"...ReQuest Multimedia today announced the AudioReQuest-II (ARQ-II) MP3 Home Stereo platform, which stores over 10,000 songs from customer's music collection onto the internal hard drive. With the built-in CD recorder, the ARQ-II is the first non-PC appliance to create both MP3 and audio CD.
As the successor to the award winning AudioReQuest, the ARQ-II gives music enthusiasts instant access to more than 10,000 of their favorite songs in one central location. Users play their audio CDs once and AudioReQuest remembers the music, eliminating the need to insert the CD again. With an easy-to-use remote control, AudioReQuest gives users the power to search their entire music collection by song title, artist, and album, as well as create their own custom play lists. Animated graphical displays that move to the beat of the music can be viewed on any TV screen. AudioReQuest also allows music fans to connect to their portable USB MP3 Player making it easy for them to download and take their favorite tunes with them. With the CD recorder, customers can easily make CD mixes for the car or for their next party..."