I have Two- yes a his and hers 250 gig music servers for sale.
The ReQuest Fusion 250 is a $9,000 music server designed to work with your home theater, as well as your distributed whole-house audio system. The immediate question is – how is the ReQuest different than a fractionally-priced iPod? The most notable way is how the ReQuest is reliably controlled via RS232 and or Ipad with a downloaded app. The second most important issue is the variable compression levels you can archive your music as well as the format. Apple’s iPod uses AAC files yet ReQuest uses more standard MP3 and WAV files. This allows you to import your MP3 collection to a ReQuest server (via an Ethernet connection) while managing your uncompressed or slightly compressed files.
The unit defaults to auto-ripping any inserted CD to MP3, though that can be changed by the user. Up to four zones can be controlled independently one of which can utilize the Crestron unit showcased.
Stated features include:
Advanced Music System
§ Instantly access your entire music collection by Genre, Artist, Album, and Song Title.
§ Build custom playlists for simplified access to your collection.
§ Enjoy intuitive and easy to use interfaces.
§ Add Zone units for unlimited multi-source access to your collection.
§ Each Zone unit automatically updates and backs up your collection via NetSync™.
§ Features QuickSwap™ chassis with removable AudioReQuest drives.
Integration and Control
§ Integrate seamlessly with all major control systems, including Crestron, AMX, Elan, Xantech, Pronto, Vantage, ADA, RTI, and Netstreams.
§ Built-in TV interface for standalone and modulated IR systems.
§ ARQConnect protocol for Serial and Ethernet control.
§ Keypad-friendly QuickPlay commands.
§ NetSync AudioReQuest units over the Internet using ARQLink.
§ QuickSwap drives can transport music to locations without Internet access.
Advanced Network Features
§ Access AudioReQuest units from anywhere in the world via ARQLink secure Internet login.
§ Java Remote turns any PC or Mac into a powerful 2-way interface.
§ MyARQ Webserver lets you search and manage playlists on any web browser.
§ Listen to music from any PC/MAC via streaming from any AudioReQuest
§ ARQPocket software available for full 2-way wireless control on PocketPC.
Upgradeable Software Features
§ AudioReQuest software updates are available online or via CD-ROM.
For more information, please visit www.request.com/us .
These are network connected and one can move music over from you MAC or PC via a 10/100 cable. Asuper deluxe server, that is no longer needed in our house hold. We are down sizing and selling
The ReQuest Music Server is an incredible piece of equipment. It not only has the ability to play music in a variety of system designs (single-room, multi-room, etc.) and display data as to song information, it can also stream music over a local network - different users can listen to different music at the same time on their computers.
They are loaded with music and ready to go. I have no hand held remote. They can be controlled by a standard keyboard and viewed on your TV monitor. I used a Central Creston remote to control both units along with other various items in my house. Once again their is NO hand held remote. A new Ipad app is available that can control these units.
The face is clean of scratches , the top panel shown some wear, will not be noticeable in your audio rack.
I will sell both for a $400 or 250 apiece .