Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Intuitive hand-held controller with color screen for easy access to all your digital music
- High-fidelity 24-bit DAC for crystal-clear audio
- Support for all major digital music formats for playing all your favorite songs
- No need to run wires - wireless technology for clean, clutter-free installation
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with sleek recharging stand
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From the Manufacturer
|Squeezebox Duet |
|•||Intuitive hand-held controller with color screen|
|•||Get easy access to free internet radio and all your digital music collection|
|•||Crystal-clear high-fidelity audio (24-bit DAC) for immersive music experience|
|•||Supports all major digital music formats|
|•||Simple set up without running wires from room to room|
|•||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery and sleek recharging stand|
|Logitech Squeezebox Duet |
Listen to news, sports, and music from your favorite Internet Radio stations—from all over the world.
Now playing on your home stereo:
Free Internet Radio
Your Personal Music Collection
Awards and Accolades
|What's in the box? ||System Requirements |
Which Squeezebox Wi-Fi Music Player is Right for You?
|Highlight||Compact design with high quality sound||The original "all in one" solution||Color touch-screen with rich, full digital music through your stereo or powered speakers||Control the music you love from anywhere in your home|
|Which should you choose?|
|Connection Sound output||Integrated speakers (no stereo required)||Integrated speakers (no stereo required)||Connects to your stereo or self powered speakers||Connects to your stereo or self powered speakers|
|Control||On board controls, optional infrared remote (line of sight required)||On board controls and infrared remote (line of sight required)||Color touch screen with infrared remote (line of sight required)||Wi-Fi remote|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Both controllers are responsive, pleasant to hold and operate. They are well built, and their LCD screen of excellent quality and easy to read.
Squeezebox: thin, light, easy to operate with one hand, excellent battery life, battery is user-replaceable, comes with charging stand. It also features an infrared blaster and a headphones port, which will be supported at some point in the future (although Logitech makes no promises there have been demonstrations of prototype firmware using both features), as well as a 3D accelerometer (yes, like a Wii remote).
Sonos: bulkier, designed for two-handed operation, battery life could be better, battery is not user-replaceable, charging stand optional.
I did not compare the two systems in the same location, but they both operate well with a range sufficient for most medium-size houses.
Sonos: uses proprietary mesh networking that requires to plug one of the players into the wired LAN. Other players act as repeaters.
Squeezebox: uses standard 802.11g networking. Can hook up to an existing wireless network, or the player can be used as an access point for the remote.
Sonos offers two players: the ZP100 has a built-in amplifier and the ZP80 doesn't (but it offers a digital output missing from the ZP100).Read more ›
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By William Higgins, Editor-in-Chief at [...]
The iPod revolutionized the personal music experience, but the Squeezebox Duet will revolutionize how you listen to music in your home!!!
I am really blown away by this product. With springtime upon us I used this the time this past week to wire my den and back porch with in-ceiling speakers. I had an old Onkyo A/V receiver that I installed in a closet to power the 2 rooms. My grand plan was to get this all setup for the Logitech Squeezebox Duet. I looked at the Sonos Music system but it was way out of my budget. The Logitech Squeezebox Duet was more than worth the money.
The install was a snap. It really only took a few minutes to setup. I did a little homework before I got the device and went ahead and installed the SqueezeCenter software on my computer first. So when I plugged in the hardware everything worked right away. No issues.
The interface is so slick and intuitive. Simple, efficient, and familiar to anyone that has used an iPod or any other portable MP3 player. I was amazed at how responsive the system is to the controls on the WiFi remote. Going from track to track, or album to album was instant, no lag. Really, I have used other music streaming systems before and some of them had a distinct lag in the controls. I am very happy to report that Slim Devices and Logitech got this right with the Duet. This is one of the few products that exceeded my expectations.
The Bad: Setup may intimidate wireless networking novices. A couple of other aspects of the setup process could be a little more user friendly as well.
Overall: This is a digital music lover's dream come true. What follows is my experience from out of the box to day to day usage.
SETUP: I had my system up and running in less than 30 minutes, and this is a pretty small investment for what you get in return. The Quick Start Guide included in the package is all you need. For the physical components, it is a breeze. Install the battery into the control, snap on the connectors for the power outlets of the controller and receiver, plug them both into an outlet, and connect the receiver to the AUX jack on your stereo or standalone speakers.
At this point, you will need to sign on to the Squeeze Network web site and create your account. They use a pretty standard registration process, and you will receive an e-mail to activate your account. Once activated, you need to download and install the Squeeze Server software. I did find it challenging to find the actual link for the download.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5 stars for the hardware and 2 stars for the server software.
There is very little bad I can say about the hardware. It is very well designed and executed. Read more
Bought this to hook to my stereo and play music from my server. It works great. Too bad Logitech has discontinued the squeezebox.Published 13 months ago by J. Weber
Can't believe they stopped making squeezebox. So much better and more powerful than other analog / digital players.Published 13 months ago by Baron
Program your favorite Internet programs/ stations in and you can easily access them without turning on your computer. I recommend this product.Published 23 months ago by V. Turner
We bought this in 2008 and loved it for the first few years. Then logitech stopped producing and supporting it and the problems started. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by Dirk L. Dunlap, Jr.
This thing dies every two or three months MINIMUM. Logitech took my money but moved on with other products as well as their customer service. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by L. K. Thompson