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Logitech Squeezebox Duet

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Overall 9

Logitech Squeezebox Duet

14 June 2009
  • Summary: With its excellent iPod-like remote, the Logitech Squeezebox Duet is an ideal way to stream the full range of digital music--including files on your computer's hard drive, premium subscription music services, and free Internet radio--to your living room stereo system.
  • Pros: Network digital audio system includes excellent wireless remote with color screen and scroll wheel control; supports Wi-Fi and Ethernet home networks; compatible with virtually all non-DRM audio file formats, provides access to PC-based music files (on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines) as well as PC-free Internet radio, podcasts, and premium online music services including Rhapsody, Sirius, and Pandora; excellent online account integration; expandable to multiple rooms.
  • Cons: Minor improvements could make the already good interface even better; scroll wheel isn't quite as responsive as the iPod's; no compatibility with DRM music files such as those purchased from iTunes or Zune online stores; setup process could frustrate those who aren't tech-savvy.
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Overall 9
Features 10
Ease of use 6
Performance 10

Logitech Squeezebox Duet Music Server Review

14 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Logitech may have hosed themselves on this review. Had the interface been working correctly, this one could have easily scored 5's across the board. Unfortunately, with the interface problems, it's hard to say, "You've just GOT to get one of these." Still, what the Squeezebox Duet did correctly, it did amazingly. Streaming was so solid it was beyond belief. The remote was, for the most part, a joy to use and a real head-turner when guests were over.
  • Pros: Easy access to Internet Radio, Tons of connection options, Great fidelity and lack of audio dropouts, SqueezeCenter makes personalization a breeze
  • Cons: If receiver has a problem connecting, there is very little feedback to tell you what's wrong, Software still beta, Menu layout could be better organized
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Overall 9

Logitech Squeezebox Duet

maximum pc
2 May 2008
  • Excerpt: But the Squeezebox Duet isn’t a failure—in fact, it’s the best Squeezebox yet—but it’s aimed at an entirely different audience than the Sonos. Where the Sonos is closed, proprietary, and relatively static, the Squeezebox operates on open-source software that encourages tinkering, third-party development, and evolution.
  • Pros: Terrific remote control, inexpensive, open source.
  • Cons: Piggybacks on your Wi-Fi network, compatible only with 802.11b/g.
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Overall 10

One of the best music streamers available

Good Gear Guide.au
6 August 2009
  • Summary: The updated Squeezebox Duet from Logitech is one of the best music streaming devices on the market, with only a few flaws.
  • Pros: Incredibly intuitive to use, easy to set up, great remote, great online functionality
  • Cons: Remote's scroll wheel could be slightly better, no DRM compatibility
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Overall 9

Logitech Squeezebox Duet

Pocket Lint
26 March 2008
  • Pros: Superbly compact and stylish setup, very easy to browse and manage collections, excellent streaming performance and audio clarity
  • Cons: Very little
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Overall 9

Expert Review

17 March 2008
  • Conclusion: By and large, there's little not to like about the operation of the Squeezebox Duet. Wireless performance was largely flawless, whether streaming from online services or locally networked PCs -- that's compared to other wireless music systems, which occasionally have dropouts. Another great thing about the Duet was the ability to create an "on-the-fly" playlist, using pretty much any source available.
  • Pros: Minor improvements could make the already good interface even better, No compatibility with DRM music files such as those purchased from iTunes, Setup process could frustrate those who aren't tech-savvy
  • Cons: Excellent remote with colour screen and scroll wheel control, Supports Wi-Fi and Ethernet home networks, Compatible with virtually all non-DRM audio file formats
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