French manufacturer Metronome has created a new music server that General Manager Jean Marie Clauzel says is intended for people transitioning from CD to high resolution files. The Music Center is built around a custom built computer and operating system that can handle all PCM data rates and up to double DSD.
There is a CD slot on the front for ripping discs and inside is a 2TB drive with expansion up to 6TB (either HDD or SSD). On the back are two USB inputs (for external drives), as well as SPDIF, Toslink and AES/EBU digital outputs (there is no internal DAC). Networking is via either ethernet or WiFi and the Music Center is controlled via free proprietary (and slick looking) Android or iOS apps.
The product started shipping two months ago for a retail price of $11,700.