Russound debuted their new DMS-3.1 Digital Media Streamer, which is part of their C-Series line of multiroom audio products. It's not inexpensive, coming in at around $2,100 (MAP). The new media server will deliver up to 3 digital audio streams for whole home audio systems and installations. The sources for these three audio signals may be from the Internet or from music files on connected storage devices. A fourth simultaneous signal is available from the DMS-3.1’s built-in AM/FM stereo tuner. The server is one rack unit (1U) tall and features three pairs of stereo audio output jacks for each of the audio streams plus another pair for the tuner. A Source ID Switch lets each stream identify itself easily within the system. The new DMS-3.1 is designed to work with Russound C-Series controllers and multiroom audio systems. The DMS-3.1 connects to the controller via an Ethernet LAN (wired RJ45) home network connection. The DMS-3.1 can also play back audio files on LAN-connected DLNA devices, such as network drives, which may be located in various rooms throughout the home.
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