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Logitech Squeezebox Boom

by Logitech
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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  • Stream music wirelessly from the internet or your PC - anywhere in your home
  • Choose from over 5,000 Internet radio stations
  • Supports MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless, AIFF, WAV, PCM, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Mp2 and Musepack
  • 7-day alarm
  • No wires or clutter

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.6 Kg
  • Item model number: 930-000063
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Imagine having the ability to add music to any room of your home, without adding wires. Then imagine being able to listen to music not only from your personal collection of music files on your computer, but also from the vast selection of music available from thousands of Internet radio stations and even popular online music services. And better still, all of this would be accomplished through one compact-sized network music player.

Introducing the Logitech Squeezebox Boom, the all-in-one wireless network music player that combines the award-winning Squeezebox functionality with an integrated amplifier and speakers, allowing you to deliver clean, rich, vibrant music from your own collection as well as from the Internet to anywhere in your home. Simply plug in your Squeezebox Boom player, follow the easy setup wizard instructions, and start listening to the music you love.

The sleek, versatile Squeezebox Boom network music player allows you to synchronize your playlist to hear the same music in every room or mix it up and listen to a different song on each Squeezebox player. Whatever you choose to listen to, and whatever room you elect to listen to it in, discover the world of digital music in your very own home with the Logitech Squeezebox Boom.
Music sources for the Squeezebox Boom
Music sources for the Squeezebox Boom View larger

Where does the music actually come from, really?
If you're a music enthusiast, you most likely already have your own personal collection of music files on your computer. Yet your own collection is truly just the beginning of the music you can listen to with the Logitech Squeezebox Boom network music player.

There are thousands of free Internet radio stations and millions of songs served up from a wide range of online music providers that are now at your fingertips with Squeezebox Boom. And the real beauty of such streaming audio via the Internet is that you hear this music as it arrives, so there's no waiting around for a complete download in order to enjoy it.

How does the music get to the Squeezebox Boom?
Wirelessly, that's how. Clean, clutter-free advanced wireless technology is built in, so there's no need to run any clumsy cables or wires across rooms or through walls in order to complete the installation and bring music to any room in your home.

Connecting your Squeezebox Boom is very straightforward, as it will automatically search for available wireless networks in your home, allowing you to simply select your network, enter any passwords, and be ready to enjoy home-wide coverage of an entire world of music. And after setup is done, should you unplug your Squeezebox Boom and move it to another location in and around your home, it will automatically reconnect, so that anywhere you are in range of your WiFi, you'll get exceptional audio quality.

Squeezebox Boom in every Room
Squeezebox Boom in every Room View larger
Squeezebox Boom in Every Room
All your own favourites, plus an entire world of music, now delivered for your listening pleasure in an all-in-one compact solution. With Squeezebox Boom, you don't need your stereo system, amplifier or powered speakers, and there's no wires to run. You have it all in one compact network music player.The thoughtfully-designed front panel of our network music player allows you to browse, select and control your music directly. We've included a very handy IR remote to make it easy for you to control your settings. And our player supports all major digital music formats, including: MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless, AIFF, WAV, PCM, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Mp2, and Musepack.       

Enjoy an amazing array of music available on the internet
Squeezebox Boom supports all major digital music formats, including: MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless, AIFF, WAV, PCM, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Mp2, and Musepack. It plays internet radios from Live365, radioio, and more. With Squeezebox Boom, you can be confident that you can play all your favorite music anywhere in your home.

** DRM protected music may not play on Squeezebox products.

Wireless technology
With advanced wireless technology (802.11g), you won't need to run any clumsy cables or wires across rooms or through walls to bring your music to any room in your home.

7-day alarm
Wakes you to your favorite playlist or Internet radio station.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality device 22 Nov 2008
This is my fourth sqeezebox and it is as well designed and as good looking as the previous ones. It's a smart little box, a bit bigger than a loaf of bread, satisfyingly heavy and very stylish.

As the description says, it's a squeezebox with built in amp and speakers, ideal for smaller rooms - prior to this I had an amplifier and speakers for my squeezeboxes, adding to the cost and taking up a significant amount of space; this is much more visually appealing and space efficient.

Having just turned off one of my previous SB+amp+speakers and replaced it with this, I was pleasantly surprised with the sound quality - I'm no audiophile, but I listen to a lot of music and I am very pleased with the quality put out by the Boom; it fills the room well, without any of the usual annoyances you get from small speakers.

I control it from my laptop, so I've not really made use of either the remote control or the front buttons; they look good enough for most uses though.

Plugging in and setting up was easy, as you'd expect; I had to upgrade to the latest version of squeezecenter, but having done that it was just like using any other squeezebox. I'm looking forward to being able to use it as an alarm clock, something that was a pain to do with separate amp+speakers.

If I could change anything, it would be to put in a longer LCD - the display is certainly good enough, but it would be nice to see a bit more of the song title/artist/album etc., without it scrolling.

