Logitech Squeezebox Duet - WiFi Internet Radio receiver with wireless MP3 music streaming
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- Play all of your music from the palm of your hand
- Experience incredible sound quality
- Enjoy a hassle-free, wireless setup
- Listen even when your computer is off
- Music everywhere
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First things first, the Duet works with your existing Squeezebox. If you already own one, then you just need to buy the controller - not necessarily both the controller and the squeezebox streamer (unless you want two Squeezeboxes - for example in two rooms).
I read the review that said that range was reduced (from the Squeezebox 3), and I just can't duplicate that at all. The controller operates via WiFi, so if you get a WiFi signal, then it's 'in range'. I wandered all over my house, into areas where windows reports the signal as 'poor' on my laptop, and the Duet controller worked just fine.
I also think that the reviewers who said this wasn't 'plug and play' do have a point - but then again, I have yet to come across a media streamer that is. In audiophile terms, the Burr-Brown DAC of Squeezebox is vastly superior to that used by the 'competition', and there are now customisers who can fit power supplies with audiophile components if you want to raise the quality to that esoteric 'golden ears' category - but it sounds just fine to me 'as is'.
The unit has a built-in wifi connection, and a 2.5" colour screen that really frees your music. It's like using your ipod to choose the music, but your HiFi playing it.
As before, there are essentially two seperate programs in the firmware. 1.Read more ›
Others were integrated Hi-Fi type and weren't quite up to the standard I'd hoped for.
I have a problem with a lot of gadgets today, in that they promise loads and never quite deliver everything I expect them, which means I more often than not just have to put up with their failings.
Not with the Squeezebox. This works. Simple as that. It does everything it should and it does it well.
Setup might not be straight forward for everyone, but I would suggest that's normally because not everyone has the same home network set-up so I wouldn't say that is Logitech's fault.
If you have problems, look at the support on the website and ask a question in the Squeezebox forums. It can normally be answered fairly quickly.
I've configured mine to use mixed mode network, that is Ethernet for the actual player box and wireless for the controller.
Had to change my wireless network settings slightly but again I think that is how I'd configured the wireless originally and not Logitech's fault.
Streams all my music (including Lossless formats such as FLAC and WAV) which is a massive plus for me and one of the reasons I never got on with the other players I'd tried.
Also got it configured to run off a NAS box which again works flawlessly.
Internet radio works great and there is a massive choice of stations.
One of my favourite features is the integration with the BBC iPlayer so you can listen to your favourite programs when you want.
Once again, the Squeezebox does exactly what it says on the tin and it does it very well.
My set up is as follows:
- 1x Logitech Sqeezebox control unit (comes with the Duet system)
- 2x Logitech Squeezebox receivers (1x comes with the Duet system - I purchased the other seperately)
- Receiver ONE is in my sitting room and is connected to a Logitech Z-2300 THX Certified speaker system
- Receiver TWO is in my conservatory and connected via Powerline Ethernet (i.e. over my home electricity system from the router) as Wifi didn't work - works great though!
- Music is stored on the hard-drive of my home computer in WMA format (typically 192kbps) and MP3 format (typically 320kbps) - approx 400 albums all work great
- Belkin MIMO Wireless G+ ADSL Router
- Standard BT ADSL 512k internet connection
- McAfee Firewall / Security Center
- Microsoft Vista
The bottom line: the benefits I value most are a) the outstanding sound quality and b) the ease of use of the Logitech Squeezebox Duet system once you have it up and running. Squeezebox doesn't play DRM protected music though so keep this in mind before purchasing. In conclusion, if you are into your music and have a large collection this is great value for money. Buy it!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic bit of kit, very compact and simple to use and navigate.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
purchased long time ago - probably not being produced anymore. Anyway the DA bit is good - but these days I wouldn't bother buying the remote - get an app instead.Published 18 months ago by Sral Lharp
Fantastic still in use today and slowly expanding the network despite Logitech discontinuing the product.Published 20 months ago by Ben
This is a nice bit of kit, but with smartphones able to offer apps the remote section hasn't aged well. The screen is small and the controls are a bit of a fiddle. Read morePublished on 20 May 2014 by Reviewify.co.uk
I have a squeezebox duet in every room. Great sounds, great control and the ability to synchronize rooms in any combination. Worth every penny I spent.Published on 28 Feb. 2014 by PeterB
I had already purchased one of these and was pleased with the item .. I decided when I extended my system this would be the main item on the list. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by paul limmer
One star, for one reason - it does not work! Like me you are probably buying this so you have the convenience of all your music at your fingertips and can instantly listen to... Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2013 by Matthew Davies
Unfortunately after 2 years persevering with a SqueezeBox Duet, I gave up with it.
Over wifi, I could very rarely get it to connect to my wifi 1st go. Read more