First New Product from Meridan/Sooloos

Meridian announced delivery of the first new design with Sooloos, the recently acquired manufacturer of server-based home entertainment systems widely acknowledged as one of the most sophisticated systems available. The new Control 10 integrates Meridian’s proprietary connectivity with Sooloos' award-winning touchscreen, an extremely user-friendly media-access solution.

The Sooloos Control 10 features Meridian's SpeakerLink and legacy Meridian Comms protocols, providing seamlessly integration with Meridian’s famed Digital Loudspeakers, preamp/controllers, and music systems. An RS-232 is also provided for integration with the full spectrum of media and home-control systems that currently exist. The touchscreen controller also incorporates on-board S/PDIF coaxial digital outputs, which allows it to function as a complete Sooloos “zone”.

The desktop-style Control 10 touchscreen features a 17-inch LCD display capable of displaying HD-level imaging. Adding to its ease of use, the Control 10 includes a slot-loading CD drive in its low-profile base for convenient, local loading or playback of content without requiring a computer or outboard disc drive.

The Meridian Sooloos touchscreen uses cleverly integrated heatsinking for a fanless design that renders the Control 10 completely silent, and ideal for the most demanding listening environments and customers. Like all Sooloos components, the Control 10 communicates with its Storage and Source components via standard TCP/IP Ethernet connectivity, using either the supplied high-quality Neutrik EtherCon connectors or any conventional CAT5/5e/6 RJ-45 cables.

The Meridian Sooloos Control 10 media-management system is a complete solution that allows music and photos to be easily stored and accessed. It sells for $5,000.