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Squeezebox Duet Network Music Player

Squeezebox Duet

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Winner Best of CES 2008 - Home Audio

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Squeezebox Duet

Listen to the music you love in any room in your home. Browse and play songs from your personal collection, online music services, and Internet radio. Enjoy crystal clear, CD-quality audio in your home theater, the stereo in your bedroom, the mini system in the kitchen — anywhere you have audio gear.

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Squeezebox Duet Network Music System
Squeezebox Duet consists of a multi-room Squeezebox Controller & charging stand, and a Squeezebox Receiver.

Play all of your music from the palm of your hand

The multi-room controller with 2.4-inch color display makes it easy to browse playlists, albums, artists, and more. Even search by name. Convenient scroll wheel, simple menus, and intuitive buttons make navigation a breeze.

Experience incredible sound quality

Expert engineering and sophisticated audio rendering technology provide sound clarity to please even the most demanding audiophile.

Enjoy a hassle-free, wireless setup

Advanced 802.11g wireless technology eliminates the need to string wires everywhere just to listen to the music from your computer. And setting up an additional room is simple as pushing a button — even on secure networks.

Listen even when your computer is off

Access millions of songs, thousands of Internet radio stations, and music service providers such as Pandora, Rhapsody and Slacker, without ever turning on your computer using SqueezeNetwork™, our unique Internet service. Even your personal music collection can be stored online in an MP3tunes music locker and played through your Squeezebox.

Music everywhere

Connect the Squeezebox Receiver to your stereo or powered speakers and create a musical oasis. Add additional Squeezebox Receivers and listen to a different song in each room, or synchronize them and hear the same music everywhere.

Detailed Specifications:

Audio Outputs, Audio Formats, Architecture, Network, Power, Basics, Physical, Legal


Audio Outputs

Audio outputs (general)

  • Digital and analog outputs
  • All RCA connectors are gold-plated
  • Volume control is provided for all outputs
  • Multiple outputs may be used at the same time

Analog RCA outputs

  • High fidelity Wolfson® 24-bit DAC
  • Two dedicated linear power regulators for DAC and line-out stages
  • 4.8Vpp line-level outputs
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: over 90dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: less than -88dB (0.004%)

Digital S/PDIF outputs

  • Optical and coax digital connections
  • Dedicated high-precision crystal oscillators (no PLL, no resampling)
  • Standard IEC-958 (S/PDIF) encoding
  • Optical connector: TOSLINK 660nm
  • Coax connector: RCA, 500mVpp into 75 ohms
  • Sample rates: 44.1Khz, 48Khz
  • Audio format: linear PCM, 16 or 24 bits per sample
  • Intrinsic jitter: less than 50ps (standard deviation)
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Audio Formats

Audio formats

  • Lossless Formats (Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless)
    • "Bit-perfect" CD audio streaming, with reduced storage and bandwidth usage
    • Approximately 2:1 compression ratio
  • Uncompressed formats (AIFF, WAV, PCM)
    • Supports raw pass-through of uncompressed PCM audio formats
    • Digital passthrough to S/PDIF for DTS
  • Compressed formats (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MusePack, WMA)
    • MPEG decoding uses MAD software, widely regarded as the most accurate, most compatible MP3 decoder
    • High accuracy 24-bit synthesis
    • Supports all MP3 data rates and sample rates, including VBR
  • May be streamed in PCM (raw), MP3 (transcoded), or FLAC (transcoded) formats
  • Sound Check and Replay Gain support for automatic volume control
  • Some formats may require additional software installation (e.g. QuickTime), depending on platform

Internet Radio

  • "Always-on" Internet Radio, powered by SqueezeNetwork, lets you tune in to Internet Radio streams even when the home PC is switched off
  • Quick selection from hundreds of Internet Radio streams offered by Logitech's partners
  • Internet Radio favorites can be saved in a playlist for easy access
  • Displays song title information during playback
  • Support for MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and WMA formatted Internet Radio streams

Tech Notes

Squeezebox Controller Architecture

  • Samsung 200 MHz ARM processor
  • 64 MB NAND programmable flash
  • 64 MB high-speed RAM
  • 3-axis accelerometer tilt sensor
  • Removable 1250 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery

Firmware

  • Flash upgradeable firmware
  • Network settings are stored in non-volatile memory
  • Easy setup for wireless networks

Squeezebox Receiver Architecture

  • 250 MHz 8-way multithreaded RISC processor
  • "Pure software" SlimDSP™ architecture
  • Field-upgradeable Xilinx CPLD
  • 64Mb high-speed RAM
  • 16Mb NAND programmable flash
  • Low-power design, all solid-state, fanless

Network

Wireless Interface

(Squeezebox Receiver and Controller)
  • True 802.11g wireless networking
  • No wireless router required - Squeezebox Controller wirelessly connects to ethernet networks through Squeezebox Receiver
  • Throughput up to 54Mbps, high speed PCI interface to radio module
  • Dual antennas for improved range and throughput (Squeezebox Receiver)
  • Supports all 802.11b and 802.11g access points
  • Automatically detects available networks for quick setup
  • Supports both WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption

Ethernet Interface

(Squeezebox Receiver)
  • True 100Mbps throughput
  • Shielded CAT5 RJ-45 connector
  • Connects to any 100Mbps or 10Mbps network
  • Auto-detects full duplex and half duplex modes
  • Automatic receive polarity correction
  • Maximum cable length: 100 meters (328 feet)

Power

Squeezebox Receiver Power input

  • 9.0V DC, regulated
  • Center positive, sleeve ground
  • Connector: 1.05mm ID, 3.5mm OD, 7mm long
  • Min supply rating: 550mA

Power supplies

  • Universal switching power supplies included
  • Power supplies are small, efficient, and do not get hot
  • One of four adapter plate styles is included depending on country

Basics

What's included

  • Squeezebox Controller
  • Squeezebox Receiver
  • Charging Cradle with power supply
  • Power supply for the receiver
  • 6-foot gold plated RCA patch cord
  • Installation guide
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack

System requirements:

  • SqueezeCenter™ 7+ or SqueezeNetwork
  • All systems: 256MB RAM and 80MB hard disk space
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later
  • Windows: 733Mhz Pentium running Window 2000/XP/Vista
  • Linux/BSD/Solaris/Other (Perl 5.8.3 or later)
  • Ethernet and/or 802.11b/g wireless home network
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Internet radio and music service

Physical

Squeezebox Receiver

  • Dimensions: L: 156mm x W: 106mm (w/o connectors); 112.5mm (w/connectors) x H: 29.25mm
  • Finish: high gloss black

Squeezebox Controller

  • Dimensions: L: 156.2mm x W: 50.8mm x H: 18.8mm
  • Finish: high gloss black
  • 2.4-inch color LCD TFT display
    • 240 x 320 pixels
    • 256K colors
    • LED backlit

Legal Notes

Warranty

  • Two years parts and labor

Regulatory compliance

  • CE Class B
  • FCC Class B
  • Canada ICES-0003 Class B