“Sonneteer director Haider Bahrani showed us the Morpheus, which we imagined would look nice in our living room.” This was the comment Vintage Rock came up with about the Sonneteer Morpheus Server and Music Centre. They were reporting back on the CES show at which they popped into the Sonneteer and Penaudio Suite at the Venetian Hotel.
They saw a number of systems attempting to gain traction in this new age of high fidelity. The Sonneteer Morpheus system to them was, well let’s just let you read what they said: “The Morpheus from Sonneteer was the sleekest and most discreet. It stores three terabytes of tunes, and like the others, will rip your CDs while you “go make a cup of tea.” You can even control it, like most of the other music servers, with your iPhone[or iPod Touch].“ You can see their full report at Vintagerock.com
The one thing they omitted from their report, as they were comparing Ethernet connections, is that the Sonneteer Morpheus is Wi-fi compatible(wireless network) as well as being Ethernet capable(wired network). So if you don’t have your house wired up for Ethernet in every room and your home router is wireless(nearly all are these days) you can be up and away in a matter of minutes.
Sonneteer, while at CES, the worlds largest Consumer Electronics Show, have been showing off how their Morpheus music centre can be controlled using an iPod Touch or an iPhone. As mentioned when we brought you the news about the Morpheus server, the Plug Player App’ can be downloaded for just under £3. It will see any number of Music Centres and Morpheus servers you have on your network and allow you to choose and play back your music through the Morpheus Music Centre you have selected.
It rips, it stores, it shows up on the Morpheus Music Centre and all while you are making a cup of tea! all in glorious WAV or FLAC and you can have it in MP3 if you will. Naturally, Sonneteer would prefer you to store everything in an uncompressed format to enjoy playing it back through the Morpheus in all its glory.
The Morpheus Server, as it will be known, will be officially launched at CES this January as Sonneteer will be showing between the 7th and 10th at the Venetian Hotel, Suite 29-310. The set up will be resembling that of a normal home with a living room and a dining area both with a Morpheus Music Centre installed and a Server neatly places to, ehem, serve them both.
Sonneteer will also have an iPod Touch handy to demonstrate how any number of their Music Centres and Servers can be controlled from such a device. It also works with the iPhone. All you need is to download the Plug Player application for a minimal cost (£2.99 in the UK).
Album art is displayed and play lists set as music in different parts of the house can be set and adjusted whilst sitting on the sofa and sipping that, aforementioned, cup of tea.
We promise a few more details very shortly as well as pictures and news from the show itself.
For more information and some high resolution images please got to the Press release www.sonneteer.co.uk/press_release_server.htm
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