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    Radio Vs Boom

    I've already got a boom in our bedroom but want to get something for the dining room originally I was looking for another Boom but given the Radio's released tomorrow I thought this would be an option.

    From looking at the two the differences I immediately see are Boom is stereo (sort of) and wired, while the Radio is portable (Can it be wired?), has a colour screen and looking at pre-release pricing its around ú30 cheaper than the Boom. Is that about it on the differences?

    Can you buy a spare battery pack?

    Is the sound as good as the boom?

    Would anyone recommend the Boom over the Radio?

    Thanks for you help.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonchill View Post
    I've already got a boom in our bedroom but want to get something for the dining room originally I was looking for another Boom but given the Radio's released tomorrow I thought this would be an option.

    From looking at the two the differences I immediately see are Boom is stereo (sort of) and wired, while the Radio is portable (Can it be wired?), has a colour screen and looking at pre-release pricing its around ú30 cheaper than the Boom. Is that about it on the differences?

    Can you buy a spare battery pack?

    Is the sound as good as the boom?

    Would anyone recommend the Boom over the Radio?

    Thanks for you help.

    Jon
    Yes

    Nearly

    Yes for sound (bass) /volume (but they are quite close), no for portability
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    Yes, new Radio can be wired.
    Radio is mono, but sounds good.
    Batteries are (will be) offered as a "package" of a battery & remote for $49, dunno if one can just buy an extra battery.
    I think you hit all the important differences between them.

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    http://www.logitechsqueezebox.com/product_matrix.html

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    FYI - The Radio doesn't come with a battery pack. It will be a separate accessory you can buy. Wasn't sure if you understood that since you asked about buying a spare battery.

    It can be wired.

    Radio does not have a subwoofer connector.

    You might like the Radio better for the bedroom, and then you could put your Boom in the dining room.
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