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    Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

    http://www.zettaly.com/avy/

    Load Orange Squeeze, Squeeze Ctrl or Squeeze Commander as a controller, SB Player or SqueezePlayer as a player and away you go for around $220.

    This device was first noticed and discussed over here http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...ueezebox-radio . As it appears to be shipping in the US it should get a bit more notice.
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    It's on Amazon.com too, for $30 less. Although that's also US only. I got mine from the preorder.. you may have to email them asking about early access if you live outside the US.

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    What I'd like to see is a review of this, comparing it to the Boom with respect to sound quality and other factors like portability. Not clear if it can be run via a battery. Certainly seems promising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    Not clear if it can be run via a battery.
    "2.2 lbs., up to 7 hours of music playback on a single charge."

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    I'd be interested in any feedback on this - especially how well it syncs with other players...
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    I love it! At 10 watts, the sound isn't as powerful as what I had hoped for, but loud enough for 95% of my consumption around the house. 60% volume is the level my wife can stand (we have different music tastes). Bass is surprisingly good. Not so much with the high frequency. I'm not an audiophile.. so take my comment with a grain of salt.

    What I like about it most isn't the sound. It's the overall design. I can't believe I'd appreciate a tablet this much (as far as OS goes). Other than TV, this box is now my go to place for anything entertainment related.

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    I've only read the specs and it does look interesting and I've already got Squeezeplayer. One note is the "10 watts" is really 5 per channel, but this would be perfect @ the hot tub!
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    I got one but I can't load any of the SB player apps onto it. I get an error.

    It also says that the TuneIn app is not compatible.

    So far, I'm pretty disappointed and may return it unless I can get it to load the player apps.

    It does look good and the tablet seems okay.

    I just emailed Avy support and will update this thread for this critical issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzak View Post
    I got one but I can't load any of the SB player apps onto it. I get an error.

    It also says that the TuneIn app is not compatible.

    So far, I'm pretty disappointed and may return it unless I can get it to load the player apps.

    It does look good and the tablet seems okay.

    I just emailed Avy support and will update this thread for this critical issue.
    I got a reply from Avy support. They attempted to duplicate the error and could not.

    I tried again today to download the player apps and it went fine.

    Playback was as easy as any other SB player.

    Sound quality is fair. Loud enough for a single room. Bass response is pretty low though.

    This unit can certainly serve as a player for casual listening and it has a cheap but adequate Android tablet to boot.

    To be fair, it can probably play a lot more than SB such as the BandCamp app, etc. I hope I can get TuneIn to work.

    YMMV.
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    SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy
    2 controllers, various tablets/phones
    Apps including iPeng, Squeeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 250,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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    Photo

    Here's a photo with Avy running the Logitech app for selection and Now Playing while playing through SqueezePlayer.


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    SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy
    2 controllers, various tablets/phones
    Apps including iPeng, Squeeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 250,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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