Las Vegas - High-end audio supplier Meridian is lowering the cost of entry for a Sooloos music server with the launch of the $4,000-suggested Media Core 200, which is sold without a touchscreen and can be controlled via an iPad or home computers.
The server can also be controlled from any network-based control system or such Sooloos touchscreen controllers.
"The closest model in the line to a Media Core 200 is the C15 without the 17-inch control panel," product management director Ken Forsythe told TWICE. The device expands the Sooloos media-server selection and "is designed for use primarily with an iPad," he said.
It will be available in January with 500GB hard drive that stores about 1,000 CD albums in lossless audio for touchscreen access through the Sooloos interface. It also accesses Internet radio, including the Rhapsody service.