ELAC Discovery Full Music Server DS-S101G. Easy Connect. Great Playback.
At True Audiophile
This mighty little amp is packed with musical tech we haven't seen in any integrated amp at this price. Its 80W A/B performance however the circuitry is actually 160W meaning it can quickly send more power for transient spikes to either speakers or sub. Its special Class D is only used for its power while the Class A/B is the output. Its our favorite small amp. --TA
One component, infinite sound.
Adding the Discovery Series DS-S101-G Music Server to an existing system is simple. Connect the Discovery to the internet and one of the outputs to the upcoming ELAC Integrated Amplifier or your existing system.
Adding your personal music collection is a snap. Connect either a hard drive to the rear mounted USB port or point the Discovery to your NAS (Networked Attached Storage) device and the Discovery will take care of the rest, organizing and gathering feature rich meta-data for your entire music collection.
Expanding your Discovery system to other rooms is easy. Whether you want the full functionality of an integrated amplifier or a simple wireless speaker in the kids’ room, the Discovery eco-system is ready to grow when you are.
* iOS (64-bit Devices), Android, Windows (7, 8, and 10) and Apple OSX
Analog outputs (independent zones): 2
Coaxial output (independent zone): 1 (192kHz 24-Bit Max)
Optical output: 1 (96kHz 24-Bit Max)
USB port (mass storage class): 1 USB 2.0
Ethernet port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet
END POINT SUPPORT
Roon End Point
CONTROL & USER INTERFACE
ROON Essentials Control app: For iOS (64-bit Devices), Android (4.4 and higher), Windows (7, 8, and 10) and Apple OSX (10.8 and higher)
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, AAC
192kHz 24-Bit Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
EXTERNAL USB HDD FILE SYSTEM SUPPORT: EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+, NTFS, VFAT, AND VFAT
INTEGRATED STREAMING SERVICES: Tidal
Track Limit: 30,000 Tracks (Combination of Personal and Tidal Content)
Gapless, Crossfade, Shuffle, and Repeat
Type: Wired and Wireless
Synchronized Audio: Yes (Analog 1 & 2 can be grouped together and synchronized) (Wireless End-Points can be grouped together and synchronized as well). Please note that since the digital outputs always output the native sampling rate and bit depth it cannot be synchronized with the analog outputs.
POWER SUPPLY & CONSUMPTION
Power Supply: 12VDC 2A
Power Consumption Normal Operation: 4.8 Watts
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ x 4-5/16
NOTE: The Discovery can be controlled using the free Roon Essentials app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.
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