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Topic # 30279 3-Feb-2009 16:17
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Hi there. I am interested in these products - the Boom as a standalone device or the Duet for use with an integrated amp and speakers.Can anyone explain to me why the Duet is more expensive than the Boom even though the latter has a built in amp and speakers. I can only assume it is because the Duet offers better audio quality via superior DAC etc but that wouldn't explain such a big price difference. What do users of each device think of the audio quality? Does using a subwoofer with the Boom make a big difference? Are there any stores where you can see/hear the Boom in action? Thanks. 

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  Reply # 193744 3-Feb-2009 17:22
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The main difference is in the remote.
The Duet remote allows you to view your music collection on the display as well as cover art etc.

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  Reply # 193757 3-Feb-2009 18:24
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I have a Duet and about 500 cds ripped to FLAC. If you are serious about music you will probably want to use an external DAC (I do) but it is more than acceptable for non critical listening. The remote is the best thing about it by far.

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