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Ikabob
2010-05-18, 13:59
Please excuse this vent but I would just like to say "thank you" to the developers of these Squeezebox players and to the developer of the Ipeng remote. Never have I been able to enjoy so much beautiful quality-sounding music so conveniently placed at my fingertips. As I sit here in a light rain after planting a few flowers to add to the beauty of this day , listening to a piece by Debussey I just find myself very lucky and so appreciative. Also for those on this forum who helped me understand the Squeeze system and still do come to the rescue to answer questions. Logitech provides a very complex but quality product. Many things have to harmonize.

So, thanks for letting me vent like this every once in a while. I have a special feeling sitting here in the drizzle... Just me and Claude and the birds.

Mark Miksis
2010-05-18, 14:02
Every once in a while I wish these forums had a "Like" button. :)

wonder boy
2010-05-18, 14:09
Please excuse this vent but I would just like to say "thank you" to the developers of these Squeezebox players and to the developer of the Ipeng remote. Never have I been able to enjoy so much beautiful quality-sounding music so conveniently placed at my fingertips. As I sit here in a light rain after planting a few flowers to add to the beauty of this day , listening to a piece by Debussey I just find myself very lucky and so appreciative. Also for those on this forum who helped me understand the Squeeze system and still do come to the rescue to answer questions. Logitech provides a very complex but quality product. Many things have to harmonize.

So, thanks for letting me vent like this every once in a while. I have a special feeling sitting here in the drizzle... Just me and Claude and the birds.

I couldn't agree more, one of the main reasons I went with iphone was for ipeng app. Never listened to my music as much as I do these days. LOGITECH=LIFE CHANGING FOR ME!

iPhone
2010-05-18, 17:00
Please excuse this vent but I would just like to say "thank you" to the developers of these Squeezebox players and to the developer of the Ipeng remote. Never have I been able to enjoy so much beautiful quality-sounding music so conveniently placed at my fingertips. As I sit here in a light rain after planting a few flowers to add to the beauty of this day , listening to a piece by Debussey I just find myself very lucky and so appreciative. Also for those on this forum who helped me understand the Squeeze system and still do come to the rescue to answer questions. Logitech provides a very complex but quality product. Many things have to harmonize.

So, thanks for letting me vent like this every once in a while. I have a special feeling sitting here in the drizzle... Just me and Claude and the birds.

You're such a FanBoy, just kidding. I couldn't agree more. Squeezebox has allowed me to spend more time listening instead of searching, wondering, and going though the wasted time of picking a CD, putting it in a player, removing it when done, placing it back on the proper shelf, and repeating the whole process again without rinsing.

And it has put this ease of Music in every room of my home!

I have always said that one can't judge a product by a Forum because people have the nature to be more motivated to type when they have something to bitch about then when they are just plain happy. And the satisfied customers that don't have anything to bitch about are to busy enjoying Squeezebox and the music to start joy threads or haven't even taken the time to find a Squeezebox Forum.

Thanks to Sean, Dean, Andy, Mickey, Caleb, Michael, Mark, Ben, et al that have worked to make Squeezebox what we enjoy everyday!

audiomuze
2010-05-18, 22:39
I generally listen via my Transporter and control proceedings via iPeng - for the most part (the over voltage bug that sometimes halts proceedings excepted) it's a robust experience using a "mature" product and I enjoy my listening time.

I do think though that many people have been burned with the Duet, and, frankly, through my experience with earlier Squeezebox products and the many posts in the forums, I doubt the user experience is particularly robust when using a newer product. I guess its an unfortunate fact that teething problems are an inevitability. For the less patient among us my recommendation is not to be an early adopter of new products in the Squeezebox range. Once it's all up and working as intended it's great, it's getting there that's often the issue.

Soulkeeper
2010-05-19, 06:06
Every once in a while I wish these forums had a "Like" button. :)

There is a "Rate thread" link on the right, though.

m1abrams
2010-05-19, 06:57
I have an SB1, Duet, Radio, and a Touch. They have all work great for me without much issue. The Sb1 has given me some issue in that it does not like to reconnect to the server when it loses connection and I have to power cycle it, but the other 3 have work flawlessly for me.

