Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Duet
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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.
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: >>UPDATE 3 (01/12) After more than two years of ups and occasional downs with the Duet, my experience is that it works very well if - and only if - you have both a very solid Wifi connection and the Logitech Media Server (formerly the Squeezebox server) up and running on a computer on the same network. A signal that's good enough for web browsing isn't necessarily good enough for the Duet.
Summary: It's hard to review the Squeezebox Duet without comparing it to the Sonos system, current ruler of this class of products. Since there are already many excellent reviews, I thought I would focus on a comparison of the two, to help you decide which system best fits your needs. Controller ---------- Both controllers are responsive, pleasant to hold and operate. They are well built, and their LCD screen of excellent quality and easy to read.
Summary: The short: The Squeezebox Duet is a functional and versatile audio streamer. In my particular configuration -with a home NAS- it was a bit tricky to get running, but since then has done exactly what I want it to. The (painfully?) long: I've been ripping my CDs and storing them on a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device for several years now. I can play them back on my PS3, but I dislike having my stereo/PS3/TV all on just to play music.
Great Toy - But here's a tip that will save you some $$$
S. Davis, Amazon
16 May 2009
Summary: First off, this is a great device. A have been upgrading my Squeezeboxes for several years and the Duet is by far the coolest. I have a friend that spend three times this amount on a Sonos and they have the same features, including access to internet radio and other subscription services such as Rhapsody and Sirius. However, I found out a piece of information just after I bought and installed my Duet that would have saved me a lot of money.
Summary: We love this thing. We went to see the Sonos system at a local store. It's nice, works well, sounds good...... and was rather pricey and, for what it matters, bulky and dated looking. The Duet we could see at a local big box store.. but only see, they didn't have a working demo. Took the chance, bought the Duet and haven't looked back. It's small, almost sleek, and works great.
Summary: I like this product very much. I already owned the original Squeezebox when I purchased the Squeezebox Duet. I know have music in 2 rooms of my house, and I frequently synchronize the 2 Squeezebox players. I like the music player-like remove of the Duet. Being able to see the album art is nice. I will say that I am anticipating a firmware upgrade that hopefully fix a few glitches.
Excerpt: I had been thinking about buying one of these for several months, and this year, my wonderful wife gave me the money to go and buy one. I bought it from Richer Sounds for £225. This story has a happy ending, so don't give up after the first part. I connected it all up as per the instructions, and had problems from the start, the wireless wouldn't connect at all using WPA, had to set my WLAN to WEP, it took several attempts before it would connect, then when the...
Pros: All your music accessible from neat, simple controller . Lots of enthusiast support
Cons: None that you wouldn't expect from such a small device .
Excerpt: First before you plan to buy this be sure you have a desktop or laptop with a hard drive more than 500gb( if you have more than 300 CD collection). This will be best to rip the music as Flac so it will sound very good when you listen to your music. Second you need internet connection because this thing works using the wireless connection from the squeezebox to the control unit with the internet.
Pros: no need to change cd when you dont like the music you hear and a lot of music station to choose fr
Cons: it takes patience and constant use to get used to it