June 03, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Is your CD collection mammoth? Did you get a 160-gig iPod to fill with music, but it’s taking you months to transfer everything?
The guys—and robots—over at Moondog Digital want to lend you a hand. They rip CDs like it’s the Indy 500, and just announced that they are a Kaleidescape Loading Service Provider.
That gives Moondog the ability to stock your Kaleidescape system with all of the CDs and DVDs you want, so you have convenient access to every piece of music and every movie you own without bookshelves full of discs.
Here’s the skinny on Moondog’s ripping capability, which allows it to rip megacollections for consumers as well as companies such as radio stations (yup, they do have large music libraries even though it seems like they only play the same songs over and over): Eight robots with 32 drives; six 200-disc DVD changers; in-queue capacity of 4,400 discs, temperature controlled and uninterruptible power; ability to burn 1.2 terabytes of data daily; and completely scalable solution.
The company converts your music to MP3, WAV or FLAC files so they can all be neatly organized digitally for you. If you’re a professional electronics installer, you can also work with Moondog to help serve your customers and give them a big wow factor along with installing that Kaleidescape or other media server.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.