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Benefactor
2012-08-29, 08:07
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have two Booms, and a Classic3 that have been running for around 4 years, I guess.

Just picked up a Touch as a "backup" unit the other day...have no place to plug it in right now, but my gut tells me that they won't be around for too much longer.

Grumpy Bob
2012-08-29, 08:13
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have two Booms, and a Classic3 that have been running for around 4 years, I guess.

Just picked up a Touch as a "backup" unit the other day...have no place to plug it in right now, but my gut tells me that they won't be around for too much longer.

I'm in the same situation: two Radios and an SB3, just augmented with a Touch last Friday...I've never had an SB fail on me, though the SB3 power socket seems a little loose nowadays. I'm now looking out for cheap Touches in case Logitech go into clearance mode.

Robert

pippin
2012-08-29, 08:13
A Touch and a Classic. Plus a Boom and a Radio I only use for testing.

kidstypike
2012-08-29, 08:14
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have two Booms, and a Classic3 that have been running for around 4 years, I guess.

Just picked up a Touch as a "backup" unit the other day...have no place to plug it in right now, but my gut tells me that they won't be around for too much longer.

I have one spare Touch boxed and sealed, one Classic not new, but not in use.
Sold my Duet a few months back.

gharris999
2012-08-29, 08:32
In regular use:

1 Slimdevices era Transporter, 1 Logitech era Boom

Spares:

1 Slimdevices era wired SB1g
1 Simdevices era SB2
1 Simdevcies era SB3
1 Logitech era Transporter SE
3 SBControllers
1 SBRadio + battery pack
3 SBTouches

Dead:

2 SBReceivers

Anyone want to guess what the useful life of these devices will be? I.e. when capacitors start failing from age, etc?

Mnyb
2012-08-29, 08:35
I have at least one boxed never used Touch ( may be 2 ,ill check my closet ) and my old used duet (reciever + controller) and my old SB3

garym
2012-08-29, 08:39
Spares (still in box): 2 TOUCH players, 1 Radio. May buy one more of each.

as I noted in another thread, I'll now remove from boxes and setup initially, as I want to make sure each has the latest firmware (and that process might not be available 5 years from now when a current TOUCH breaks and I need to replace it).

Benefactor
2012-08-29, 09:05
Spares (still in box): 2 TOUCH players, 1 Radio. May buy one more of each.

as I noted in another thread, I'll now remove from boxes and setup initially, as I want to make sure each has the latest firmware (and that process might not be available 5 years from now when a current TOUCH breaks and I need to replace it).

I was going to ask about this.

Initially I was going to leave the spare Touch boxed, and sealed...but I think it makes a lot more sense to make sure it is set up correctly, before putting it away for long-term safekeeping.

garym
2012-08-29, 09:07
I was going to ask about this.

Initially I was going to leave the spare Touch boxed, and sealed...but I think it makes a lot more sense to make sure it is set up correctly, before putting it away for long-term safekeeping.

I suppose you can get copies of the firmware then use to update with an SD card in the touch. In fact, can anyone point me to where one would download the firmware files (might want to save the lastest in case I ever did need to install with SD card). Damn I sound paranoid, like I'm preparing for living in a cave after a nuclear war. Gotta have my squeeze players even then. ;-)

Benefactor
2012-08-29, 09:10
Damn I sound paranoid, like I'm preparing for living in a cave after a nuclear war. Gotta have my squeeze players even then. ;-)

I'm right there with you.

After looking at the initial responses in this thread, I'm thinking I might not have enough backup squeezeboxes with only one.

garym
2012-08-29, 09:13
I'm right there with you.

After looking at the initial responses in this thread, I'm thinking I might not have enough backup squeezeboxes with only one.

