For sale is my Meridian Sooloos Ensemble music server. It is in VERY good condition and together with an Ipad (or Iphone) provides the ULTIMATE experience in terms of both sound quality AND a rich, graphically stunning visual interface.
Below is an excerpt from an Ensemble Data Sheet:
The Ensemble combines the functions of Source and Store components in one chassis.
Its rear panel has four single-ended analog stereo RCA-type outputs and a S/PDIF digital audio
output. There is an Ethernet connection to attach to your router. The router will allow the Ensemble will reach the internet and Sooloos Control devices.
There is also a removable drive tray that can be loaded with a hard drive up to a 1 terabyte
capacity. With a 1 terabyte disk, the Ensemble will be able to hold 2400 albums simultaneously in
both FLAC format (which you listen to at home for full quality) and 192k MP3 format (which you can use on your ipod or other portable MP3 device.)
Backup of the collection you store on this drive is done with one touch through a PC-based
application that will backup your media files to a hard drive attached to your computer.
Turn any PC in the home into a CD ripper for the system by installing Control PC. No need to stand
in front of the system waiting to load discs – load as you check email or surf the web! Pictures are stock.
List price is about $3500!! For an idea on how the Ipad app works, see Youtube link below.
I do plan on liquidating most/all of my audio/video gear at this time and will soon be listing a Meridian 861v4 as well as DSP5000c (24/96) and DSP6000 (24/96) as well as many other items.