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DanFi

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Squeezebox Duet
« on: September 04, 2010, 01:36:15 AM »
A Place for all things Squeezebox as a transport

Just a little info on the SB Duet as a transport. By what he is saying (and i have read a lot of his stuff so i dont think he BS much) a few mods will turn the SP/DIF into something very very good. I was thinking i would have to tap into the I2S but as it seems i might not have to.

http://www.lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/Squeezebox/squeezebox.html

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 02:06:55 AM »
tuyen done some mods on mcb's sb.he followed lampizator i think tapping into the spdif is next  for him as he only done caps.
i think a power supply will do wonders aswell.
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 02:15:43 AM »
Pete (rabbitz) has made me a new power supply which i will be able to test soon.

I had the chance to listen to a commercial power supply for the duet and it worked wonders to the sound coming from the RCAs. so id tackle the power issue first.

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 02:34:25 AM »
can we have some eye candy of it?i might be able to give you some hints on what caps to put in
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 02:44:48 AM »
Yeah no problem, i will be home in about 2 weeks. Then i will get into it and document everything.

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 01:29:36 PM »
tuyen done some mods on mcb's sb.he followed lampizator i think tapping into the spdif is next  for him as he only done caps.
i think a power supply will do wonders aswell.

Yep we have done a few caps so far.  I am waiting for a smaller soldering iron tip to arrive.  The it will be a case of securing some more of Tuyen's time.

I reaction to date is that the initial mods have added some more weight to the presentation.  The first step has been worthwhile.


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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 07:43:04 AM »
hi mcb,

Thanks for posting the pictures.

I noticed the wireless aerials are wrapped around the crystals. Is that the way they were? It probably won't cause any problems, but it seems strange to me.

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 08:43:07 AM »
Hi Greg,

I thought it looked strange too but I just left them as they were from factory.  Unsure if they had specific purpose being bent around the oscillator chips.

Tuyen

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 07:50:37 PM »
and the wav player is still more musical long live the wav player.
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 10:57:27 PM »
and the wav player is still more musical long live the wav player.

Would love to put that to the ultimate test one day (to my own standard for my own satisfaction.  Each to their own though).


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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 11:25:10 PM »
and the wav player is still more musical long live the wav player.

Would love to put that to the ultimate test one day (to my own standard for my own satisfaction.  Each to their own though).


anytime anyday dritz kajak12 wav player will eat it
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 11:57:59 PM »
love your confidence.  Blind test to provide the truth :)

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2010, 12:17:59 AM »
love your confidence.  Blind test to provide the truth :)
i was blind full bottle of jack daniels  ;D ;D
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 07:43:17 AM »
love your confidence.  Blind test to provide the truth :)
i was blind full bottle of jack daniels  ;D ;D

hehe, love your style  :)

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010, 10:16:49 AM »
i was blind full bottle of jack daniels  ;D ;D

I think Jim Beam tastes better.  ;D

Maybe a bouble blind test, we start with one full bottle and drink until someone is blind.

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 07:01:44 PM »
i was blind full bottle of jack daniels  ;D ;D

I think Jim Beam tastes better.  ;D

Maybe a bouble blind test, we start with one full bottle and drink until someone is blind.
jim beam small batch is the go against jack daniels
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010, 07:16:35 PM »
Jd is sooooo much better than jim beam

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2010, 07:46:04 PM »
Jd is sooooo much better than jim beam
agreed have you tried jim beam small batch?
any way after a bottle sb sounds ok
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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2010, 08:07:48 PM »
small batch... nope... not yet..  should i? ???

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Re: Squeezebox Duet
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2010, 08:17:53 PM »
yes and this coming from a fan of jd.
its a nice drop
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