Request S4.2500

The Request S4.2500 is a premium digital media system with a high flying price tag and the technical as well as multimedia features to match. This media server on steroids will give you what themanufacturer says is a top notch listening experience and an estimated one year of continuous music playback without skipping a beat.  Request S4.2500
The Request S4.2500 Music Server At the heart of the Request S4.2500 is 1.5TB (read: Terabytes) of storage, which holds an estimated 2,500 CDs worth of music in WAV format or 8,000CDs in MP3 format. CDs can be ripped by the media server directly via the slot loading CD drive. Besides being capable of ripping to WAV or MP3 format, the Request S4.2500 can also encode in FLAC orOgg Vorbis format for those who prefer this file type.   Regardless of the music file medium, owners of the Request S4.2500 will be looking to their device with an $18,500 price tag to pump outworthy sound. Request strives hard to deliver with a professional grade audio design. This server makes use of “balanced circuitry” and “a differential amplifier” to doublethe audio signal level and cancel internal noise corruption, resulting in a sound delivery which reportedly better reveals the “nuances and subtleties that make your hair stand on end and yourspine tingle”.   Joining these specialized audio touches are additional features like digital audio processing at 24-bit with a 192kHz D/A converter, balanced AES/EBU output with worldclock sync, 24kt gold connectors and aircraft grade fasteners. This is all housed in a 60 pound solid aluminum chassis with a silver-matte finish, diamond cut components and an etched glass centerwindow.   In terms of music management across your home, the Request S4.2500 is capable of controlling four independent zones to provide different music in different rooms. Music can also bestreamed across the Internet from one home to another through Request synching technology. This is all managed through the media server’s built-in Web controls for point and click selections onoptions such as playing or streaming music files and playlists; and if you have another Request music server, they will synchronize automatically so your music collection is wherever you want -world-wide!   Other features of the Request S4.2500 include built-in iPod connectivity, audio playback of the Ogg Vorbis music format, an optional visual control interface through an attachedNTSC/PAL monitor, 10/100 Ethernet support, wireless control through a 64-button remote, front and rear USB ports for keyboard entry, front IR receiver and a front status LED.   More informationon the Request S4.2500 can be found at Request’s Web site.  
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