Logitech Squeezebox™ Duet - Blemished Box only £119 delivered @ Logitech
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Logitech Squeezebox™ Duet - Blemished Box only £119 delivered @ Logitech

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mod
Found 4th Nov 2011
Excellent price for this. Blemished box, but anyone who has ever bought a Logitech Blemished Box before knows that it usually doesn't even mean that ie box is fine but even if the box has a bit of tape on it, so what, it's brand new and you just chuck the box away anyway. Elsewhere:-
Amazon.co.uk £199.95
Best Buy UK £199.99
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BT Shop £293.37

A network music player and multi-room controller that let you listen to and control the digital music on your computer and the Internet in any room of your house.

Easy access to digital music
You can play songs from your personal library, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as Pandora® and Rhapsody®.*

Multi-room controller
It lets you easily browse, select, and play songs from any room with a 2.4-inch colour display, scroll wheel, familiar menus, and intuitive controls.

High-quality sound
You’ll enjoy crisp, clear sound through your home stereo or powered speakers thanks to 24-bit DAC, advanced audio rendering technology, and digital outputs.

Support for Wi-Fi and Ethernet
No wires needed—seamless integration with your existing home network lets you listen to the music on your computer in any room.

Easy to set up and use
Squeezebox software lets you enjoy Internet radio and online music services — without turning your computer on.

Easily expandable
It’s easy to add more Squeezebox players around your home and listen to a different song in each room—or synchronize them to hear the same music everywhere.

Works when your computer is off
You’ll enjoy a reliable wireless connection from up to 10 m with virtually no interference. And it’s pre-configured, so you’ll be ready to go right away.

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Squeezebox™ Duet
A network music system that lets you listen to and control the digital music you love in any room.


Music in the air
It wirelessly streams what you want to hear—your digital music library, Internet radio, and online music services.

Control at hand
A multi-room controller with a 6.1 cm colour display and scroll-wheel navigation puts control in your hands.

Sweet sounds
You won’t miss a bit—it delivers high-quality sound to the home stereo you already have.
A network music player and multi-room controller that let you listen to and control the digital music on your computer and the Internet in any room of your house.

Easy access to digital music
You can play songs from your personal library, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as Pandora® and Rhapsody®.*

Multi-room controller
It lets you easily browse, select, and play songs from any room with a 2.4-inch colour display, scroll wheel, familiar menus, and intuitive controls.

High-quality sound

You’ll enjoy crisp, clear sound through your home stereo or powered speakers thanks to 24-bit DAC, advanced audio rendering technology, and digital outputs.

Support for Wi-Fi and Ethernet
No wires needed—seamless integration with your existing home network lets you listen to the music on your computer in any room.

Easy to set up and use
Squeezebox software lets you enjoy Internet radio and online music services — without turning your computer on.

Easily expandable
It’s easy to add more Squeezebox players around your home and listen to a different song in each room—or synchronize them to hear the same music everywhere.

Works when your computer is off
You’ll enjoy a reliable wireless connection from up to 10 m with virtually no interference. And it’s pre-configured, so you’ll be ready to go right away.

System Requirements


PC
Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista® Windows® 7
512 MB RAM
80 MB available hard disk space
Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
Broadband Internet connection required

Mac
Mac OS® X (10.3.5 or later)
256 MB RAM
80 MB available hard disk space
Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
Broadband Internet connection required

Linux/BSD/Solaris
Perl (5.8.3 or later)
256 MB RAM
80 MB available hard disk space
Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
Broadband Internet connection required

Warranty Information
2-year limited hardware warranty

Package Contents
Squeezebox™ Controller
Squeezebox™ Receiver
Charging cradle with power supply
Power supply for receiver
RCA audio cables
Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
Quick-Start Guide

Edited by: "andywedge" 4th Nov 2011

Great price, fantastic bit of kit.

I ordered one a few weeks back as blemished boxed... looks brand new tbh.
Logitech have fanatstic CS too
HEAT ADDED
Edited by: "J1135" 4th Nov 2011

Got one a month ago when the deal with the free mouse was on. Althought it was sold as blemished box it was sealed and brand new. I have it connected to our systemline distributed audio system running squeezebox off a Netgear ReadyNas Duo and it works brilliantly. I get a wireless connection from 15 metres + in our house. The controller is good however probably a bit superflous if you have either apple or android kit as logitech have free controller apps for these. We use iphone, ipad and ipod touch as controllers. Just waiting for logitech to release their offical app for my samsung omnia 7 windows based phone. Looks like you could sell the controller separately for a fair price on Ebay which would make the received very cheap. Don't forget 5% Topcashback too.
Edited by: "billymac" 4th Nov 2011

I can't see this on their 'Blemished Box' page right now?

