Autonomic has announced the the MMS-1e whole-house music player and the M-120e 4-zone amplifier, each featuring proprietary eAudioCast audio-over-Ethernet technology.
The new set up means that that the music player and amplifier can be connected using a single Cat5e cable at high resolution bitrates – no traditional audio wiring required.
The manufacturer says installers will appreciate the flexibility to decentralise the placement of eSeries amplification, making it less difficult to bring high-resolution digital audio streaming to the whole home.
The MMS-1e and M-120e also offer a new compact form factor, enabling installers to locate them anywhere in the home or in a rack if required.
The completely solid state MMS-1e music player represents a new entry level product for streaming content throughout the home. The MMS-1e can be used as a low cost single stream music player, 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 package at an ‘affordable’ price point. This solution is expandable via Ethernet to as many as 96 zones.
“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,” says 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.” Anticipated ship date is September, 2016 and can be seen for the first time at the CEDIA Dallas Expo.
High Resolution Output
The MMS-1e supports high-resolution audio, and the Japan Audio Society has certified the MMS-1e as a hi-resolution player with built in 24/192 DACs.
Flexible Output Options
The MMS-1e will support one analogue output through its internal 192 kHz /24 bit DAC, plus mirrored high-resolution PCM digital outputs with both Coax and HDMI ports. The MMS-1e will support one stream mirrored to Analog, PCM, and HDMI outputs, and two streams when using the eAudioCast technology.
All Solid State
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.
The MMS-1e supports both wired and bi-directional Wi-Fi connections for convenient placement.
Integrates into all popular control systems
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.
The Autonomic M-120e is a 4-zone amplifier delivering 30-watts per zone. There is an analog RCA-style input for connection of a local audio device and a coax output for digital redistribution of audio inputs. An Infrared (IR) output enables connection of a remote keypad such as the Autonomic KP-6.