The Duetto offers a variety of options to enable you access music from almost any kind of source. You can get to enjoy your online music either from the internet radio or Spotify connect or use your Network through a DLNA media server that runs through a NAS box. It doesn’t get much easier more than using your smartphone which you can get to connect through Bluetooth with NFC which makes pairing easy and AptX codec support for near-CD audio quality. Amazingly, the music does not get interrupted with a phone call. Should you want to take the option of using a USB drive, the Duetto has that option available for you and it can play different music formats including WAV, WMA, MP3, FLAC and AAC files. Additionally, there is a Toslink digital optical input and a 3.5mm headphone jack that you can as well get to utilize. There is also two high res audio auxiliary inputs that support up to 24 bit/192KHz.
It should not be a problem to stream music from the different sources including your smartphone Bluetooth, internet radio, Spotify, USB hard drive, USB flash drive and a WD Cloud mirror NAS box on your network. Noticeably, it is more convenient playing music from a storage device since you can get to listen to your friend’s collection who might come along with his or her hard drive. Alternatively, you can use a Wi-Fi connection since the Duetto comes with an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter. However, the system does not come with the option of a hardwired Ethernet. Important to note when using hard drives is that the Duetto might lack the oomph needed to spin a 250GB hard drive and above but with a lesser storage device, all should be well for you.
The most fascinating feature of the Duetto comes in the way of its internet radio which offers a variety of stations. The system is organized into 10 regions including Oceania, Middle East, Central America and Asia. There are also popular stations listed including BBC radio and hundreds of new stations. Selecting a region leads you to a list of countries and when you pick a country, you get a list of stations organized by genre. It is possible to search for local podcasts, local stations and HD radio on the internet and go further to create your favorite list of radio channels. The app comes in handy for exploring the Duetto efficiently compared to using the front panel which is a bit tedious.