The world is filled with phono stages. Many promise. Few deliver. Audio Alchemy followed up on their other products with the same rabid audio intensity to develop a phono stage that - well as one audiophile in Japan claims "nothing under $20,000 can touch it. -- TA
The DMP-1 provides an easy, no-compromise way to access audiophile-grade digital music files. It will seek out all of the high-quality music files stored on your network, whether they’re on a NAS drive, a networked computer, or USB sticks or drives. It’ll present your music on a convenient graphic interface that can appear on a smartphone, tablet or computer, or even on a TV set or projector. It’ll send any music you choose through a jitter-free I2S interface to the Audio Alchemy DDP-1 digital preamp/DAC, or to other DACs or digital preamps through its AES/EBU and coax digital outputs.
The DMP-1 is Roon-ready, providing Roon subscribers with instant access to the world's best music search and organization service.
We added Roon capability to the DMP-1 because we believe it's the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music.
Being Roon Ready means that the DMP-1 transparently discovers and connects to Roon, with no network configuration and with bit-perfect delivery of audio to your DAC or digital preamp.
With the addition of Roon, the DMP-1 delivers the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.
Learn more here: www.roonlabs/roonready
You can browse your digital music collection using MPaD apps, which are available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, or through Roon by using a phone, tablet or computer. The DMP-1 has its own internal web server with WiFi capability, so you can call up its web page from any device with a web browser to browse your music and perform setup functions. If it can run a web browser, it can control the DMP-1.
Lots of audio devices offer USB connections, but usually just one. We included four USB inputs on the DMP-1, so you can connect a couple of USB drives and still have room for a couple of USB sticks, too. Through either the DMP-1’s web interface or through MPaD, you can easily browse through all the content on all the USB devices -- right along with all the content on your networked devices, too.
We built the DMP-1 as a true high-end audio server, so it handles the high-resolution audio files audiophiles prefer. It supports WAV, FLAC and AIFF files in resolutions up to 24-bit/192-kilohertz, as well as DSD files.
When you use the DMP-1 with the DDP-1, you can use the I2S interface, which provides jitter-free transfer of digital music data. The DMP-1 also includes USB, AES/EBU and coaxial digital outputs, so it can be used with other digital preamps and DACs, too.
The DMP-1 includes an external DC power supply, and it can also work with the Audio Alchemy PS-5 upgrade power supply, which has outputs to power multiple Audio Alchemy components. The PS-5 maintains separate feeds for analog and digital/control circuits, with separate positive and negative rails for analog circuits, well as large banks of storage capacitors to provide smooth, essentially ripple-free power to all connected components.
The DMP-1 makes accessing your audiophile-grade digital music files as easy as plucking music files off a smartphone. It’s all your digital music, conveniently organized, easily accessed and delivered with uncompromised fidelity.
Includes I2S cable.
· Accesses audio on networked devices
· Controllable through Roon, MPaD iOS/Android app or web browser
· 4 USB inputs; I2S plus USB, AES/EBU and coax digital output
· Plays 24/192 PCM plus DSD
· Upgradeable through addition of PS-5 external power supply
USB media (4), Ethernet RJ45, WiFi antenna
I2S (5-pin mini-DIN), USB, AES/EBU and coaxial digital audio
Compatible Media Formats
PCM up to 24/192, in WAV, FLAC or AIFF
Media Sources Accepted
USB media sticks or hard drives
Network-attached (NAS) hard driver
+ 12 VDC via included in-line power supply, or
± 12 VDC and ± 18VDC via 6-pin DIN from PS-5 option
3.0 x 5.9 x 11.1 in / 76 x 149 x 282 mm (hwd)
6 lb/ 2.8 kg