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Slim Devices Squeezebox
7.5 out of 10

Slim Devices Squeezebox

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
Audio outputs (general)
Digital and analog outputs All RCA connectors are gold-plated Volume control is provided for all outputs Multiple outputs may be used at the same time High fidelity Burr-Brown™ 24-bit DAC Two dedicated linear power regulators for DAC and line-out stages Full 6.0Vpp line-level signals Signal-to-noise ratio: over 100dB Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): less than -93.5dB (0.002%)
Digital S/PDIF outputs
Optical and coax digital connections Dedicated high-precision crystal oscillators (no PLL, no resampling) Standard IEC-958 (S/PDIF) encoding Optical connector: TOSLINK 660nm Coax connector: RCA, 500mVpp into 75 ohms Sample rates: 44.1Khz, 48Khz Audio format: linear PCM, 16 or 24 bits per sample Intrinsic jitter: less than 50ps (standard deviation) Standard 1/8" jack also functions as an IR blaster Minimum headphone impedance: 16 ohms Total harmonic distortion: less than 0.03% Left/right crosstalk attenuation: 92dB
Audio formats
Lossless Formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless) "Bit-perfect" CD audio streaming, with reduced storage and bandwidth usage Approximately 2:1 compression ratio Uncompressed formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM) Supports raw pass-through of uncompressed PCM audio formats Digital passthrough to S/PDIF for DTS Compressed formats (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA) MPEG decoding uses MAD software, widely regarded as the most accurate, most compatible MP3 decoder Supports all MP3 data rates and sample rates, including VBR May be streamed in PCM (raw), MP3 (transcoded), or FLAC (transcoded) formats Sound Check and Replay Gain support for automatic volume control Some formats may require additional software installation (e.g. QuickTime), depending on platform
Internet Radio
"Always-on" Internet Radio, powered by SqueezeNetwork, lets you tune in to Internet Radio streams even when the home PC is switched off Quick selection from hundreds of Internet Radio streams offered by Slim Devices' partners Internet Radio favorites can be saved in a playlist for easy access Displays song title information during playback Support for MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and WMA formatted Internet Radio streams
Firmware
Flash upgradeable firmware Network settings are stored in non-volatile memory Auto-configuration for most networks Easy setup for wireless networks
Architecture
250 MHz 8-way multithreaded RISC processor "Pure software" SlimDSP™ architecture Field-upgradeable Xilinx CPLD 64Mb high-speed RAM 16Mb program flash Low-power design, all solid-state, fanless
Wireless Interface
True 802.11g wireless networking Bridging capability allows Ethernet devices to connect to the network through Squeezebox Classic Wireless Throughput up to 54Mbps, high speed PCI interface to radio module Dual antennas for improved range and throughput Supports all 802.11b and 802.11g access points Internal antennas: planar inverted-F antenna Automatically detects available networks for quick setup Supports both WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption
Ethernet Interface
True 100Mbps throughput Shielded CAT5 RJ-45 connector Connects to any 100Mbps or 10Mbps network Auto-detects full duplex and half duplex modes Automatic receive polarity correction Maximum cable length: 100 meters (328 feet)
Power input
5.0V DC, regulated Center positive, sleeve ground Connector: 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm long Min supply rating: 1000mA
Power supply
Switching power supply included Input voltage range and plug style specific to shipping destination Power supplies are small, efficient, and do not get hot One of four styles is included depending on country
What's included
Squeezebox Classic Digital Media Player AC Power adaptor (appropriate plug by region) User's manual SqueezeCenter software (requires download) Custom infrared remote, 2 AA batteries included 6-foot gold plated RCA patch cord
System requirements
All systems: 256MB RAM, ethernet or wireless network, and 20MB hard disk space Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or later Windows: 733Mhz Pentium running Windows 2000/XP/Vista Linux/BSD/Solaris/Other: Perl 5.8.3 or later
General
Dimensions: 7.6"W x 3.7"H x 3.1"D (192mm x 93mm x 80mm) including stand Finish: high gloss black Large, high-resolution vacuum fluorescent display 320x32 grayscale pixels Beautiful high-speed, full-screen visualizers Bitmapped graphics, multiple fonts, animation, and images Brightness control
Infrared remote
Standard 38Khz IR Hand-held remote, 30 buttons Durable black or white finish Includes "SmartScroll" algorithms to quickly access favorite songs within large lists Custom codes do not conflict with other devices Data format fully compatible with most programmable and universal remotes Templates available for Pronto and other remotes Supports discrete on/off and other "shortcut" codes
Warranty:
Two years parts and labor
Regulatory compliance
CE FCC Class C Canada Class C UL TUV
Release Date
First seen
26 July 2006