Qsonix’s new Q2 series music server systems are now shipping.
The QSonix Q2 series music server
The Q2 series, which replaces the Q100 line, are built on Qsonix’s next-generation hardware and software platform and incorporate Wadia Digital’s digital audio output technology. Housed in a new mechanical enclosure featuring a precision-machined aluminum front panel, the Q2 series products are designed to be “whisper quiet” and exude an understated elegance, according to the company. The line also features a hi-resolution GUI and iPad-compatible remote control interface.
Sonically the Q205 offers support for uncompressed high-definition 24/192kHz bit audio and a custom-designed digital output platform by Wadia Digital. The Q205 also includes digital outputs for AES/EBU balanced digital audio, S/PDIF, TosLink, and USB.
For music throughout the home, the Q210 features four discreet analog outputs, a hard-wired IR connector as well as Crestron and third-party automation system support. In addition the system can be upgraded with an additional digital audio output connection and high-definition audio support when desired.
The new Q2 systems are available with choice of 1TB or 2TB of premium hard drive storage and either 15- or 17-inch touchscreen controllers. Both units also include built-in support for desktop PC/Mac and iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad? remote control operation.
Qsonix offers the music lover’s ultimate storage and music management system with their Just Press Play user-friendly drag & drop touchscreen user interface, uncompromised and uncompressed CD storage and a new standard in audiophile sound performance. System storage accommodates the equivalent of nearly 5,000 uncompressed CDs. All Qsonix systems include automatic software upgrades as well as extended meta-data and album art from AMG (All Music Guide) that easily and quickly organize your music library by artist, album, composer, genre and time period.
“Given the top-to-bottom platform re-design, hardware and software improvements along with the integration of Wadia’s superior digital audio technology, we are thrilled to bring to market new products that capitalize on the strengths of both companies in terms of performance, reliability, usability and enjoyment,” Qsonix president, Mike Weaver said. “We feel that the new Q2 series offers a superior solution for our dealers and their customers.”