QAT Music Server MS5

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Product Description

A music server is the best solution to store and deliver music content to your system. Many of our customers who use DACs are frustrated that they have to run a computer in the background in order to access their digital music systems. With a QAT music server this is no longer the case. Simply load your music collection on this elegant and silent box and the content is instantly available to the DAC, all controlled by QAT’s iOS or Android app. Best of all these servers offer a substantial improvement in audio performance over a PC or Mac running JRiver or any other content delivery software. These servers are avialble in a choice of colours.

Music can be streamed over the network as with traditional music servers, but with the MS5’s built in CD drive and USB port you can import your collections directly onto the MS5’s internal storage. That way your entire music collection can be accessed from one point.

The MS5 Music Server doesn’t just retrieve data, but using the EAC based Accurate-Rip technology it also improves the sound quality over that of a CD player. The MS5 Music Server transfers the CD data to lossless WAV format, with repeating the ripping process of retrieving, correcting and sorting out the disturbances caused by the vibrations of the spinning CD. Ultimately, the digital data is superior and more accurate than the audio played from CD directly, even when played on dedicated hi-end CD drives. The MS5 supports PCM, WAV, APE, FLAC and other non-compression or lossless compression formats at a sampling rate of up to 24bit/192kHz. To achieve better playback results, the MS5 Music Server uses two high precision, temperature compensated crystal oscillators at different frequencies to ensure the best performance when playing 24bit format music. The decoder uses 2 AD1955 Analog Devices(24bit/192kHz)high performance single chips that operate in fully differential mode.

 

High End Music Server

– CD ripper

– 2TB drive

– HD Slot (up to 2TB)

– USB x 3

– discrete signal path

– digital & analog outputs

– internal DAC – analog outputs

– fanless design

 

 Features

The MS5 Music Server doesn’t just retrieve data, but using the EAC based Accurate-Rip technology it also improves the sound quality over that of a CD player. The MS5 Music Server transfers the CD data to lossless WAV format, with repeating the ripping process of retrieving, correcting and sorting out the disturbances caused by the vibrations of the spinning CD. Ultimately, the digital data is superior and more accurate than the audio played from CD directly, even when played on dedicated hi-end CD drives. The MS5 supports PCM, WAV, APE, FLAC and other non-compression or lossless compression formats at a sampling rate of up to 24bit/192kHz. To achieve better playback results, the MS5 Music Server uses two high precision, temperature compensated crystal oscillators at different frequencies to ensure the best performance when playing 24bit format music. The decoder uses 2 AD1955 Analog Devices(24bit/192kHz)high performance single chips that operate in fully differential mode.

The MS5 with its sophisticated design and utilitarian appearance, cool finish and state-of-the art craftsmanship, completely subverts the traditional Hi-Fi audio design concept. Its chassis and the top panel are made from whole sheets of extruded, seamless aluminium alloy 6mm thick. Solution treatment and aging (STA), polishing, sandblasting, pickling, chemical polishing, oxidation, colouring, and sealing are among the multiple processes which contribute to the MS5’s modern and timeless appearance, making it easy to be integrated in any home environment.

 

QAT Remote App

Using an elegantly designed app (available on Android, iPhone, or iPad) you can browse your vast music collection with ease over your WiFi network.

QAT has developed in-house an app ‘QAT Remote’ to control the server to listen, rip and copy from anywhere within same Wi-Fi signal reception. The app comes both for iOS and Android devices, with tablets to control all functions, and phones for playback controls on iOS, on Android all functions are available on either devices. The apps are available for free on the App Store and on their website, and are updated regularly.

QAT Remote for iPhone

QAT Remote for Android

 

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Specifications

  • TEAC CD drive
  • 2TB, 3.5-inch hard drive that can store up to 5,000 CDs (imported in FLAC lossless format)
  • Proprietary UI implementation
  • Remote controllable with IOS and Android devices
  • Supported audio formats: PCM、WAV、APE、FLAC、AIFF、WMA、M4A、MP3、AAC and Ogg Vorbis, etc. (Future formats will be supported via software updates)
  • The decoding circuit uses 2 Analog-Devices AD1955(24Bit/192KHz)chips in differential mode
  • Full balanced analog circuitry with proprietary discrete OP amplifiers consisting of very high slew rate FET and bipolar devices
  • Analog output: RCA, XLR
  • Digital output: RCA
  • Data transport input port: USB
  • Data transport output port: USB
  • Network port: RJ45
  • CNC machined super-heavy all-metal chassis
  • Super-cooling, fan-less chassis design
  • Remote maintenance support
  • Available colors: Black, Silver as standard
  • Optional colours: Champagne, Red, Blue, Racing Green
  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 325x270x165 mm
  • Net weight: 12.7kg

 

Standard finishes are Silver and Black anodised.

Also available in a choice of Red, Blue and Champagne Gold anodised finish for an additional charge.

 

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