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Thread: Dear Squeezebox, still love you
2012-03-02, 16:57 #11
* Squeezebox Duet * Squeezebox Boom * Squeezebox Radio * Ready NAS NV+ * Softsqueeze *
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
2012-03-02, 18:29 #12
+ 1 on all the above. I often get the house to myself during the day,so although I have no excuse for not doing my share of the housework, the chores are a lot less mundane when I synchronise a couple of Squeezeboxes and play some loud jazz/rock.
Combine that with the ability to play almost anything on demand,to be able to experiment with new music,to be able to sit in my favourite chair and within seconds be playing anything from my own collection,to witness my 9 year old son berating his Mum for watching too much TV, and not listening to enough music, and finally how good parties are with Squeezeboxen.
Love is perhaps too strong an emotion, but Squeezeboxes are for me the best and most used gadget I have ever bought.
TrevTouch + my hifi
Duet + AE2's
SB3 + AE5's
2 Booms ( 1 as a spare )
Squeezecommander on Samsung Galaxy Ace
ipeng on wifes ipad
Logitech app on my sons HTC Desire
2012-03-02, 23:38 #13
- Join Date
- Dec 2010
Agree with OP. I started with an SB3 after reading a review in Linux Format. Since then my listening has been almost exclusively digital. I have even digitised the majority of my LP collection. Now I have (as well as the SB3) two Radios and listen via software emulators on two computers and via Squeezepad and iPeng on the iPad. Squeezepad is particularly fun for guests to browse the music collection.
I now run LMS 7.7.1 on a QNAP NAS. I've never had issues with SBS in its various versions, other than alarms on the SBR defaulting to disco. All is excellent on LMS 7.7.1.
Will soon buy a Touch, I think.
2012-03-02, 23:40 #14
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
Nice to see some appreciation rather than just problems on a forum.
Have had the original SB3 since 2006 and still love it. The squeezebox radio is in the bedroom but gets carried to the kitchen and garden when needed for dinners or bbq.
I couldn't live without them!
2012-03-03, 08:25 #15
Go to the blog post (http://blog.logitech.com/2012/03/01/...ch-squeezebox/) that Wigster posted and put your OP in a comment to the blog post. Can't hurt to have the Logitech marketing people read what you posted.Players: Squeezebox 3, Duet, Touch
Hi-Fi : B&W CM-8, Cambridge Audio Azur 540A, Cambridge Audio DacMagic
2012-03-03, 15:01 #16
great to hear that we're all still enjoying the music via our varied SqueezeBoxes..........
look at my sig and it tells the tale..got rid of a lot of my Linn gear including a fine Ikemi cd spinner for the Transporter which was/is an inspired creation by Slim Devices team.
we musn't forget all the folks who continue to improve our enjoyment of the system like Triode and Erland....the BBCIPLAYER is my most used "app" for catching up on BBCR4,BBCR3 and BBC4XTRA.
dennisLinn Products Akurate DS/1
Bonnec Audiosysteme Timpano Preamplifier
Linn Products Akurate C4200 Dynamik
Totem Acoustics Forest (Biwired/Amped)
Synology NAS DS 112+
BubbleDS on Samsung Galaxy Note
Linn LP12/Cirkus/Ekos2/Dynavector DV17D2/Linn Linto/Linn Lingo1
2012-03-04, 10:18 #17
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- Feb 2009
My wife and I are addicted to our squeezeboxes.
They've completely changed the way we enjoy music.
Squeezeboxes are easily the best money spent on home entertainment ever, and that is coming from a technology-geek who has purchased countless electronic toys and gizmos (also a lot of high-end audio gear) over the years.
Nothing else to add...I just wanted to be part of this thread in some way.
2012-03-04, 12:44 #18
The Squeezebox obviously caught me as well.
I originally had to choose between Logitech Squeezebox and Philips Streamium. And I did the right choice.
I started with a Duet and soon discovered that the Duet Controller runs a Linux and was programmable. Hey - so I started to hack it and the Headphone Switcher + Weather Forecast Applets soon saw the light.
I the meantime the Radio was announced and it took it's place in the bedroom while a Boom sneaked into my home office.
Obviously the iPad came along my way and wanting to improve my Squeezebox experience my first (and still last iPad) App saw the light. Wow more than a year has passed since and I don't know anymore how Radio #2 and #3 made it into kitchen and bathroom
As I'm moving now into a new flat there will be one new spare room ... guess what will be one of the first new items to be bought only for this room!Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
Want to see a Weather Forecast on your Radio/Touch/Controller ? => why not try my Weather Forecast Applet
Want to use the Headphones with your Controller ? => why not try my Headphone Switcher Applet
2012-03-04, 22:16 #19
i do very much hope Logitech keeps evolving the concept - think slim, think audio quality as a huge priority.
there are shortcomings with the user interface, which puts basic and rigid data first; and interaction with and dynamic management of music not quite so.
but i can't see another product i could use to replace my SB, and i think it'd be tragically silly of Logitech to abandon or reinvent the concept against some other flawed premise (such as the revue, which i bought and gave away)....pablo
Server: MiniITX build w/Intel DH61DL & i3-2100T - Ubuntu 12.04 - LMS 7.7.2
Sources: SB3 (3), SB Boom (3), Touch (1), Duet (1), Radio (1), Accuphase DP65v CD (used as DAC for SB3 mostly)
Amplifiers: Accuphase E306v - Creek OBH21/22
Loudspeakers: Ceeroy 3-way tower (tuned) - Audioengine 5/S8 - Acoustic Energy Aego M
Headphones: Grado SR-1
2012-03-05, 01:15 #20
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
- West Sussex, UK
Just felt I should add my love... Used from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep - loved by the children (and used by the 5 year old up) - they have totally transformed my relationship with music.
After becoming a grown up I lost the "space" for music in my life which I have only just rediscovered... and am now spending more time and money on it!Main system: SB Touch, Arcam A85, Mission 733i speakers
SB Classic into old JVC microsystem
SB Boom, Logitech Z4 subwoofer
LMS 7.7.2 running on WHS 2011 on a HP Prolaint Microserver
Squeeze Commander on Samsung Galaxy S2