ReQuest Unveils Multiroom Audio System
Nov 7, 2006 6:21 PM
ReQuest will unveil an exciting new solution for multiroom audio at the 2006 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colo. ReQuest’s iQ System, the first multiroom solution to be based on music-server technology, promises true plug-and-play installation, superb audio playback to as many as eight independent zones, along with the ability to stream content to up to eight more zones via a wired or wireless home network.
The iQ System debuts with three key elements: The hard-disk-based iQ Intelligent Media Server, the 16-channel iQ Intelligent Multiroom Amplifier, and the modular iQ Intelligent Multiroom Tuner, as well as touchscreen, touchpanel, and wireless controller/displays. Additional models and components will join the system later this year and in the first quarter of 2007.
“The iQ System is a breakthrough for distributing music throughout a home,” says ReQuest VP of Sales and Marketing Bill McKiegan. “It exploits the ReQuest music servers’ well-established quality, flexibility, and unmatched ease of use via our proprietary interface. The net result is the most satisfying multiroom listening experience available that requires zero programming, and at a price that sets a new standard for such extensive functionality.”
Availability: November 2006
Suggested Retail Price: Expected to be less than $10,000 for the initial system configuration including media server, amplifier, and touchpanels.
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