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A truly reference level streamer with an astounding built-in DAC. If you're starting from scratch and are looking for a one box solution to your digital front end - this is a great option to consider!
Streamer DAC remotely controllable from tablets, smartphones and personal computers.
Reads audio and audio-video files from Ethernet disks (NAS) and USB, minimizing possible reading errors and jitter.
The uniform management of digital files, the extremely accurate conversion to analog, power supplies and output stages of Magnetosolid ® technology derivation, make Grandinote Volta the most faithful system for digital playback ever made.
- Stereo output XLR (full balanced)
- Stereo output RCA
- Direct command for reversing the output phase
- HDMI out Ultra-HD up to 3840x2160@60P
- Ethernet 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 port
- WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz AC - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- USB port type A (x2)
- DSD (64x/128x) and PCM 384kHz 32 bit
- Class "A"
- No feedback
- Direct coupling stages: no capacitor used
- Main power consubtion maximum 25W
- Weight 8kg
- W=178 x H=148 x L=318 [mm]
- Grandinote's warranty of 5 years
The project started in 2011. The goal is to transfer, lossless, digital music from the disk to the section of digital / analog conversion.
In the analog system, the exclusive Grandinote circuits give the most natural sound.
In support of this, the 18 power suppliers designed by Grandinote ensure maximum performance.
The ethernet cable is isolated by pulse transformers. With this solution, the electrical noise, generated by NAS and his power supplier, don't arrives to the Volta.
Therefore: network NAS storage by ethernet cable and external reader of CD, DVD, Blu-Ray on the USB port.
The connection to NAS can be done by ethernet or by wi-fi.
The wi-fi is sufficiently powerful for the 16bit 44.1kHz CD resolution.
For heaviest formats, we need a wi-fi channel very free, with few connected devices.
It is very difficult to have enough bandwidth for high-resolution video.
For these uses, it is preferable to use Ethernet cabling.
Of course! No Digital to Analogue converter, on the market, can boast the sonic characteristics of Volta internal converter.
"Internal", precisely: all processes take place in the same device. The same circuits, separated by a cable, would not guarantee the same result.
However, as always, the analog sections and power suppliers are the real difference. Grandinote is second to none.