Audiophile" grade KMUSIC player ?

this post is old Friday 03 November 2017 12:26:09 pm
to top

offline Jensen Breck

avatar fallback


54 posts


I have been searching far and wide for an audiophile grade network music player and I've drawn a blank. By that I mean a music player with an impeccable sonic pedigree that can access content from a server, put it through a DAC, put it through a pre-amp, and output it via balanced XLR to the amplifier/speakers.
I have just auditioned at home a very good network capable DAC/pre-amp, however the server/media management side of the equation was woeful (that is, woeful in comparison to Kaleidescape). It's left me wondering if there is a market for a new KMUSIC player that is designed for high-end 2 channel music?
What I'm thinking is take the guts out of an M-Class player, bolt on a DAC solution to its PCM decoder (from somebody like PS Audio or Wyred4Sound), bolt on a pre-amp (from somebody like Halcro), and put it all in a 1U chassis. Control via Kaleidescape iPad App which can also handle the volume control natively.


For More References:

Whiteboard Animation

Select your language:
  • eng-GB.gif flag
  • pol-PL.gif flag
  • por-PT.gif flag
  • ell-GR.gif flag
  • esl-ES.gif flag
  • rom-RO.gif flag
  • cze-CZ.gif flag
  • fre-FR.gif flag
  • rus-RU.gif flag
  • ger-DE.gif flag
  • lit-LT.gif flag
  • hun-HU.gif flag
  • slk-SK.gif flag
  • dut-NL.gif flag
  • tur-TR.gif flag
  • chi-CN.gif flag
Support us: translate or write for us!