18.06.14

Autonomic Introduces Mirage MMS-2A Music Player Supporting High-Resolution Audio

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

At the same MSRP as the MMS-2, the MMS-2A supports high-resolution audio, adds a solid state drive for increased storage capacity, USB an...

At the same MSRP as the MMS-2, the MMS-2A supports high-resolution audio, adds a solid state drive for increased storage capacity, USB and coaxial digital outputs all in an elegant new rack-mountable fanless form factor for silent operation Autonomic, makers of the finest whole-house music systems, has evolved their most popular music player based on feedback from key dealers. The new Mirage MMS-2A delivers pure, reference quality high-resolution audio through three independent streams to a multi-room system as large as an astonishing 96 zones. A new generation of the world’s first cloud-based media server, the MMS-2A will store, sync, schedule and stream an entire music collection along with the most popular online streaming services. Based on input from key dealers, Autonomic has also equipped the MMS-2A with a highly reliable solid state drive, whisper quiet fanless cooling and the versatility of a 1RU rack-mountable chassis (rack ears and traditional feet included). “The MMS-2A delivers faster browsing and processing thanks to the most advanced drive technology while providing silent operation from a slender new form factor—all at the same $1995 MSRP as its predecessor,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. “Our mission with this new model was to deliver the highest value to performance ratio of any music player on the market—the MMS-2A, and its big brother the MMS-5A are really the ultimate whole-house high resolution audio solutions available anywhere,” de Nigris said. The MMS-2A also delivers on all of the features that have become the hallmark of the Autonomic brand, including access to the most popular streaming services (PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Napster and Spotify), cloud synchronization, which brings together music from multiple locations into a single collection that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, two onboard AirPlay receivers enabling guest computer/device streaming, and Autonomic’s exclusive TuneBridge™ technology (patent pending), making it easier than ever to listen to, discover and explore your favorite music styles and genres. The MMS-2A is available with pre-programmed modules to integrate with all of the major control systems: Crestron, RTI, Control4, Elan, AMX, and more. Alternative control options include the Mirage Media Controller app for iOS and Android devices, Airplay control and the Mirage Web Interface. New packages available: Autonomic is now offering Mirage Audio System 2 or 5-stream base packs leveraging the MMS-2A and MMS-5A music players, giving integrators a complete range of high-resolution whole-house audio distribution systems. 16-zone packages start at $499 per zone ($7995 MSRP) with 4-Zone, 2-Stream packages as low as $3,995 MSRP. All Mirage Audio System packages can be tailored to the exact needs of each customer and are fully expandable to 96 zones. Enthusiastic dealer comments about pre-production MMS-2A: “Over the past few months we’ve put the new MMS-2A server through its paces using two different integrated control systems. We are happy to report excellent stability and performance analogous to its big brother, the MMS-5A. Thanks to the MMS-2A, we can now offer a similar platform and performance level when specifying systems ranging in price from the turnkey Mirage Audio System 2 and 5-source solutions on up to very large multi-server installations using the most popular integrated control systems.” Jan Grube, Partner Phoenix Audio/Video and Systems Integration. Specifications: · Fanless, passive cooling design · 100% solid state drive – 128 GB SSD, supports approximately 25k songs with expandable storage capabilities via USB or networked attached storage · 1RU chassis – Rack mountable (rack ears included) or feet included to display the unit · Outputs: 1USB, 1 coax digital, 1 analog · Supports 24-bit/96 kHz content · Streaming services: Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Slacker, Rhapsody, TuneIn · 2 Airplay receivers (1 per stream) · HDMI and VGA outputs for OSD www.autonomic-controls.com