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The third-generation Sooloos system. The original Sooloos system ($11,600) was made up of three components, the MC200 costs $ 2,000 (US Retail) and consists of a single, dictionary-size component. At roughly half the price of the company’s Control 15 system and resembling a NAS drive, the MC200 is essentially a “headless” Sooloos piece. It offers no onboard controls or CD ripping, but includes 500 gigs of internal storage to hold approximately 1,000 lossless-quality FLAC albums.
The MC200’s analog and coaxial digital outputs make it compatible with any audio system. When used in an existing Meridian system or with Meridian digital speakers, these outputs are eschewed in favor of the company’s proprietary SpeakerLink connection. A LAN port connects the MC200 to your home network. Two USB ports, labeled “Expansion,” can be used for connecting a Wi-Fi receiver or a Microsoft Media Center-compatible IR receiver for use with the company’s MSR+ controller. (Though I can’t imagine what use an IR receiver would be with no video display.)
To eliminate noise in the listening environment, the MC200 incorporates a fanless design, using convection cooling to remain within safe operating temperatures. Because of this, it installs vertically, which certainly adds to the NAS drive appearance. The MC200 can also assimilate itself into an existing Meridian Sooloos system, sharing any other music libraries found on the same network.