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SLIMP3

Squeezebox

Squeezebox2

Squeezebox v3/Squeezebox Classic

Transporter

Squeezebox Receiver

Squeezebox Controller

Squeezebox Boom

Squeezebox Radio

Squeezebox Touch

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Slimp3 200.jpg Sb black 200.jpg Sb2 plat 200.jpg Sb3 hero 200.jpg Transporter-black-front-200.jpg Receiver hero 200.jpg Controller 200.jpg Boom 200.jpg SB radio.jpg SB touch.jpg
Nickname SLIMP3 SB1 SB2 SB3 TP or TR SBR SBC SBB or Boom SB Radio or Radio SB Touch or Touch
Released August 2001 November 2003 April 2005 November 2005 July 2006 March 2008 March 2008 August 2008 September 2009 April 2010
MSRP at Launch $249 $299 $299 $249 $1999 $149 ($399 with Controller as Duet) $299 ($399 with receiver as Duet) $299 $199 $299
Dimensions 8.5"W x 2.5"H x 2"D 8.5"W x 1.9"H x 4.5"D (216mm x 48mm x 117mm) Same as Squeezebox 7.6"W x 3.7"H x 3.1"D (192mm x 93mm x 80mm) including stand 17"W x 3"H x 12.25"D (433mm x 72mm x 311mm), optional rack mount kit L: 156mm x W: 106mm (w/o connectors); 112.5mm (w/connectors) x H: 29.25mm L: 156.2mm x W: 50.8mm x H: 18.8mm L: 79mm x W: 330mm x H: 127mm L: 90mm X W: 220mm X H: 130mm L: 80mm X W: 150mm X H: 100mm including stand
Display Noritake 40x2 character VFD Original SB1: Noritake 40x2 character VFD, later upgraded as SBG: 280x16 pixels VFD, bitmapped graphics, multiple fonts, animation and images brightness control 320x32 pixel VFD, greyscale, bitmapped graphics, multiple fonts, animation, and images Same as Squeezebox2, except color is aqua-blue rather than green. (The display itself is green, but while Squeezebox2 uses a gray lens, the Squeezebox v3 lens is slightly purple, resulting in an aqua color.) Dual 320x32 displays, aqua color None 2.4" color LCD, 16bpp, 240x320 portrait 160x32 pixel VFD, greyscale, bitmapped graphics, multiple fonts, animation, and images 2.4" color LCD, 16bpp, 240x320 landscape 4.3" color LCD capacitive touchscreen, 24bpp, 480x272 landscape
CPU Microchip PIC16F877 microcontroller Ubicom IP2K series, 120 MHz Ubicom IP3K series, 250 MHz Same as Squeezebox2 IP3K at 325 MHz Same as Squeezebox2 Samsung S3C2412 200 MHz ARM926EJ Same as Squeezebox2 Freescale i.MX25 400 MHz ARM926EJ Freescale i.MX35 533 MHz ARM11
Ethernet Crystal CS8900A 10Mbps embedded Ethernet chip 10Mbps ethernet interface, RJ-45 twisted pair. Connects to any 10Mbps, 10/100, or 10/100/1000 network. 10/100 switched ethernet is recommended for PCM streaming Auto-detection of full and half-duplex modes. Automatic receive polarity correction. Maximum cable length: 100 meters (328 feet) 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) Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 + Auto Uplink (Auto MDIX) None Same as Squeezebox2 + Auto Uplink (Auto MDIX) Same as Squeezebox2 + Auto Uplink (Auto MDIX) Same as Squeezebox2 + Auto Uplink (Auto MDIX)
Wireless none 802.11b, external antenna; supports Shared-key WEP only (no WPA) 802.11g; supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption; high speed PCI interface to radio module; bridging capability allows Ethernet devices to connect to the network through Squeezebox Wireless; internal and external antennas Same as Squeezebox2, except dual internal antennas rather than internal and external Same as Squeezebox2, except large dual external antennas Same as Squeezebox v3 802.11g with internal antenna Same as Squeezebox v3 Same as Squeezebox v3 Same as Squeezebox v3
Decoder Micronas MAS3507D Micronas MAS3539 Software-based MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA (except WMA Lossless), AIFF, WAV Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 but with faster CPU Same as Squeezebox2 Software-based decoders Same as Squeezebox2 Software-based decoders Software-based decoders
DAC Crystal CS4334, 16-bit 44Khz Micronas MAS3539, 44.1 & 48k Burr-Brown PCM1748E, 44.1 & 48k Same as Squeezebox2 AKM4396, 44.1k, 48k & 96k Wolfson® 24-bit WM8501,
44.1kHz & 48kHz
Wolfson® WM8750 Texas Instruments TAS3204 Texas Instruments TLV320AIC3104 AKM4420, 44.1k, 48k & 96k
Buffer RAM 1Mb (8 seconds at 128Kbps) 1.8Mb (approx. 14 seconds at 128Kbps) 25Mb (approx. 200 seconds at 128Kbps) compresessed, plus 28Mb (10 seconds at 44.1 samples/sec) uncompressed Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 64MB Mobile SDRAM Same as Squeezebox2 64MB 16-bit bus DDR2 128MB 32-bit bus DDR2
ROM Rewritable flash program memory, EEPROM configuration memory Same Same Same Same Same 64MB NAND flash Same as Squeezebox2 128MB NAND flash 128MB NAND flash
IR Standard 40Khz IR receiver Same

