Integrated Music Server

MAX-IMS500: 500 CD capacity, 2 audio outputs
Part #FG2177-02
This Product is Discontinued

For audio distribution systems of any size, the Integrated Music Server (IMS) manages a continuously growing and changing collection of CDs with astonishing efficiency. The IMS has enough memory capacity to effectively store and manage from 500 to 2,500 CDs in native format quality – the highest standard of sound possible. Users can add as many audio files as desired, as well as search and select titles and tracks with rapid results. The IMS integrates significantly easier than any other personal music server or CD carousel. Each unit operates in concert with a wide range of electronic equipment, including audio systems, plasma screens and the latest AMX Touch Panels. MAX products also can be controlled by a Windows™ PC, a Pocket PC™ or the most popular control systems.


  • Hard drive based music server with lossless compression to allow playback at full CD quality.
  • Progressive text search locates the disc you're looking for instantly.
  • Control any MAX product over Ethernet or RS-232 via your AMX or Crestron control System, a Windows PC, or an on-screen interface.
  • Includes powerful Windows software for PC control.
  • CD title recognition is available instantly from the CD database within the unit. The CD database is updated monthly as well as any software upgrades and web based technical support.
  • Two units can be joined together to allow for greater capacity and more outputs.
  • Available with 2 or 4 independent audio outputs (analog and S/PDIF digital).
  • Includes CD-RW drive for updating library or creating custom CDs.


  • 24bit D/A conversion
  • 48 kHz sampling rate
  • Output level -10dBV nominal
  • Signal to Noise Ratio 110db A-weighted
  • Archive your IMS CD database.
  • Provides quick and easy backup restoration.


  • 110-240VAC 60/50 Hz 4.3A
  • 150 WATTS


  • Blue Power LED
  • Power switch
  • CD-RW drive


  • AC power
  • RJ-45 Ethernet for external control
  • DB9 RS-232 port for external control
  • RCA PCM digital output for audio output
  • (2) RCA stereo analog outputs for each output port


  • MAX-IMS 500 – 160 GB/500 CD capacity, 2 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 500 – 160 GB/500 CD capacity, 4 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 1000 – 320 GB/1000 CD capacity, 2 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 1000 – 320 GB/1000 CD capacity, 4 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 1500 – 480 GB/1500 CD capacity, 2 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 1500 – 480 GB/1500 CD capacity, 4 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 2500 – 750 GB/2500 CD capacity, 2 audio outputs
  • MAX-IMS 2500 – 750 GB/2500 CD capacity, 4 audio outputs



DIMENSIONS (HWD):  1 3/4" x 19" x 18 1/2" (4.5 cm x 48.3 cm x 47.0 cm)


  • MAX-IMS 500 – 19lbs (8.61kg)
  • MAX-IMS 1000 – 21lbs (9.52kg)
  • MAX-IMS 1500 – 23lbs (10.43kg)
  • MAX-IMS 2500 – 24lbs (10.88kg)

NOTE: Cover art is no longer supported for this model due to changes by third party providers.

Note: Specifications are subject to change. The most current and complete specifications for this product can always be found at AV for an IT World.

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