ReQuest Unveils Multiroom Audio System
Nov 7, 2006 6:21 PM
16-channel iQ Intelligent Multiroom Amplifier
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.