Logitech will sell more TOUCH units this week than the last 6 months. ;-)

andynormancx
2012-08-29, 09:20
In use:

3 x Boom
1 x Radio
1 x Touch

Spares that I ordered today:

2 x Boom
1 x Radio
1 x Touch

I also have a Duet that I don't use anymore, need to eBay that.

gharris999
2012-08-29, 09:23
Logitech will sell more TOUCH units this week than the last 6 months. ;-)
You've got THAT right.

epoch1970
2012-08-29, 10:27
I have 3 running SB3s, and one Boom. And 4 spare SB3s (gave one recently, how stupid is that!). The one thing I miss is a spare Boom…
But if things turn really bad there is still friends and family with some players.

gharris999
2012-08-29, 10:47
...The one thing I miss is a spare Boom…This would do in a pinch:

Jeff Flowerday
2012-08-29, 10:54
I was thinking of buying a spare Touch. But, the newest version of JRemote for iPad looks really nice. I'll start playing with a dedicated little PC running J River Media Center again.

Fortunately I don't sync players so I have more options...

erland
2012-08-29, 11:05
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have an extra Touch which has been upgraded to recent firmware but after that been put back in the box.
Also have a Boom, a Duet and a Classic which are powered on but I'm not using any of them for playback at the moment.

epoch1970
2012-08-29, 11:11
This would do in a pinch:

How much do you want ?

(BTW Gordon, maybe, maybe it's time to put srvPowerControl out of BETA ;) )

cncb
2012-08-29, 13:39
If anyone in the U.S. wants to buy a Touch or 2 Radios as lightly used spares (~6 months old) then send me a PM.

Benefactor
2012-08-29, 15:36
OK - I just got another spare Touch...I'm finally beginning to feel like I'll be able to weather this storm, and come out OK.

Wirrunna
2012-08-29, 15:48
Boxed Touch, still sealed (but will unbox, set up and upgrade firmware.)

Mothballed - White SlimDevices SB3, Black Logitech SB3

In Use - Server 1 - Touch, 2 Booms, iPeng; Server 2 Touch and 1 Boom, iPeng and OrangeSqueeze

realcodeguy
2012-08-29, 22:03
5 radios, 3 booms, 1 touch and 1 duet. No spares... what will I do...

hvb83
2012-08-30, 04:34
I'm not sure what to do, buy a spare unit or not. Especially since I'm moving to a bigger house in a couple of months and might find some good use for an additional player then. We've seen that SB models got very expensive in the past once the stocks dried out, so buying a Touch right now won't be a bad investment anyway.

But it might very well be that Logitech is actually thinking of releasing a successor to the Touch. At least that's what I'm guessing, since the Logitech employee in the other thread seems to be rather open on many things, but seems to have some sort of NDA in regard to a new Touch or any other new products that may or may not be released.

At this point I have to little information to know wether the new platform will be something I'm willing to go for. I don't use mysb.com, so that's easy enough for me (though I realize it's a big pain for many of the people here). I didn't do much with the plugins available either, so that it becomes more closed is not so much of an issue either. The main criteria will be if Pippin is able to create a app that can control the system in a way like we're used to now.

The main issue for me seems to be: can Touch devices that were released during the SBS/LMS-era be firmware-upgraded to work in the new UE-era or not and if so, will you still be able to use iOS/Android devices as a means of controlling them, without being tied to the apps that Logitech releases themselves?

bwaldron
2012-08-30, 04:39
I have a Radio, SB2 and Classic in use, and another boxed Classic as a spare (I also have an SB1 that is in storage, but don't really consider it a "spare" given some hardware/firmware limitations).

I'm torn between picking up another spare and biting the bullet -- trying to sell off my equipment and looking for alternatives. I'm not worried at all about local library playback, but I'm concerned about Logitech's ongoing support for online services such as XM -- which I've come to rely upon to some extent and which do require periodic updates/fixes.

I'm going to let the emotions subside a bit before I decide.

lrossouw
2012-08-30, 07:55
I have 2xSB3s and 2xTouches. The 2xSB3s aren't in use (one dead). Was thinking of activating the remaining one just the other day.

