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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Wakes you to your favorite playlist or Internet radio station.
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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.
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.Read more ›
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?
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....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought one of these via Amazon a good 7 years ago. I have been very pleased with it. I was very impressed with the sound quality considering it's size. Read morePublished 9 months ago by George M1GEO
I really can't understand why Logitech discontinued the Squeezebox product range - it beats the pants off anything Apple can do. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Peter Mcchesney
This sounds great when it works. As with any network device it depends on how you configure your network but I found it a pain in my posterior. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Nairn
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 morePublished on 19 Mar. 2014 by Crookers
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 morePublished on 23 Sept. 2013 by Thomas
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 morePublished on 23 April 2012 by JonnyB