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Meridian Ships Latest Sooloos Multizone Audio Server

5/04/2011 10:50:30 AM Eastern

New
York - Meridian Audio has shipped its $12,000-suggested Sooloos Media Core 600 six-zone
audio server, which provides more storage capacity and more output types per
zone compared to the company's other multizone servers.

 Meridian

It's
also Meridian's first Sooloos server with proprietary SpeakerLink output, which
delivers
balanced 96kHz/24-bit digital audio and control signals up to 300 feet over Cat-5e
cable to Meridian's active
DSP
speakers, which can be daisy-chained
to avoid home-running cable from each speaker to the server.

The single-chassis server, which can
be rack-mounted or used as a standalone unit, features a pair of 2TB hard disk
drives configured as a RAID 1 array, capable of storing music from about  5,000 CDs in lossless FLAC format as well as
a mirrored copy of the content. The device can also be configured to deliver
4TB of primary storage, with mirrored copy storage on an external hard
drive. 

Multiple servers can be daisy-chained
to deliver dozens of zones of playback, the company said.

The server also accesses thousands
of Internet radio stations as well as the Rhapsody music service, and connects
to multiple control systems, including the free Sooloos App for iPad, iPhone
and iPod Touch.

The server
features two analog outputs, two coaxial S/PDIF digital outputs, and two SpeakerLink
output per zone.