The brand new Squeezebox Touch can now be ordered from the Logitech website and the discount code RELAUNCH2009 (thanks to other posters for this) brings it down to £207.20 (RRP £259.00).
This is a giant killer bit of proper HiFi that should hold its own against some very high end kit. Or for more modest systems this is a very flexible and versatile bit of kit that can be used in many configurations.
MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, WMA Lossless, APE, MPC and WavPack supported through transcoding.
Support for MP3, Ogg Vorbis, RealAudio, and WMA formatted Internet Radio streams
True 802.11g wireless networking
Support for 802.11b and 802.11g routers and access points
Throughput up to 54 Mbps, high speed PCI interface to radio module
One-touch setup (with compatible WPS-supporting routers)
Supports WPA Personal, WPA-2AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption
Shielded CAT5 RJ-45 connector
Connects to any 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps network (with Auto MDX)
USB host connector for accessing music and photos via USB drive or USB key
SD card slot for music and photos
Supports sampling rates up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
Stereo analog (RCA), digital optical, and digital coax output
4,3" (11 cm) 24-bit color LCD with capacitive touch screen
Ambient light sensor to adjust display brightness according to environment
Infrared proximity sensor to detect presence and wake from sleep mode
Key features for me are the USB direct connection removing the need to have a PC running and the true 24bit (capable) digital out. Just add a good external DAC and this should be a very capable digital source.
First deal post so be kind!