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Logitech Squeezebox Touch - £189.95 @ Superfi

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
RRP: £259.95
INTERNET OFFER: £189.95
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"The Logitech Squeezebox Touch is a compact network music player with wireless and wired networking. It can connect to over 10,000 Internet radio stations and stream a variety of music formats from your networked PC and play them back through your stereo through RCA, optical digital or coaxial digital connections. Plus with clock/alarm functions, USB connection and a slot for SD memory cards, the Squeezebox Touch packs a lot of features into its little box.

The Touch can also be used with other Squeezebox devices connected to your network, such as the Duet Controller or Squeezebox Wireless Client. Each device can play different music or they can be synchronised to play the same music in every room - great for parties and busy households."
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#1
Buy a Joggler for 50-60 quid & hack it to run Squeezeplay. It's now a very stable setup & the screen's bigger too!

http://www.jogglerwiki.com/forum/

http://www.jogglerwiki.com/
#2
dwl99
Buy a Joggler for 50-60 quid & hack it to run Squeezeplay. It's now a very stable setup & the screen's bigger too!

http://www.jogglerwiki.com/forum/

http://www.jogglerwiki.com/


Exactly what I have done. Works perfectly.
However voted hot as a good deal if you don't want to get involved in hacking Jogglers
#3
I tried the joggler thing, and I wasn't massively impressed. I presume this production quality bit of kit will be significantly smoother and more robust, but given the glut of touch screens kicking around, even at the bargain price of 190 quid, it seems a eensy bit too much.
Hot for a good price for it though.
#4
the joggler will work but the sound quality is absolutely terrible. I tried it - It would be ok for a cheap sound system in the bedroom, but for audiophile quality these logitechs are superb. I have a multiroom setup with the older squeezeboxes - all fully controlled by either an android phone or an iphone/ipod.

voted hot
#5
cakepanda
the joggler will work but the sound quality is absolutely terrible. I tried it - It would be ok for a cheap sound system in the bedroom, but for audiophile quality these logitechs are superb. I have a multiroom setup with the older squeezeboxes - all fully controlled by either an android phone or an iphone/ipod.

voted hot

I agree that the sound quality via the headphone socket isn't for audiophiles but it is perfectly good for using in a kitchen etc & cannot be described as "terrible" IMHO. You can also change the output to DAC or a 99p USB sound card which improves things no end.
#6
Is the Squeezebox service any better than other internet radio? Every other internet radio I've had will stop part-way through a podcast and have to restart the whole thing again.

I'm assuming they even play podcasts?
#7
Pixmania is cheaper + cash back.

Want one but will wait for a while.
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hi guys

There are 3 parts to a squeezebox system :

1. the server (running the free squeezebox server software)
2. the receiver (i would call it player personally) which can be one of the super quality £90 standalone wifi/RJ45 squeezebox receivers with decent quality hardware DAC or a freebie lower quality software solution on the server - squeezeslave is best, squeezeplay etc are alternatives
3. the controller - logitech is moving to wifi based phone based app controllers - i have one for windows mobile, they are around for andoid as well .. there are some very good ones for the iphone and ipod touch as well .. traditionally logitech has used combined controllers/players in the classic/v3 ranges (with an IR remote) or the duet (wifi based hand controller with the wifi receiver box)

Personally I have a little ARM dockstar (and an iomega equivalent) which makes a very good squeezebox server (the joggler is pretty poor in comparison once you get a large music collection) ... once you get debian on these babies its a generic arm install of the software straight off the site - no hacking needed and a piece of pi** to keep updated

Originally i used squeezeslave (which ran on the server) but took up a large amount of memory/cpu and quality/speed wise couldnt compare to the hardware DAC/gubbins of the squeezebox receiver

One of the big uses of it for me is to play BBC iplayer radio streams and there is a superb plugin for SBS ... BUT the software players (squeezeslave/play etc) dont do Wma so you cant get a lot of radio streams (bbc changes so sometimes you need wma sometimes you dont) plus you need to add more software codecs and players (eg mplayer, playwma) which take up even more resources

So i decided i would spend £90 on one of the squeezebox receives and was lucky enough to get one of the £120 squeezebox duet deals at PC world :-)

wow ... a quantum leap difference .. not too impressed with the hand controller but the receiver box .. wow what a difference in quality (and speed once i got a shed load of player sware needed off the server) :-)

what would i advise people to do ? ... get one of the £90 receivers, download the configuration application (google it) so you dont need a hand controller and get an iphone app - ipeng or the freebie logotech one for your iphone or ipod touch (or get one for your android phone or tablet etc)

.. in terms of the server you can either stick it on your mac or pc ... or if you dont mind a bit of fiddling around - hack one of the little baby ARM file servers eg dockstar, iomega equiv, pink pogoplug etc

the sbs system is super BUT the weakspot is the software, logitech have done little with it in years and playlist management and track rating on the software and generic controllers is very very weak .. you can get a trackstat plugin which makes things bearable and there is for the older 7.5 server software a very goodplaylist manager (sadly on the new 7.6 fork software the plugin is broken and the programmer sint that keen to update soon)

lastly i mentioned 2 forks of the software - 7.5.x and 7.6.x .. the big difference between then is that the big mysql database engine is used on 7.5 and on 7.6 sqlite is used ... 7.6 makes a huge difference if youre running sbs on a low power setup (like one of the arm miniservers) with a large music collection

Currently the only issue i have is the poor playslist management and recently the logitech podcast plugin is broken on the latest duet controller software (and logitech has removed access to the server vanilla podcast plugin to use their mysqueezebox.com plugin .. presumably so they can make a few bucks which i dont mind but logitech couldnt really give a damn oabout making sure it works !!)

GREAT Product pity Logitech couldnt give a damn about the software

.. hope it helps
#9
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