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FredFredrickson
2012-03-02, 08:29
Since logitech has been pretty quiet as of late regarding whether or not new squeezeboxes will happen, I wanted to help make sure any scouts looking here-

I am a squeezebox fanatic. I have a Touch, controller, two receivers, and a radio. I am in love with them. If one dies I will need another. I will continue buying these devices until the day that I die. I use the radio for grilling outdoors. I use the duet to impress dates and make parties happen.

EVERY SINGLE GET TOGETHER AT MY HOUSE starts with somebody looking for the latest stuff on rhapsody to get the party started.

I shower with the music from a receiver in my bathroom.

I cook with music from the reciever in my kitchen

I sleep with the touch playing by my bed.

There is no single group of products that I use more than my squeezeboxen. They are part of my identity. Keep the love flowing.

I talk about squeezeboxes to everybody I know. I've helped a few people I know make the purchases. I will continue to do so.

maggior
2012-03-02, 08:41
I am of the same sentiment. My family loves them too. If something isn't right (server not working, rhapsody not working, etc.), I'll get a call at work from my wife asking how to fix it. Fortunately, this is a very rare occurance.

Ours are in constant use. In the evening while my wife watches TV, I sit in my man chair and listen to music on an SB3. 2 of my kids have their bedtime playlist that they listen to every night on their Booms as they go to sleep. I listen to my SB3 on my bedside table going to sleep. On the weekends, the Touch in the family room sees a lot of use. Anytime something is going on in the kitchen, the Duet is on.

We've become so dependent on this setup that if Squeezeboxes went away, I would HAVE to find an alternate solution. In our house, no squeezeboxes would be like not having TV - unacceptable!

jp73
2012-03-02, 08:55
For me the same

Got a transporter on my main stereo in the living room, got a Squeezebox boom in the kitchen that plays most of the day.
For my 3 daughters I bought a set as well, I think it is future proof they will love them when they get a bit older. (they are only 3,5 and 7) The 7 year old can now read so she plays her own stuff.

I just both 2 of the last booms I could find on a sale to make sure everyone will have the same system. The oldest one has a classic connected to a set Harman Kardon soundsticks II. Thats a pretty nice set for a bedroom.

I work away from home so in my shared apartment I got a classic connected to the stereo and I can listen to my local radio station (work and home is 1000 km apart), also I can stream all the music on my server via the internet to my Squeezebox classic abroad.

Now I'm looking to get another set for the kitchen in my apartment and I'm negotiating with a quy who has a brand-new Squeezebox Classic in a sealed box (he wants too much for it).

Last week I saw that all the Controllers are being dumped, bought one and really liked it, as did my 7 year old. Since she doesn't have a smartphone I guessed a controller would be really nice for the kids so I bought another 4. Three for the kids so they will have one each and one to take away to the apartment. Now I only have to see to get it to work via the internet with my server.

So a very happy user :-)

and for the record I have never had much issues since I got the first Classic about 5 years ago, all of the are wireless connected

Soulkeeper
2012-03-02, 09:04
The moment I saw a SB3 at a friend's place, in 2009, I knew that this was it. This was the solution that I had dreamt about in the 1990s, but eventually pushed to the back of my mind because I thought nobody else was interested, and that it wouldn't become a reality in my lifetime. (Although now I've learned that SD launched the SLIMP3 as early as 2001... whaddyaknow.)

I was astounded by the elegance of the UI, how well engineered the whole thing was, and that it wasn't a cheapo low-end plastic gizmo from Hong Kong, and that it wasn't an unreasonably expensive steel brick weighing 20 pounds. Small, elegant, and there it sat between two Magnepans and one Inguz, sounding great. I was sold.

I had a hard time figuring out what model to buy, what suited my needs. The marketing information was confusing as heck. It was almost like Logitech wanted to dazzle potential customers until they gave up. (Plus, the SB3 was discontinued, and the Touch wasn't introduced yet, so there was kind of a hole in the product line.) But my mind was made up. I ended up with a Duet, pretty much at random. I figured that as long as it didn't have speakers, it would probably suit my needs. Which was about right. The Controller, despite all its awkward neither-fish-nor-fowl-ness, melted my heart with its un-advertised geek port, IR transmitter, and headphone output. I played around with using it as a second player instead of a remote, but never found a comfortable use for it.

