Last Updated onApprox. reading time: 4 minutesNovember 8, 2014
EVO 432 MUSIC SERVER
An acquaintance of mine is involved in the development and production of the music server “EVO 432“. This device might be the answer for some of you 432-enthusiasts (as well as for some radio shows) with large (440Hz) music collections. So here is some info about it:
ABOUT THE EVO 432
The 432 EVO is a high-end music server competing with the best products (think Aurender and Lumin) created by “Klinkt Beter” (Dutch for: “Sounds Better”) located in Wetteren, Belgium. It adds live 432 Hz processing not available anywhere else. The 432 Hz processing is artefact free and is build on world class DSP. There’s no resolution or detail loss!
The 432 EVO is built on a custom Linux distribution with internet software updates created and tested by Klinkt Beter and adds optional remote support options (such as VPN and teamviewer), based on high-end components such as linear power supplies and ultralow noise and low jitter USB output components, and the 432 Hz plugin that Klinkt Beter first introduced on the SOtM SMS-1000 at the X-FI show.
The 432 Hz plugin works on the fly, and can process any music file from CD quality up to 384 Khz and DXD files. It can also process DSD files: DSD64 and DSD128 are well tested, and we will soon add DSD256 and DSD512 support.
The EVO music server is very power efficient and is always running cool. The EVO can rip, stream, play internetradio, play music from it’s local HDD and soon playback from any NAS. We provide 1TB and 2TB internal storage options, good for 3000 (1TB) or 6000 (2TB) CD’s. The EVO is used as a high-end USB transport, that connects directly to your USB dac.
All our 432 Hz music servers are running the same software platform, which is identical in terms of remote control apps as the well known SOtM SMS-1000 music server.
Click on an images below to enlarge.
THE EVO COMES IN SEVERAL OPTIONS:
- basic version with USB 2.0 output and standard power supply + internal rip facility
- basic version with USB 2.0 output and standard power supply without internal rip facility, but you can still attach any USB optical drive
- high-end version with ultra low noise low jitter USB 3.0 output, dual linear power supply with power isolation of critical audio sections + internal rip facility
- high-end version with ultra low noise low jitter USB 3.0 output, dual linear power supply with power isolation of critical audio sections
without internal rip facility, but you can still attach any USB optical drive
These four versions can be ordered with 1T (3000 cd’s) or 2T (6000 cd’s) storage.
The 432 EVO can be ordered in silver or black. The “warm” coloring in some of the above pictures of the silver version is due to warm lights in our demo room. It is truly silver and not “crème” (beige) colored. Click the images below to enlarge.
Dimensions of the 432 EVO are compatible with the 43 cm hifi standard: 435 x 325 x 60mm (W x D x H)
SHARED FEATURES BETWEEN ALL MODELS:
- USB 2.0 output and HDMI audio
- rip CD’s as uncompressed flac
- full access to music collection on HDD (no DRM)
- plays almost all formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, WMA, MP3, monkey audio, ….
- output PCM files bitperfect, from CD 16/44.1 up to 24/384 kHz and DXD or output any PCM files played at 432 Hz, in the following rendered resolutions: 16/44.1 | 24/88.2 | 24/96 | 24/192 | 24/352.8 | 24/384
- output DSD files bitperfect as DoP or render them as PCM with 432 Hz conversion, in the following rendered resolutions:
16/44.1 | 24/88.2 | 24/96 | 24/192 | 24/352.8 | 24/384
- Bitperfect and gapless playback
- Spotify and Qobuz (will be announced soon)
- Internetradio stations, more than 10000
- more then 50 available clients (=apps) to control your 432 EVO
- apple clients: MPAD and Logitech Media Controller
- android clients: MPDROID and Logitech Media Controller
- control your 432 EVO via webbrowser
- SATA noise filtering, removes any difference between SSD’s and regular HDD’s
- memory playback: we can prebuffer the whole track in memory, therefore skipping the whole SSD quality myth (feature already works, will be implemented as software update)
HIGH-END MODELS FEATURES:
- ultra low noise and low jitter USB 3.0 output
- usb power on/off
- power supply isolation between critical audio boards and music server, monoblock style
- dual external linear power supply
“Klinkt Beter” is the only manufacterer where you can start with the basic model and upgrade to the best model later, for the retail difference price + shipping to and from our factory.
For more information visit: www.432evo.be