Monday, 25 February 2013

MEASUREMENTS: Logitech Squeezebox Boom & Radio.

Well, the Radio is (sadly) the only Squeezebox device still in production these days. DAC is the TI TLV320AIC3104.

I calibrated the headphone output to my E-MU 0404USB, WiFi streaming, measured with the usual i7 workstation.

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Not expecting hi-fi performance out of this unit of course and pretty well got what was expected... Overall, an OK performer in the 16-bit domain for music streaming duties and incapable of taking advantage of 24-bit audio with only a measly 1dB improvement in dynamic range.

It's a "radio" after all...

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For posterity and completeness, here is the SB Boom.

Internal DAC is the TI TAS3204.

Like with the Radio, this was connected from the headphone out in the back --> E-MU 0404USB, WiFi streaming.

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Again, not a hi-fi unit by any means. Good dynamic range but stereo crosstalk is a bit on the high side. Like the Radio, you can see a slight improvement with 24-bit data but not much of an improvement to call it worthwhile.

It sounds great as a stand-alone system which is all I really use it for in the living room. 

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