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    dCS Network Bridge

    £3,600.00
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    DESCRIPTION +

    A high-performance network streaming device that is powerful and flexible, yet ultra-stable and simple to use, delivering digital music at the highest possible quality. It enables streaming of all manner of music files from network-attached storage, connected USB drives and online streaming services, as well as Apple devices via Apple Airplay, outputting bit-perfect audio direct to your DAC.  

    dCS's proprietary digital circuitry and multi-stage power regulation ensure hi-res music is delivered without the merest whiff of compromise, while the Network Bridge's upgradeable firmware enables users to add features and further enhance performance during the lifetime of the product. The accompanying app uses the same technology as dCS's flagship Vivaldi series, providing an intuitive interface to quickly and easily manage your entire digital music library.

    No other network audio device delivers a comparable combination of flexible streaming facilities, unflinching operational stability and exceptional sonic fidelity.

    FEATURES +
    • Streamlined FPGA-based design
    • Accepts data from UPnP, asynchronous USB-On-The-Go and Apple Airplay
    • Streaming services supported include Tidal and Spotify Connect
    • Roon Ready
    • Optional down-sampling to match legacy DACs
    • Auto-clocking system improves ease of use and minimises jitter
    • Word Clock Inputs 2x BNC connectors, accept standard word clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz
    • Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector, carries Word Clock at the same freq. as the data rate up to 96kHz
    • Firmware-updates from the internet for future functionality and performance upgrades
    SPECIFICATION +
    • Type

      Network Bridge

    • Colour

      Silver or black

    • Dimensions

      360mm/14.2” wide x 245mm/9.65” deep x 67mm/2.65” high. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.

    • Weight

      4.6kg/10.2lbs.

    • Digital Inputs

      Network interface on an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector – Acts as a UPnP™ renderer operating in asynchronous mode, streaming digital music from a NAS or local computer over a standard Ethernet network, decoding all major formats. Network accept data streamed from an iPod, iPhone or iPad via Apple AirPlay™. Music can be streamed from the internet via Spotify Connect™ or Tidal™, the Network Bridge is Roon™ ready. USB 2.0 high speed interface on type A connector operating in asynchronous mode, streams digital music from external drive.

    • Digital Outputs

      2x AES/EBU on 3-pin male XLR connectors, each outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. Used as a Dual AES pair, the interface outputs PCM at up to 384kS/s, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format. 1x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono connector, outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. 1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 96kS/s or SDIF-2 DSD/64.

    • Wordclock I/Oworldclock Io

      2x Word Clock Inputs on 2x BNC connectors, accept standard word clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz. The data rate can be the same as the clock rate or an exact multiple of the clock rate. Sensitive to TTL levels. Word Clock Output on 1x BNC connector, carries Word Clock at the same frequency as the data rate up to 96kHz.

    • File Formats

      FLAC, AIFF & WAV – up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 or 384kS/s. ALAC – up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192kS/s. AAC, MP3, WMA & OGG - up to 24 bit PCM at 44.1 or 48kS/s. DFF, DSF & DoP – DSD/64 & DSD/128. Apple AirPlay – 44.1 or 48kS/s.

    • Conversions

      User-selectable down-sampling to match legacy DACs: - 176.4 & 352.8 > 24/176.4 or 24/88.2 - 192 & 384 > 24/192 or 24/96 - DSD/64 & DSD/128 > 24/176.4 or 24/88.2 This feature is set by the Network Bridge App.

    • Software Updates

      Download and update functionality available via the Network Bridge App.

    • Local Control

      dCS Network Bridge App for Unit Configuration and Music Playback or UPnP compatible control app.

    • Power Supply

      Factory set to either 100-120, 220-240V AC, 50/60Hz.

    • Power Consumption

      6.5W typical, 50W maximum.

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