Meridian Audio has announced the introduction of Control 15, which combines the three essential elements of every Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System - storage, playback and control - in a single freestanding device that, when paired with Meridian's DSP Loudspeakers, forms a complete digital system.
From its 17-inch touch-screen, Control 15 provides access to an entire Meridian Sooloos music collection, and connected to the internet, Control 15 also serves as an interface to the internet radio stations and streamed music from Rhapsody (where available).
Control 15 stores around 1000 CD albums in lossless format - along with MP3 versions that can be exported to a personal music player - on an internal 500GB hard drive. And for larger music collections, one Control 15 can be connected to another Control 15, to additional Meridian Sooloos storage, or further Meridian Sooloos source components, enabling a system to grow along with both your music collection and your home.
Control 15 includes an integrated audio renderer featuring the full suite of Meridian's audio enhancing technologies and delivering S/PDIF and SpeakerLink digital audio to any digital music system. Using SpeakerLink to connect Control 15 to any of Meridian's DSP Loudspeakers with a single discrete cable is designed for easier installation and produces a variety of methods of system control - from the touch-screen, via a Meridian MSR+ system remote control, or even wirelessly using the Sooloos iPhone/iPad app. Control 15 includes a Compact Disc drive, allowing music to be loaded on to the system direct from a CD.
Available now, MSRP: $7,500