Then I found a second hand Boom for $180. So I sold sold my Tivoli model 3 bedside radio for $180, and put the Boom in its place. The sound quality was superior, and now I could wake up to my own music instead of irritating garbage pop on the radio. Plus, I suddenly had a wealth of radio stations to choose from, some of them actually not that bad. And I could leave the Controller in the cradle, to serve its intended purpose for pausing and changing volume, and to be available when my SO or guests wanted to browse my music collection.

Two Radios and a Touch later, and the apartment is full of music. I sort of want one more Touch for my headphone setup at the office, but a USB soundcard is more practical when I'm sitting by the computer anyway, so I can't allow myself that expense. Since there's no room for more Squeezeboxes in my life atm, I'm content with evangelizing to my friends. I'm certain that I'm starting to drive some of them crazy by now. ;)

garym
2012-03-02, 09:43
Agree. Our many SB's (see sig) are part of our daily life and in use much more than our TVs.

Ikabob
2012-03-02, 10:13
Since logitech has been pretty quiet as of late regarding whether or not new squeezeboxes will happen, I wanted to help make sure any scouts looking here-

I am a squeezebox fanatic. I have a Touch, controller, two receivers, and a radio. I am in love with them. If one dies I will need another. I will continue buying these devices until the day that I die. I use the radio for grilling outdoors. I use the duet to impress dates and make parties happen.

EVERY SINGLE GET TOGETHER AT MY HOUSE starts with somebody looking for the latest stuff on rhapsody to get the party started.

I shower with the music from a receiver in my bathroom.

I cook with music from the reciever in my kitchen


I sleep with the touch playing by my bed.

There is no single group of products that I use more than my squeezeboxen. They are part of my identity. Keep the love flowing.

I talk about squeezeboxes to everybody I know. I've helped a few people I know make the purchases. I will continue to do so.



I feel EXACTLY the same as the above posters. I am CRAZY-IN-LOVE with the Squeezeboxen also! I am obsessed with them. I have had moments and feelings just like Fred (above) and I have posted similar comments in many of my previous threads. I am so glad to see that I am not the only one who feels this way and also, my wife will be relieved knowing that there are others out there just like me! Thank you so much!

MrSinatra
2012-03-02, 10:56
i like my SBs, but i don't love them. still too much clunkyness, too many unresolved but basic bugs.

still, the #1 reason i got a SB, high audio quality, still exists, and so i am grateful for that.

ajkidle
2012-03-02, 11:15
I use the radio for grilling outdoors.


My radio never gets hot enough to use for grilling, but when used as music players, I agree with your post whole-heartedly.

I own more Squeezeboxes than I can justify given the size and layout of my house -- and yet I still keep an eye out for good deals on yet another SB. And don't get me started on the prospect of a Boom 2.

jazzcat
2012-03-02, 13:49
I started out with a Touch, then added a Radio, and then yet another Radio.
I love these gadgets and use them everyday. (Helped me ditch XM/Sirius which has gone straight to the sewer since the merger.)
And btw...all my SB products have been bug free and totally stable.
Sincere thanks to SB folks at Logitech.

JeffHart
2012-03-02, 14:14
I'll admit to being a fanboy as well. I've always had music going 95% of the time I'm awake and not on the phone or watching a movie; the Squeezeboxen have made it much easier. I can either sync up a number of rooms if I'm moving about or use Other Players to have my setlist follow me around.

Used Spotify and the kitchen Boom to check out Fanfarlo this morning (there was an article in the paper) then listened to the Avant Garde Jazz / Free Jazz Pandora channel, then back to Spotify to see if they had Mike Stern - he's playing in the area this weekend and wanted to see if my wife would be interested in going.

Currently listening in my office with a receiver hooked up to an ancient NEC AVR-710 hooked up to some book shelf speakers to my collection on random - it's a bit eclectic.

