Chord's Huge Array

Chord's CEO John Franks (right) and Bluebird Music's Jay Rein (left) regaled me with tales of Chord's Media Engine (price tbd). It includes an Intel Pentium 4 processor and up to 6TB of drive capacity, allowing you to centrally archive pretty much all varieties of CD and DVD formats. Chord promises "studio-quality audio" and "the best image processing technology available."

"Gee," I said, "that sounds perfect for CEDIA. Why didn't you bring it?"

"Because it's a monster," Franks said.

Sounds like it.