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Squeezebox v3


Squeezebox Receiver

Squeezebox Controller

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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
Released August 2001 November 2003 April 2005 November 2005 July 2006 January 2008 January 2008
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: 18.8m
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
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
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
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 Squeezebox 2, except dual external antennas 802.11g; supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption; high speed PCI interface to radio module; dual internal antennas 802.11g with internal antenna
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
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 Wolfson® WM8750
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 SDRAM
ROM Rewritable flash program memory, EEPROM configuration memory Same Same Same Same Same 64MB 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

Wake On Lan (WOL)

No No

Player can wake SlimServer

Same as Squeezebox2 Same as Squeezebox2 N/A TBD
Power supply comes with 5V 1600mA power supply, player uses 700ma (max) 5.0V 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 9.0V 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

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
Latest Firmware 2.3 40 84 84 36 22
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+