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Logitech® Squeezebox Receiver

Add-on receiver for Squeezebox Duet system

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by Chris Egner
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Feast on an endless buffet of music

A network music player presents you with virtually unlimited ways to play your favorites or discover new music. Access your computer's music library, Internet radio stations, and online music services through your wireless home network.

Add this receiver to your Logitech Squeezebox Duet and enjoy the music stored on your PC in a second room of your home. Connect it to a bookshelf system or tabletop radio in your bedroom, kitchen, or back porch — expand your system with as many Squeezebox receivers as you like, and pick up extra controllers for more convenient operation. You can synchronize all of your receivers to play the same song simultaneously, or listen to different music in different rooms.

This receiver's careful engineering and high-fidelity digital-to-analog converter give you detailed, accurate sound. Access music from many sources — you can play your computer's digital music collection, listen to Internet radio stations, or subscribe to online music libraries such as Pandora® and Rhapsody®. And the Squeezebox Receiver supports today's popular audio formats, including compressed, uncompressed, and even lossless files.

Note: requires free SqueezeCenter™ software download from www.slimdevices.com

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Highlights:

  • expands your Logitech Squeezebox Duet system — add as many receivers as you like
  • streams music from your computer for playback on just about any home audio system
  • connects to your PC over a wired or wireless home network
  • works with iTunes®, MusicMagic, Live365®, RadioIO, Shoutcast and Windows Media®
  • not compatible with protected DRM music files purchased from online stores such as iTunes or Zune
  • supports playback of lossless music files (Apple, FLAC, WMA), uncompressed files (AIFF, WAV, PCM), and compressed files (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA)
  • accesses Internet radio stations, even when computer is turned off
  • plays songs from Rhapsody digital music service — subscription required
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora — subscription required
  • digital and analog outputs may be used at the same time
  • 24-bit Wolfson® digital-to-analog converter
  • 2 digital audio outputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
  • 802.11g wireless networking
  • 6-3/16"W x 1-3/16"H x 5-5/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
System Requirements:
  • Logitech Squeezebox controller (included with Duet system)
  • SqueezeCenter™ 7.0 software download
  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™
  • Mac® OS X 10.3.5 or later
  • 733Mhz Pentium® or equivalent processor
  • 256MB RAM, 80MB hard disk space
  • wireless home network with broadband Internet connection
Supplied Accessories:
  • AC power adapter
  • stereo audio cable
  • installation guide

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  • Squeezebox Duet receiver
  • Power supply with 6' DC cord
  • AC plug insert
  • 6' Stereo audio cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • "Start Here" card
  • "Last.fm" card
  • "Rhapsody" card

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Features
System Requirements
Inputs and Outputs

Features

Overview: You can add this additional Squeezebox Receiver (596SQRCVR, sold separately) to your Squeezebox  system and listen to a different song in each room, or synchronize them and hear the same music everywhere. Any number of Squeezebox Receivers on your network can be connected to a single computer with SlimServer. They can all play different music, or your can synchronize them to play the same music throughout the house.

Note: This is not a stand alone unit. The Squeezebox Receiver is meant as an add-on receiver to your existing Squeezebox Music system.

High-Performance Sound Quality: Expert engineering and sophisticated audio rendering technology provide sound clarity to please even the most demanding audiophile. The Squeezebox Receiver utilizes a high-fidelity 24-bit Wolfson DAC, sophisticated audio rendering technology, and digital outputs to provide crystal clear CD-quality sound.

Wireless Setup: The unit features built-in 802.11b/g/n capabilities with an internal wireless antenna. The Squeezebox Receiver's advanced 802.11b/g/n wireless technology eliminates the need to string wires everywhere to listen to the music from your computer. The unit also features a hardwired Ethernet connection.

SqueezeNetwork: SqueezeNetwork is an always-on service (doesn't require that your computer is on) that provides access to Internet Radio. You can access millions of songs, thousands of Internet radio stations such as  iTunes, Radio IO, RadioTime, Live365 and SHOUTcast; and music service providers such as Pandora, Rhapsody and Slacker, without ever turning on your computer using SqueezeNetwork, a unique Internet service. Even your personal music collection can be stored online in an MP3tunes music locker and played through your Squeezebox System.

Music Libraries: You are able to stream the digital music files stored on your computer (PC or Mac) over your home network to your existing Squeezebox Music System. Many compressed, uncompressed, and lossless formats are compatible.

  • Compressed: MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, and WMA
  • Uncompressed: WAV, PCM, and AIFF
  • Lossless: Apple Lossless, WMA Lossless, and FLAC

Note: Not compatible with protected DRM music files purchase from online stores such a iTunes or Zune.

Internet Radio: Listen to thousands of free Internet radio stations from around the world through your existing Squeezebox Music System; access to talk radio, jazz, rock, pop, or your old favorite in the town where you grew up through your broadband internet connection.

System Requirements

Squeezebox System: A Logitech Squeezebox Duet or Logitech Squeezebox system is required.

Computer:

  • PC: Windows 2000, XP, or Vista; 733Mhz Pentium processor, 256 MB RAM minimum; 80 MB free hard disc space
  • Mac: OS X v 10.3.5 or later; 256 MB RAM minimum; 80 MB free hard disc space
  • Linux/BSD/Solaris/: Perl 5.8.3 or later; 256 MB RAM minimum; 80 MB free hard disc space

Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection required

Network: Wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Inputs and Outputs

Analog: stereo RCA audio output

Digital: optical and coaxial digital outputs

Ethernet: RJ-45 port can be used as an input to connect to your network, or an output to connect another device to your network when the Squeezebox Duet is connected wirelessly

Power: 9 volt DC, power supply included

 
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5 out of 5

Great! A Tip for Secured Wireless Installation

Written By Glenn, Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, January 31, 2009
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I decided to add a second receiver after owning the Squeezebox Duet for about a month. The Duet is the best audio product I've purchased in a long time. It opens a whole new world of music through Pandora, Rhapsody & Internet radio stations - vastly superior to the limited variety offered by satellite radio

I found one installation problem that is probably uniquely related to adding a second receiver, so I'm putting my comments here, for those considering
adding a receiver to an existing Duet setup.

On my secured wireless network, the Duet controller would not recognize both receivers. With security on, it found only the first receiver and with security off, it found only the second one.

The solution was to turn on the network security, reset both receivers by pressing the button on front of each receiver until it flashed fast red, and reset the hand-held controller to factory settings. That essentially returned the whole system to a new, clean state, where none of the units were set up
for any network. Then, when the controller was turned on, it went through the whole setup process again. It asked for the network password, and, after I entered it, found both receivers. Worked perfectly.
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5 out of 5

Great Product!!

Written By Josie, Atlanta, GA on Monday, July 07, 2008
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I recently purchased a Squeezebox Duet and bought a second Squeezebox receiver to synchronize speakers that are connected to 2 different receivers. the squeezebox receiver works just as great as the Duet!! It is pretty easy to set up (just make sure to set the connections to gain access through your Windows Firewall) and you are all set. All speakers now play the same or different music at the same time depending what I chose.

I really love this device!!
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