Gave my brother a Touch for the holidays and a Spotify subscription for his birthday since he enjoys the system when he visits.

ChristianST
2012-03-02, 16:57
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gruntwolla
2012-03-02, 18:29
+ 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.
Trev

Grumpy Bob
2012-03-02, 23:38
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.

trotsky10
2012-03-02, 23:40
Ditto.

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!

Eliot Rosewater
2012-03-03, 08:25
Word.

Go to the blog post (http://blog.logitech.com/2012/03/01/a-music-lovers-main-squeeze-the-logitech-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.

dennis55
2012-03-03, 15:01
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.

cheers

dennis

Benefactor
2012-03-04, 10:18
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.

bluegaspode
2012-03-04, 12:44
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!

pablolie
2012-03-04, 22:16
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).

JonWill
2012-03-05, 01:15
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!

kc5f
2012-03-05, 06:39
And yet another... I think the poster who mentioned being addicted to them had it spot on. I use mine all the time, too, and am constantly showing them off to other folks who never knew things like this existed. I've reached my limit of units for the house, but if a replacement for the Boom ever comes out I don't think it will take long to find an excuse to need another!

RonM
2012-03-05, 07:15
Count me in, too.

I had long pined for a way to play digitized music through my stereo system, other than by burning CDs. I stumbled upon the Duet somewhere, and the rest all followed.

Original Duet replaced by a Transporter sourced on eBay, with that Duet in storage pending future need. Second Duet services music needs on the home theater system. Two Booms in active use in various places, usually outside on the verandah and my home office. A third is in storage against future needs, bought from the UK with a European plug (I'm in Canada), when another Boom dies, I will use its plug).

I bought a spare Controller when Logitech Canada sold them cheap (against future needs again), but often find myself using the app for the BlackBerry playbook to control the system.

I love this system, and can't imagine my musical life without it. Or something similar.

Am writing this on vacation in Belize, sitting on my deck watching the Caribbean and the light rain, listening to music on my Boom, run through a direct wifi connection to my netbook (what win7 calls an "ad hoc" connection), which contains my entire music collection converted to high end mp3s from lossless.

Ron

GeeJay
2012-03-07, 19:36
I share the love. The Squeezebox line has allowed me to rediscover my passion for music I lost somewhere in early adulthood. I have spent more money on music in the last 5 years than I did in the previous 20, counter to what is happening to the industry in general. I hope Logitech stays committed to the line, because I fear any alternative will just be a dumbed-down one-trick pony compared to what I've experienced with Squeezebox.

Shredder
2012-03-08, 12:50
I love these products. I own 3 SB3s and a Transporter. I will soon be buying a Touch and will certainly be excited by any new products. Please do not drop these products (I can't imagine you would, but many on the forums are nervous).

your momo
2012-03-08, 14:00
I can also add my voice here, SB just changed my life six years ago. I had a hard start with the server, as a complete newbee in network, but the music love was stronger. In the mean time I listened all of them an appreciate the quality of each. Today lineup is thin as never, but I look positively toward a bright futur...

Squeezemenicely
2012-05-18, 04:33
Ok, just added a SB Radio to my collection. I really hope that Logitech will continue the SB line.
It is such a great product.

I definitely listen to more music than before - and my CD player is getting jealous, since the SBs are getting so much more attention.

maggior
2012-05-18, 06:14
I definitely listen to more music than before - and my CD player is getting jealous, since the SBs are getting so much more attention.

My CD players are suffering from complete neglect. They could get up and walk out and I wouldn't even notice. Don't think they'd be too happy about that :-).

Seriously, I haven't listened to a CD since I have my squeezeboxes. My CD players are still in my systems only because it would be extra work to disconnect them and take them out.

Mushroom_3
2012-05-18, 07:23
Like all the posters above, my life has been transformed by the Squeezebox system since 2006 and my first SB3 (now used by my son). I bought another (now in the loft as a spare), then a Boom (in use) and a Duet (now used by my brother and not missed!). I also have 3 Touch's and 2 Radio's in constant use. I must point out that I would not have so many if it wasn't for Triode's BBC and iPlayer plugins - I hope Logitech appreciate his efforts as much as some of us do.

