07-26-2012 12:06 AM - edited 07-26-2012 03:12 AM
Hi everyone I am looking to get a Squeezebox product but cannot decide which is the best option - Touch or Duet? I've read a little about each and they seem to overlap a good deal. I need to get the music from my PC upstairs down to the main HiFi rig downstairs and whilst Wireless is preferable, will go with wired if the audio quality is improved. I have a high end HI-Fi and audio quality is the prime concern regarding which box I go with. My main requirement is streaming music files from the PC, although there is a possibility I may occasionally try internet radio. Currently I use JRiver's Music Jukebox for PC listening and that has a superb and extensive playlist functionality. Is there a way I can use the existing MJ front end in conjunction with a Squeezebox device? If not, how good are the Squeezebox 's playlists and do you set them up on the PC side?
I have also noted that the Duet does not appear on the Logitech products page .....
Has it been discontinued? The only reference I can find is under support
07-26-2012 03:25 AM
Yes, Duet is discontinued. Touch has better digital outs and a better DAC and also supports more native audio formats.
Playlists can be created on the PC or on the player itself.
Audio quality is the same for wired or wireless, it's the same 1's & 0's being transmitted and received either way. If your WiFi is properly configured and does not suffer from RF interference (like from other WiFi's) it will be fine. Such interference will cause drop outs & pauses, but doesn't actually affect the audio "quality" itself.
07-26-2012 03:48 AM
Thanks for that (so far).
What about working in conjunction with other media players such as Media Jukebox? Is the Playlist functionality of the Touch good enough on it's own? I ask because I like my MJ playlists and how they can be configured with great precision.
Where do the playlists get their tag data from? For example, if I have configured all my tracks's tags on MJ, will the Touch be able to utilise the same tag info?
07-26-2012 04:59 AM
Yes, you can create M3U playlists from most any media server to be used by LMS/SqueezeBox. I'd suggest you poke around in http://forums.slimdevices.com for some basics on how to do it. Do a search for JRiver on that site and you get dozens of hits with people using JRiver with LMS/SqueezeBox. SlimDevices is the developer of SqueezeBox players before they were purchased by Logitech.