According to a press release, the Sooloos Ensemble home entertainment system will be available beginning in December though it officially will be introduced at the upcoming CES in January.
The release continues by saying that the Sooloos Ensemble system essentially combines the functions of a Sooloos Store-series server and a Source-series playback module in one chassis.
The Ensemble provides a removable hard drive tray that can be loaded with an SATA hard drive of up to 1TB capacity. When loaded with a 1TB drive, the Ensemble can store up to 2400 albums, which—in keeping with typical Sooloos practice—are simultaneously stored in FLAC format (affording lossless compression for high quality playback in the home) and in 192k MP3 format (to provide a compact, compressed format for use in MP3 or other personal digital music players).
Additionally, the Ensemble module provides four sets of stereo analog audio outputs, an S/PDIF digital audio output, and an Ethernet jack for connecting the Ensemble to a router, the internet or to Sooloos-approved control devices.
According to Sooloos, the Ensemble can be controlled from iPhones, home computers, or the popular Control:One device that is often used in Sooloos product demonstrations. The Control:One acts as a central user interface that features a 17-inch touchscreen, a USB port, and a CD drive that allows users to upload and rip music. The Control:One touchscreen allows users to browse their libraries, displaying cover art, lyrics, production credits, and lists of recommended artists.
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