The Squeeze Box

squeeze_boxThis month’s Go Wireless column features the high end sound quality and versatility of спални комплектиlogictech‘s Wi-Music system called the Squeeze Box. 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 $199, 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 Slimssqueeze_box_remoteerver. 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.

Product Description:
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 turned off.

Technical Details:

  • 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, 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 home.

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.

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stars-5-0 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!

About The Celtic Highlander

So, you might be wondering now how did Celtic Radio come to be? What is our inspiration? Celtic Radio was created to bring together a community of listeners, performers and musicians to share and converse in Celtic culture. Our inspiration for this endeavour is the music, but let’s face it, the radio waves and TV are ruled by an endless barrage of top 40 musicians and performers. Listen to your local AM or FM band and chances are you will not find many Celtic music stations, if you find any at all! How then can the devoted musicians that play at the Irish Festivals and Highland Games ever get heard beyond that venue? How can people discover Celtic music if there is no place to listen? Hence was born the idea of a free 24 hour Celtic Radio station available on the World Wide Web for all to enjoy.
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