My only real complaint is the Alarm interface on the Radio could be better, particularly with how it handles snooze. It should not be easy to mix snooze and alarm off, in fact alarm OFF should be a difficult thing to hit.

But for the act of listening to music easily whenever and syncing, I love em.

FYI - I have an ~8000 track FLAC collection and even use wireless for the radio and duet.

snarlydwarf
2010-05-19, 08:19
My only real complaint is the Alarm interface on the Radio could be better, particularly with how it handles snooze. It should not be easy to mix snooze and alarm off, in fact alarm OFF should be a difficult thing to hit.

that's why my SB is across the room: I have to find and use the remote to shut the thing off.

Someone makes a clock radio that rolls around (off the table and under the bed) when the alarm goes off for the same reason. And I recall someone had one with a game of 'Simon' on the top ... you had to complete a round before it would shut up.




FYI - I have an ~8000 track FLAC collection and even use wireless for the radio and duet.

My radio is at work, connected to a cheap wireless router, which goes to a cable modem and connects back to my house for music.

Since it's all Comcast, its actually not bad at all for latency since it never leaves their network.

I get sad when I take the radio away for a weekend and forget to bring it back on Monday.

cunobelinus
2010-05-21, 00:12
Squeezebox is indeed life enhancing. As iPhone says: say a silent (or even a musical) prayer for Sean Adams and the rest of SlimDevices, then. Sean's the one who created and he and the others made it. They are the ones who deserve the credit for any warm glowing feelings. Oh, and Pippin, of course. Couldn't agree more about iPeng. It makes the whole system a real joy to use.

Logitech - hm, yes, well, things not quite the same since they started directing the bandwagon.


On 18 May 2010, at 22:09, wonder boy wrote:

>
> Ikabob;548746 Wrote:
>> Please excuse this vent but I would just like to say "thank you" to the
>> developers of these Squeezebox players and to the developer of the
>> Ipeng remote. Never have I been able to enjoy so much beautiful
>> quality-sounding music so conveniently placed at my fingertips. As I
>> sit here in a light rain after planting a few flowers to add to the
>> beauty of this day , listening to a piece by Debussey I just find
>> myself very lucky and so appreciative. Also for those on this forum who
>> helped me understand the Squeeze system and still do come to the rescue
>> to answer questions. Logitech provides a very complex but quality
>> product. Many things have to harmonize.
>>
>> So, thanks for letting me vent like this every once in a while. I have
>> a special feeling sitting here in the drizzle... Just me and Claude and
>> the birds.
>
> I couldn't agree more, one of the main reasons I went with iphone was
> for ipeng app. Never listened to my music as much as I do these days.
> LOGITECH=LIFE CHANGING FOR ME!
>
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copperstate
2010-05-22, 05:28
You're such a FanBoy, just kidding. I couldn't agree more. Squeezebox has allowed me to spend more time listening instead of searching, wondering, and going though the wasted time of picking a CD, putting it in a player, removing it when done, placing it back on the proper shelf, and repeating the whole process again without rinsing.

And it has put this ease of Music in every room of my home!
...
Thanks to Sean, Dean, Andy, Mickey, Caleb, Michael, Mark, Ben, et al that have worked to make Squeezebox what we enjoy everyday!

Same here, I am spending more time listening to fine music again. I started with a SB Radio and liked the SB system so much (despite the alarm woes) that I got a SB3 soon thereafter. :)

peterw
2010-05-22, 06:01
say a silent (or even a musical) prayer for Sean Adams and the rest of SlimDevices, then. Sean's the one who created and he and the others made it. They are the ones who deserve the credit for any warm glowing feelings.

