November 15, 2009
month's Go Wireless column features the high end sound quality and versatility
system called the
. The Squeeze box comes in many different versions and
configurations. From the stand along classic base system to the new Squeezebox
duet system that can control music from anywhere in your home. Logitech provides
plenty of room to expand your system with a number of upgrade paths from bedroom
to full complete remote stereo system. This system's price is not for the faint
hearted as the starting price for the classic base system is over
, however, for those die hard Internet Radio fans there is just no other
system that can beat the tons of features, qualities and the number of Internet
Radio channels this system showcases.
The squeeze box is compatible with Live365, so hooking up to any one of
Celtic Radio's five channels is as easy as clicking the remote button of the
squeeze box. Configuration of this device is a breeze. It auto-detects networks
and hooking up to your own local wireless network takes only a few minutes (and
that is without reading the manual). The sound quality is amazing with
rock-solid network performance (no network issues or waiting for the station to
load). The size of the squeeze box is impressively sleek and fits beautifully
and proudly in with any of your other home theater equipment. Not only can you
play thousands of Internet Radio stations, but this unit can sync up with your
own music collection on your home PC through an intuitive software application
called Slimserver. Again, the theme here is "easy to configure" and the software
holds true to that description. The wonderful engineers of Logictech have even
included versions to run on Linux, Mac and Windows making this one of the most
versatile products available for Wi-Fi music.
Squeezebox is the affordable way to deliver music into every room of your home.
It plays a wide variety of digital music files, including uncompressed and
lossless formats — across a true 802.11g wireless network connection. Squeezebox
will revolutionize the way you listen by freeing you and your music. Its
convenient and stylish form makes it ideal for placing in any room, whether
connected to an existing Hi-Fi system or simply powered speakers. By utilizing
true 802.11g Wi-Fi networking and dual internal antennas, your listening is no
longer restricted by cables and connectors. Squeezebox offers you the widest
choice of listening options beyond your digital media collection. The product
includes a directory of thousands of internet radio stations and features
Pandora's personalized music service and Rhapsody's 2 million song collection.
All internet music streaming services are even available when your computer is
- Lossless Formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless) and Uncompressed
formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM).
- Compressed formats (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA)
- Bridging capability allows Ethernet devices to connect to the network
through Squeezebox Wireless
- True 802.11g wireless networking
- "Always-on" Internet Radio, powered by mysqueezebox.com, lets you tune in
to Internet Radio streams even when the home PC is switched off
Play the music you want, where you want it:
Enjoy a world of music in your living room, bedroom, home office,
kitchen—anywhere in your home. Add more Squeezebox Wi-Fi music players and
listen to a different song in any room in your home, or synchronize them all
together to hear the same music everywhere. You can also use the Squeezebox
Controller to control the entire family of Squeezebox players throughout your
Perfect in any room:
The auto-dimming display adjusts for any lighting condition and is readable
from across a room. The aqua-blue display features an integrated light sensor
that complements ambient lighting—so it’s never too bright, or too dim.
Wake to your personal soundtrack:
With Squeezebox Boom's seven-day alarm, you'll wake up to your favorite
playlist, Internet radio station, or nature sound—you can even choose something
different for each day of the week. Or use the convenient sleep mode to
automatically turn off your music. A built-in backup helps keep your alarm
settings for up to two weeks if your Boom is unplugged.
Enjoy crystal clear sound big enough for any room in your home:
The high performance signal processor, class D amplifiers, and digital
crossover all work in concert to deliver stunning audio quality. Squeezebox
Boom's high-speed 802.11g wireless technology, secure connectivity options, and
dual internal antennas eliminate the need to run any wires. Squeezebox Boom
plays virtually any digital music format, including MP3, FLAC, WMA, WMA
Lossless, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF.
Works on the follow Internet Radio Services:
The workmanship, design and easy of use earns the Squeeze Box Wi-Fi Internet
Radio a 5 Star review from Celtic Radio. This system is a real genius of
innovation by the folks from logictech. An impressive compilation of technology,
internet and music to give you many hours of enjoyment. Now Go Wireless!