These devices do die and people move to bigger houses, get kids etc.

rayman1701
2012-08-30, 12:16
I just ordered another Touch after seeing all the news here today. Been meaning to do so for a while and just hadn't gotten to it, but wanted to get one before the price starts heading up and stock dwindles. Heck there have been times before all this that the Touch was somewhat hard to find, so better to get one while it's easy. Gonna open and update firmware and make sure it works ok, then put it back in the box for a spare, better to be safe about it having the latest working firmware.

travelfotografer
2012-08-30, 14:16
Is this a ploy to make us buy more squeezeboxes?

ply3908
2012-08-30, 15:11
4 radios and 1 Touch. Just bough a Touch. Amazon ordering page said "less than 10 available, more coming soon".

ralphy
2012-08-30, 16:32
In Use

2 SB3 silver wired only - Slim Devices
1 SB3 white - Slim Devices
1 Boom

In Box

1 SB3 black - Logitech
1 Boom
1 Touch

yeomanspc
2012-08-30, 16:55
I have a spare Touch and (don't laugh) 2 old Slimp3's which are ok for the workshop / garage.
In use, 3x touch, 2x radio, 1 slimp3, 4 duets, 3 SB2 and 1SB3.

I figure they'll work for another 5 years or more, by which time who knows where we'll be on technology.

I'm minded to buy one more touch but Amazon in the UK are sold out and others have them at a premium right now.

pallfreeman
2012-08-31, 03:45
I'm minded to buy one more touch but Amazon in the UK are sold out and others have them at a premium right now.

How do you know Amazon UK are sold out?

If it's the long delivery estimate, I think that's just because they ship them from various places in Europe, rather than keeping any UK stocks. I've had that with several toys I've ordered recently, and they never take that long to arrive. Fingers crossed.

Mushroom_3
2012-08-31, 06:09
In Use:
2 Touches
2 Radios
1 Boom

Spare:
1 Touch
1 SB3 + the SB3 my son has.

RonM
2012-08-31, 06:22
I have in active duty:

1 x Transporter (main device)

1 x Duet

2 x Booms

2 x Controllers (counting the one that's part of the Duet), plus the controller app for my BlackBerry tablet


I have as spares:

1 x Receiver (part of a Duet, but the Controller is being used with the Transporter and Booms)

1 x Boom (still in the box, has a Europe plug but if one of my existing Booms dies I will use its plug)

1 x Touch (bought months ago, still in the box)

1 x Touch en route (bought earlier this week from TigerDirect, the lowest online price I could find)

1 x Controller (bought from Logitech Canada when they had a clearance sale about a year ago)


I think I will set up all four of my boxed spares (2 Touch, 1 Boom, 1 Controller) with current firmware, and then rebox. Mind you, I might set up a Touch to replace the current Duet that's sees occasional use in the very basic home theatre setup, and then keep that Receiver as a spare. I'd use the Controller (from the Duet) with the Touch.

After an initial bout of mild panic and distress, I'm getting more sanguine about the situation. I personally seldom use the streaming services (although I do very much like the CBC Music service, which is mostly linked from the Internet Radio presets). It's my ripped library that I value.

I also am quite sure that I can't see the future, other than to acknowledge that things WILL change. Maybe I'll become a champion of the cloud, and love cloud-based music. Hard to see, but even five years ago I didn't foresee where I am now with server-based music.

R.

Grumpy Bob
2012-08-31, 07:00
After an initial bout of mild panic and distress, I'm getting more sanguine about the situation. I personally seldom use the streaming services (although I do very much like the CBC Music service, which is mostly linked from the Internet Radio presets). It's my ripped library that I value.

R.

My situation exactly - initial distress, now modulated. I have enough hardware to keep going for some time into the future. In fact if SBR to UESR conversion is reversible, I might try the new UE system.

I'm a little astonished that for all the big words from Logitech about their passion for music that they've dropped the player range to a single non-HiFi grade unit!

Robert

andynormancx
2012-08-31, 07:49
How do you know Amazon UK are sold out?

If it's the long delivery estimate, I think that's just because they ship them from various places in Europe, rather than keeping any UK stocks. I've had that with several toys I've ordered recently, and they never take that long to arrive. Fingers crossed.

Their "Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months" often (but not always) means "we'll never get any more stock, but no one has taken the time to confirm that and remove our price from the item yet".

Mnyb
2012-08-31, 07:55
Swedes may look here for example http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=460015

A plethora of web-shops and physical stores still have squeezeboxes , so get them while they are there .

RonM
2012-08-31, 08:26
I am more than a little amused at myself. I've just bought a *second* replacement Touch, and have a surfeit of replacements available now. See above.

