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Fusion’s Ovation Duet Music Server Integrates with Control4, RTI, URC

Fusion's Ovation Duet server also offers streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, and TuneIn and even includes Apple AirPlay.

Fusion’s Ovation Duet Music Server Integrates with Control4, RTI, URC
Fusion Research is supporting the release of its new Ovation Duet server with its Platinum program.

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Robert Archer · July 28, 2016

Fusion Research has built a loyal following of dealers that have successfully augmented their businesses, while also keeping their clients happily entertained. The California company recently announced its new Ovation Duet server. 

Based on dealer feedback, the Duet has been designed to deliver affordable, high levels of performance, with the ability to expand the system at a later date. 

"We've been asking our dealers what their ideal music server would be," notes Ingo Schmoldt, vice president of sales, Fusion Research. "The consensus was something rack mountable with two sources that can be expanded to add more sources. Make it the best possible audio quality and keep the MSRP under $1,000."

The Duet features the same Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz DAC used in other Fusion Research products, and the company points out the fanless 1U server also incorporates rack ears to facilitate its installation into rack environments. 

Employing the company's Summit OS and Setup Wizard, the Duet provides the ability to sync with homeowners' iTunes accounts, and it can backup multiple iTunes accounts to provide assurances to entire families. Fusion explains the server's ability to backup music collections and playlists consumers don't need to keep their iTunes libraries on their computers. 

In addition to its iTunes capabilities, Fusion points out the Duet also offers streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, TuneIn and others, and it also includes Apple AirPlay for each source.

Fusion adds the Duet also integrates into third-party control systems from manufacturers such as Control4, RTI, URC and Compass Control seamlessly, and it offers dealers a variety of programs to support their sales and marketing efforts.



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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Audio/Video · Distributed Audio · Multiroom Video · Products · Apple · Compass Control · Control4 · Fusion Research · Pandora · RTI · All Topics
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Comments

Posted by fusionrd on July 29, 2016

One important note to this article is the actual price, only $799 MSRP!

Posted by fusionrd on July 29, 2016

One important note to this article is the actual price, only $799 MSRP!