Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Receiver
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Squeeze box receiver only
Dave Apthorpe, Amazon
11 November 2012
Summary: I've been using a squeezebox for about five years and wanted to add another receiver to hear the same music on multiple stereos in the house. I bought this unit used because you can no longer buy the receiver separate from the handheld control (which I haven't used in years because I interface direct with PC or IPod app). The set-up is consistent with the initial squeezebox set-up - a pain for me, but once you get it sync'ed and running it's a beautiful thing.
Summary: Everybody listens to music differently. Some people want the highest fidelity possible and spare no cost at bringing the symphony into their homes. Others people want "click = music" simplicity. The Squeezebox has made every type of music officionado that has visited my home happy if not quite impressed. You will need to understand the basics of home networking to get the squeezebox up and running and maintain it.
Summary: Although some folks have been able to set this unit up as a standalone system, its intended use is as an extra "receiver" (speaker driver) for the Squeezebox Duet system, which is a bundle of a Squeezebox Controller and a Squeezebox Receiver. That's the system I have. Logitech Squeezebox Duet Wi-Fi Internet Radio Since my original system is working well, I did not want the auxiliary unit to disrupt things.
Summary: I can't say enought great things about this baby! The sound is fantastic. The price is very very good for what you get. The system works like a charm. Details: I bought a Logitech Squeezebox Boom and it was nice but not great. Sounded like a (decent) boom box... hence the name I guess! I already have a great sounding Klisph iFi system for my computer and adding just this receiver (w/o paying big bucks for a remote) worked like a charm (as someone else posted).
Very convenient, 95% would be my score. Works very well in Linux!
Jan Pfeifer, Amazon
14 April 2009
Summary: It is not 100% because the software that runs on the server is still under development and have a couple of rough edges. Nothing major. Also, one can setup the receiver without the remote control. My remote control is my wireless laptop. Works beautifully.
From casual listening to audiophile appreciation - the Squeezebox Revolution
P. Xiao, Amazon
8 February 2009
Summary: If you love music, and if you have a decent home network, wireless (preferred) or wired, do not hesitate to take a plunge in the Squeezebox Revolution. I first bought the Duet, then a few more Receivers, then the Classic, then the Boom, well you get the picture. If I had set up my house in the traditional way of distributed music system, with in-wall speakers and zone-based amps and a rackful of disc changers, it would have cost me over $10,000 to achieve half of what I...
Summary: I have spent lots of time thinking of how to setup a whole house music system, and have concluded the Squeezebox systems are the most functional, best implemented, and easiest on the wallet system out there.
Perfect - and this can be set up without the controller
3 August 2008
Summary: I've been wanting a Squeezebox for some time but didn't want to pay for the controller. The Logitech Squeezebox software has long been open source and has a large and very active online community that is supported by the company. I looked through their forum ([...]) and found that one of their senior members wrote software allowing the Squeezebox Receiver to be configured WITHOUT the remote control.