Same, plus IR-blasting through GeekHole

Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2, dedicated IR in/out jacks None Built-in IR LED Standard 40Khz IR receiver Standard 40Khz IR receiver Same as Squeezebox2
IR Remote originally shipped with Sony RM-V201 universal remote user-programmed to JVC DVD command set; later shipped with 30 button IR Remote  ?  ? 30 button IR Remote Included 31 button IR Remote Included None (Advanced WiFi Controller included with Duet) Advanced WiFi Controller Basic 10 button IR Remote Included Optional 10 button IR Remote IR Remote Included
IO Ports
  • L+R RCA line-level analog output
  • 10 Base-T Ethernet port
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  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
  • Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Headphone/Subwoofer out via 3.5 mm connector
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
  • Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack (side mounted)
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Wake on LAN (WOL)

No No Player can wake SlimServer Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power supply 5V DC, 1600mA power supply, player uses 700ma (max) 5V DC, regulated Center positive, sleeve ground Connector: 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm long Min supply rating: 1000mA. Switching power supply included. Input voltage range and plug style specific to shipping destination. Same as Squeezebox Same as Squeezebox2 Built-in super-linear power supplies, auto ranging 100-240VAC 9V DC, regulated, center positive, sleeve ground. Connector: 1.05mm ID, 3.5mm OD, 7mm long. Min supply rating: 550mA 1250mA Li-Ion battery, 2A switching power supply, wired charging station 12V DC, 2500mA power supply 18V DC, 1A, optional battery pack available 5V DC, 3A
Protocols

DHCP, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, Support for subnets/gateways (see documentation section on WANs), UDP-based SlimProto

Same, plus TCP-based SlimProto and audio streaming

Same, plus direct HTTP audio streaming and direct connection to SqueezeNetwork. Will automatically reconnect to SlimServer/SqueezeCenter.

Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, DNS, DHCP, Comet Same as Squeezebox2 TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, DNS, DHCP, Comet TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, DNS, DHCP, Comet
Latest Firmware 2.3 40 137 137 87 77 SqueezeOS 7.7.0 (Build r9546) 57 SqueezeOS 7.7.0 (Build r9546) SqueezeOS 7.7.0 (Build r9550)
Compatible Server Software Version All 5.0+ (text version), 5.3.0+ (graphic display version) 6.0+ 6.0+ 6.5.0+ 7.0+ 7.0+ 7.2+ 7.4+ 7.5+

Squeezebox (hardware comparison)
SLIMP3 - SB1 - SB2 - SB3 - Transporter - Duet (Controller - Receiver) - Boom - Radio - Touch