Logitech Squeezebox 3 vs PiCorePlayer on Raspberry Pi 3B+

Long, long ago, in the earliest days of this blog, I described my DIY approach to a whole house audio system. The strategy centers around a collection of Logitech Squeezebox 3 streaming audio players, each mated to a pair of powered audio monitors. All this worked great until the aging SB3s started to fail. Drying … Continue reading “Logitech Squeezebox 3 vs PiCorePlayer on Raspberry Pi 3B+”

Prescribing Shiit for an ailing Squeezebox

Aged though they may be, we continue to enjoy our little fleet of Logitech Squeezebox music players. Sadly, as they age one common problem is the failure of the analog outputs. The analog output has an electrolytic capacitor on each channel. As they age they dramatically change their electrical behavior. In our case the output … Continue reading “Prescribing Shiit for an ailing Squeezebox”

My First Raspberry Pi Project: Using Hifi Berry DAC to Emulate A Squeezebox

Some time ago I received a Raspberry Pi B+ as a gift. It had been on my amazon wish list, and for good reason. It looked like one practical approach to emulating the venerable Logitech Squeezebox, which to this day serves as the basis for music playback hereabouts. Since we were not expanding our music … Continue reading “My First Raspberry Pi Project: Using Hifi Berry DAC to Emulate A Squeezebox”

Hunting For Our Next SqueezeBox

When stuff just works all the time it doesn’t often come up in conversation, which just seems wrong. After all, it’s still working! It’s the stuff that doesn’t consistently work that gets the attention. We’ve used Logitech Squeezeboxes for musical playback around the property for a  very long while. We presently have five of them … Continue reading “Hunting For Our Next SqueezeBox”

The Logitech Squeezebox Lives On

This past week I bought our fifth Squeezebox streaming music player. It’s a used Squeezebox Classic sourced via E-Bay for a rather approachable $89. This new-to-us Squeezebox replaces a Squeezebox Touch model that failed a few months ago. We now have three in service and two that have failed. Two failures over about eight years … Continue reading “The Logitech Squeezebox Lives On”

Musing About Logitech’s Squeezebox, Squeezebox For Android, Pandora & Tivo

Around the house and office we use Logitech’s recently defunct Squeezebox music players. We have several of these, a mix of the Squeezebox 3 and Squeezebox Touch models. There’s an Android app that provides remote control of these little players. I’ve had it loaded for as long as I’ve had an Android phone. However, it’s … Continue reading “Musing About Logitech’s Squeezebox, Squeezebox For Android, Pandora & Tivo”