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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.
Silver or black
360mm/14.2” wide x 245mm/9.65” deep x 67mm/2.65” high. Allow extra depth for cable connectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download and update functionality available via the Network Bridge App.
dCS Network Bridge App for Unit Configuration and Music Playback or UPnP compatible control app.
Factory set to either 100-120, 220-240V AC, 50/60Hz.
6.5W typical, 50W maximum.