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LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Pinnacle Audio Athenaeum Music Server

Oct 13, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"UK-based Pinnacle Audio used embedded Linux to build an ultra-high-fidelity, hard-drive-based music server capable of storing roughly 9,000 CDs, with lossless compression. The Athenaeum comes with a Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, which serves as its remote control, and it features a 24-bit, 96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

"The Athenaeum features four hot-swappable hard drive bays, with modules available from 160GB to 750GB. The drives can be added one at a time, as needed, and are 'the quietest available,' Pinnacle says--suggesting they might be sourced from Seagate, which has long specialized in A/V-oriented drives..."

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