September 09, 2010
| by Robert Archer
It’s been said before and it remains true to this day: content is king.
VidaBox‘s new 4U RackServerV2 is a dedicated media server that custom electronics pros can set up to distribute Blu-ray, DVD, music, photos and video throughout a home to as many as 10 media extender devices.
The N.Y.-based company offers the server with and without RAID protection, and it can be configured in a number of ways to provide as much as 32TB of storage with the use of one of the company’s RackServerV2+Plus expansion units.
VidaBox also equips the server with its 1-Step Drop-n-Rip feature, which enables users to rip unencrypted discs easily, and its DualRip feature, which VidaBox designed for audiophiles.
According to the company, the DualRip feature rips CDs in the uncompressed WAV format for playback in a typical home audio system without having the distraction of listening to low resolution audio files and in the MP3 format so the same music can be stored on an Apple iPod.
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.