MusicXPC Intros S3 Studio Production Computer

May 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, Podcasting Hardware

MusicXPCMusicXPC‘s Professional S3 studio production computer is a Windows-based system specially tweaked for media production, configured from the BIOS up to handle audio tracks, effects and virtual instruments with ease.

The system features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.4GHz with a 4MB L2 Cache on a 1066 MHz FSB. The machine comes with 2GB of custom-manufactured DDR2 Dual Channel 800 MHz RAM, an 18x dual-layer DVD+/-RW [48x40x18x18], and four separate SATA II 7200RPM hard drives providing over 1.2 Terabytes of total storage. The hard drives [1x 250GB and 3x 320GB] each have a 16MB cache for fast throughput and high track counts.

The Professional S3 comes with virtually all popular interfaces, ports, and connectors, including FireWire, USB 2.0, PCI and Gigabit LAN. Additionally, the Professional S3 provides a 256MB DDR2 PCI-E x16 Dual Channel Graphics Card (Dual DVI/ VGA), with Dual-Link DVI- DVI-I, TV-Out, and HDTV support. The operation of the machine is quiet, utilizing patented heat pipe technology with custom-tuned low-RPM fans.

The latest generation of MusicXPC computers features a comprehensive back-up/restore system. The back-up/restore system allows the user to restore the computer to factory setting even after a catastrophic failure, a drive crash or even a re-formatting. The factory state is stored in an invisible part of the main hard drive. This feature will allow musicians to minimize downtime caused by system failures.

The Professional S3 is available at music retailers and retails for USD $2,799.00.

Detailed Specifications:

MusicXPC Professional S3
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU (4MB L2 Cache) /1066 FSB 3 PCI-Express x1 slots
Intel® P965 / ICH8R with Intel® Fast Memory Access Technology 1 PCI-Express x16 slot
Windows XP Professional 3 PCI 2.3 slots
2GB DDR2 (2X 1GB) Dual Channel 800 MHz RAM ADI® 8-channel High Definition Audio
256MB DDR2 PCI Express x16 Graphics Card RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Dual-DVI/VGA output, 2560×1600 maximum resolution 600W Power, 90-264VAC [47-63Hz ]
HD1 • SATA II 250GB, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache 105 keys | 12 function keys keyboard
HD2 • SATA II 320GB, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache 800 dpi Optical Mouse included
HD3 • SATA II 320GB, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache Operating temperature: 0 Р35°C
HD4 • SATA II 320GB, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache 482mm x 219mm x 436mm
50-in-1 card reader 14.2 Kg / 31.3 lb
18X DVD+/-RW [48x40x18x18] Microsoft Windows XP Professional
10 USB 2.0 ports Host-Protected Area Recovery System
2 FireWire ports 2 Years of Free telephone support
E-SATA on the Go 1 Year Warranty
Parallel port U$2,799.00
Serial port (optional) RoHS compliant

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  1. Looks like a great candidate for the new Ubuntu Studio. A free OS with free software. No need for the Windows part, that’s just an anchor, dragging you down. Try Ubuntu, Linux for everyone else.

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