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    Slim Devices: VP Sales & Marketing
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    Great Review in PCFormat

    PCFormat, the UK's largest PC magazine, published a review of the new
    Squeezebox. It includes a Gold Award and a 92 rating.

    A few choice quotes:
    * "One of the most desirable pieces of wireless kit we've ever seen."
    * "Totally awesome and essential hardware. Sell your children to own one."
    * "The people of Slim Devices will have to pry the Squeezebox from
    PCFormat's cold, dead hands if they ever want it back."

    For a full review...
    * http://www.slimdevices.com/images/re...at-2006-01.pdf

    Cheers,

    Patrick

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    "The Squeezebox is made by people who truly love digital music, and powered
    by open-source software that plays almost any music or internet radio
    format...It looks gorgeous."

    Hot Stuff | STUFF UK online | 25 Oct 2005








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    Founder, Slim Devices seanadams's Avatar
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    Sorry me loves, but you see the've come out with a new squeezebox, so it has to be medical experiments for the lot of you...

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    you should send one to "what hifi" and to "Stuff" and to me for suggesting it. Ok, I'll get me coat.

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    Re: Great Review in PCFormat

    On 1/19/06 2:06 PM, "dukeinlondon"
    <dukeinlondon.21wjyn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > you should send one to "what hifi"


    Done, a while ago

    > and to "Stuff"


    Done, even longer

    > and to me for
    > suggesting it.


    sorry

    > Ok, I'll get me coat.
    >


    Cheers,

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    Patrick Cosson
    V-P, Sales & Marketing
    Slim Devices, Inc.
    415-359-7407 cell
    413-638-5248 efax

    "The Squeezebox is made by people who truly love digital music, and powered
    by open-source software that plays almost any music or internet radio
    format...It looks gorgeous."

    Hot Stuff | STUFF UK online | 25 Oct 2005








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    Completely agreed! But I am begging you for direct Itunes support!

    I am an ex Roku (M1001) user, bought it during Xmas and spent the next month trying to get rid of background noises and low fi quality, then read that the dang thing transcodes everything to 48KHz sampling, no wonder the lousy sound! I finally had to return it and bought the SB3 and WHOA! WHAT SWEET MUSICS OVER DEAD QUIET BACKGROUNG!!! It sounds even better than my Sony ES CD player. But, here is the BIG BUT...I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange, sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort, alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports. Let me first say that I admire all those who put in their times in creating the Slimserver to power the SB box and all its variances (I loved those RSS news, environmental sounds with extremely high fidelity effects, i.e: The Rural sounds with distant barking dogs, a good half mile away you can clearly tell!!!), the commitment to leaving the digital bits perfect for audiophiles like me, but the people who created Itunes have totally and completely shame you all back to the drawing boards when it comes to managing music libraries! I challenge you to match Itunes usability for the superb Squeezebox V3, it sure is a killer device needing a killer app. Thank you and good night. Tuong Nguyen
    My system: SBv3-Musical Fidelity A3.24-Passive volume-2 Nakamichi PA-7s biamped-B&W 802 Nautilus and a semiretired Sony DVP-S9000ES doing SACD duty on occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by empty99
    ...since I am strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports.

    Uh...holy crap! Why? No, really, why?

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    but the people who created Itunes have totally and completely shame you all back to the drawing boards when it comes to managing music libraries! I challenge you to match Itunes usability for the superb Squeezebox V3, it sure is a killer device needing a killer app.
    1) iTunes "ease of use" is vastly overrated. I wouldn't use it if you paid me.
    2) I don't see iTunes running onn linux, or being controlled from a Nokia 770, or a cellphone.
    3) Give SD the budget of Apple and we'll see what happens

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    Let's have choices...

    Itunes for non geeks SB users and Slimservers for others who like to tinker. There is no need to argue, I am neither Apple fan nor PC lover. Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after long listening sessions.

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    I find Slim Server to be superb. I love it. Never used I-tunes, but quite frankly I don't see a need for it. I use SB mostly for my CD collection ripped to FLAC lossless and some old MP3s.

    Slim Devices you guys rock!

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    Craig, James (IT)
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    Re: Great Review in PCFormat

    > I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange,
    > sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am
    > painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with
    > every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort,
    > alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am
    > strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports.


    You know you can integrate SlimServer with iTunes? It's not quite as
    immediate as with Roku, as you'll need to rescan the iTunes library
    after creating a new playlist to make it available in iTunes. If you
    have a lot of existing playlists though, they'll be available all the
    time.

    Alternatively if you're a Windows user, have a look at Moose which is a
    windows GUI which I believe does what you want.

    James
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