I remember back a few years I had an Olympus 2200 camera, great little thing, state of the art at one time. It used SMC cards, and I heard somehow that these were being phased out and wouldn't be available much longer. So I found a bunch online and bought them. The camera died, and I have moved way beyond that early technology. I still have several unused SMC cards lying around, must toss them sometime soon.

Then I had a *ist Pentax DSLR, which could use a set of 4 AA batteries; it also accepted CRV3 batteries (basically replaces two AAs each). I got tired of recharging my AAs and found a bunch of CRV3s online at cheap prices, and bought a bunch (not the rechargeable kind). Since then I've gone through two new Pentax DSLRs, and now have a K5. They don't use CRV3s. I have about ten or fifteen of those suckers taking up space in my utility drawer.

Better safe than sorry, I guess, but I hope my SB investment doesn't end up being just as useless.

R.

Benefactor
2012-08-31, 08:36
I've been known to buy a few extra shirts if they fit, and are constructed well.

I can't remember another instance of buying redundant "spare" pieces of electronic gear...the whole thing is kind of amusing.

As a testament to the power of the squeezebox, my wife saw the two boxed extra Touch units on the floor yesterday, and when I explained the situation she agreed that it was a good idea to have at least a few backups on hand.

TheLastMan
2012-08-31, 09:54
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have two Booms, and a Classic3 that have been running for around 4 years, I guess.

Just picked up a Touch as a "backup" unit the other day...have no place to plug it in right now, but my gut tells me that they won't be around for too much longer.

I have a "backup" Controller I bought a few months back for £70, mainly because it is the most vulnerable bit of hardware due to its being handled, dropped, thrown, sat on, smeared with food and othewise abused by my young family. I bought it because I foresaw the end of Squeezebox some time back and was ready to pounce when the clearance sales hit the UK stores in May this year. It is still in its box because the Controller is obviously a lot more resilient than it looks!

I am not unduly worried about my Receivers. They just sit there and work. Likewise LMS on my Synology NAS.

Hopefully Logitech will make a reasonable sounding and not too expensive replacement for the Touch which I can buy as replacements for my Receivers at some point. By then I imagine the whole family will have smartphones to use instead of the Controller.

I have no emotional attachment to the Squeezebox line. The only thing I need it to do is play my music library, synchronise if necessary and give me access to a couple of on-line music services. I have had my Duet with two receivers for 4 years now and I think it has more than repaid the £375 investment already. If Logitech UE offers a replacement that does those things then (if one or both Receivers stop working) I might just go with it, particularly if it stays a lot cheaper than Sonos.

"Squeezebox" may be dropped as a name, but I am sure that the most important and innovative parts of its technology will live on under the UE banner - particularly if they are better than, or equal to, the Sonos alternative. For instance secure multi-room synch over Wi-Fi is simply too compelling a feature to drop.

If the worst comes to the worst I will buy Sonos - although I am sure I will resent having to pay so much for inferior goods!

musicom
2012-08-31, 10:14
Four Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 (one decommissioned and now a spare with Touch purchase)
Two Duets (one in box as spare)
One Touch
Two Controllers (used with Touch & SB3)
One iPeng license used on ipod

Which means 1 spare Duet and 1 spare Squeezebox 3
Units operate in 2 zones

Use Slacker, Podcast, Tune In Radio and limited Pandora in non critical (Kitchen, bedroom & computer room zone) with Local FLAC files and a touch of Slacker in main 2 channel listening room & home theatre room zones)

sander
2012-08-31, 10:26
I have a Radio I only use when visiting my parents as well as a spare sb3 and an sb1 if it ever comes to that.

I never picked up a touch, because I until recently I was running too old a server version to support it, and I really don't have room (or more specifically a room) for it. I was hoping to pick on up on the odd $210-190 sales, but it looks like I'll be paying $240 or so. I do think a bunch will start making it to the used markets as the more timid elements in the squeezosphere give up hope and probably a slew when they shutdown mysqueezebox.

To me actually the only one that matters most is the boom, because it's back lighting make it the best bed side device. The rest could all be receivers or less, as long as they sync correctly and interact with the various control mechanisms. I hope it lasts a long time.

pallfreeman
2012-08-31, 10:54
Their "Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months" often (but not always) means "we'll never get any more stock, but no one has taken the time to confirm that and remove our price from the item yet".

