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    A photo of your Squeezebox setup (please)

    Seen here with Jolida 102b and Fostex FE206e:
    'The Buddha resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a computer as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower'.
    -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    #2
    <Gasps>

    If you must stand your speakers on a swivel chair, blue sounds much better.
    www.at-tunes.co.uk

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      #3
      Originally posted by Patrick Dixon
      <Gasps>
      OK. Thanks for the opportunity to retort.

      If I were going to re-house the Squeezebox I'd put it in an enclosure that is actually _more_ attractive than the original (v1,2 or 3.

      So I choose to decouple rather than rigidly spike them. They do sound better up high. I'm working on front horns. FE series aren't exactly known for shaking the room, and look at the speaker for christ's sake:
      'The Buddha resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a computer as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower'.
      -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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        #4
        my ghetto temporary situation:
        axiom m22ti's
        axiom ep600 (the neighbours love me)
        panasonic sa-xr70
        2tb infrant ready nas (serving up the love)

        that looks like a beautiful system skunk.
        _sam

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          #5
          Originally posted by Patrick Dixon
          <Gasps>

          If you must stand your speakers on a swivel chair, blue sounds much better.
          LOL! I'm partial to green myself!

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            #6
            Originally posted by nelamvr6
            I'm partial to green myself!
            Me too. Welcome to the forum.
            'The Buddha resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a computer as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower'.
            -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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              #7
              My setup below. We've got a three level house - the main setup is is in the middle (living) level).

              I'm using a Rotel pre-amp and power amp (1050) with Sonus faber Conertino Domus speakers (which look way better in real life than this crappy photo!). The SB is at the top of the device pyramid on the lower right shelf.

              Veyr nice sounding combination - especially with your more 'musical stuff' like Jazz etc, particularly strong on vocals and with soundstage way bigger than you'd expect from the speaker size.

              Downstairs, in the office, I have some Rega Jura speakers which are more suited to your modern stuff - big rock and dancey beats etc, a little less musical, a little more oomph, and with a truly huge soundstage. There are wired to the same amp, and I control the music using Moose.

              Whole thing is feeding of an infrant ReadyNAS.

              Overall, I'm very very happy with my setups - all the devices offer very good value for money, in particular the SB of course!!

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                #8
                Here's mine...

                Home made amp and squeezebox. That's it. I removed my CD player and tuner as they are no longer needed.
                Speakers not shown are Quad ESL-63s.

                TD

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                  #9
                  Tyler that's a cute/cool amp.

                  (guess i have to find my camera now)
                  -Dan

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                    #10
                    Thanks! The box used to be a cell phone diversity antenna amplifier housing. I picked it up at a scrap yard for about $15, then did a little finish work and built an amplifier into it. The amp is an LM3886 IC based circuit taken right off the ap note for the IC. It will deliver about 30W per channel. The box is all aluminum, and the amp chips are quite efficient (class B) so the whole thing never even gets warm.

                    It is small, but quite heavy. I think it weighs around 25 lbs. I sort of overbuilt the power supply with a 330VA transformer and 160,000 uF total capacitance.

                    I'll have to do something about that volume control knob one of these days...

                    TD

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by tyler_durden
                      Thanks! The box used to be a cell phone diversity antenna amplifier housing. I picked it up at a scrap yard for about $15, then did a little finish work and built an amplifier into it. The amp is an LM3886 IC based circuit taken right off the ap note for the IC. It will deliver about 30W per channel. The box is all aluminum, and the amp chips are quite efficient (class B) so the whole thing never even gets warm.

                      It is small, but quite heavy. I think it weighs around 25 lbs. I sort of overbuilt the power supply with a 330VA transformer and 160,000 uF total capacitance.

                      I'll have to do something about that volume control knob one of these days...

                      TD
                      I think you should use a steam valve ;-)
                      Jon Heal says:
                      Have a nice day!
                      http://www.theheals.org/
                      ~~~
                      SB3 (wired - 6.3.1) | DELL OptiPlex PC running XP Pro | DENON DRA-397 | PSB Stratus Bronze (2) | Outlaw Audio LFM-2 (1) | DIY Speaker Cables | Dayton Audio Interconnects

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                        #12
                        I took a picture for the review I published. The review is here:



                        The only space I had was on top of my Energy C-5 speaker. Astonishingly, it looks like it was made for it. There's less than 1/4" of unused space on either side.

                        It's even the same silver/black colour.

                        You don't see much of the speaker in this photo but you get an idea how well it fits.
                        Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta)

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                          #13
                          Gotta Love the SB3

                          I've since had Boldercables modify it, along with their Deluxe power supply. Sounds phenomenal.

                          Gear is Tri-Vista 21 DAC feeding VAC Avatar SE. Foundation Research LC1 and LC2 power cable boxes are visible in the corners, and silver looking cable coming out the back of the SB3 is a Acoustic Zen MC2 silver digital cable.

                          Ohh yeah, that great 40 lb hunk of stainless steel and copper supporting the Tri-Vista and the SB3 is a rare Pioneer Elite PD-S95 Stable Patter transport, one of the best I've heard. I've barely turned it on since getting the modified SB3 back.

                          I'll post a comparison once the Bolder power supply burns in.
                          Last edited by davehg; 2006-01-10, 07:44.

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                            #14
                            My setup is a work in progress as shown but any questions are welcomed. The full sized pic can be viewed at http://www.eviltechmonkey.com/images/slimtheat.jpg
                            BTW, Definitive Technology speakers, Yamaha receiver, Mac Mini below the SB3, Hitachi on the plasma, Samsung and Philips DVD players, Sony CDP CA9ES CD player (collecting dust), Roku HD1000 (only used for photo shows on the plasma)
                            Last edited by notanatheist; 2006-01-10, 08:34.

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                              #15
                              This is my current setup:


                              Squeezebox 3 should be arriving in the next day or so, so I'll repost then :-)

                              Rgds,
                              Bruce.

                              p.s. full setup can be seen at http://brucehartley.com/

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