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ReQuest Adds New Music Servers to Line-up

Audio fanatics now have a way to store their music collection outside of the typical PC with the new S and F series media servers. The new S4.2500 music server provides four zones of audiophiledigital and analog circuit designs including balanced XLR outputs for all three analog-zone outputs, and an AES/EBU digital output with seperate word-clock output for Zone 1 in addition to theconventional S/PDIF digital out.   So what makes this an audiophile music server? Well for starters the S4.2500 has a large 1.5 terabytes of storage space that lets you store 2,500 CD’s incompletely uncompressed WAV format or more than 360,000 songs in MP3 format according to ReQuest. The cabinetry design is very contemporary looking with a new silver-matte finish and an etched-glasscenter window. The whole unit also weighs in at a staggering 60lbs and can be rack-mounted if you want. The S series is the only 1.5 terabyte music server on the market today.   The new F4.800music server up to 4,000 CD’s worth of music in MP3 format at 320kbps bit-rate or around 800 CD’s uncompressed WAV format.   Both units feature four fully-independent audio outputs and canstream stereo sound to any zone simultaneously without extra equipment. You will be able to access the music server using ReQuests software from either your PC, PDA, web browser etc. Both unitssupports WAV, FLAC, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.   The S4.2500 is has an MSRP for $18,500.00 while the F4.800 will run you $7,000.00. Both units are now shipping. More information is available on thecompany’s website.

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