The W4S team has come up with another winner. It stores most collections without breaking a sweat...all in one unit. Rips them right to the enclosed hard drives. It also works in every format we know, including internet radio, all controlled via remote and several other industry standards.
Another real 'win' with this W4S server is the purpose made I2s output which does an amazing job feeding the Dac 2 DSDse. They were engineered together and the synergy is evident. They also manage to do an excellent job, a reference performance, without being the size of small furniture. You can put these on a desk, on a plane, on a train, and so forth...or in a credenza. The performance of either the MS-2 or the Dac 2DSDse will embarrass many a more expensive offering. Together they go beyond 'bargain' and just become seriously good kit regardless of cost.
We only sell W4S regionally, so if you're not near New England, we can't help you, but EJ and Clint are great and if they can they'll put you in touch with a nearby dealer. If there's not one, they'll deal direct.
Here's more info and some specs:
On-Board Storage and CD ripper!
Selecting tracks, browsing the music library, and starting up your favorite Pandora® radio station is all wireless! This ideal configuration allows you to have your whole media library at your fingertips while maintaining a direct digital connection to your DAC from the server. Internet radio and 3rd party apps, such as Pandora®, and MOG are available when using the Logitech Sqeezebox Controller application on your Apple or Android device! Browsing your music library by album, artist, or genre is a breeze. In fact when using the Mpad application on an iPad, playlists can be made on the fly and it even allows gapless playback!
Traditional playback using a Mac or PC for high resolution files requires a media player that supports such playback, and sounds good in the process. The cost and concern of sonic performance associated with the media player are no longer an issue! The included onboard software has been designed from the ground up to play music.
The in depth setup guide is available for download on our website to help assist in properly configuring and customizing the server for your needs and preferences.
Supported file types: AAC, APE, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Monkey's Audio, FLAC, QuickTime, MP3, MPEG-4, Musepack Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-4 SLS / HD-AAC, WAV, Windows Media, WMA
Lossless, WMA Pro, Wavpack
8"x 8"x 3.5"