The sophisticated yet simple to use MS500 Music Streamer seamlessly integrates both your internet based streaming music and locally stored digital music into one comprehensive device. It allows your digital library to be enjoyed with McIntosh’s legendary audio standards – including uncompressed, lossless files with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.
With all its onboard storage and external connection capabilities, the MS500 can easily serve as a central hub for all your digital music. The high-speed network port connects you to leading streaming services1 such as Deezer, Murfie, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Slacker, Spotify®, TIDAL and TuneIn (services subject to change). Interfaces to these services are built in to the MS500 – putting all your streaming music at your fingertips. Internet radio stations can also be added as presets. Three USB ports allow for external mass storage or flash drives to be connected.
The MS500 runs ultra-quiet thanks to two key features. First, local music and the operating system are stored on a durable 500GB solid state drive (SSD) that has no moving parts to create noise; second, a fanless processor combined with improved ventilation means noisy cooling fans are not needed. The combination of these two things results in there being no noise to interfere with your music listening.
The MS500 can automatically synchronize the content stored on your networked computers so it is readily accessible and playable. All your content can be backed up to the Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud or Google Drive. This also allows for your music to be synchronized across multiple homes or locations when an MS500 is installed in each location. New music purchases from any of these cloud services can be automatically added to your library for easy playback.
- Seamlessly controls your internet based streaming music and your locally stored digital music
- Interfaces to leading streaming services including Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Spotify®, TIDAL and TuneIn
- Internal solid state drive for local storage
- Total Harmonic Distortion
- Frequency Response
- 2Hz to 22,000Hz
- Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced)
- 4/2 V RMS
- Signal To Noise Ratio
- Output Impedance
- 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
- Dynamic Range
- Digital Input Format
- Digital Input Sample Rate
- Digital Output Format
- SPDIF (PCM)
- Digital Output Sample Rate
- Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 17.5" (44.45cm) x 3-7/8" (9.8cm) x 16" (40.64cm)
- Unit Weight
- 13.5 lbs (6.1kg)