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MikeekiM
2010-12-27, 12:35
I am trying to convince some friends to go SqueezeBox who have never even dipped their little toe into the whole digital audio receiver waters, and I can't find a good overview of the SqueezeBox "System" (not even on the Logitech website)...

Can anyone point me in a good direction here? SlimDevices used to have a lot of great material...but I can't find anything useful to save my life...

I am a huge advocate of the SqueezeBox solution...so I am in no way trying to throw anyone under the bus here...but man, as an advocate I feel like I have no ammunition to help sell this product to less technical beings...

garym
2010-12-27, 12:42
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Main_Page
but this is likely too detailed and will turn then off. And as others have said, logitech has never done a good job of explaining the "system" nature of these players (in contrast, SONOS has done an excellent marketing job on this).

I've "sold" lots of SB players to friends and family by simply having them sit in my living room while I select songs to play from my collection via my iphone/ipeng. And then select a few internet radio stations, and Pandora, etc. to play. All from my chair. A "picture" is worth a thousand words.

Mark Miksis
2010-12-27, 12:56
One option is to download softsqueeze or squeezeplay along with SBS and have them play with a software only system before deciding to buy. However, I have also seen the complexity of doing this be a turn-off for potential buyers.

SamS
2010-12-27, 13:13
You can read some of the reviews for the Squeezebox products.

I wrote a review for the Radio here (http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/hardware/logitech-squeezebox-radio-wi-fi-music-player.html), where I try to give a generalized view of what the Squeezebox system does.

MikeekiM
2010-12-29, 19:32
Thanks... I really wonder how this product line will be able to survive long term if people have a hard time figuring out the value-add and use model...

I understand it...and others here do...but I bet most of us are gadget/technical oriented people (and probably are also largely early adopters of technology in general)...

How is Logitech going to the masses without a good summary/explanation?

And I hate that the transporter has been eliminated...

socistep
2010-12-31, 04:42
Thanks... I really wonder how this product line will be able to survive long term if people have a hard time figuring out the value-add and use model...

I understand it...and others here do...but I bet most of us are gadget/technical oriented people (and probably are also largely early adopters of technology in general)...

How is Logitech going to the masses without a good summary/explanation?

And I hate that the transporter has been eliminated...

This is a real concern for me also, I have invested a lot of money in SB products over the past few years and can't see what, if any, the forward strategy is for the product range.

Previously there was a good website that gave an overview and decent product information, it wasn't as good as sonos marketing but it was good to show people, that went earlier in the year and is now just absorbed into the overall logitech website with limited information.

Mnyb
2010-12-31, 04:47
transporter is back as "Transporter SE" sam as ever except they removed that funky transnav knob and lovered the price

Wirrunna
2010-12-31, 05:05
This post >>-> http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=38242&view=findpost&p=337788 <<-< set me on the Squeezebox path, though I have long since left iTunes behind for FLAC (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=55209)

FredFredrickson
2011-01-03, 12:56
I am trying to convince some friends to go SqueezeBox who have never even dipped their little toe into the whole digital audio receiver waters, and I can't find a good overview of the SqueezeBox "System" (not even on the Logitech website)...

Can anyone point me in a good direction here? SlimDevices used to have a lot of great material...but I can't find anything useful to save my life...

I am a huge advocate of the SqueezeBox solution...so I am in no way trying to throw anyone under the bus here...but man, as an advocate I feel like I have no ammunition to help sell this product to less technical beings...

Here's a very non-technical overview on what I believe the biggest benefits to the system are:

http://sb.cnhpa.com/?p=71

John A
2011-01-03, 22:48
You can read some of the reviews for the Squeezebox products.

I wrote a review for the Radio here (http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/hardware/logitech-squeezebox-radio-wi-fi-music-player.html), where I try to give a generalized view of what the Squeezebox system does.

Very nice review of the radio, Sam.

Consider also the Stereophile review of the Touch:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/logitech-squeezebox-touch-network-music-player

There is a strong general Squeezebox recommendation from Gimell Records:

http://www.gimell.com/networkmusicplayers.aspx

iPhone
2011-01-04, 07:49
For me the problem with the Logitech Squeezebox Website is that it the exact opposite of the Slim Devices Squeezebox website. What I mean by this is that the SD site was geared toward information and technical specs that could lead to a sale by one going to the order page. The Logitech site is more of just a sales site with some weak marketing. As if the person looking for it already knows what they want and are ready to buy.

The SB Radio might be thought of as ready for mass market, but let's face it, Squeezebox is still a geek/techno toy and GTs like all the technical information.

Pascal Hibon
2011-01-04, 12:52
For me the problem with the Logitech Squeezebox Website is that it the exact opposite of the Slim Devices Squeezebox website. What I mean by this is that the SD site was geared toward information and technical specs that could lead to a sale by one going to the order page. The Logitech site is more of just a sales site with some weak marketing. As if the person looking for it already knows what they want and are ready to buy.

The SB Radio might be thought of as ready for mass market, but let's face it, Squeezebox is still a geek/techno toy and GTs like all the technical information.

I agree.
I guess it is wishful thinking hoping that the Slimdevices people would take the ownership again of the Squeezebox products. Shame that itís probably not going to happen. I fear that Logitech is not the right company for the Squeezebox product and in the long run it wonít have a great future ahead.