Apart from my computer's DVD drive, I don't have a CD player anymore.

jimzak
2012-05-19, 17:09
Same here. CDs were getting pretty tedious toward the middle of the last decade. Despite my huge collection, I wasn't listening to much music.

Fast forward to 2008, when I decided it was time to take the music server plunge for so many reasons: multiple room coverage, easy access, etc.

While it has not been without it's temporary pitfalls, the experience with SB has been wonderful: I have listened to almost 30,000 files a year since then and enjoyed the process of building the system with the help of this online community.

I can't wait for whatever the future of SB is, even if it's just using the players I have now.

PS SB Booms are going for $450-600 USD on eBay.

Jim

Squeezemenicely
2012-05-20, 04:17
Well, I am an avid CD collector - still buying a lot of them and have about 3000 of them, plus 1000 albums on my server. So my CDplayer is still doing it's work. But, less and less.
To be honest it is just so great to be able to go through your stuff using iPeng.

But what would happen to those rows and rows of CDboxes, I mostly have classical and opera and they come with nice boxes and libretto's.
They are sort of my appartements decoration - I like fiddling about with them. So now I have begun ripping all my symphonic stuff, guess what strangely I now listen to mostly symphonic music ;-)
The SB started just for Jazz and anything modern - that I only had as digital files - but now it is taking over more and more.

Theoretically I could rip all my music - would take for ever - and have a lot of space. Then instead of books I could only have my kindle.
Guess my appartment would be pretty empty. I am not ready for that yet (maybe never).
But it could still be that I rip more and more... Then the files and the discs could still coexist, whilst my cdplayer gathers dust.
I also have books on my kindle that I have standing in my shelf - reading on the kindle is also easier.

The only bad thing about files is the tagging, I guess I could retag files every day till I die and they still would not be perfect ;-)

Fahzz
2012-05-20, 06:00
Same here. CDs were getting pretty tedious toward the middle of the last decade.

The dreaded shrinking fonts phenomenon?

ghostrider
2012-05-20, 08:48
Guess my appartment would be pretty empty. I am not ready for that yet (maybe never).

Get an aquarium.

garym
2012-05-20, 08:53
Get an aquarium.

or a wife. Mine's never been happier since my thousands of CDs are out-of-sight in back room filing cabinets (no cases, just the CDs and front/back matter in "jewel sleeves")

Squeezemenicely
2012-05-20, 15:58
Mine's never been happier since my thousands of CDs are out-of-sight in back room filing cabinets

Oh no, I could not do that - definitely not ready to put my CDs away. Still hunting first release box sets via Amazon and Ebay, because the rereleases do not have the boxes and booklets. So giving up on physical media is not gonna happen soon. Guess I am also a collector, not just a listener.
But obviously I have had wonderful nagging comments from my better half at home... Slowly but surely all my music will be digitized, ripping all those discs will take a while, having all my music available in every room and also on the road is a very exciting thought.

garym
2012-05-20, 16:09
Oh no, I could not do that - definitely not ready to put my CDs away. Still hunting first release box sets via Amazon and Ebay, because the rereleases do not have the boxes and booklets. So giving up on physical media is not gonna happen soon. Guess I am also a collector, not just a listener.
But obviously I have had wonderful nagging comments from my better half at home... Slowly but surely all my music will be digitized, ripping all those discs will take a while, having all my music available in every room and also on the road is a very exciting thought.

oh, believe me, I'm a collector too. Thus the about 10,000 CDs.... (and my wife saying don't you already have several versions of that song? and what is this 70 disk Complete Grateful Dead 1972 Europe Tour....how much more do you need????). Of course I always read the booklets, etc., but now I find myself spending more time reading the wiki on an artist and album that often provides more info than the liner notes/booklet. And I can do this right from my ipad running iPengHD or SqueezePad with a click or two while playing the album....

