Wednesday, 01 January 2003
new Fireball is an early example of something that is going to become a
lot more common in the future, believe me: it’s an audio component that
links today’s broadband internet audio experience to your home audio
system and with your existing CD collection.
a dedicated audio server with a 40 GB hard drive, analog and digital
I/O and network connections, the Fireball, list price $1,999, allows
you to capture audio from the built-in CD drive or from external
digital or analog sources, ripping the content to MP3 files and storing
them on the internal hard drive. In addition, the Fireball interfaces
with the Internet, either by phone line, Home Phone Networking (HPNA)
or broadband. The Internet provides Internet radio, along with a
transparent interface to the CDDB CD database, which provides track
information and cover art. There is also an information and shopping
interface that allows you to find out information about ...