Go on, destroy another happy delusion... as if it isn't bad enough already... :P

WilCox
2012-08-31, 20:07
Just purchased a "spare" Transporter two weeks ago. I also have a spare SB3 in the box as well as a Boom. Currently using Transporter, Touch (2), SB3 (3) & Radio fed by 4TB QNAP NAS.

batka
2012-09-05, 14:19
I had 2 Classics, one was used, and one is just a spare.

But now I purchased a Touch, for safety reasons, and now it's used, so the other 2 Classics are backup now.

Actually at this moment I more like the Classic , and not the Touch.

jp73
2012-09-05, 14:30
I just bought 2 SB3 classics, new in box just as spares...

cege
2012-09-06, 00:53
1 SB3 classic, which was replaced by a Touch, is now my only spare unit.
I'm looking for another Touch and I'm waiting for people giving up the sequeezebox series, once the news have been spreaded wide.
But probably a lot of other people are thinking similar ;)

yeomanspc
2012-09-06, 06:02
I just bought 2 SB3 classics, new in box just as spares...

wow - they have been as rare as rocking horse sh*t - especially new. A good buy - many believe they were the best.

I just picked up a touch and radio, so I am done - can't see me needing to change or buy anything else now for 5+ years.

epoch1970
2012-09-08, 06:31
I just spotted this on ebay.com: new in box slimdevices sb3. Item # 150895915735
Ships to the US only (haven't asked in fact.)

It still possible to find SB3s…

EDIT: It's gone. Should be setting sails to Paris soon :)

05mattjax
2012-09-10, 03:40
330791877767 eBay.

callesoroe
2012-09-13, 03:58
What I mean is extra units you purchased as backups in case one of your older units fails?

I have two Booms, and a Classic3 that have been running for around 4 years, I guess.

Just picked up a Touch as a "backup" unit the other day...have no place to plug it in right now, but my gut tells me that they won't be around for too much longer.

Just purchased 2 ekstra duets..... On sale now on elgiganten.dk for 134 Euro. I plan to keep my SBoxes alive for many more years :)

nervoteso
2012-09-13, 04:33
i've 3 touch, 1 radio, 2 boom. i've 1 classic and 1 duet as spares. also i've just bought one radio and 1 touch more.

unclemat
2012-09-13, 20:35
I have:

1x Transporter
4x Boom (1 is spare)
2x Touch (1 is spare)
1x Radio
2x SB3
2x SB2 (both are spares, most likely future VFD donors for the Transporter)

I think I'll pick up another Touch...

bomboloni
2012-09-14, 06:12
After reading all the posts here I realize I am severely deficient in squeezeboxes. The first and only Squeezebox I purchased is a Duet which I've had for more than three years. I'm confident someone will eventually come in address the gap in products that Logitech is leaving behind, however I have too much time invested in getting this system to work perfectly to abandon it.

I just purchased a Touch from Amazon so I have at least one device for backup.

johtem
2012-09-14, 09:04
I Bought 1 Touch for spare and a extra Radio.

In the Netherlands, last days the availability of the Touch decreases rapidly. The cheapest web merchants are sold out or have an unknown delevery time.

epoch1970
2012-09-14, 10:43
2x SB2 (both are spares, most likely future VFD donors for the Transporter)
Sigh.
What a sorry mess they made out of fine products and good customers.

reinholdk
2012-09-15, 16:16
I have 1 Touch and 1 Radio in use.

Since I was thinking about buying another Radio for quite a while now, I just bought 2 more Radios of which I'll put one aside as a spare. (BTW, Amazon.de currently offers 20% discount if you buy 2 items from a selected list of Logitech products.)

But I'm in doubt whether I should buy a Touch as a spare, assuming that a Touch without any stressed mechanical parts will last much longer than a Radio with its knobs.

How long do you think it can last? 5 years, 10 years or even more?

