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spedinfargo
2010-04-05, 17:04
Was thinking about getting a Squeezebox Classic or Squeezebox 2 (preferably the 2) as a replacement for my Squeezebox Receiver. I would like the extra IR capabilities of it and also I realized that I have a better place for it that would benefit from a display.

Then I realized that I don't know the answer to two things (and it's so hard to search for "Squeezebox 2" on the forums).

1) Does Squeezebox 2 fully support Mysqueezebox.com - i.e., can it run just like my Duet without even having a Squeezebox Server up and running?

2) What is the most current firmware for this thing? Can it run Squeezebox Classic firmware? From wikipedia it seems like the SB2 and SB3 were almost identical in hardware in most respects...

Thanks!
sped

snarlydwarf
2010-04-05, 17:09
Was thinking about getting a Squeezebox Classic or Squeezebox 2 (preferably the 2) as a replacement for my Squeezebox Receiver. I would like the extra IR capabilities of it and also I realized that I have a better place for it that would benefit from a display.

Then I realized that I don't know the answer to two things (and it's so hard to search for "Squeezebox 2" on the forums).

1) Does Squeezebox 2 fully support Mysqueezebox.com - i.e., can it run just like my Duet without even having a Squeezebox Server up and running?


Yes.



2) What is the most current firmware for this thing? Can it run Squeezebox Classic firmware? From wikipedia it seems like the SB2 and SB3 were almost identical in hardware in most respects...


Yes, the main difference between the SB2 and SB3 physical, which ended up changing antenna placement. They both run the same firmware, and, in fact the only way SBS can tell the difference is by comparing MAC id's.

The SB2 looks like a $10 alarm clock, while the SB3 is much more classy looking.

usch
2010-04-05, 17:27
The SB2 looks like a $10 alarm clock, while the SB3 is much more classy looking.

To me the SB2 looks slim and elegant, while the SB3 looks bulky with a lot of wasted space on the front panel. I still can't see why they had to make it vertical, but I guess that's a matter of personal taste.

spedinfargo
2010-04-05, 18:23
Cool - thanks for the quick replies! I'll probably try and track down a SB2 then...

eq72521
2010-04-06, 16:28
To me the SB2 looks slim and elegant, while the SB3 looks bulky with a lot of wasted space on the front panel. I still can't see why they had to make it vertical, but I guess that's a matter of personal taste.

And the cool kids got orange SB2s, which look all retro. :)

aubuti
2010-04-06, 20:17
Cool - thanks for the quick replies! I'll probably try and track down a SB2 then...
Just make sure it's really an SB2. There are some sellers out there who either intentionally or accidentally try to sell SB1s as SB2s. Internally they are very different, but externally they look a lot alike, especially the SB1G with the enhanced screen. Check the label on the bottom of the player. If it says "Squeezebox2", then it's an SB2. If it says "Squeezebox", then it's an SB1.

peterw
2010-04-06, 20:30
Cool - thanks for the quick replies! I'll probably try and track down a SB2 then...

Good luck. Even SB3/Classic are harder to find nowadays, though it looks like SB Touch should be released very soon, so maybe there will be a new wave of SB2/SB3/Classic on eBay any day now.