The Cary Audio MS-1 is an IP based device which was designed to be operated wirelessly with the use of an iPhone or iPod Touch. Through your Internet connection and wireless router, the MS-1 is designed as a nearly hands free unit. CD's are loaded automatically by simply inserting them into the disc drive. Once the disc has been completely copied to the 1TB hard drive which is capable of storing roughly 2800 CD's in FLAC format, the unit ejects the disc letting you know it has completed the transfer. Then, through the use of its network connection, the MS-1 begins to search out the artist info, album art and song list for the disc from the internet archives. Once the unit has compiled all of the necessary data, the newly imported disc is automatically added to the music library and is then searchable within the custom application available from the iTunes store for your iPhone or iPod touch which is used to control the unit. An extremely efficient and fast hard drive allows your music to be played back at the highest level of quality over one of the MS-1's (x2) USB outputs.
By downloading the custom Cary Audio Design MS-1 application available from the iTunes store, you have complete wireless control of the MS-1 and its database. Simply launch the Cary Audio application and within seconds you can begin searching your entire music library with the swipe of a finger. With a few, simple screen touches, you can search you entire music collection by artist, album, song or genre. Never before has your music library been this easily accessible. Also included within the MS-1 is SHOUTcast• internet radio capability. This gives you the ability to stream any one of thousands of internet radio stations made available through the SHOUTcast• internet radio technology.
To take the performance of the MS-1 to the next level, the unit has been designed to be paired with the Xciter Series USB digital to analog converter. By outputting the raw digital audio stream of the MS-1's hard drive to the Xciter DAC over USB, you are ensuring the absolute highest level of data transfer and digital to analog conversion available from separates costing several times the price.
The new MS-1 Music Server is shipping on May 10, 2010.
Weight: 8 lbs
Dimensions: 3.25" H x 11" W x 12.5" D
Retail Price: $2,500.00