In addition, a post in another thread expressed what I'm also feeling:


From my experience this is what usually happens. You keep the old equipment you love but the features on the crippled device start to make you want to move to the newer one.
Lets say only the newer device supports some new streaming service or the newer device starts to support AirPlay. etc, etc. Eventually over a couple of years the majority of the die hards start to migrate to the new architecture and there are very few left behind to hack and create whatever is the latest and greatest functionality.

Even if it doesn't look so now, in several years there might be an attractive Touch replacement and Logitech might have added an option to avoid being always connected to uesr.com for playing local music. Today we know that the Radios can be upgraded then, while the Touch can not.

On the other side, the Touch is connected to my main HiFi, so if it really breaks one day I'll definitely need a good replacement.

So I'm torn between buying or not.

To Buy or not to Buy: That is the question!

RonM
2012-09-15, 22:02
Buy.

It's only money; you'll have your medium-term security, and nothing will prevent you from acquiring future products in the future (if and when they meet your needs).

R.

Otto-Wilhelm
2012-09-16, 10:56
Currently I have in use:

1 Transporter + 1 Touch for controlling the Transporter
1 SB3
5 Radios

I had 1 spare SB3, to which I added now as spares:

3 Touch
5 Radio

It is a pity that no Transporters are available any more. I missed to buy a spare one.

With my spares, I think that i can carry on for many years. My music library, which approaches 60.000 tracks (so that Sonos is no alternative) is the most important issue for me.

dsdreamer
2012-09-16, 11:36
3 x Touch (1 for Audio-only paired with a nice DAC, 1 for main AV system, 1 for bedside headphone listening)
1 x Receiver (bonus room)

The recent bad news caused me to add one additional Touch, which is the one connected to the AV system. I can't see hardware component failure being much of an issue, but if the LCD backlight is cold cathode, it could fade to black over time. I'm hoping they used LEDs.

blackbear
2012-09-16, 11:49
I only have a humble Classic as a spare for my Transporter. And I have a Boom in my bedroom. I really like the old VFD displays, and do not like the Logitech era models as much, but I'm considering picking up a Touch and a Radio as backups.



1 Transporter + 1 Touch for controlling the Transporter


That was a new solution to me. How does that work, exactly?

kidstypike
2012-09-16, 12:03
I only have a humpe Classic as a spare for my Transporter. And I have a Boom in my bedroom. I really like the old VFD displays, and do not like the Logitech era models as much, but I'm considering picking up a Touch and a Radio as backups.



That was a new solution to me. How does that work, exactly?

You can control any of your Squeezeboxes with the Touch, Radio or Controller.

sc53
2012-09-16, 16:35
3 x SB3 (1 as a spare, others in use)
1 Boom (still good after 5 yrs)
2 x Touch (one just bought on Amazon for a spare)
1 Controller with 3 cradles (not in use thanks to iPeng)

I will use LMS and SB for as long as electricity and parts keep functioning. Nothing else works as well (thanks to iPeng and iPad and iPod Touch) or as easily.

Jeff52
2012-09-16, 19:08
Many but I really see no real purpose in setting forth the information because I don't think it is of any interest to anyone. If it really is I'm sorry I didn't post the information.

reinholdk
2012-09-17, 00:23
Buy.

It's only money

Thanks Ron, I followed your advice and ordered my spare Touch, although I'm still thinking it's quite paranoid to buy a Touch as a spare. :-)

If my Touch in use runs as long as the only CD player I ever bought (a Denon, bought 25 years ago and used daily until the Touch came along), then I will probably never need to make use of the spare.

Mnyb
2012-09-17, 13:37
Thanks Ron, I followed your advice and ordered my spare Touch, although I'm still thinking it's quite paranoid to buy a Touch as a spare. :-)

If my Touch in use runs as long as the only CD player I ever bought (a Denon, bought 25 years ago and used daily until the Touch came along), then I will probably never need to make use of the spare.

I don't think you get 25 years due to the display , maybe if one opens it up and disconnects the dead display :) using a phone or pad for UI

It's a cellphone'ish kind of display and that kind of longivety is not in that kind of product, but sure the usefull,life span is probably prolonged if ones uses blank screensaver as much as possible ,but it kinda takes out some of the fun.

caseyse
2012-09-20, 20:12
Well.....

