Home entertainment company Request this week announced some additions to their AudioRequestdigital music systems. The N.Series and F.Series, which serve as primary storage for music collections, are set to be available this fall for prices ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Eachsystem can store up to 500 CDs or more. They are powered by a Linux based operating system which offers a variety of music encoding options including WAV and FLAC formats. Control of these systemscan be handled through their touch screen compatible graphic interface. Music collections can be accessed by artist, album, genre and song and the options for creating playlists exist. TheF.Series allows music to be independently sent two or four remote rooms or zones with control over program selection and play/pause. Additional zones and rooms can be added to the F.Series setup. TheN.Series, meanwhile, is designed for single system integration. Both series can integrate with digital audio players such as the iPod and are networkable. Music collections stored on thesedevices can also be accessed via an Internet connection as well. The AudioRequest systems come in all metal cabinets with solid aluminum fronts. They are rack mountable and feature removablehard drives. They also include a built-in front panel CD tray, rear USB ports and analog and digital audio and video outputs.
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