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mikes1p
2010-01-05, 10:23
No bids yet on eBay so I'm thinking there must be a better place.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270509747178

No offers from my local Craigslist either. Is there a used market for this gear somewhere? I just want to upgrade

Thanks
Mike S

exile
2010-01-05, 10:30
I would think that craigslist would be your best bet but the sb1 is now quite ancient so maybe the market for it has dried up. maybe you could give it away to someone.

best of luck.

m1abrams
2010-01-05, 10:36
No bids yet on eBay so I'm thinking there must be a better place.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270509747178

No offers from my local Craigslist either. Is there a used market for this gear somewhere? I just want to upgrade

Thanks
Mike S

Also keep in mind many people do not bid on ebay until near the end of the auction. You still have 4 days, do you have any watchers? That is the key how many watchers you have.

spedinfargo
2010-01-05, 11:24
What would be the limitations of this device if used instead of a wired Duet Receiver? Does it have pretty good support for most audio codecs? How is the DAC compared to the Duet Receiver?

maggior
2010-01-05, 11:31
This will likely tell you what you want to know:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/HardwareComparison

exile
2010-01-05, 11:31
Two big limitations with SB1:

1. It can't operate without your squeezecenter server running so you don't have the option of just streaming music from the mysqueezebox.com server.

2. My sb1 is starting to have problems playing certain internet radio streams.

overall the sb1 is a fine product but as the technology of online music streaming changes it seems as though the sb1 is becoming somewhat obsolete.

m1abrams
2010-01-05, 11:38
Two big limitations with SB1:

1. It can't operate without your squeezecenter server running so you don't have the option of just streaming music from the mysqueezebox.com server.

2. My sb1 is starting to have problems playing certain internet radio streams.

overall the sb1 is a fine product but as the technology of online music streaming changes it seems as though the sb1 is becoming somewhat obsolete.

It can only play natively WAV and MP3, so all other formats have to be transcoded on the server. FLAC has to be transcoded to wav or mp3.

Also it can NOT take advantage of mysqueezebox.com, which is slightly different I think than what is said in 1. Just to clarify you can not for instance play Last.FM streams on it.

exile
2010-01-05, 11:53
thanks for the clarification.

pfarrell
2010-01-05, 11:56
exile wrote:
> Two big limitations with SB1:

I found that the limited buffer space and lack of native FLAC decoding
were much bigger issues for me. If you use flac files, its very hard to
get an SB1 to stream without hickups. The SB2 and later have twice the
buffer and support native flac, which gives them four times the buffer.
It makes a huge difference.

For MP3 files, its not an issue.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

m1abrams
2010-01-05, 11:57
I love my SB1. It was my first ;) I even upgraded the display from the character only display to the graphic display that appeared on the SBG. That was a standup option that Slimdevices did for its customers by offering the option to upgrade your display for a really cheap price.

However I am seeing the end of its usefulness now that I have a Duet and Radio and probably soon to get Touch.

m1abrams
2010-01-05, 12:01
exile wrote:
> Two big limitations with SB1:

I found that the limited buffer space and lack of native FLAC decoding
were much bigger issues for me. If you use flac files, its very hard to
get an SB1 to stream without hickups. The SB2 and later have twice the
buffer and support native flac, which gives them four times the buffer.
It makes a huge difference.

For MP3 files, its not an issue.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

This is also an issue for me too, even on a wired network with a fast server I can run into hiccups. The buffer was not really big enough.

mikes1p
2010-01-05, 22:59
Also keep in mind many people do not bid on ebay until near the end of the auction. You still have 4 days, do you have any watchers? That is the key how many watchers you have.

Good point, you can tell I don't sell much on eBay, my wife uses my account more than me. Any way it's up to $25, so I guess it will fetch something at least. Still a good device if you have a bunch of mp3's, I just want to get a Touch, otherwise I'd run it into the ground

mikes1p
2010-01-09, 10:30
Hey moderator, how about a "For Sale" forum?

As my eBay sale winds down to the end today ( http://cgi.ebay.com/Slim-Devices-Squeezebox_W0QQitemZ270509747178QQcmdZViewItemQQpt ZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3efba32bea )I'm thinking I would rather sell my SBv1 here and maybe buy other newer SB's that someone else on this forum is upgrading from. Some of the other home theatre forums I frequent do this

Just my .02
Mike S