assume that you will be able to try a future 7.x without making at least some attempt to identify the problem.

IMHO.

rmassey
2008-03-21, 02:39
The problem with this as a strategy, of course, is that you are relying on someone else with the same peculiarity of set up as you have (there must be something out of the ordinary, as lots of us have had 7.0 running successfully) to report and identify the problem so that someone can fix it.

Now if you are happy with 6.5.4 then that's great, you can enjoy the music, but its best not to assume that you will be able to try a future 7.x without making at least some attempt to identify the problem.

IMHO.
Or maybe I just don't care. 6.5.4 works, SC7 doesn't (for me). I'm done.