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Old 02-06-2008   #13
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Checkout TONE Audio volume 11. Jeff Dorgay reviews the unit. Linn also makes a great music server as long as we are talking about rather spendy items. I think the Sooloos is more of a computer content manager than an Audiophile item. It is built like a business class server with redundancy and a great user interface. Nobody who has the cash for this is going to use the built in DAC. In a sense sticking with an traditional audiophile component company for a computer disguised as a music server may not be the best option. Just a thought.

I think the Sooloos is the Bentley of music servers though. High class, no nonsense, touch the screen and hear music.
I hear you on sticking w/an audiophile company for a computer. I know I am not ready for that yet. The whole idea of using computers and software with music is where we are going, but i don`t like it. Due primarily, to computers unreliability. Freezing up, crashing, all the things we know about computers. Even these firmware updates for the HD players, while a good customer service tool, I`m like, leave the music, to the music!!
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Has anyone had any experience with the Yamaha Musiccast system?
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No, I have not. Could you enlighten me on what it is?
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It is a music server. I have the first generation unit, but haven't heard much about the 2nd gen unit. I think it is called the mcx 2000.
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It is a music server. I have the first generation unit, but haven't heard much about the 2nd gen unit. I think it is called the mcx 2000.
It's a 160GB music server that use proprietary Yahama "MusicCast," wireless technology to stream music to different Yamaha units.

As music servers go it's actually pretty good. The SQ is above average and the system is extremely intuitive. The problem for me is the price point of $2000 puts you in the category of looking at alternatives.

The alternatives like Control4's media server have more functions (like in the Control4's case lighting control to name 1).
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Thank you fatfee and Lotus. I suppose Yamaha is not doing much advertising with MusicCast.
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