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    Stick with SB1 or get SB2?

    I have an SB1 used wirelessly with my hifi into a goo quality DAC.

    So would I gain any benefit soundwise by getting a SB2?

    Cheers

    Lee

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    Assuming you're streaming PCM and not getting dropouts: No.

  3. #3
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    I'm getting 60% signal strength, but am also just about to buy a repeater. The only time I've had drop out's was when my virus scanner kicked in to do a full disk scan and a large attachmentcame in an email.

    So maybe just upgrade the PSU.

    Cheers

    Lee

  4. #4
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    lee,
    ime the sb2 is better suited to use with an external dac than the sb1. the clock / jitter performance of the 2 is miles ahead of the 1 and this seems to be a big determining factor. you could try reclocking the 1 but tbh the cost / effort may not be worth it.
    so on the whole as someone who's tried both in a similar situation i'd say yes the sb2 is a worthwhile step.
    cheers


    julian.

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    SB2 offers huge improvement for digital-out

    I upgraded from SB1 to SB2 using the digital coax out into a Linn DAC - notcied a very significant performance improvement.

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    You swines, I hate you (well except mkozlows). Now I suppose I had better get one Just don't tell the wife. Well at least they look similar so she will never notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilolee
    Just don't tell the wife. Well at least they look similar so she will never notice
    I used the same approach as I climbed the Naim ladder, except that we were talking tens-of-thousands of dollars, rather than a couple hundred. Eventually she suspected something, but she also understood how important it was to me, so it was no big deal. (I have a good wife that way.) It's just too bad that she doesn't share my taste in music.

    -=> Mike Hanson <=-

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    Lee, as your not a million miles from me I could bring over my re-clocked and re-housed SB1 and standard SB2 for you to hear the differences. I won't hint at which I feel is best, I'll let your ears decide! Drop me an email if interested or PM me over at the WAD BB

  9. #9
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    Neal, would love to. It'll have to be a couple of weeks, maybe 16 or 17th.

    Hey Julian, fancy popping down or anyone in the Maidenhead area?

    Damn, now it means I'll have to get my tagging right.

  10. #10
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    i could make the 16th or 17th - would prefer the 17th though.
    cheers


    julian

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