Apple Airport Express - new or old model?

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  1. rtjstevens macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have 3 AEs around the house and it's important that i have the latest model (802.11n) connected to my hi-fi.

    But how can I tell the difference?

    The one I'm looking at at present has 'model A1088, on the reverse. Is this anew or old (g) model?

    Thanks,

    Richard (UK)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Mactracker shows only two Airport Express models:

    Model Number: A1084
    Order Number: M9470LL/A
    Compatibility: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    Introduced: June 2004
    Discontinued: March 2008

    Model Number: A1264
    Order Number: MB321LL/A
    Compatibility: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g and draft 802.11n)
    Introduced: March 2008
     
  3. rtjstevens thread starter macrumors regular

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    mmm.... interesting! Thanks.

    (I bought them from ebay - probably from abroad, so that might explain it).

    From what I've read, I may be better off with a Logitech Squeezebox Touch)



    Thanks again,

    Richard
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    If you're interested in high quality reproduction, the Squeezebox is in a different league. The AE simply transmits your iTunes music, via your Mac to your amplifier etc. - very good but not really high quality. The Squeezebox simply uses your Mac as storage and has higher quality components, circuitry and DAC (which can be upgraded) resulting in superior reproduction. The only problem of course is the extra cost!!
     
  5. rtjstevens thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks -it's one click away in my Amazon basket at present!

    BW

    Richard
     
  6. seashellz macrumors 6502

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    sounds like we could be in for a new model soon...
     

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