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The Logitech Squeezebox Receiver is a network music player offered by Logitech as part of Squeezebox line.

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Pros

low-profile design fits into a cabinet setup without taking too much space

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minimalist design looks great next to any other A/V equipment

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can be purchased separately for affordable multiple room coverage

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upgradable firmware

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connects via wired Ethernet port or built-in WiFi

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Squeezebox server operates dependably, doesn't lose connection

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digital (both coaxial and toslink) and analog outputs - highly versatile

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able to switch between multiple libraries on different computers easily

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can be controlled via Duet remote or custom software applications such as the one available for the iPod Touch / iPhone

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uses the powerful, multiplatform, open souce Squeezebox Server software

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good customer service

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Cons

some bandwidth conflicts when running multiple receivers

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controls can be confusing and difficult to figure out at first

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requires a Duet remote or other software enabled device to control and see what is playing

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requires an online PC host to use

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firewall and connection issues when using an "N" network

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The Logitech Squeezebox Receiver is a network music player offered by Logitech as part of Squeezebox line.  This compact device lets you play songs stored on your computer or stream music from thousands of online radio stations and lets you connect to such online services as Pandora and Rhapsody. It has high fidelity 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog conversion) and had optical and coaxial digital audio outputs for crystal clear CD-quality sound. It can be connected to your network with either wired ethernet or true 802.11G Wi-Fi for easy and reliable connectivity. The device is easy to setup and use with a wizard to walk you through each setup stage letting you to start listening to your favorite music in minutes. Simply connect it to an existing home stereo or powered speakers for easy music enjoyment, or add more Squeezebox players to give different music in each room of your house. The free SqueezeNetwork Internet-based service lets you enjoy thousands of internet stations and online services such as a personalized music locker at MP3tunes.com without needing a computer. The Logitech Squeezebox Receiver is also available as part of the Sqeezebox Duet system with a Squeezebox Controller.

Specifications:
  • Digital optical, coax, and analog connectors
  • High-fidelity 24-bit Wolfson DAC
  • Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA Lossless, and WAV music files
  • Built-in 802.11b/g wireless
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
  • Connects to SqueezeCenterâ„¢ software, providing access to music libraries on local computers
  • Connects to SqueezeNetwork for access to Internet radio and online music services
System Requirements:
  • PC:
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    • 256 MB RAM
    • 80 MB available hard disk space
    • Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
    • Broadband Internet connection required
  • Mac:
    • Mac OS X (10.3.5 or later)
    • 256 MB RAM
    • 80 MB available hard disk space
    • Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
    • Broadband Internet connection required
  • Linux/BSD/Solaris:
    • Perl (5.8.3 or later)
    • 256 MB RAM
    • 80 MB available hard disk space
    • Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) home network
    • Broadband Internet connection required 
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