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soxfan
2008-09-16, 17:12
I've had a SB2 in my bedroom for a few years now. I have the digital output connected to an AV receiver/amp, and until recently, had the analog output connected to my bedside alarm clock/radio. I use the AV receiver/amp for most regular music listening, but for late night listening, as I'm going to sleep, I would use the bedside radio. Just before the Boom was released I had begun a search for a new alarm clock/radio, and when the Boom came out it seemed like a perfect match. So, I bought one and so far I am loving it.

Now, however, I'm thinking that having both the Boom and the SB2 in the same room is a little overkill. As great as the Boom sounds, I still like the sound from my SB2/amp combo a little better (the obvious pluses of more power and better stereo separation). But I'm wondering about the possibility of connecting the Line-Out of the Boom to my receiver/amp and moving my SB2 somewhere else in the house. I've seen a lot of mention in the forum about connecting the Boom to powered speakers, but not much about connecting to an amp.

Two questions. First, and foremost, would I be risking any damage to either the Boom or my amp by connecting it via the line-out? I'm guessing it shouldn't be a problem, but I figure it can't hurt to ask. Second, does anyone have any thoughts or experience on the sound quality of Boom connected like this compared to SB2?

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA,
John

ccrome2
2008-09-16, 21:54
Answer's in the FAQ:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Boom_FAQ/
-Caleb

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM, soxfan <
soxfan.3fuv2z1221610503 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> I've had a SB2 in my bedroom for a few years now. I have the digital
> output connected to an AV receiver/amp, and until recently, had the
> analog output connected to my bedside alarm clock/radio. I use the AV
> receiver/amp for most regular music listening, but for late night
> listening, as I'm going to sleep, I would use the bedside radio. Just
> before the Boom was released I had begun a search for a new alarm
> clock/radio, and when the Boom came out it seemed like a perfect match.
> So, I bought one and so far I am loving it.
>
> Now, however, I'm thinking that having both the Boom and the SB2 in the
> same room is a little overkill. As great as the Boom sounds, I still
> like the sound from my SB2/amp combo a little better (the obvious
> pluses of more power and better stereo separation). But I'm wondering
> about the possibility of connecting the Line-Out of the Boom to my
> receiver/amp and moving my SB2 somewhere else in the house. I've seen
> a lot of mention in the forum about connecting the Boom to powered
> speakers, but not much about connecting to an amp.
>
> Two questions. First, and foremost, would I be risking any damage to
> either the Boom or my amp by connecting it via the line-out? I'm
> guessing it shouldn't be a problem, but I figure it can't hurt to ask.
> Second, does anyone have any thoughts or experience on the sound quality
> of Boom connected like this compared to SB2?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> TIA,
> John
>
>
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ccrome2
2008-09-16, 21:55
Oops broken link.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Boom_FAQ


On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 9:54 PM, Caleb Crome <Caleb_Crome (AT) logitech (DOT) com>wrote:

> Answer's in the FAQ:
> http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Squeezebox_Boom_FAQ/
> -Caleb
>
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM, soxfan <
> soxfan.3fuv2z1221610503 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> I've had a SB2 in my bedroom for a few years now. I have the digital
>> output connected to an AV receiver/amp, and until recently, had the
>> analog output connected to my bedside alarm clock/radio. I use the AV
>> receiver/amp for most regular music listening, but for late night
>> listening, as I'm going to sleep, I would use the bedside radio. Just
>> before the Boom was released I had begun a search for a new alarm
>> clock/radio, and when the Boom came out it seemed like a perfect match.
>> So, I bought one and so far I am loving it.
>>
>> Now, however, I'm thinking that having both the Boom and the SB2 in the
>> same room is a little overkill. As great as the Boom sounds, I still
>> like the sound from my SB2/amp combo a little better (the obvious
>> pluses of more power and better stereo separation). But I'm wondering
>> about the possibility of connecting the Line-Out of the Boom to my
>> receiver/amp and moving my SB2 somewhere else in the house. I've seen
>> a lot of mention in the forum about connecting the Boom to powered
>> speakers, but not much about connecting to an amp.
>>
>> Two questions. First, and foremost, would I be risking any damage to
>> either the Boom or my amp by connecting it via the line-out? I'm
>> guessing it shouldn't be a problem, but I figure it can't hurt to ask.
>> Second, does anyone have any thoughts or experience on the sound quality
>> of Boom connected like this compared to SB2?
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> TIA,
>> John
>>
>>
>> --
>> soxfan
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> soxfan's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=5697
>> View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=52713
>>
>>

soxfan
2008-09-17, 05:28
Oops broken link.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...zebox_Boom_FAQ
Thanks. I had read over the FAQ when I first had the Boom on order, but I guess I forgot the part about the line-out. This really only answers my question about whether or not it would cause any damage to my equipment. Now that I know it won't my next step will be to give it a try. Still, if anyone has any comparison between the Boom/Line-out and SB2 I'd like to hear about it. Something along the lines of "The Boom probably won't sound as good as the SB2 because...".

Thanks again,
John

Phil Leigh
2008-09-17, 14:36
Thanks. I had read over the FAQ when I first had the Boom on order, but I guess I forgot the part about the line-out. This really only answers my question about whether or not it would cause any damage to my equipment. Now that I know it won't my next step will be to give it a try. Still, if anyone has any comparison between the Boom/Line-out and SB2 I'd like to hear about it. Something along the lines of "The Boom probably won't sound as good as the SB2 because...".

Thanks again,
John

I think you will find it sounds at least as good as an SB2/3.

soxfan
2008-09-17, 19:46
I think you will find it sounds at least as good as an SB2/3.
Thanks for the input. I did some testing tonight. My initial impressions are that the SB2 connected to my receiver/amp via the digital output sounds a little fuller than the Boom connected via the line-out. The Boom line-out still sounds very good though. I think I'll move the SB2 to another room to "spread the wealth" so to speak. Now I'd just love to see bug 9051 (http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=9051) implemented so that a) I don't have to keep plugging in and unplugging my line-out cable; and b) I don't have to worry about getting blasted out by the Boom when I switch back to using it as a bedside radio.