Published On: September 4, 2009

Meridian Reveals the Next Gen Meridian Sooloos: Sooloos 2.0

Published On: September 4, 2009

Meridian Reveals the Next Gen Meridian Sooloos: Sooloos 2.0

The latest update of Meridian's Sooloos system is here: welcome the Sooloos 2.0. The Meridian Sooloos system creates a centralized, shared source for music for everyone in the home. The architecture eliminates the worry and hassle of backup, organization and access for the entire family.

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Meridian, next week will debut an exciting series of updates that dramatically increase the power and flexibility of the Meridian Sooloos media-management system.

A Meridian Sooloos system creates a centralized, shared source of music for everyone in the home with an architecture that takes away the worry and hassle of backup, organization and access for the entire family. The latest generation, called Sooloos 2.0, brings a host of improvements and additions to the industry-defining Meridian Sooloos music system from simple interface enhancements to major changes in system capabilities, zone playback and hardware options.

Additional Resources
• Read more media server news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• See a review of the Meridian Sooloos system.

"We have completely reinvented the system architecture of Sooloos so that it can address massive numbers of files," said Bob Stuart, Meridian's Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. "It's quite brilliant actually, the new design allows the interface to literally handle hundreds of thousands of files with the same speed and flexibility as just one hundred - a critical point when considering online and other media types." He continues, "The second generation of Meridian Sooloos is a fantastic collaboration, allowing the ability to communicate with Meridian legacy products and so protecting the investment of our current customers, while offering an attractive system and exposing Meridian to a broader audience."

New System Architecture Requires Fewer Components
A Control 10 can now be combined with a Twinstore alone to create a system with the complete Sooloos experience. This two-piece system provides amazing interface, automatic backup, massive storage, incredible reliability, and superb sound quality.

Setup is incredibly simple, and for the ultimate in simplicity, elegance and performance, attach the SpeakerLink connection of the Control 10 directly to Meridian DSP Loudspeakers creating a complete digital audio system.

New Local and Remote Streaming Playback on any Computer
Meridian Sooloos now offers local streaming. Any Mac, PC, or Linux web browser can access and control the system. At the same time, the speakers of any computer controlling the system can be used to play music from it. In the office, in the den, in the kids' rooms, on a laptop around the house wirelessly - the speakers of any computer on the network can act as a zone to play the music stored in one's system.

The system also features remote streaming. Simply access the home Meridian Sooloos system through a web browser, from anywhere with a high-speed connection, and stream your music to your computer. At the office, in a hotel, at a friend's home, or on vacation, your music is always available through the web.

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Expanded Control Options
Meridian Sooloos can now be controlled from Firefox, Internet Explorer,
and Safari on Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms, so that any
computer - even new Linux-based Netbooks - can become a control point
for Meridian Sooloos. The dedicated Control PC and Control Mac programs
offer the same control benefits as web browsers, with the addition of
full CD importing, file importing, file exporting, and manual backup
from any Macintosh or Windows computer on the network.

Easy and Simple Integration of Portable Listening
Meridian Sooloos imports your music in full-quality, lossless form for
listening at home. Then it also generates MP3s of the files for
portable use, so you don't have to import and maintain two libraries.
With the new Meridian Sooloos virtual file structure, any computer on
the network will automatically access Meridian Sooloos as a shared
library after installing Control PC or Control Mac. The result is
seamless and simple transfer of music to iPhones, iPods, and other
portable MP3 players, with no special setup requirements.

High Resolution Audio and New Format Support
Meridian Sooloos supports the import of FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, and Apple
Lossless files, at any word length and sample rate up to 24-bit, 96
kHz. With Control PC and Control Mac, files located on your computer
are easily imported and identified, acquiring the metadata with
automated tools.

Improved Classical Music Management
Meridian Sooloos manages your library through a simple, elegant tool
called Focus. Classical music presents unique issues to Focus - for
example that four tracks out of twelve on a CD may represent the four
movements of one composition. When you search, you want to search for
any recording of this composition, not the individual tracks that make
up the work. Meridian Sooloos now embraces this as well as other
challenging aspects of browsing Classical Music.

Groundbreaking Interface Continues to Evolve
One of the most innovative aspects of the Meridian Sooloos interface is
the ability to sort a wide array of options including but not limited
to genre, title, artist, or producer - any of the metadata the system
holds can be used to find exactly what you want. With the latest
updates, this groundbreaking interface continues to grow. And after
three years spent working closely with our customers, Sooloos 2.0
boasts an array of innovative improvements that make your digital music
library even more accessible and enjoyable, further enhancing Sooloos'
position as an industry leader.

The Meridian Sooloos media-management system brings convenience and
control to your entire digital music library, providing easy access and
reliable storage from a central location. Your music can be shared by
everyone in the home and played in any room. You can even enjoy music
from your home system when on holiday or a business trip with remote
streaming.

The MSRP for the suggested hardware, Control 10 and Twinstore is
$8,250. Existing customers receive the software update direct from
Meridian at no charge.

Additional Resources
• Read more media server news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• See a review of the Meridian Sooloos system.

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