Sean did a good thing, but his actions weren't always the best. Sean championed the rotten Logitech Public Source License for the software that drives Controller, Radio, and Touch, and I'm convinced that led to a much lower level of "community" help fixing bugs and enhancing the new platform. Fortunately Logitech fixed that problem and now (special thanks also to Erland) we're starting to see an increasing number of improvements and customizations that address the needs and desires that Logitech can't tackle on its own. LPSL nearly killed the Squeezebox line, as Slim Devices and Logitech SMBU never adequately staffed themselves for the sort of closed development that the LPSL required. It's clear to me that a bunch of warm feelings are due to a number of Logitech folks (including old-timers now on the payroll like Ben, Michael, and Andy) who fought to fix the LPSL mess and get things moving again. Certainly I forgive Sean his licensing goof, and thank everbody on the Slim/Logi payroll and off for all the great things they've done.

Ikabob
2011-06-19, 02:49
Please excuse this vent but I would just like to say "thank you" to the developers of these Squeezebox players and to the developer of the Ipeng remote. Never have I been able to enjoy so much beautiful quality-sounding music so conveniently placed at my fingertips. As I sit here in a light rain after planting a few flowers to add to the beauty of this day , listening to a piece by Debussey I just find myself very lucky and so appreciative. Also for those on this forum who helped me understand the Squeeze system and still do come to the rescue to answer questions. Logitech provides a very complex but quality product. Many things have to harmonize.

So, thanks for letting me vent like this every once in a while. I have a special feeling sitting here in the drizzle... Just me and Claude and the birds.

Thanks to all the forum members who have helped me with this great Squeezebox music system.
I wanted to bring back this thread, because after more than one year, I still get that same feeling. This morning (June 19 Fathers' Day 5:30am) I am sitting on the patio listening to the songs of wrens, after a gentle morning rain, listening to soft music thanks to the Logitech Squeezeboxes. I am thankful I am a very lucky father. My original post says it all and nothing really has changed except this morning I am with Antonio Vivaldi. Thanks.

Fahzz
2011-06-19, 05:36
For me, it's 8:30 AM and a Jobim channel on Pandora. We share the same sentiments.

gfuchs
2011-06-19, 08:10
To add my two cents to this, my Squeezebox products are one of a very small list of things that I have been completely satisfied with.
They do exactly what I wanted, and have worked perfectly for me.

I have frequently wished I could express this in person to those involved.
(and by them a beer or whatever)

eganders
2011-06-19, 10:12
I wholeheartedly agree with all the good sentiment. The Squeezebox ecosystem is amazing. I, and the many friends I've introduced to Squeezeboxing, continue to be very happy with our systems and purchases. I am, therefore, anxious to see what great new Squeeze products they come out with next, and please make it soon - hint, hint, nudge, nudge...

fairyliquidizer
2011-06-19, 10:51
Question: Can I vent?
Answer: I don't know... are you a whale? ...or are you just having a whale of a time.

Sorry about that. Silliness abounds this evening.

teeitup
2011-06-19, 12:31
All I can add is...

What they said.

Best add-on to my home environment ever.

copperstate
2011-06-19, 13:52
Same here, I am spending more time listening to fine music again. I started with a SB Radio and liked the SB system so much (despite the alarm woes) that I got a SB3 soon thereafter. :)

I just added a second radio recently. :)

jimzak
2011-06-19, 16:09
Pre-SB, I was merely a collector of music.

Now I am listening constantly whenever I am home.

I have one of everything, all controllable via my iPad or my Android phone or scattered controllers.

The only chore I have now is converting my CD collection to .flac; I foresee that going on for another 3-5 years. I'll hit file 100,000 in the next week or so.

socistep
2011-06-20, 03:38
Pre-SB, I was merely a collector of music.

Now I am listening constantly whenever I am home.

I have one of everything, all controllable via my iPad or my Android phone or scattered controllers.

The only chore I have now is converting my CD collection to .flac; I foresee that going on for another 3-5 years. I'll hit file 100,000 in the next week or so.

Same here for me, I had a Cd player but didn't really listen enough, its now 3 years since I bought my first SB system and listen to so much more - not just my music but also background music around the house.

The state of my music collection still needs work, particularly to get genre's and years corrected - I automated ripping via a vortexbox but the tagging isn't as good as it would be on say dbpoweramp but it enabled me to rip quickly and box CD's up into the loft

vrette
2011-06-21, 12:53
I just added a second radio recently. :)

Just added my third radio. :)