For those living under a rock, Kaleidescape offers one of the best home cinema solutions for arguably one of the most important facets – the source. With considerably more information packed in per movie than any Streaming or Blu-ray solution, Kaleidescape models are considered endgame for many enthusiasts. The only reason why you do not see these systems in more homes is the price tag, and Kaleidescape knows that.
That brings us to today’s big news. The new Terra 6TB model was announced, which brings the same quality and performance as the more expensive models, but with less local storage (of course). The 6TB launch price of $7,995 includes a Strato C player, allowing you to immediately jump in and take advantage of the new server. This is still more than most average consumers spend on a TV, but it’s no secret that a strong market still exists for a product like this. By offering a lower entry point, those on the fence about investing may finally have enough incentive to take the jump.
“The compact Terra 6TB, when combined with a Strato C player, replaces the Kaleidescape Strato S as our entry-level system, while providing the ultimate playback experience with significantly greater scalability and performance,” said Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape.
With the power to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as ten minutes on a gigabit internet connection, the compact Terra 6TB provides four times faster movie downloads than the Strato S 6TB all-in-one player-server. In addition, a compact Terra 6TB can serve up to five simultaneous 4K Ultra HD playbacks on Strato players in different rooms, compared to only two simultaneous playbacks for Strato S. The compact Terra 6TB can download movies while simultaneously supporting playbacks on Strato players, which is something Strato S cannot do. And movie lovers can scale up their storage by adding a compact Terra 6TB, 12TB, or 18TB or a full-sized Terra 24TB, 48TB, or 72TB.
Designed with a profile similar to a Strato C movie player, the compact Terra 6TB can be mounted beside a Strato C in a 1U rack space, using Kaleidescape’s custom rack mount.
The Kaleidescape compact Terra 6TB movie server is initially offered as a bundle with the Strato C movie player at a special price of $7,995 through March 31, 2022.