Overview: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is a compact
all-in-one network music player that lets you listen to your music in any room
of your home. By Simply plugging in the unit's power cord and following the
online easy setup wizard, you'll be able to instantly browse all the music on
your PC, tune to thousands of Internet radio stations, and access your favorite
online music services.
SqueezeNetwork Online Music Service: SqueezeNetwork is a free
Internet-based service provide by Logitech. It allows you to connect to a wide
variety of service. The Squeezebox Boom through SqueezeNetwork supports and
gives you access to following online music services - Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius,
Last.fm, Slacker, MP3tunes, RadioTime, Radio IO, and Live365.
Note: Some music service may charge a separate fee for use; the
SqueezeNetwork provides free trials so you may try them first.
SqueezeCenter: SqueezeCenter is an application you run on your
computer connected to your local network to deliver your personal music
collection the SqueezeBox Boom in your home. You computer will need to meet the
following system requirements to use SqueezeCenter.
- Operating System: Windows XP/2000/NT, Windows Vista, 733MHz
Pentium; Macintosh OSX 10.3.5 or later; Linux/BSD/Solaris (Perl 5.8.3 or
- Hard Disk Space: 256 MB RAM and 80 MB available hard disk space
- Connectivity: Ethernet or 802.11b/g wireless home network
- Internet: Broadband Internet connection required for Internet
radio and music services
Digital Music File Compatibility: The Squeezebox Boom supports the
following digital music file formats - MP3, FLAC, WMA, WMA Lossless, AAC, Apple
Lossless, WAV, OGG, APE, MPC, and AIFF.
Note: This unit cannot play songs purchased from the iTunes Store
that are protected by Apple's FairPlay Digital Rights Management (DRM)
802.11g Wireless Technology: With high-speed, secure connectivity and
dual internal antennas, you'll get optimized wireless network speed, and a more
secure connection. It even automatically detects your network for fast, easy
setup. The unit also features an Ethernet port (10/100Base-T) if you prefer to
use a hardwire LAN connection.
Expandability: You can add additional Squeezebox Boom players and
listen to a different song on each one, or you can synchronize them to hear the
same music in every room.
Speaker/Amplifier System: The Squeezebox Boom features a built-in
30-Watt Digital Amplifier which drives the unit's pair of two-way speakers. The
Squeezebox Boom utilizes two 3/5" high-definition, soft-down tweeters and two 3"
high-power, long-throw woofers for rich, vibrant sound.
Stereo XL Technology: The unit's integrated Stereo XL technology
widens the sound stage beyond the physical boundaries of the speaker.
Line-In: The unit features rear-panel line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
for connecting an MP3 player, portable CD player, or other audio device with a
3.5mm line level output. It is not necessary to select Line In as a source
from the front panel; Squeezebox Boom will automatically detect the connection
of your device.
Headphone/Subwoofer Output: The SqueezeBox Boom features a rear-panel
Headphone/Subwoofer out via 3.5 mm connector out. You can connect headphones for
private listening, or a powered subwoofer to add bass reinforcement. Since this
is a dual-purpose connector, you must select between using the headphone or
subwoofer output in the unit's menu setup.
Note: If you are using headphones and the audio comes from only
one channel, check to make sure that the subwoofer setting is not selected.
Wireless Remote Control: In addition to the unit's front-panel
controls, the Squeezebox Boom features a full-function IR wireless remote
control for easy operation.
Preset Buttons: The unit's front-panel 6-button presets allow one
touch access to your favorite radio stations and playlists. These preset buttons
allow you quick access to your favorite tracks, Internet radio stations,
playlists, or albums. Tap one of the preset buttons to select a favorite, or
press and hold to assign the button to the currently selected item.
Now Playing: Squeezebox Boom always maintains the current playlist in
its memory. This playlist is called Now Playing and you can modify it by adding
tracks from your music collection, tracks and playlists from music services, or
even from playlists you have saved.
Repeat And Shuffle Modes: Squeezebox Boom offers configurable Repeat
and Shuffle modes, available in the Settings menu. You can choose to repeat the
Now Playing list or play it only once, and you can choose to shuffle by song or
7-Day Alarm with Battery Backup: The unit's 7-day alarm with battery
backup allows you to wake up to your favorite playlist, Internet radio program,
nature sound, or alarm tone. You can choose something different for each day of
the week. A built-in backup helps keep your alarm settings intact for up to two
weeks if your Boom is unplugged.
Sleep Timer: The unit offers an adjustable sleep timer which allows
the Squeezebox Boom to turn off automatically after 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90
minutes. The Sleep button can also act as a Snooze button for the unit's alarm.
Auto Dimming Display: The Squeezebox Boom features an auto-dimming
display which adjusts for any lighting condition. The unit's aqua-blue display
features is easy to read from across the room and features an integrated light
sensor that complements ambient lighting.