LINK is a new USB music player that adds streaming capability to existing 2-channel hi-fi systems
The LINK will drop into UPnP, DLNA, Open Home and Roon-based management and control systems.
It also supports Apple devices through Shairport-sync and Spotify Connect. Connections can be made to Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB and it can manage the ripping of CDs through a plug-in CD drive.
At the core of the system is an “…ultra-low phase noise USB audio clock circuit…” said the company.
The Ethernet input is synchronised to the audio clock toreduce the small variations in the timing of the digital signals. A dedicated USB audio output, “… buffers the signal to purify it and EMI filter circuitry removes remaining interference.”
The LINK is powered by a multi-stage power circuit. Three independent switching regulators are synchronized to the audio clock.
It also includes a bank of nine low ESR capacitors and a triple linear regulated circuit.
The electronics are protected in a solid aluminium case featuring EMI and physical vibration absorbing materials and an anodised finish.
The LINK is available to pre-order now in silver or black on the Stack Audio website for £695 with a re-fundable £25 deposit.
First deliveries are expected end January/early February 2019.
To learn more, click www.stackaudio.co.uk/link/
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