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hoiho
2009-11-04, 02:54
I'm currently trying to obtain an SB2, for my bedroom, as I don't have space on the shelf for a Classic/SB3. Ebay is a good source of SB kit, but I'm finding a number of SB1s there are mis-described as SB2. I'm sure it's an honest mistake, as the units are so similar, especially the later matrix SB1s, unless you know what you're looking for.

Is there a quick and easy way to tell SB1 from SB2 without connecting them to the net? Serial number, labelling, or something, anything? I only have SB1 and SB3 here (as well the the old SlimP3), so I can't check this. And yes, I know you can use the Info menu, but most of the ones for sale have been disconnected, so an easy "just look at this" would be very useful.

funkstar
2009-11-04, 03:11
Is there a quick and easy way to tell SB1 from SB2 without connecting them to the net?
The label on the bottom of the SB1 says "Squeezebox" the label on the bottom of the SB2 says "Squeezebox 2". Simples :)

hoiho
2009-11-04, 03:36
The label on the bottom of the SB1 says "Squeezebox" the label on the bottom of the SB2 says "Squeezebox 2". Simples :)

Thanks! That's excellent - I hoped it might be as easy as that, but presumed it wasn't, as so many people on Ebay get it wrong! I expected some confusion, as my Logitech SB3 simply says "Squeezebox", although the SlimDevices ones do say "v3" (in small type) as well...

funkstar
2009-11-04, 04:46
I guess it's easy to get the SB1, SB1G and SB2 mixed up if you don't know what you are speaking about.... or are trying to get a bit more money for your player than you deserve ;)

hoiho
2009-11-04, 04:52
I guess it's easy to get the SB1, SB1G and SB2 mixed up if you don't know what you are speaking about.... or are trying to get a bit more money for your player than you deserve ;)

I think all the errors, so far, have been genuine - the vendors have reacted with good grace, and updated, or pulled, the incorrect listings when I've contacted them and queried if it's really an SB2, and they've discovered the reality of the situation.

One day, I will find a genuine SB2, than I'll have the complete set from SlimP3 to Classic! Although not yet in both black and silver...

funkstar
2009-11-04, 05:07
It's the transporter that is going to cause the most problems for completing my collection :)