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IFA Logitech has introduced its second Squeezebox music streamer since it took over Slim Devices almost two years ago. After the compact Duet comes the more mighty Boom.

Logitech Squeezebox Boom

Logitech's Squeezebox Boom: a Mighty Wind?

As the name suggests, it's a Squeezebox with a monster set of speakers - two 1.9cm tweeters and a pair of 7.6cm "long throw" woofers - built around it and a 30W amp. It also has signal processing technology to "widen the sound stage beyond the physical boundaries of the speaker", Logitech claimed.

The unit has a 3.5mm sub-woofer feed if you need more bass. Too much bass? Plug some headphones into the unit's other 3.5mm socket.

Logitech Squeezebox Boom

Wide music format support

It's both wired (100Mb/s Ethernet) and wireless, though it's 802.11g rather than 802.11n - odd, since Logitech claimed the Boom incorporates "cutting edge" wireless networking.

The Boom supports the MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, Apple lossless, WMA lossless, WAV and AIFF formats, fed from a PC, Mac or NAS box using the SqueezeCentral server software.

Available now, the Squeezebox Boom costs £199 ($300/€280).

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