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 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).
Very Cool.. installation is a pain and tech support is non existant
10 November 2009
Summary: I have been using a music server for over 4 years now using Roku's Soundbridge product line... unfortunately Roku has decided to drop support for the Soundbridge products. As a replacement technology I decided to purchase Logitech's duet and squeezebox radio. Installation for the radio went very well and smoothly in 15 minutes... the duet took an hour to setup. The setup was compounded by the absolute lack of technical documentation for this product.
Summary: Nice interface on the duet. I love the functionality. But networking multiple squeezeboxes is unreliable. I have a duet and 3 Booms, and I spend a lot of time getting them to connect and synch. They can go for up to 10 hours, but afterward I have to spend at least 15 minutes resetting and reconnecting them all. The squeezebox receiver and duet controller seem to be the worst offenders unfortunately. I'm on the brink of returning mine. But I probably won't.
Summary: I am generally happy with the Duet when it works correctly. I have had two issues with it: 1.) It has gotten into a locked up mode where it was stuck "connecting to squeezebox"; I fixed it by unplugging / rebooting everything and 2.) the XM add-in does not work. Overall, the sound is great, especially with FLACs, and unlike some reviews I read, I have not had any trouble with delays on playback.
Summary: Overall, a nice product that I enjoy having, and I expect to get better. The set-up was okay - it worked mostly as they said it would. It took a software update to actually connect to the computer. I never figured out how to get it to work through SqueezeNetwork. Maybe this is fixed by now. It has really strange bugs sometimes. Sometimes it will start a radio stream over and over and the only way to stop it is to reboot the controller.
A Few Flaws Stand in the Way of Playing Your Music Anywhere...But It Does Work Eventually
Ed Uyeshima, Amazon
14 May 2008
Summary: I was unclear why this was called a Squeezebox Duet until I discovered it to be a two-part system - the Squeezebox Receiver base station and the Squeezebox Controller remote. The functionality of the base station is pretty clear - it's a black brick that pulls audio from a networked PC or the Internet via your Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet home network. The remote is a multi-room controller with a 2.4-inch full-color LCD screen.
Summary: Gleich mal vorweg - Die Squeezebox Duet ist ein tolles Gerät mit einer guter Klang/Übertragungsqualität. Es sieht gut aus und meiner Meinung nach eine durchaus übersichtliche Menüstruktur. So - das wars mit den positiven Eigenschaften! Das "Einrichten" der Sqeezebox mutiert zum Geduldsspiel wenn man ein professionel eingerichtetes LAN sein eigen nennt - Will heißen - kein DHCP also ausnahmslos feste IPs und sehr wohl eine Firewall verwenden möchte und wenigstens über...
Summary: Habe die Duet jetzt seit 3 Monaten und bin mit Einschränkungen zufrieden. Die WLAN-Einrichtung ging problemlos, hatte meine Musiksammlung auf dem PC, auch Internetradio lief ohne Probleme (und ohne PC). Habe den Receiver an meine Musikanlage angeschlossen, der Klang ist für mein Hörempfinden sehr gut. Ich kann im Sessel sitzen und bequem meine Musik auswählen.