January 28, 2007

Building Holiday Memories

Almost all of the photos that we took during the first 2-3 weeks of December relate to preparations for the holidays. They do a decent job of capturing images, but they canít really capture just how pervasive the holiday was in our house. You could not look anywhere in the house without seeing a snowman, pine bough, or ornament of some kind. The olí Squeezebox played nothing but season music during the entire month. The house even smelled like Christmas.

Photos from the first 3 weeks of December include:


Posted by Darren at January 28, 2007 11:35 AM

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Not that your kids aren't cute and all... but I'm dying to know more about your Squeezebox experience. I'm still hooking my laptop up to my stereo, which is kinda clunky.

Posted by: Todd at January 31, 2007 01:55 PM

Iíve been very satisfied with the Squeezebox 2. My mp3s are stored on the PC in my home office and the Squeezebox is a painless way to wirelessly connect the musical goodness to my receiver downstairs. It is simple to setup and easy to use with either the included remote control or the web-based interface to the ďSlim ServerĒ. The sound quality seems to be as good as the source material. I have everything encoded at 320Kbps and the music sounds as good coming from the digital output of the Squeezebox as it does direct.

We probably use the Squeezebox on a daily basis. Iíve created a couple dozen playlists, so it is easy to find hours of music to fit every mood.

If you are thinking about buying one, you might want to look on eBay for the series 2 model. It is technically identical to the current series 3 and less expensive. Just make sure you get the wireless edition, as there were both wired and wireless in series 2. There is also a new Audiophile-quality streaming audio player called the Transporter. It looks amazing. And I am sure it performs exceptionally well. But my ear is just not discerning that I can justify the $2,000 price tag for something may sound a little better than the $300 base unit.

Posted by: Darren at January 31, 2007 02:25 PM

Oh the messiness of eating...so cute, but so messy too. I don't think my perfectionist nature misses that stage. You all put up with it soo well and I know you enjoy it too!

Posted by: Marla at February 5, 2007 11:09 PM