I have 4 Transporters in use with 3 spare.
2 Radios in use with 4 spare.
4 new Receivers and 2 used but taken out of service.
Several Controllers.

I'm keeping the Transporters and Radios, but have begun unloading the Receivers. Prior to using Squeezboxes, I had 8 Rio Receivers in use powered by JReceiver (gawd these were primitive.) I'm extremely happy with Squeezebox (running LMS via Linux) and have no plans to replace them. Also long extinct, I have 3 cars with empeg players (also Linux powered) with a few spares - I still love those empeg players (modded w. illuminated buttons, stacked/soldered RAM chips, Hijack kernel, 500GB storage.)

Long time lurker,

- Sean

garym
2012-09-20, 20:56
Wow. 7 transporters with 3 of them as spares. You win the 'hard core' award.

;-)

batka
2012-09-22, 07:24
Well.....

I have 4 Transporters in use with 3 spare.


Uhmmm, you won indeed the hard core award :)

caseyse
2012-09-22, 16:52
Uhmmm, you won indeed the hard core award :)

I suspect I'm a contender, but I haven't won yet. Logitech continues to sell Transporters, and I'm sure others are stocking up for what looks to be a long drought in quality server based network music players.

blackbear
2012-10-13, 01:27
You can control any of your Squeezeboxes with the Touch, Radio or Controller.

Thanks, kidstypike! That's pretty neat and makes me consider getting a Touch to use solely for controlling my TP, actually..

Pascal Hibon
2012-10-16, 04:33
Apart from the SB’s in use (one SB 3, one SB Boom, one SB Radio and one SB Touch) I won’t be buying any spare units. As much as I hate it, the Squeezebox product is dead since the manufacturer dropped it. If for some reason my Touch (the SB in the main listening area) would die premature then I still have the option of using iPeng as an SB replacement. I concither this route as my current backup plan if disaster happens in the short term.

In the longer run, I hope that there will be a valid alternative product available. Besides the fact that I still like my current SB lineup, I don’t believe that investing in a dead product line is a sensible thing to do. Technology is moving very fast these days. Who knows what new technology / product will be available in the future. There is a good chance that there will be something new that would make the current SB’s look and feel “aged”.

And, I’m still too pissed at Logitech to feed them anymore of my money.

gorman
2012-10-16, 12:58
I have currently five units on my network. Three Booms, 1 SB2, 1 SB3. I have 1 Boom and 1 SB2 in storage. What SBs offer is still with no alternatives on the market, IMHO.

Mnyb
2012-10-16, 22:29
And, I’m still too pissed at Logitech to feed them anymore of my money.

Consider the used market , but wait a year or two the prices are very high rigth now, would be lower when all but the enthusiast forgot the squeezeboxes :-/

ply3908
2012-10-17, 11:26
Consider the used market , but wait a year or two the prices are very high rigth now, would be lower when all but the enthusiast forgot the squeezeboxes :-/

Got a Touch couple months ago from Amazon for $239. Got a SB1 for $30 and a Boom for $100 from Craigslist last couple weeks.

Mnyb
2012-10-17, 19:49
Got a Touch couple months ago from Amazon for $239. Got a SB1 for $30 and a Boom for $100 from Craigslist last couple weeks.

Cool :) the SB1 may not be the most useful has some limits but for 30$ ok . Go for SB2 and onwards .

But as collectors item I would like an Slimp3 and a SB1

Jack Gilvey
2012-10-20, 05:07
I picked up another Touch before the prices went up after hearing of the product's demise and being unimpressed with the UE line. Really nothing like it. May set it up at my mom's as a MOG device rather than just leaving it in the box. She'll love it. :-)

jezbo
2012-10-20, 05:30
I've had just one SB3 for years. But since the announcement of the end of the product line I've bought a used Boom and a Duet as backup, and have my eye out for good deals on a new Touch. This lot should last til some viable alternative system comes onto the market - such an alternative must have a programmable API for me to use my muso product on it, and as yet it seems there's just nothing else out there.

briggy
2012-10-20, 06:39
Got 3 SB3 (2 spare still boxed up), boom, receiver and touch bought as a blemished box (but in prestine condition) for £100 about a year ago.