Date: November 6th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Moneual Labs
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SOUNDGRAPH MONEUAL LABS IMON ULTRA BAY INTRODUCTION
Many enthusiasts would like to have a home theater PC (HTPC) to manage and play all the digital media available these days. However, reading some of the guides around the web can cause some apprehension when setting out to build one, and sticker shock will cause many to abandon the idea of buying one. In reality, many PC users already have the lion's share of the components necessary for an HTPC already installed in their present computer, only lacking tuners, a remote control and Media Center OS. One could also spend $300 or more on a fancy HTPC chassis with a display and remote included.
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to use your existing case, hardware and operating system, add a few inexpensive components, and have a fully functional HTPC? Well, a company called SoundGraph has a product that lets you do just that. It's called the iMON Ultra Bay and they promise that this device, along with their iMON and iMEDIAN software will turn your computer into a home theater PC for under $100. That's pretty big talk, but they've sent one out to the Tweaknews lab for evaluation. Let's see if the Ultra Bay lives up to this lofty goal.
SOUNDGRAPH CORPORATE PROFILE
The name of our company, ‘SoundGraph' is composed of two words ‘sound' and ‘graph'. As like on the company name, ‘SoundGraph' provides the multimedia products and services which is based on the digital media technology. Recently, there is various products and services appeared on the production, process and distribution of multimedia with the popularization of new digital media.
SoundGraph provides new concepts on the viewpoint of users who receive these multimedia contents and produces innovative products based on the new concepts. We developed the technology, controls digital audio file using the analogue turntable, controls PC using a remote controller instead of keyboard and mouse, so users can using their PC like normal home appliance. And we proposed the new multi-channel digital audio file format which presents new environments of listening music.
The new multimedia contents widely spread through the network which is rapidly increased. SoundGraph will provide a creative and innovative way to control this media spreading through the network.