HFX calls this the Monster, the RipNAS MONSTER more precisely.

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Not only is the Monster the ultimate CD ripper and player, it is one heck of a Windows Home Server 2011 machine including

  • 18TB storage
  • Intel I7 Quad Core CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 120GB System SSD

Included with this machine is a slew of system and audio software including

  • dbPoweramp Ripping Software R14
  • Asset UPNP R4
  • AccurateRip & C2 Correction
  • PerfectMeta to access 5 databases for optimizing automated metadata search
  • Stablebit Drivepool

The Monster includes those features and a whole lot more per the Press Release that follows.  Of course, this won’t come cheap at a MSRP of 6.995 EU, but if you are an audiophile and need the best, you might not blink an eye after viewing the complete feature set of this device.

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RipNAS MONSTER – now with 18TB storage!

The RipNAS MONSTER is a new class of CD Ripper and Audio Server. Equipped with 18TB storage, 28.000 CD can be stored lossless and uncompressed (14.000 with duplication enabled for data security).

In addition, a Quad Core i7 CPU with 16GB RAM and a 120GB System SSD work together, so even the largest collections can be browsed without delay and the desired titles or albums can be found immediately.

With XBMC as player and either USB, S/PDIF, analogue or HDMI output the RipNAS MONSTER can also hold its own as a player. Its own soundcard has a Signal-to-Noise ratio of 124dB!

The RipNAS MONSTER is our new flagship device. It succeeds the RipNAS Statement and exceeds its precursor in several points:
>> 18TB storage
>> Intel I7 Quad Core with 16 GB RAM
>> robust TEAC Tray drive
>> Headphone Output with 117dB SNR
>> Analogue Output with 124dB SNR
>> Supports Dolby True-HD or DTS-HD Master Audio tracks via HDMI

RipNAS MONSTER as Server:
>> WHS 2011 64-Bit
>> dbPoweramp Ripping Software R14
>> Asset UPNP R4
>> AccurateRip & C2 Correction
>> PerfectMeta to access 5 databases for optimizing automated metadata search
>> Multi-Encoder rips several formats at the same time if needed
>> Stablebit Drivepool for optimal data security

RipNAS MONSTER as Player:
>> HDMI 1.4 for perfect sound and image quality
>> S/PDIF-RCA with up to 24bit/192KHz
>> asynchronous USB for up to 32bit/384KHz
>> Headphone Output with 117dB SNR
>> Analogue Output with 124dB SNR
>> Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio
>> XBMC with Internet Radio and Gapless Play
>> With Remote Control and Status Display
>> Many Remote Apps for iOS and Android

Specification:
>> 5.25″ TEAC Professional.Drive with C2 Advanced Error Correction
>> Intel i7 Quad Core with 16GB RAM
>> 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0
>> 1x GB LAN, 1x WiFi, 1x VGA
>> HDMI 1.4 (1920×1200), DVI-D (1920×1200)
>> DisplayPort (2560×1600)
>> Integrated Headphone Amplifier (<0.001%)
>> 1x 6.3mm Headphone Jack Output (117dB SNR)
>> EMI free, perfectly shielded analogue RCA
>> 2x RCA (un-balanced) (124dB SNR)
>> 2* S/PDIF Out (1* RCA + 1* TOSLINK Optical) up to 24/192KHz
>> 120GB System SSD
>> 6x 3TB Server HDD for continuous 24/7 Operation
>> Status Display and Remote Control

Weight: 25kg
Colour: black
Dimensions: 43cm (16.93″) Width x 42cm (16.54″) Depth x 18cm (7.09″) Height

Data Sheet:
http://www.hfx.at/ftp/datasheets/monster-en.pdf

Recommended Retail Price: 6.995 EU

 

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