Ovation Introduces Duet, its New Audiophile Music Server
- Rack-mountable with two sources
- New OS can backup multiple iTunes accounts
- Shipping now, retails for $799
Fusion Research has introduced a new Ovation Music Server called the Duet. This rack mountable, two source unit is extremely integrator friendly and features several improvements with the use of Fusion’s new Summit operating system. The product is shipping now and retails for $799.
“We’ve been asking our dealers what their ideal music server would be,” said Ingo Schmoldt, Vice President of Sales, “the consensus was something rack-mountable with two sources that can be expanded to add more sources. Make it the best possible audio quality and keep the MSRP under $1000.”
The Duet uses the same Burr-Brown DAC used on other models that feature full 24-bit/192kHz music file support and output for top quality sound. With included rack ears, the Duet is fanless and absolutely quiet, easily fitting into a rack with its 1U high chassis.
Utilizing the new Summit OS and Setup Wizard, the Duet has the ability to not only synchronize, but backup multiple iTunes accounts for an entire family. Because it backs up iTunes music and playlists, a consumer no longer needs to keep the iTunes host computer on to listen to their music. It also features popular streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Tune-in and others. AirPlay is also available on each source. The single source Signature now utilizes this same OS and is being renamed the Solo.
The Duet can be seamlessly integrated into Control4, RTI, URC, Compass Controls projects and also features a new free factory built Crestron driver. Currently the Summit OS is not compatible with Elan g! or its sister Niles & SpeakerCraft products, although a new driver for those products should be available in the next month or two.
Sold only through custom integration professionals, the Duet has a healthy margin structure, made even better for Fusion’s largest dealers with their Platinum Program, better margins offering free shipping in the US, and longer warranties. Dealers looking to purchase a specially priced showroom demo, should get in touch with Fusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.217.1233.
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