Update: Nevermind, it's now mysteriously appeared, strange that it wasn't there when I looked earlier.

Edited by: "Stompa" 4th Nov 2011

Would this stream wirelessly from an android tablet or does it have to be a windows/mac/Linux based system?

Banned

Superb!

can some tell me how it works, Does it have speakers or have to connect to another amplifier+speaker

moonkala

can some tell me how it works, Does it have speakers or have to connect … can some tell me how it works, Does it have speakers or have to connect to another amplifier+speaker


connect it to an amp or whatever via phono leads

Rom

connect it to an amp or whatever via phono leads



Would that be a 5amp or a 13amp?
Could you be just a little bit more specific on the "whatever"

this is a bargain price the controller is on the blemished box page at £119 on its own!!!also 5% tcb/quidco heat added

I have the Squeezebox which needs a pc to be on, running proprietary software as a server. Does this access a NAS instead?

Great deal. Got one last time. Item in mint condition.

terriclarkfan

I have the Squeezebox which needs a pc to be on, running proprietary … I have the Squeezebox which needs a pc to be on, running proprietary software as a server. Does this access a NAS instead?



It can either access music on your PC which has to be on or via a NAS which can run the squeezebox server software. I use a Netgear ReadyNas Duo which has squeezebox server capability built in.
Edited by: "billymac" 4th Nov 2011

Great deal, just ordered one

billymac

It can either access music on your PC which has to be on or via a NAS … It can either access music on your PC which has to be on or via a NAS which can run the squeezebox server software. I use a Netgear ReadyNas Duo which has squeezebox server capability built in.



Presumably the NAS Duo has to be permanently on for this to work?

I hate this site.. the wife's gonna kill me.
HOT!!

Bought, thanks!

Obviously a NAS or your PC has to be on and running the Logitech media server, and allow access your music files or even your Itunes library (ugh). However, it can also directly access a huge number of radio stations worldwide, via mysqueezebox.com without a PC or NAS. If you have a Spotify a/c or simliar subscription it can also use that.

Would that be a 5amp or a 13amp? ???
Eh? Standard stereo PHONO leads (RCA) for connection to hifi's, etc. The Duet doesn't have it's own speakers. en.wikipedia.org/wik…tor



Edited by: "airdsuk" 4th Nov 2011

tmb

Presumably the NAS Duo has to be permanently on for this to work?



Yes it does however you can programme the NAS Duo to power on and off on a day to day basis so I have it set to power off overnight. The NAS Duo draws very little power and is very quiet; I also use it as a back-up source for all the PCs in the house.

Regretted missing this last time, bagged one this time. Heat.

@tmb I don't turn my NAS off, but you can set it to a timer.

How does the multiroom function work? Do you have to buy more than 1 receiver if you want to use it in multiple rooms? Cheers

I ordered one but havent received email confirmation yet, has anyone got an email

Not trolling, genuine question here!
I dont get this product - was about to order one - as i thought it had speakers built in, then I can see how good it would be.

For this price - wouldn't you be better off with a basic tablet - which could do the same - with a jack to 2 phono lead?or a netbook? then you'd have all the music available on the network, plus photos, videos etc etc

Or is the sound quality on this "proper?"

vik1

Not trolling, genuine question here!I dont get this product - was about … Not trolling, genuine question here!I dont get this product - was about to order one - as i thought it had speakers built in, then I can see how good it would be.For this price - wouldn't you be better off with a basic tablet - which could do the same - with a jack to 2 phono lead?or a netbook? then you'd have all the music available on the network, plus photos, videos etc etcOr is the sound quality on this "proper?"



That's 1 option, but DACs would be rubbish, connections would be rubbish, complicated and cumbersome to change tracks etc. This has a proper ui on the remote which can work anywhere within reason.

Obviously you wouldn't want the speakers attached because people like to upgrade etc. If your after something like that then they had the squeezbox radio going for £89 the other day, does what this does but has a speaker, no remote etc though.

tuggy

Would that be a 5amp or a 13amp?Could you be just a little bit more … Would that be a 5amp or a 13amp?Could you be just a little bit more specific on the "whatever"


Just connect it to itoons with your headphones and you're good, don't think just buy

"We’re sorry but Squeezebox™ Duet - Blemished Box is currently out of stock and cannot be added to your basket. We apologise for any inconvenience."

But now I've just ordered one - just a glitch?