If I was starting over, I might actually scan the entire booklet to have that digitally as well...maybe in retirement (although I'm hoping that someone out there creates a nice database of downloadable album booklets like they've done for cover art). Then again, I can still open the filing cabinets, pull out the CD (from the alphabetically organized disks) and read the booklets if so desired.....

edit: p.s. It is also very nice that I have my complete collection playable at home, at the weekend place, and at the office, not to mention the ability to load up tons of it to take with me on trips via ipod/iphone.....

Squeezemenicely
2012-05-20, 16:25
: p.s. It is also very nice that I have my complete collection playable at home, at the weekend place, and at the office, not to mention the ability to load up tons of it to take with me on trips via ipod/iphone.....

Yes, that is definitely a great advantage! Guess I will have a dual system for now, with my discs staying in the shelves and copies on the server. Should we move one day, I might put my discs in a storage space tucked away - but I am not ready for that yet.
Guess I am a bit oldfashioned.
Already streaming via internet using iPeng and the bluetouth miniboom when I am in a hotel and that is really cool.

mps
2012-05-20, 16:49
I got a squeezebox without doing much research and feel incredibly lucky that it turned out to be exactly the right choice. For me, the third-party software allows me to create a completely customized listening experience. I've even programmed in my 3-year project of listening to all my music in alphabetical order (including writing SQL for playlists). For my family, whose listening habits are less "rigorous" than mine, they've never had any problems using the Squeezebox to browse/play/stream whatever they want out of the box. I don't know what we'd do without squeezeboxes.

Mike

socistep
2012-05-21, 12:04
I'm not as active on the forums as previously, mainly due to a young family but I still love my Squeezebox set-up too.

Listening to it is a daily part of life, I listen to a lot of music still and we often listen to music with our son, its always a big way for me to unwind and put my headphones on hooked up to amp/SB Touch.

My set-up is pretty low maintenance now, I run a vortexbox server, main elements that are important to me are dynamic playlists based on ratings, spotify for new music and being able to auto rip/tag the cd's when I buy them - I have automated some things on the server so that 'top rated' & 'recent' tracks are converted to mp3 and then auto sent to my phone/tablet for music on the go (when not using spotify), I'm pretty pleased that I can buy a new CD or rate some tracks and it is on my mobile devices automatically without any manual intervention.

In terms of tagging then I will once or twice a month clean up the 'recent' and 'top rated' music so tags are spot on, generally I am going through my collection and rating but that is slow, very rarely get the chance to do that.

As an aside I have also recently got into movie streaming, I bought a roku streamer and hooked it up to 'plex' which is installed on my vortexbox, thats also been used to rip DVDs - same principles as to SB in that space saving in not needed DVDs out and a seperate player as well as the ease of access direct onto TV and tablets.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk 2

cathcam
2012-05-21, 14:55
I'll show my public love too.

I bought a Boom and sync'd it with a server running on a media center Windows based laptop. Saw the potential for it, bought a readynas RAID array and switched the server to there; put the SqueezePlay client on the media center. So I have Squeezeplay in my mainroom downstairs, I have a loft style striaght through house, no rooms downstairs just a big open space. The mediacenter laptop is connected to a Bose Lifestle Home Theatre System.

Next up I bought a Touch to attach to the BOSE Wave Radio in my Bedroom, and a Radio for the guest bedroom and to become the portable with a rechargeable battery. I use the boom in the garage where I do a lot of my cycling sessions and weight training. I then bought a Netgear N6400 router and set-up 3-seperate wifi channels, including one dedicated to music streaming...

This is now my major entertainment system, I rarely watch just TV/cable.


My wants.
It would have been great to have a quality home theatre system, similar to the Bose that would have hosted the Logitech Music Server with extendable storage options, ie that could front-end a RAID array. This would have significantly simplified the cabling setup.

I'd like a Touch that is waterproof and has a built in amp for outdoor/deck use, that could be used with passive outdoor speakers. Passive only because it reduces the complexity of set-up and cabling.

