Streaming audio player

Elac Discovery server €1099

Headless music server with app for Android.
Probably the first using Roon software.

 

Analog outputs (independent zones): 2
Coaxial output (independent zone): 1  (192kHz 24-Bit Max)
Optical output: 1 (96kHz 24-Bit Max)
USB port (mass storage class): 1 USB 2.0
Ethernet port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet

 

END POINT SUPPORT
Discovery
AirPlay
Roon End Point (Firmware update coming soon)

 

CONTROL & USER INTERFACE
ROON Essentials Control app: For iOS (64-bit Devices), Android (4.4 and higher), Windows (7, 8, and 10) and Apple OSX (10.8 and higher)

 

FORMAT SUPPORT
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, AAC
192kHz 24-Bit Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC

 

INTEGRATED STREAMING SERVICES: Tidal

Track Limit: 30,000 Tracks (Combination of Personal and Tidal Content) * Firmware Update Coming Soon

 

PLAYBACK MODES
Gapless, Crossfade, Shuffle, and Repeat

 

MULTI-ROOM SUPPORT
Type: Wired and Wireless
Synchronized Audio: Yes (Analog 1 & 2 can be grouped together and synchronized) (Wireless End-Points can be grouped together and synchronized as well). Please note that since the digital outputs always output the native sampling rate and bit depth it cannot be synchronized with the analog outputs.

 

POWER SUPPLY & CONSUMPTION
Power Supply: 12VDC 2A
Power Consumption Normal Operation: 4.8 Watts

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ x 4-5/16
Weight: 2lbs

NOTE: The Discovery can be controlled using the free Roon Essentials app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.

Added 2016

Electrocompaniet EMP 2 multiplayer 2.850

  • Qdeo video processor from Marvell for optimal Blu-ray playback gives a natural picture without noise and artifacts. DVD movies are upscale to HD-format.
  • SACD playback is possible in both stereo and multichannel – using DSD format. The DSD data-stream is sent directly from the disk to the DAC's for direct transmission to analogue audio. Filters on the output removes high frequency noise and amplitude and phase characteristics of the signal is maintained.
  • A separate balanced stereo output offers high quality two-channel playback to you existing stereo set-up. Discrete class A output circuits and the best DAC available makes this player even better than the EMP 1. PCM format is up scaled to 192kHz/24bit before being sent to the DAC's, DSD format is direct.
  • Audio: Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master
  • Video: True24p Video, Blu-ray 2D/3D, Full HD 1080p, BD-Live (Profile 2.0), BonusVIEW, HDMI 1.4a
  • Media: CD, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray (2D and 3D)
  • Streaming: DLNA Certified, Ethernet/WiFi
  • Connections: Dual HDMI 1.4a, eSATA, USB2.0, RS232 , Ethernet wired and wireless, 7.1ch audio, 2.0ch balanced, Composite & Component video

Elipson MC-1

 

Technical specifications

  • 2 x 120 W / 4 ohms ICEpower® Amplifier
  • Well® technology: High quality (16 bits/44kHz stereo) uncompressed wireless connection to connect your computer with USB dongle (provided) or iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® dongle (optional).
  • CD Player (MP3/WMA compliant)
  • Sensitive touch panel
  • Optical digital input
  • 2 analog stereo inputs (RCA)
  • USB input (MP3/WMA compliant)
  • analog input for portables (3.5 mm mini-jack )
  • RDS FM / DAB / DAB+ tuner
  • Headphone output (3.5 mm mini-jack )
  • Pre-amplifier output
  • Subwoofer output
  • Lighting sensor
  • Supply :100-120V / 220-240V AC - 200 W
  • Remote control

exaSound PlayPoint $1,999

Streaming audioplayer supporting:

UPnP Renderer

HQPlayer NAA

Apple Airplay

Compatible TIDAL support via Airplay

MPD

Needs external USB DAC. This must be one manufatured by exaSound.

 

 

  • Asynchronous bitperfect streaming
  • Native DSD256 in stereo and multi-channel modes up to eight channels
  • 4-way synchronized hardware volume control
  • Touch-screen volume trimming for individual channels
  • Zero-configuration touch screen user interface
  • Remote support
  • Remote upgrade
  • Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 up to 12.28MHz
  • DXD 352.8kHz /True 32bit
  • PCM 44.1 to 384kHz /True 32bit
  • Native DSD streaming works best with MinimServer
  • Multi-channel playback requires Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • Wireless Wi-Fi 801.11ac connections supports stereo DSD256 and stereo PCM 384/32bit
Added 2015

Goldnote IS-1000 €4200

Class A/B Integrated amplifier with 125W @ 8Ω per channel.

 

 

Interface App (iOS)
Network connectivity Ethernet +
  WiFi +
Network protocol UPnP/DLNA +
Airplay +
SMB (file sharing) ?
Network services Roon Ready, Tidal & MQA via Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify & Spotify Connect, Deezer,
 
Bluetooth x
aptX x
Storage Internal x
External USB HD / Stick
Audio inputs
Analog

1 balanced XLR

2 RCA both convertible (1 Line & Phono MM/MC and 1 Line & AV-In)

USB DAC PCM 24/192
DOP 64
Legacy SPDIF (coax)  24/192 PCM , Dop64
Toslink
AES/EBU x
File formats PCM ?
DSD ?
Added 2017