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gnnash
2010-03-12, 09:39
I'm looking to use a couple squeezeboxes as a multi-zone music system some day (a la Sonos). I'm curious for people with multiple squeezeboxes, how close are two players when they are in "sync"? Is there a noticeable delay, or a sort of echoing effect?

pippin
2010-03-12, 09:48
I'm looking to use a couple squeezeboxes as a multi-zone music system some day (a la Sonos). I'm curious for people with multiple squeezeboxes, how close are two players when they are in "sync"? Is there a noticeable delay, or a sort of echoing effect?

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No echo. Not noticeable. The biggest difference you'll see will be from different range to the speakers.

aubuti
2010-03-12, 10:02
I get no noticeable delay or echoing with hardware SBs. Software players (SoftSqueeze, SqueezePlay, squeezeslave) and the headphone jack of the SB Controller do not sync reliably.

GeeJay
2010-03-12, 17:29
The latest releases of SBS has improved sync quality dramatically, IMO. The players will still get slightly out-of-sync from time to time (resulting in a slight echo), but it doesn't happen nearly as often for me as it used to.

Muele
2010-03-12, 23:55
I often sync my two Recievers and Radio.

I have one spot where I can hear all three players. I cannot hear any delay or echo, ever.

Edit: I even used to run both server and all players wireless without any issues.

During the last year or so I have an issue once. The radio what ~ second out of sync. It was so from the beginning and two presses on pause solved it.

However they way you set up the sync from either an IR remote or a Controller is "Less than optimal". If you have more than two players and want to switch sync on and off at a regular basis you simply *must* look at third party plugins or even thirdparty hardware (iPhone or other smartphone).
Which is fair enough given the Slim-design-philosophy. Logitech provides the core functionality and if you want something more fancy, look for 3rd party software. (3rd party plugins that I know are worth looking at: OtherPlayers and the Synchronizer)

SumnerBoy
2010-03-15, 16:55
I have a wired SB3 and wireless Boom and Receiver. I get noticeable delays/echo if I ever try to sync them.

pski
2010-03-15, 17:13
I'm looking to use a couple squeezeboxes as a multi-zone music system some day (a la Sonos). I'm curious for people with multiple squeezeboxes, how close are two players when they are in "sync"? Is there a noticeable delay, or a sort of echoing effect?

I have a receiver/controller, boom, and sb3. No noticeable lag at all.

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JeffHart
2010-03-15, 18:52
5 Receivers & 1 Boom - no noticeable delays in any combination. A few versions back I'd start getting delay if I hadn't rebooted my server in awhile, haven't noticed it in the last two versions I've run. Don't remember the last other than a later build of 4.7.1, went to 4.7.2 when the team was looking for more testers.

Haven't tried it with 4.7.2, but I would get a bit of delay sync'ing the controller using 4.7.1, but that was out of curiosity rather than a real life use case.

csmig
2010-03-17, 08:36
No delays between SB3 and SBR