Like many others, I'd like to think there was a new boom coming which is a radio with two spears for stereo, but also has SD card slot for local playback. I'm not bothered by the lack of an FM radio. It would be good if this new "radio/boom" had a take-away menu that you could save items for takeaway much the same as a favorite...

eganders
2012-05-21, 17:45
We love our Squeezeboxes too. I think I've bought at least at least a dozen of them for the house, my office and as gifts for family. Plus all the friends I've turned on to it, and who continue to thank me every time they see me. Like everyone else posting, one of the best pieces of technology ever. And to think it was kind of a fluke that I even found them (at a CC going out of business sale, and wondered what it could do). We use them every day and even all night with gentle spa / mood music on very quietly - keeps the noise of our surroundings down and the dogs quiet.

Whenever it comes up I still pitch the Squeezebox line to everyone, and why not. Whether it's the superb audio quaility, the ability to play your own collection of recordings, that you can subscribe to so many great audio services, or that you can listen from as far as the internet reaches, the Squeezebox ecosystem is simply amazing. And that it runs on Linux, that you can sync any number of squeezeboxes, together with wired and wireless Ethernet in every unit, and even those great 3rd party apps. There's nothing like it. It's really the best there is.

GeeJay
2012-05-21, 18:09
I don't spend nearly as much time tweaking my system as I used to. I kinda miss it, but it's a sign that the system CAN be reliable, despite what an outsider may think by reading this forum. Thanks to the 3rd party plugins, particularly Erland's suite, I can listen to my music exactly how I want to. Even if Sonos found a way to replicate the experience, why would I want to spend more money to do the same thing? Fortunately, I found a system that is both very flexible AND economical.

I hope Logitech continues to support this product. It truly reawakened my love of music, and I am proof that digital music can be profitable to the industry...I wouldn't have spent nearly as much on music if Squeezebox hadn't come along.

Clnanderson
2012-05-23, 14:41
Yeah, geez. Ever since my local radio NPR station decided to drop the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts back in maybe 2004 or 2005 and I found a SB3 as the best available solution to stream the broadcast, I've been responsible for my SB3 and two booms (would have bought another at least if I had realized in times that Log. was dumping them a few years back. . .sigh), and then within the extended family it's probably another 5 SB3's and 4 booms. Would probably pick up a radio or a touch, but the silence from Log. and the gradual death of the product line is preparing me to switch to Sonos if need be when I move to a new house (rather than add a few more booms and touchs as I probably would if the line would continue) and my family continually ask me about whether they can get another boom.

Just don't get it.

aubuti
2012-05-23, 15:35
I don't spend nearly as much time tweaking my system as I used to. I kinda miss it, but it's a sign that the system CAN be reliable, despite what an outsider may think by reading this forum. Thanks to the 3rd party plugins, particularly Erland's suite, I can listen to my music exactly how I want to. Even if Sonos found a way to replicate the experience, why would I want to spend more money to do the same thing? Fortunately, I found a system that is both very flexible AND economical.

I hope Logitech continues to support this product. It truly reawakened my love of music, and I am proof that digital music can be profitable to the industry...I wouldn't have spent nearly as much on music if Squeezebox hadn't come along.
+1

My sentiments exactly. You hit every feature that matters: ease of use (honest), expandable, flexible, economical, and I've bought much, much more music in the six years since I bought my first SB than I did in the 20 years before.

jimzak
2012-05-27, 04:54
I don't spend nearly as much time tweaking my system as I used to. I kinda miss it, but it's a sign that the system CAN be reliable, despite what an outsider may think by reading this forum. Thanks to the 3rd party plugins, particularly Erland's suite, I can listen to my music exactly how I want to.

I just spent 3 complete days backing up my music collection which is now a bit over 5 terrabytes.

If anyone else is in this situation running Windows, get teracopy. It's a tiny app that made copying large drives effortless for once.

garym
2012-05-27, 06:01
I just spent 3 complete days backing up my music collection which is now a bit over 5 terrabytes.

If anyone else is in this situation running Windows, get teracopy. It's a tiny app that made copying large drives effortless for once.

is the free version ok or do you recommend the paid version with a few more options?

jimzak
2012-05-29, 17:42
is the free version ok or do you recommend the paid version with a few more options?

