MMS-1e whole house music player (left) and M-120e four-zone amplifier by Autonomic
Autonomic has introduced the MMS-1e whole-house music player and the M-120e four-zone amplifier, each featuring proprietary eAudioCast audio-over-ethernet technology. This means that that the music player and amplifier can be connected using a single Cat-5e cable at high-resolution bitrates, with no traditional audio wiring required.
The new products are engineered to offer integrators the flexibility to decentralize the placement of eSeries amplification, making it less difficult to bring high-resolution digital audio streaming into challenging zones. The MMS-1e and M-120e each reside in a new compact form factor, enabling integrators to easily locate these components along with source devices nearly anywhere in the home or in a traditional structured wiring enclosure.
The completely solid-state MMS-1e music player is a new entry-level product for Autonomic designed to broaden the opportunities for integrators to deliver Autonomic music solutions, particularly to those clients focused on enjoying streaming content throughout the home. The MMS-1e can be leveraged as a low-cost single-stream music player utilized as a standalone solution within a control system environment, or can be paired with an Autonomic eSeries amplifier, where its capacity doubles to provide two independent network streams of content.
That means that the MMS-1e paired with the M-120e amplifier will deliver a two- stream/four-zone premium entertainment package at an affordable price point. The solution is expandable via ethernet to as many as 96 zones, enabling users to grow their music system as their needs change while enjoying the same intuitive interface they become accustomed to with the basic package.
“Our eSeries line of music streamers and amplifiers are designed to afford additional installation flexibility by leveraging a home’s existing ethernet network without sacrificing the pristine high-resolution sound that Mirage Music Players are known for,” said Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. “Additionally, the lower price point and traditional audio connectors on the MMS-1e make it equally well suited for use as a lower-cost, single-stream device in traditional control system/whole-house entertainment installations.”
The single-stream MMS-1e retails at $995 and the two-stream/four-zone package starts at $1,995 MSRP. Anticipated ship date is September, 2016.
The MMS-1e supports high-resolution audio, and the Japan Audio Society has certified the MMS-1e as a high-resolution player with built in 24/192 DACs. The MMS-1e will support one analog output through its internal 192kHz/24 bit DAC, plus mirrored high-resolution PCM digital outputs with both coax and HDMI ports. It will support one stream mirrored to analog, PCM, and HDMI outputs, and two streams when using the eAudioCast technology.
The MMS-1e is completely solid state. Autonomic has eliminated all moving parts by leveraging solid-state storage and re-engineered passive cooling systems, which translates to years of trouble-free and silent performance, lower power consumption, and faster response times. It also supports both wired and bi-directional Wi-Fi connections for convenient placement.
The Autonomic MMS-1e and M-120e can be used as a standalone entertainment solution or integrated into any of the popular home automation platforms as part of a larger smart home package.