Armonk, N.Y. — Autonomic, based on feedback from key dealers, is introducing the Mirage MMS-2A Cloud-based media server, replacing the the MMS-2.
The new server delivers reference-quality high-resolution audio through three independent streams to a multiroom system as large as 96 zones, the company said. A new generation of what the company said was the world’s first Cloud-based media server, the MMS-2A will store, sync, schedule and stream an entire music collection along with the most popular online streaming services.
Based on input from key dealers, Autonomic has also equipped the MMS-2A with a solid-state drive, fanless cooling and the versatility of a 1RU rack-mountable chassis (rack ears and traditional feet included).
“The MMS-2A delivers faster browsing and processing thanks to the most advanced drive technology while providing silent operation from a slender new form factor — all at the same $1995 MSRP as its predecessor,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. “Our mission with this new model was to deliver the highest value to performance ratio of any music player on the market— t he MMS-2A, and its big brother the MMS-5A are really the ultimate whole-house high-resolution audio solutions available anywhere,” de Nigris said.
The MMS-2A also delivers all of Autonomic brand features, including access to streaming services (Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Napster and Spotify); Cloud synchronization, which brings together music from multiple locations into a single collection that can be accessed from anywhere in the world; two onboard AirPlay receivers enabling guest computer/device streaming; and Autonomic’s exclusive TuneBridge technology (patent pending), meant to make it easy to listen to, discover and explore favorite music styles and genres.
The MMS-2A is available with pre-programmed modules to integrate with major control systems: Crestron, RTI, Control4, Elan, AMX and more. Alternative control options include the Mirage Media Controller app for iOS and Android devices, AirPlay control and the Mirage Web Interface.
Autonomic is now offering Mirage Audio System two- or five-stream base packs leveraging the MMS-2A and MMS-5A music players, giving integrators a complete range of high-resolution whole-house audio distribution systems. Sixteen-zone packages start at $499 per zone ($7,995 suggested retail) with four-zone, two-stream packages as low as $3,995, the company said.
All Mirage Audio System packages can be tailored to the exact needs of each customer and are fully expandable to 96 zones.
Autonomic is now accepting preorders for the MMS-2A, which begins shipping June 2 as MMS-2 inventory is exhausted.