AVA Media is proud to announce the availability of its revolutionary RIP-N-PLAY music server. The RIP-N-PLAY allows you to easily make and store top-quality digital copies of your CDs. You can then enjoy your new music library wherever you want to hear it - in the same room, all over the house or even on the move.
The RIP-N-PLAY is simple to set up, works with just about any music service/system going - from Apple iTunes to SONOS, via a world of DLNA devices and more - and supports FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless) and MP3 formats. It can also be remotely accessed via any web browser on any internet-connected device, plus via a suite of mobile apps.
All this talent sits inside the RIP-N-PLAY's precision-engineered aluminium casing, which is almost silent in operation and uses a fraction of the electricity of typical computer-based systems.
Designed, built and fully supported in Britain by a company with 30 years of mechanical design expertise and world leading IT credentials, the AVA Media RIP-N-PLAY is a media server like no other.
"We're making it simple to help people create a digital music collection they can browse and enjoy wherever and whenever - a grow your own Spotify!" explains AVA Media CEO, David Thompson.
"And all this from a near silent-running, energy-efficient server you'll be proud to have on display - you can't say that about your average noisy, bulky, power-hungry PC", Thompson adds.
Key RIP-N-PLAY features
- Store up to 6000+ CDs in one sleek box
- Simple to use - plug in two cables and it's ready to rip your CDs
- Fast, accurate CD ripping - to start, just insert a disc
- Rip in FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless) or MP3 formats
- Album information and cover art automatically added
- Supports native CD features - including gapless playback
- Near-silent operation
- Extremely low power consumption
- Explore and play your music library via smartphone/tablet app or any web browser - wherever you are in the house or world
- Control, manage and optimise via web browser
- Open architecture: works with everything from iTunes to SONOS, DLNA devices to Roku and Samba
- Best media server for SONOS
- Quick, simple back-up to any USB drive
- Crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium
- Neat design: 54x332x185mm (HxWxD)
- Designed, built and supported in UK by expert engineers
Pricing and Availability
The RIP-N-PLAY is exclusively distributed by Computers Unlimited, and is available now in a range of top retailers, listed at AVA-MEDIA.COM
The 1TB RIP-N-PLAY costs £799, while the 2TB version is £999.
How RIP-N-PLAY works
The AVA Media RIP-N-PLAY takes seconds to set up: just plug in power and network cables, wait for the green light and let rip!
Insert a music CD into the RIP-N-PLAY slot loader and all its track information, plus album art, is automatically retrieved from a premium metadata service.
Rip and store in high-quality FLAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless) format, with the option to additionally down-convert to MP3 where required. Ripping is fast, accurate and automated; discs automatically eject afterwards.
The 1TB RIP-N-PLAY can hold 2000-3000 CDs in FLAC format; the 2TB RIP-N-PLAY doubles that capacity. Use 320Kbps MP3 format and you can store around 6000 albums per 1TB.
RIP-N-PLAY uses an open architecture that means your music is easily accessible to a vast range of playback and streaming systems. From the world of Apple iTunes and DLNA devices to Roku, Samba and SONOS systems, it works seamlessly with them all.
It's a particularly perfect partner for SONOS systems, which can struggle with some other media servers' complex folder structures. No such problem with the RIP-N-PLAY, thanks to clever virtual mapping software, which fully recognises - and addresses - the specific needs of SONOS systems. This makes RIP-N-PLAY the best SONOS media server.
To optimise the RIP-N-PLAY for your playback device, simply access the server's settings via a dedicated, secure web page. This browser-based control system also allows any of your devices - from home hi-fi to laptop computer to smartphone - to access and playback your music.
Prefer app-based access wherever you are in the world? RIP-N-PLAY libraries can be controlled via the top-rated Subsonic music streaming apps - available for Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices.
Finally, a few words about power consumption. When you use a laptop or desktop computer to store and stream your music, you could be consuming up to 350w of power. The RIP-N-PLAY uses as little as 9W.
That's thanks to the RIP-N-PLAY's ground-up energy efficient design. It's based on engineering expertise gained at AVA Media's sister company, Tranquil PC - a world leader in low-energy IT systems.
Its unique energy-efficient design doesn't just mean lower energy bills, it means a cooler, almost silent-running server, too. A RIP-N-PLAY uses far less power and makes far less noise than a desktop PC.
About AVA Media
AVA Media is a UK company located in Manchester, where it designs, builds and supports its products from a brand new base on Trafford Park.
The AVA Media team has more than 30 years' expertise in mechanical, thermal and electronics design and manufacture, and has been supplying high-grade CD rippers for more than five years.
Having its own design, manufacturing and testing facilities gives AVA Media complete line of accountability - ensuring the very best products are always delivered to its customers around the world.
AVA Media's design team works on projects in the transport, medical, broadcast, telecoms and IT markets as well as AV / data servers. With this background, customers can be assured that their purchases are of the highest quality.
AVA Media products are stocked in a range of leading retailers around the world: see AVA-MEDIA.COM for dealer and distribution information.