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post #1 of 148
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Check this out!

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/s...mer-189484.php

Later.
Do!
post #2 of 148
Lots of detail on the Slimdevices site. Bold claim: sound quality that surpasses even the most exotic compact disc players. They're offering a free Squeezebox to those who preorder.

I'm a little sorry to read that the remote is still button-based with no knob, trackpad or other analog-ish controls. *sigh* That's the product announcement I really want, a Sonos-like controller for my Squeezeboxes.
post #3 of 148

Slim Devices Transporter!/New $2000 Slimbox

http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_transporter.html

WOW.

I am itching to get one.. wonder how the analog sounds.

Sure is a looker!
post #4 of 148
I was just about to post this, but you beat me to it you turkey!

That thing has me drooling, however there just isn't any way in hell I could afford it in the foreseeable future.
post #5 of 148
Ahh.. considering how good the Squeezebox's analog out sounds (even as an afterthought), I'm really really interested in how this is.

I guess it's basically a DAC with an ethernet option. Damn it's beautiful..

Comes with a free Squeezebox too, eh.
post #6 of 148
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Originally Posted by akwok
...Comes with a free Squeezebox too, eh.
At $2,000 I would not call it free. Having said that it is a beautiful machine, which I would not know how to use it in the first place!
post #7 of 148
They should skip the free Squeezebox and knock off some $$ from the $2,000 price IMHO.

Now one could compare the same music file via foobar/flac->some kind of spdif out->Transporter vs. slimserver/flac->wireless(or ethernet)->Transporter.

It would have been nice if it had a nice USB input as well, though.
post #8 of 148
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo
At $2,000 I would not call it free. Having said that it is a beautiful machine, which I would not know how to use it in the first place!
Well, basically, it'd be $1700 USD. That's alright, I guess.. so you're paying $1400 for the DAC itself, which isn't too bad - puts it into Stello territory?
post #9 of 148
But...but I just bought a modded SB3! How does anybody keep up with this stuff?
post #10 of 148
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Originally Posted by akwok
Well, basically, it'd be $1700 USD. That's alright, I guess.. so you're paying $1400 for the DAC itself, which isn't too bad - puts it into Stello territory?

No need to justify the price, just buy it so I can live vicariously through you!

post #11 of 148
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Originally Posted by lmilhan
No need to justify the price, just buy it so I can live vicariously through you!

September 18th, it's so on.
post #12 of 148
Oh my GOD! 75ohm S/PDIF sockets, AES3/EBU interface, and even a word sync ability. This looks like it may be done right and not done strictly to conform. All my posts about jitter and how it can be avoided... I think this may be the option
post #13 of 148
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Originally Posted by Garbz
Oh my GOD! 75ohm S/PDIF sockets, AES3/EBU interface, and even a word sync ability. This looks like it may be done right and not done strictly to conform. All my posts about jitter and how it can be avoided... I think this may be the option
It even uses a nice dac chip the AKM AK4396... the biggest thing that can easily ruin though is the output stages.. we shall see.
post #14 of 148
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Originally Posted by dc_guy
But...but I just bought a modded SB3! How does anybody keep up with this stuff?
Don't feel so bad. I have ar RWA modded squeezebox 3 myself.

Do!
post #15 of 148
I for one find this very interesting....I'm wondering what jefemeister will have to say about this.
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