I would never go back to playing CDs, and for anyone wanting to switch over to streaming their music from a computer I can't think of a better device to try it out with.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs a manual? 30 Dec 2008
By R. Amos
Seldom do products live up to their marketing, however in the case of this little beauty it does! Out of the box with the SqueezeCentre server running on my PC I was listening to my music collection within 5 mins. I have yet to look at the manual! It's a dream to use, easy to set-up and I'm simply stunned by the range and quality of the sound (especially given the size of the speakers) and it has never skipped a beat anywhere in the house. Add a track to the iTunes library or create a playlist and it's immediately available on the Squeezebox. It has a good solid feel to it and appears to be well built. For me this was the entry level option and while it is not cheep it represents very good value for money. I will buy other products in this range in the future. Happy listening.
The server is currently an iMac running OS X 10.6.6 and a BT HomeHub 1 but I'm about to go to a QNap NAS....
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Logitech Squeezebox Boom versus Pure Avanti Flow 25 Aug 2009
By peter
If you are looking for an Internet radio with the option to stream your own music you are likely to choose between the Logitech Squeezebox Boom and the Pure Avanti Flow.

The first thing to say is that the Avanti flow also includes Dab Radio, FM radio as well as an integrated iPod dock that charges the latest nano version. If these are paramount to you then the Pure becomes the only option really. The iPod playback is very good and the Dab reception is also good. On the other hand if you prefer streaming music as opposed to using a portable player and if you find that wifi radio makes Dab and FM no longer a necessity then the following comparison might be of some assistance.

The software: The Avanti relies on the "lounge website" in conjunction with the "flow server" software. The latter is only required for streaming music from one's PC. The Squeezebox Boom works via the "Squeezebox Network" or the "Squeezebox Center". The latter is the software running on your PC. After using both it didn't take long to realize how primitive the Pure Software is in comparison to the Squeezebox one. This greatly affects the quality and functionality of both Internet Radio and Mp3 streaming that these systems offer.

Internet Radio: The Lounge works by storing your preferences: favorite music stations, etc. You can search for stations via genre but the design is cumbersome and finding what you want is a lot harder than in the Logitech. Furthermore, there are many bugs in the program. For instance adding/deleting a station to your favorites is not always straightforward. It might take a day for the change to appear. The main drawback of the Avanti is that you cannot control it via your PC. You need to do so via the main unit or the remote and its screen is not large enough for that.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommended 3 Nov 2008
By Ashmash
The BOOM is my second Squeezebox device and I can recommend it without hesitation. It's a wonderful little network music player. It's small, solid, and smart-looking. The controls are intuitive and easy to master. But most importantly, the sound quality is really good for a device of this size and cost.

For the uninitiated who are wondering why a little stereo that doesn't have a CD player can be worth 200... Squeezebox products enable you play music held on your PC via a wireless network. They also allow you to play internet radio stations (including BBC: live, recent shows and podcasts) and provide access to nifty internet music services such as lastfm.

The setup requires a network. Then you download and install the free SqueezeCenter software to your PC. It manages your music library and handles the communications with your Squeezebox player(s).

Once you've got your music onto your PC you can play everything from the touch of a button. No more need for the CDs, see?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Wireless weak
I placed this in our kitchen and the microwave consistently kills the wireless signal to it. So if you are placing this in such an environment use the wired network option. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Crookers
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is our 3rd squeezebox,had it for a few years now and it's never failed, only network problems have been to do with our server and not with the product itself. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Thomas
2.0 out of 5 stars annoying
It just about works..... the menus are annoying , line-out under extras!! ...and it doesnt always work. It would seem loads of people like this but I honestly expect better. Read more
Published on 23 April 2012 by JonnyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product
I have used it for more than 1 month now, everything work as expected. There are a few thing i don't like too much, but minor ones. Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2011 by Cosmin F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I have had this for 2 years now and it is still the best thing I have bought. The deep bass and clarity of sound is fantastic and easily rivals products like Bose if not better. Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2011 by S. Cumming
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastico
Cuento con toda la familia de Logitech, Duet, Radio Wifi y Boom. La calidad de sonido, el acceso a las aplicaciones para radio, podcast, biblioteca de musica... son de 10. Read more
Published on 8 Nov 2011 by Jose Luis
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with the boom.
My mp3 collection is NAS based (Debian on QNAP TS-209). I used to stream my media to my different computers and media players in the living room and around the house, typically... Read more
Published on 3 Oct 2011 by nh
5.0 out of 5 stars Big sound, little box!
The reason it sounds so good is due to the bi-amplified speakers, has plenty of volume and is very clear sound. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2011 by Gibson Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars a superior product
Been hankering after one of these for a while, and finally got my wish a few months back.

It has a simple and classic design, with a calm blue vacuum fluorescent display... Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2011 by Petrolhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Try to hear one if you can
I'll keep this short and sweet as there are plenty of informative reviews already.

But the sound: it really is as surprisingly good as most of these reviews say. Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2011 by M. C. Wheadon
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