There's a good chance you may not have heard of Autonomic Controls unless you're in the custom installation business. Their Mirage Media Server could change all that. I took an MMS-2 Media server (the MMS-5's little brother) for a spin for several weeks and here's what I found.
The MMS-2 is a 2-zone version of the large MMS-5 media server. It's equipped with a 500GB internal hard disk, supports external USB drives, and can playback music from network devices such as NAS drives. (The MMS-5 will support USB audio input). As far as audio goes it contains a 5.1 channel HD audio processor (although 5.1 digital content is hard to come by, so I'm not sure how useful this will be) and a 24bit/96kHz DAC.
Get a good network receiver or preamp and do all the same stuff with out spending an additional amout of money.
I haven't seen one receiver or preamp that even comes close to Sonos, and this looks a bit nicer than Sonos...
can you provide an example of a receiver or preamp with anything that even remotely resembles a decent UI?
Originally Posted by Vic C
Mirage makes Ok speakers for big $$$$ Looks like they are going the samea route with this "thing"
This must be a joke or a typo... 1,995 for a "media" server that can only do audio.
It has a nice and polished interface though... apple fans, I think this company wants your money!
I have Sonos and love it, but if you want to integrate it with crestron. Control4, et al. you're hosed. I know ExtraVegetables has a $499 control4 plug-in that works pretty well and I have a plu-in for HomeSeer, but it's not the same as using the native UI. The MMS-2 is really designed for a 2nd home and the cloud sync stuff is great for that