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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Inside, you get, well, more boxes. Three to be exact.
Now we're getting somewhere! Along with the bay device and remote, there's a zip bag containing an installation guide, software disk and the cabling that lets the Ultra Bay do its job. We'll go over these in more detail later.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Here's why you need two adjacent bays, although the lower half of the device doesn't use much of its bay. There are a large number of screw holes to get the Ultra Bay positioned correctly.
The front panel is relatively compact, yet well laid out for both ergonomics and aesthetics. The top half houses the LCD display, the iMEDIAN start button and the IR receiver for the remote control unit. Two large knobs on either end of the lower half do just what the labels indicate. Media is accessed via the upper five buttons while the lower six buttons control media playback. All these functions, and more, can also be controlled with the remote.
The rear of the device is closed up, revealing only an external PCB that provides interface between the system and the Ultra Bay. We'll see how all this connects up during installation, but SoundGraph has done a very nice job of keeping things simple and compact. For example, if you don't want to run the USB cable out the back of the computer…