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...
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...
Great Toy - But here's a tip that will save you some $$$
S. Davis, Amazon
15 February 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...
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?
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.
Summary: It's hard to review the Squeezebox Duet without comparing it to the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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