Best Of The Best 2006: Here To Serve

  • Brent Butterworth

Think of a music server as an Apple iPod for your home: It stores all your music on a hard drive and provides easy access to that music through a data screen. And just as with portable music players, some music servers are more fun to use than others. The Qsonix music server offers the friendliest, most engaging user interface we have seen in this product category.

A supplied touchscreen displays the cover art from your favorite CDs in full color. To play a CD, simply touch its cover and drag it onto the playlist at the right side of the screen. Adding more recordings to the list, perusing your jazz collection, and culling the tunes you dislike are all equally simple. And the sound quality is excellent thanks to the unit’s superb construction. The Qsonix comes in two models: the Q100-160 ($5,500), which holds about 3,000 CDs at a normal quality level, and the Q100-400 ($6,300), which holds about 7,500 CDs.

Qsonix
877.477.6649
www.qsonix.com
 

Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...
The nearly 1,000 cc motorcycles draw inspiration from Yamaha’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike…
In both design and performance, the new S-Class Coupes branch out from Mercedes’s historically...
The sedan is set to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A3…
Photo by Daylight Studio Snc
A century of quintessentially Italian carmaking and motorsports…
The four new models combine retro styling with modern technology…
The H2R has an approximately 300 hp engine, the most powerful on the market...
Sitting behind the wheel of this $280,225 top-down roadster incites a flurry of emotions…