Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Duet
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Complexity makes it 1 star for humans, 5 stars for geeks
Bjorn Levidow, Amazon
18 May 2012
Summary: Summary: the Duet + the Logitech Media Server software is not a consumer device. It is slow, complicated and software updates change the behavior of the system every 3-6 months. Some of the problems that appear are arcane and require significant time to fix to get back into a running state. Having said all that, when it works, it is lovely. I have it hooked up to a Musical Fidelity D/A converter and the sound is comparable to that of a $1200 CD player.
Summary: I've been using my duet system for about 5 years. It's provided countless hours of music. I hardly use the remote anymore however since I just use the squeemote app from the apple appstore on my iphone. Can't say it's been flawless or the most user friendly, but once you get it all set up, it works great. I understand this is now discontinued but one can get the same functionality from the newer models.
Summary: It`s very hit & miss whether it will work or not. It`s good when it works, but it freezes up on you more often than not. The Touch is a huge step up from this Duet. Same your money & buy the Squeezebox Touch.
Basic features work well; don't get too fancy with it!
T Pynchon, Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: I own four Squeezebox radios altogether: a BoomBox, a Duet and two basic Radios. I have a PhD in Computer Science and I do research in Networking so I'm a relatively sophisticated user. I still can't quite figure out how the software for this system works or whether it is actually possible to get it to do all the things it claims. However, I have it working pretty well and I enjoy using the features that I do understand.
Summary: There are a lot of reviews of Logitech Squeezebox Duet so I won't go into everything it does or doesn't do. On the positive side, when it plays it sounds great, period. Everything else is negative. For a product that costs as much as this, it has a long way to go to be usable for the average person/family.
Summary: I bought this and had it for two days before sending back. At first, I thought it was kind of cool. This was until the remote started rebooting or hanging. I had to pull the battery out about 12 times in only two days of ownership. The setup was fairly easy. The remote itself (when working) seemed cool at first. The hanging and rebooting was terrible (with the latest firmware).
A few months of frustration later...But finally a nice device!
brewster lewster "brewsterlewster", Amazon
17 September 2010
Summary: Update: I have been meaning to give an update in the past couple years. After all their software updates this is finally a very nice machine! Most bugs seem to be gone. It is not an audiophile dream, no FLAC support like their other discontinued product, but I like it very much and the sound quality is very good for me, and I am picky. In fact, I just bought another one for the bedroom! Look, I gave this product a heroic try.
Summary: The Squeezebox Duet holds great promise, but at this point it is a science experiment. I have had XM Satellite radio for several years, and thought SB will be a wonderful step forward (XM programming leave much to be desired). I purchased my first Duet from Amazon about 45 days ago. The system would not install. Logitech customer support determined that the firmware was obsolete. A long and time consuming process led to replacing the unit.
Summary: I thought that I would provide some useful information for discerning shoppers looking at the squeezebox. I have around 6 months' experience with this device, now, and I know it pretty much inside out. The squeezebox is quite a good system - but not necessarily as it comes off the shelf. There are three problems. The first is a requirement for very good wireless signal. If your signal is less than perfect, you may want to look elsewhere.
Summary: The features are exactly what we needed. I was excited to see that the Duet controller has a headphone jack, and that this can be enabled to provide a 2nd player, essentially an ipod-like player. However, this thing is so buggy that it is almost unusable. The controller constantly sleeps and takes over a minute to wake up (not so useful as a remote in this case) or else crashes and reboots (also a lengthy process).