Free version is fine. I bought a copy to support the author.

chrisinparis
2012-06-07, 08:12
Great thread, I agree completely. Will raed the rest later :)

Like an earlier poster, I spend little enough time on my setup now (plugins, tags, backups), but it's still working. Problems I encounter are due to my network (I think). My SB3 was a birthday present a number of years back; I picked up a Radio (great sound!) after moving a couple of years ago. Still want to improve my setup (separate libraries - actually a number of Erlend's plugins - musicip, better tags and cover art), hopefully my visit today will spur me on to do something.

If Logitech did decide to stop SqueezeBoxen, I would definitely try to bag some stock for the future. Haha, just remember a conversation a few weeks ago with someone whi is doing his best to use DLNA for all audio and video - I do not want to have to do that :(

(Radio and SB3 are regularly synched to play the same music).

Fahzz
2012-06-07, 18:30
If anybody is at home, the music is on. It's a simple as that.

Nonreality
2012-06-07, 21:18
It died a month ago and can't afford a replacement.(medical problems) Been using my Ipod classic as a make do. Even though it only lasted 4 years or so I think it was on of the best things I've ever owned. I was depressed for days. Hopefully I can figure a way to replace it.

MrSinatra
2012-06-07, 22:10
It died a month ago and can't afford a replacement.(medical problems) Been using my Ipod classic as a make do. Even though it only lasted 4 years or so I think it was on of the best things I've ever owned. I was depressed for days. Hopefully I can figure a way to replace it.

sorry to hear that news, in all respects.

maybe some kind soul will offer you a SB# at a discount?

socistep
2012-06-08, 09:28
Great thread, I agree completely. Will raed the rest later :)

Like an earlier poster, I spend little enough time on my setup now (plugins, tags, backups), but it's still working. Problems I encounter are due to my network (I think). My SB3 was a birthday present a number of years back; I picked up a Radio (great sound!) after moving a couple of years ago. Still want to improve my setup (separate libraries - actually a number of Erlend's plugins - musicip, better tags and cover art), hopefully my visit today will spur me on to do something.

If Logitech did decide to stop SqueezeBoxen, I would definitely try to bag some stock for the future. Haha, just remember a conversation a few weeks ago with someone whi is doing his best to use DLNA for all audio and video - I do not want to have to do that :(

(Radio and SB3 are regularly synched to play the same music).

Its the same for me, occasional tagging when my vortexbox doesnt get it 100% right but generally server is rock steady and ripping automated

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk 2

Nonreality
2012-06-09, 17:36
sorry to hear that news, in all respects.

maybe some kind soul will offer you a SB# at a discount?


Things are tough right now but who knows. Maybe sometime I'll be able to afford a touch if they still offer them.

raven22
2012-06-14, 02:09
I can't live without my SB's either, nor my family, we all depend on them playing the music we like. Without hassle from cd's getting lost or damaged.

I really would like to see a new Boom.

Ikabob
2012-06-14, 04:23
I really would like to see a new Boom.



Yes, I LOVE the Squeezes also!

We definitely need an updated BOOM! Without any new LOGITECH Squeeze devices makes me very skeptical about how Logitech views the future of all the Squeezebox products. I would think that some innovative new product should be announced before the Chistmas season.

I wrote a bug report (see signature below and sign on if you'd like) on just this issue.

jh901
2012-06-15, 10:01
I discovered Squeezebox back in 2008 after a few years of disinterest in music. One thing lead to another and then another....and so on. Without SB I would have never discovered recorded music as a serious hobby (gear, vintage CDs, etc). I do wish that SlimDevices was around today. It would be interesting to see how the products would have evolved. "Computer" oriented front ends are now accepted in the hi-end community and the future for even 16/44 has never been better.

stevecross
2012-06-17, 00:21
Although I only own one I have progressed through from original squeezebox, Boom, Duet and now touch. Well they just work and for me music is not something I play constantly, however the squeezebox is always there when I need it. Just like a loved one.

FredFredrickson
2012-06-18, 14:27
Wow! I can't believe this thread is still going! Logitech ... keep supporting us and we'll keep supporting you!