This is my 3rd; 1st one from Amazon for £180 last Xmas is now in the main hi-fi through a Linn DAC, 2nd bought from Groupon for £129 for the kitchen. All my music is on a ReadyNAS Duo. This one; I reckon I'll sell the controller on Ebay and my daughter can use her Android phone instead - should cost me around £20 for her to stop nicking my CDs! Shame there isn't an app for my Nokia.

inicholson

But now I've just ordered one - just a glitch?This is my 3rd; 1st one from … But now I've just ordered one - just a glitch?This is my 3rd; 1st one from Amazon for £180 last Xmas is now in the main hi-fi through a Linn DAC, 2nd bought from Groupon for £129 for the kitchen. All my music is on a ReadyNAS Duo. This one; I reckon I'll sell the controller on Ebay and my daughter can use her Android phone instead - should cost me around £20 for her to stop nicking my CDs! Shame there isn't an app for my Nokia.



You can use a Nokia 770 "skin" if you point our phone's web browser at Squeezeservers IP address and control the device from there

robo989

That's 1 option, but DACs would be rubbish, connections would be rubbish, … That's 1 option, but DACs would be rubbish, connections would be rubbish, complicated and cumbersome to change tracks etc. This has a proper ui on the remote which can work anywhere within reason.Obviously you wouldn't want the speakers attached because people like to upgrade etc. If your after something like that then they had the squeezbox radio going for £89 the other day, does what this does but has a speaker, no remote etc though.



Thanks - although i still think the ui would be better via a netbook - but you are right re the connections and probably audio quality. Guessing you'd have to go for a laptop to preserve that - and then the price goes up accordingly

After I'd just submitted the form a chat window popped saying "I've been authorised to give you 5% off" but the checkout page was already loading and it disappeared when the page changed

vik1

Thanks - although i still think the ui would be better via a netbook - … Thanks - although i still think the ui would be better via a netbook - but you are right re the connections and probably audio quality. Guessing you'd have to go for a laptop to preserve that - and then the price goes up accordingly



Everyone uses their kit differently and have different requirements so it might not be the best solution for you.

I am purchasing this to connect to a HiFi separates system. I do have a laptop in the lounge but it is sloooow so by the time it loads I'd have probably have gone off the idea of listening to music! If your netbook is charging or you're using a 3.5mm to phono cable you're tied down to being within a few meters of the HiFi and it's nowhere near as portable as this. You can carry this remote all over the house with you. I'll be connecting it to a NAS so I don't need to have any PC on at all.

Right now I have a wireless audio sender from the laptop to the HiFi, but the DAC in that is low quality (only cost me £25 or something) and I'm still tied to the laptop, which I don't like.




Edited by: "PoisonJam" 5th Nov 2011

To the OP:

Massive thanks for this! I have just bought a Windows Home Server box and I was going to eventually fork out on a Sonos set-up consisting of a ZP90, wireless bridge and remote - obviously this has saved me a lot of money and I can have it right now! I had a Logitech Wireless DJ and it was perfect but wouldn't run on Vista/W7 for me so it had to go.

I will probably "upgrade" to Sonos in the future but I'm sure I won't lose too much selling this on

good deal

Better than a timer, if your server/NAS supports Wake on LAN (WoL), the Squeezebox sends a magic packet to wake it up on demand..

The controller itself is also an audio player for those that don't know - a very good one at that. Has a headphone socket on top so you can use it with portable speakers anywhere in the house.

I thought the controller had issues with playing back some formats/bitrates e.g. FLAC. Is that still the case?

alasrati

I thought the controller had issues with playing back some … I thought the controller had issues with playing back some formats/bitrates e.g. FLAC. Is that still the case?



nope, plays FLAC fine even 24/96. Got one a month back, the touch has a MUCH better sounding DAC but this is a bargain and glad I bought it.

PoisonJam - Nov 05, 2011 10:41After I'd just submitted the form a chat … PoisonJam - Nov 05, 2011 10:41After I'd just submitted the form a chat window popped saying "I've been authorised to give you 5% off" but the checkout page was already loading and it disappeared when the page changed



I was offered that and managed to click the link.. I didn't get the discount (presumably blemished box items are exempt) and my Quidco hasn't tracked yet so might not get my 5% either way!

vik1

Thanks - although i still think the ui would be better via a netbook - … Thanks - although i still think the ui would be better via a netbook - but you are right re the connections and probably audio quality. Guessing you'd have to go for a laptop to preserve that - and then the price goes up accordingly



Laptop would be the awful too, in fact you'd need a high end soundcard to get close to this.

PoisonJam

After I'd just submitted the form a chat window popped saying "I've been … After I'd just submitted the form a chat window popped saying "I've been authorised to give you 5% off" but the checkout page was already loading and it disappeared when the page changed



Normal, blemished boxes = no discount.
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