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Escient FireBall E-40 Digital Music Manager

Escient FireBall E-40 Digital Music Manager
alaAverage 2.8

4 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Escient FireBall E-40 Digital Music Manager. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 30/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 4 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: (

Escient FireBall E-40 Digital Music Manager


Records, rips, and plays audio and MP3 CDs; 40GB internal hard drive; high-end design and sound quality; TV-based user interface; receives Sirius Internet radio stations; compatible with some DVD/CD changers and home automation systems.

Very expensive; awkward file-transfer software; no wireless networking; no Web surfing.

The FireBall E-40 is one of the better DARs we've tested, but its $2,000 list price leaves us cold.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: talsdad (

"terrible product"


Expensive poorly designed product. Earlier, pre-Fireball, Escient systems were far superior to current generation. No value for cost and very poor quality.

large storage capacity

poorly designed GUI; infrared does not work; application code ill behaved; indexing by artist first name

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: bobvaness (

"Escient Fireball"


There is an annoying delay before the data comes up on the touch screen. Menus are confusing, user-unfriendly. This thing is not fun to use. If the keyboard is on top of a counter while the base unit on on a shelf below, the wireless doesn't work. I...

Looks Cool

Interface clumsy, slow

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"Infra-red signals erratic"


Great product for categorizing CDs and creating playlists. Integration with TV's to show CD covers and selections very good.

Infra-red signals erratic and very slow to respond. The pipeline (PC management) software could be vastly improved with little effort.

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

Meet FireBall. The industry's choice for managing your entire music collection. The award-winning Escient FireBall allows you to instantly catalog, access and manage CDs, MP3s, CD changers, and Internet radio stations - all from one powerful, yet simple-to-use onscreen music guide. The FireBall E models have built-in Ethernet.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type:CD recorder

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver / CD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Escient FireBall

MD System

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Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:HomePNA / IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback


Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

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