DACs

Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wireless Music Streamer

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Introduction

For a long time now, I've been wanting an easy solution to get music streaming all throughout my house. I've added a Network Attached Storage device (NAS) to allow me to keep all the music in one location that is always accessible, and I've tried out many different streaming solutions, from the Sony PS3 to various processors and receivers with DLNA access built in. Unfortunately, nothing to this point has been both powerful, and easy to use.

Specifications

  • Design: Wireless Music Streamer
  • DAC: AKM 4420
  • Networking 802.11g, 10/100 Ethernet
  • File Formats Supported: MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, HE-AACv2, HD-AAC, Apple Lossless, WMA Lossless, APE, MPC, WavPack
  • Supports Sample Rates Up to 24-bit, 96 kHz
  • Inputs Streaming from Squeezebox Server over WiFi and Ethernet, USB hard drive or SD Memory Card
  • Outputs: 3.5mm Headphone Jack, L/R Analog Audio RCA jacks, Coaxial and Toslink Optical Digital
  • MSRP $299
  • Logitech

The PS3 worked the best, but it required the TV to be on to use, didn't integrate with a universal remote easily, and didn't support FLAC (my preferred audio format) without additional server support. When Logitech announced they would have a new Squeezebox with a full color touch screen so anyone could use it, and I didn't need a remote or a TV, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and see if it could finally do what other devices had failed at.