In today's world, those who want to recover, recover, or even surpass the performance of old CD players must now turn to high quality dematerialized solutions, adapted to the processing of very high definition files.
These devices must be open to the various online music services such as Qobuz or Tidal, suppliers of this type of files.
The La Rosita "Quark USB DAC" and "Quark HD streamer" devices are now our entry-level high-definition USB streamer and DAC devices, capable not only of reading dematerialised files accumulated over the years, but also capable of reading high-resolution files on the fly and directly from the Internet.
SELECTABLE OUTPUT MODES -
Mode #1 - ShairPort Output - This is an AirPlay emulator that utilizes streams sent to it from a compatible source. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM.
Mode #2 - MPD/DLNA Output:
Mode #2a - DLNA Output - This output utilizes streams from UPNP/DLNA servers and controllers. This output can be configured as an OpenHome renderer. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #2b - MPD Output - This output is intended to work with a SMB mount. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #3 - HQ Player NAA Output - This output utilizes streams from Signalyst's HQ Player running on your computer. Digital signal processing is performed by HQ Player and then asynchronously streamed to the Network Audio Adapter (NAA) output. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #4 - RoonReady Output - This output utilizes streams from Roon. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #5 - Spotify Connect Output - This output can be controlled by your computer or tablet running the Spotify application. This application is based on librespot - an open source client library for Spotify. The application is in Beta form.
RJ45 input connector
Micro SD port for operating system
High quality low noise and ultra low noise regulators
Fixed frequency low jitter oscillators (BioClock®)
Multicore processor with DDR3 RAM
CE, FCC, and RoHS certified
Supports the following PCM sample rates up to: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, and 768kHz
Supports the following DSD sample rates up to: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
POP free DSD/PCM transitions
Not all USB devices or output modes support the maximum sample rate of the unit
Running Logitech Media Server locally allows playback of local radio stations and streaming service
UPNP server in combination with Drive Mounter
The Software Manager that allows you to install and uninstall apps as needed
BubbleUPNP Server app allows any renderer to take advantage of the OhMedia - OpenHome protocol
OhMedia - OpenHome protocol allows the Linn Kinsky and Linn Kazoo Apps with playlist support to be used as controllers
Supports Tidal and Qobuz lossless streaming in DLNA output mode
Native DSD is supported on select DACs
The unit is controlled via third party apps on your mobile device and on your computer