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Hi Head Fi friends

I would like to share the luxury music server from Swiss : ReQuest Audio THE BEAST

on 15 July 2014 Mr Schneider the founder from ReQuest Audio Swiss will come to Jakarta , I hope I can joint the seminar and share more info about this ultra high end music server

The price is also THE BEAST : biggrin.gif

The Beast is available in a choice of Version 1 TB SSD for $36,800 or Version 2 TB SSD for $38,800. The company supports the servers with a choice of backup solutions including its Auto Backup 4 TB for $3,600 and Auto Backup 10 TB for $6,000. ReQuest explains it invested approximately two years of R&D into the development of the Linux-based Beast, which features a jointly designed USB interface section from the high-performance digital audio company MSB.

Please read more info below :

http://hometheaterreview.com/request-unleashes-the-beast-audio-server/

http://www.monoandstereo.com/2014/01/request-audio-beast-luxury-music-server.html

http://www.audiostream.com/content/request-audio-beast-0

ReQuest Audio The Beast Luxury Music Server


The Beast
MONO AND STEREO HIGH-END AUDIO MAGAZINE NEW

Mr. Schneider or ReQuest Audio just sent in info about The Beast Luxury Music Server.

ReQuest Audio Switzerland has created the ultimate Luxury Music Server for the discerning listener, providing specialised High End distributors and dealers the ultimate solution for their clients.

The first audio server ever, that was developed to be perfect to the last detail. A result of combining knowledge and experience in High-End manufacturing and passion for music. Operation and control of features and settings are adjusted on the build in 7” High Definition Touchscreen using software developed specifically for this purpose.

The Beast can be fully used and operated without access to the internet. No computer is needed and the unit can be used as soon as you take it out of the box. The server comes with its dedicated integrated ripping station and special ripping software.

The Operating System, Control Software and library software are all Linux based and written by our own engineers and have been optimized over the last 12 years. For the metadata, the server is connected to the Licensed Data base library from GRACENOTE.

This impressive piece of high-end technology has a stable and zero resonance chassis fully made out of high-grade aluminum.

Each of the main components of the server has its own dedicated sealed enclosure to prevent any interference and guarantees a perfect protection from distortions. Wire paths are optimized and are located inside sealed enclosures.

THE BEAST is available with internal storage of 0.96 TB or 1.92TB SSD. When adding a NAS drive to the system it is possible to add as much external storage as needed. Our own special software allows you to decide whether new media files are stored internally or externally. That means high-end recordings can be stored on the internal SSD and the lower quality files on an external storage (NAS only).

By adding a ReQuest Film Player, THE BEAST can be used for video play-back and storage (NAS recommended). The Beast can rip and store both DVD and BLU-RAY formats.

THE BEAST can be fully integrated into a custom installation system through a serial port or over IP. For all available control systems (CRESTRON/AMX/CONTROL4/KNX…) 2-way interfaces are available. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to set up and control the server.

Our user friendly web browser Interface allows easy editing of Metadata and can be used to configure THE BEAST. The built-in interface allows to control the server from any mobile device or Computer (browser must support HTM5).

Another unique service is our own online support system - ARQ LINK. Over the years we have developed a reporting system to monitor our products. The daily reporting from each BEAST guarantees a perfect support and unmatched customer service.

Arq-Link allows each client to login from anywhere in the world to his BEAST and add Music (even uploading music) or editing data on the server. THE BEAST’s many unique functions can be customized for each individual user.

It is possible to synchronize multiple iTunes libraries in both ways (export and import), this way iTunes may be used as an editing software.
The server will encode each media into lossless formats such as WAV or FLAC and simultaneously it can encode a MP3 file for syncing and streaming purposes. The server will always play the lossless file.
The MP3 files can be streamed to any mobile device inside the network or even via the internet. The same thing can be done with movies.

THE BEAST can synchronize music in full format with customer’s other BEASTs or ReQuest Audio products in different locations. Each location then becomes a backup of the Master BEAST. When adding music or editing a playlist on the Master BEAST, each other BEAST/ReQuest device of the same owner will have the same data in minutes.

High class manufactured in Switzerland

POWER SUPPLY:
- High End Power supply with own Power Plant for perfect Sinus / Distortion -160dB
- Power stabilizer
- Heat controlled regulation for the DAC board. No drifting of the low DC Voltages
- All DC Voltage fully isolated to each other
- Special wire for all DC voltages
- Fully shielded Power supply

Digital / Analog Board:
- Developed high-end USB Interface (joint venture with MSB Technology)
- Developed high-end DAC (joint venture with MSB Technology)
- The DAC board plays all available formats. Also all 4 different DSD formats.
- High-Standard clock system – optional FEMTO 140 or FEMTO GALAXY clock available.
- Different Filters adjustable via Touchscreen

Analog Output’s :
- Balanced XLR analog Output
- Unbalanced RCA analog Output
- When the optional analog Volume control is installed it is possible to adjust the (maximum) volume.
- When no Volume control is installed it is possible to adjust the output gain, thus perfectly matching
any PreAmp. These settings can be adjusted on the Touch Screen.

Digital Output’s:
- RCA
- AES/EBU
- BNC
- PRO i2S
- Optical

Clock Output’s:
-256x / 512x professional clock
- Word Clock out

Input ‘s :
Balanced XLR Analog Input (pass through or controllable over the optional analog Diamond Volume control.

Trigger :
- Contact closer / Relay
- Active Trigger for ON / OFF and Standby (Standby function works for MSB Amplifier Amp’s only)

Audio Format’s :
- DSD all 4 different formats
- WAVE / FLAC
- 44.1 / 88.2 / 96 / 174.4 / 192 / 384
- 16bit / 24bit / 32 bit


Matej Isak. Mono and Stereo ultra high end audio magazine. All rights reserved. 2006-2013. www.monoandstereo.com. ..:: None of the original text, pictures, that were taken by me, links or my original files can be re-printed or used in any way without prior permission! ::..
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Edited by rudi0504 - 7/8/14 at 5:40am