|ReQuest Introduces AudioReQuest Fusion Special Edition – The Little Red ReQuest|
|Home Theater News Music Servers/MP3 Players News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 12 January 2005|
ReQuest has announced the release of a Special Edition of its category-leading design—the AudioReQuest Fusion. For a limited time, the highest-capacity Fusion model, the F400P, will be available to order in a red, high-gloss finish.
The Special Edition model, also known as the “Little Red ReQuest,” allows music lovers to store, organize, and access their music by song title, artist, album, genre, and personal playlists. Advanced integration and networking features make AudioReQuest ready for multi-room, multi-source, and multi-location AV systems.
Music formats supported include industry-standard MP3 compressed audio at all bit rates and variants, as well as the uncompressed WAV and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) formats. This gives Fusion users the ability to store complete collections of music at the very best quality with uncompromised sound.
The 400GB drive available with the F400P model delivers the capacity to store nearly 700 CDs’ worth of music via WAV format at a bit rate of 1411 kbs, or up to 3000 CDs worth of music at MP3’s top-quality 320kbs rate—or nearly a full year of 24/7 music at more typical MP3 rates.
ReQuest’s patented NetSync technology lets the AudioReQuest Fusion share its vast music library with any Ethernet-connected personal computer or compatible device—whether in the next room or around the world, using ReQuest’s fully secure ARQLink log-in connection. ReQuest’s MyARQ and Java-based software remote lets any Web-browser-equipped PC or Mac manage playlists and act as a secure access point; there’s even ARQPocket, which enables full two-way control of the Fusion via any handheld PocketPC. Like other Fusion models, the Little Red ReQuest Special Edition can be expanded into a multi zone system by adding one or more F400Z multi-source expanders for fail-safe backup.
The AudioReQuest Fusion Little Red ReQuest Special Edition will be available beginning February 2005 with an MSRP of $8,000.