08-13-2010 08:53 AM
I purchased the SB Duet combo last fall (Nov 2009), and shortly after purchased an additional Receiver along with self-powered speakers. (I also have added a SB Boom to this setup, but it doesn't figure in this question.)
I am still trying to locate a third Receiver to add to this setup, as it is the logical device to add to an existing receiver, but it appears that it is discontinued as a standalone product.
Can Logitech confirm this, or alternatively point me to a vendor?
Thanks in advance.
08-13-2010 11:58 AM - edited 08-13-2010 11:59 AM
they claim it is not discontinued, but merely out of stock. But folks have been complaining about not being able to get these for months. Maybe a bit more cost, but I highly recommmend a TOUCH instead. particularly if in a location where you can see the album art, etc. And it is a good step up in terms of audio quality (both analog and digital outputs) and ability to play 24/96 files. and much easier to setup, etc.
Read this thread for more than you'd ever want to know....
***I don't work for Logitech...I'm just another user***
Location 1: Vortexbox Appliance 6TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet)
Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.2) > LMS 7.7.2 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.7.2 > SqueezePlay
Spares: VBA 4TB, SB3, Touch (3), Radio (3), CONTROLLER
Controllers: iPhone (iPeng), iPad (iPengHD & SqueezePad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.7 on Win7(64) laptop
Files: Ripping (FLAC) - dbpoweramp, Tagging - mp3tag, Spotify
03-25-2011 04:26 PM
The Duet receiver has both analog and digital outputs. I've got two, one connected via digital coax, the other RCA analog outputs. The Touch is no better with audio quality. Actually I'd prefer a enhanced Duet Receiver with a video out or HDMI to connect to a TV or AV/Receiver and show the album art on the big screen over the Touch..
From Logitech product description:
"You’ll enjoy crisp, clear sound through your home stereo or powered speakers thanks to 24-bit DAC, advanced audio rendering technology, and digital outputs."
03-26-2011 03:17 AM
The Touch may not sound better to *you*, but the Touch does have better digital outs and a much better DAC compared to a Duet Receiver. Plus the Touch can natively play more audio codecs as well as high res music files that the Duet cannot.
I really don't think HDMI video out is going to be present in any near future SqueezeBox networked music player, nor any dedicated networked music player for that matter. I don't think many people are interested in powering up their 400 watt TV just to see album art.