World Briefing: Mar. 24, 2003

Wireless Stereo: A Tune for Each Room

When Mom wants her Celine Dion, Dad wants Placido and Johnny demands Ja Rule, it used to take three stereos to satisfy all. Now comes the Yamaha MusicCast, a wireless, digital home music system, out in June. MusicCast is based on the same Wi-Fi technology that powers many PC networks, using a server, CD player/recorder and hard drive to store hundreds of hours of music. Once downloaded from your CDs, music is sent to as many as seven small receivers, or clients. Five can be wireless, and each can power a pair of wired...

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