What is a Network Music Streamer?
Our products are network music streamers where new electronics have been retrofitted into 20th century vintage items. The streamer connects to Bluetooth and it connects also to your home network via network cable or Wi-Fi. You can connect Bluetooth speaker systems or Bluetooth headphones and in addition also connect your wired passive Hi-Fi speakers. It is easy to switch between the different speakers. You stream audio from your devices using your apps. The devices you can use are smart phones, tablets and Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Besides your apps, you can attached a USB flash memory stick and do playback of stored music files on there. 

What you need to know
The network music streamer uses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet LAN in order to work properly. This requires some basic knowledge to manage the connections, for example you must be aware of how to: Scan for Wi-Fi networks and connect to the appropriate network using passwords. Scan for Bluetooth devices and in addition; pair, unpair and connect, disconnect .If needed, insert a LAN cable in the RJ-45 jack in the back of the player. If you use a smartphone you already know how to do this. 

What are you able to do?
You can stream any audio app on your devices using Bluetooth or Airplay or UPnP. With your Spotify premium account you can with the Spotify Connect feature use the ordinary Spotify app to stream music directly to the player without first passing through your phone. Music files on the attached USB can be of the formats: MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4a, AAC, ALAC, DSD, MPC and some other less common digital audio formats are supported as well . Airplay can be used for streaming from iPhones and iPads (or any device supporting Airplay) to the player. Works very well with iTunes on iOS and Windows. 

This is an app free system - you don't have to download an keep track of yet another app...     instead the settings like connections and the USB playback are managed through a web browser on your devices. Just enter http://player.local - if you have an Android device you must most likely use the actual IP address. You can easily stream your music, favourite podcasts or listen to live web radio stations.

Stream the music to a Bluetooth speaker or a Bluetooth headphone. In addition you can also connect wired passive speakers and switch between all the connected speakers. 

What do you need?
Supported devices: iPhone, iPad or Android phones or tablets . . . or computers with Windows (PC), iOS (Mac) or Linux. Supported Web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Samsung Internet Browser or Mozilla Firefox. Turn on Bluetooth on your devices or use a Wi-Fi network with Internet access or a network cable to connect to the router of your network. Use your Audio apps for music, podcasts or radio . . . or music stored on digital formats on USB flash memory sticks.

If you have a Spotify premium account you can use the Spotify Connect for a better integration of the Player and Spotify. 

What do you get with your purchase?
Besides the Network Music Streamer, you will find the following accessories in the box: AC power cable AC/DC adapter, 120 V or 240 V AC to 24 V DC/3.0
A USB flash memory drive/stick containing manuals and guides, terms and conditions and licences. The USB flash drive with the system software is already inserted into the special system USB port. 

Digital input
One USB 2.0 port for playback
One inserted USB 3.0 flash drive (for the system software)
One RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port (IPv4)
Two Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (IPv4) circuits, one with antenna and one used as a hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0
Spotify Connect enabled
Airplay is supported
Also possible to use UPnP for streaming
The network music streamer can be used as a stand alone Wi-Fi hotspot (turned off when connected to a Wi-Fi network).

Analog output
Four speaker terminal posts for left and right channels.

Digital output
Bluetooth 5.0. The player will be able to connect to Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth headphones (supporting Bluetooth 2.1 or higher). It will only be able to stream to one Bluetooth device at the time, but several Bluetooth devices might be paired and thus easy to reconnect to.

Power supply
DC input 24 V 3.0 A.

Single card computer Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, Broadcom 2711 Quad-core Cortex-A72 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz CPU, and 2 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM RAM. USB flash drive of at least 16 GB for system software and file system.

Class D amplifier IQaudio Pi-DigiAMP+, power output is 2 x 35 W (RMS) into 8 Ω. Impedance range 4 - 8 Ω. Remember that speaker sensitivity is just as important as impedance, should be at least 80 dB, preferably 85 dB or higher (the higher the better). It uses Texas Instruments chipset TAS5756m. The amplifier delivers full-HD audio up to 24-bit/192kHz playback, depending on the file format.

The software consists of specialized software running on a Linux operating system which is configured for the Raspberry Pi OS Lite (Debian Bullseye).

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