Sooloos recently announced their new entry-level digital music management and playback system. The Sooloos Ensemble System, which consists of the combined storage/playback Ensemble server and Sooloos' incredible Control:One touch screen interface, provides everything you'll need to make your entire digital music collection easier to access and enjoy with family and friends according to Sooloos.
Priced at $7,900 and now shipping, the Sooloos Ensemble System, is the least expensive complete Sooloos system in their line. Previously, Sooloos required separate, more costly components for storage and playback. While Sooloos still offers these more flexible, higher-capacity units for its higher-end systems, the Ensemble server is its first to combine storage and playback into a single piece of hardware. Rounding out the system is the Sooloos Control:One, a 17-inch, commercial-grade touch screen with a USB port for uploading digital files and a CD tray for uploading music from pre-purchased discs to the Ensemble server.
Once a collection is saved on the server, the Control:One provides an unmatched user experience. No keyboard is required. At the simple touch of a finger, users can browse through their entire music collections, complete with cover art and a wealth of related data, by artist, alphabetical order, genre, release date and a number of other options.
The Sooloos Ensemble Server holds up to a terabyte of imported audio and metadata information (cover art, production credits, reviews and much more). To put this storage space into perspective, the Ensemble server can hold 2,400 full albums both in full-resolution FLAC/Free Lossless Audio Codec (for playback through high-quality home entertainment equipment such as stereo systems) and 192k MP3 (for use on the go with iPod or other portable players) formats. The server also acts as a distribution hub, capable of sending music to up to four zones throughout a house.
Backup of a Sooloos collection is accomplished with one touch through a PC-based application that backs up media files to a hard drive attached to a computer. The user also has the option of loading files to the Sooloos Ensemble System from a PC. In addition to the primary Control:One device, the Sooloos Ensemble System also can be controlled by third-party home automation systems such as Crestron, as well as Apple's iPhone or iPod touch.
For additional information or to locate the nearest Sooloos dealer, visit www.sooloos.com