Leema Acoustics has partnered with music server software company Innuos, to develop a streaming music server system
The new Sirius is a streaming music server system, the latest edition to Leema’s flagship Constellation range, featuring a server-grade main circuit board with a quad-core processor plus up to 8GB of system memory. In fact, the app-controlled server is available in 2GB increments up to 8TB.
Sirius incorporates a TEAC optical drive and file support up to lossless FLAC files. Others include WAV, AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC and MP3. The USB 3.0 socket is available for audio backups.
The server is based on an ESS Sabre DAC chip and Xmos USB interface while the DAC supports 16, 24 and 32bit-depths, from 44.1kHz up to 384kHz. DSD 64, 128 and 256 are also supported along with Class 1, Class 2 and DoP external connections. Balanced outputs via XLR and unbalanced outputs via RCA are also offered.
You will find a dual-Ethernet connection on the chassis: one for routers and one for dedicated streamer connections while the device is compatible with SONUS multi room; Naim Mu-so/Uniti; Denon HEOS; Squeezebox; Linn DS; Pioneer N-50A; Cambridge Audio CXN and Denon 720AE.
Further features include editable metadata and album art, support for Tidal, Spotify, BBC iPlayer and internet radio plus simple importation from computers, USB and NAS drives. There’s also a three-way linear power with a dedicated supply for the DAC. Price is £3,955.