PC-Based Audio

In order to stream music or movies from a NAS (network attached storage) and play the content or files through a system and speakers, a device needs to sit between your NAS and your system, such a device may be a music server (example our Ophelia music server) or streamer like a NAA (example the SOtM sMS-200). The music server or NAA (Network Audio Adaptor) needs to be able to see your NAS and thus render it available to remote control devices such as an Android or iOS product (Tablets, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones, etc).

Servers, renderers, and control points are the building blocks for a UPnP/DLNA-based playback systems. A server stores your media content or music files and the server’s software plays a part in making the streaming process take place, the renderer is responsible for requesting your music from the server and passes it through to your digital to analog converter or even a home theatre receiver/processor.

What you want from a network player or music server is the ability to easily stream music from your network attached storage (NAS), or an on-board USB drive and also stream from Internet Radio and streaming services (Tidal, Deezer, etc), a user-friendly interface, and last but foremost excellent sound quality.

Network Audio Adaptor

SOtMsMS-200

The SOtM sMS-200 mini network player is in effect a renderer much like a music server but without the auto-rip facility and the music does not sit on board as is the case with most music servers. This is the most cost effective way to achieve high-end music playback with the facility of browsing your music…

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Network Audio Adaptor

SOtMmBPS-d2s

The SOtM mBPS-d2s is an off-the-grid battery power supply and optional for the sMS-200 mini network player.  The mBPS-d2s houses two batteries. While one battery provides power, the other charges and the mBPS-d2s switches between these functions automatically. So all you ever have to do is plug it in and connect it to the device…

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Black Cat Digit USB cable

Black CatDigit USB cable

“ The Black Cat Digit USB cable is the most neutral USB cable you will find, allowing the source to shine at its maximum potential”

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USB DisruptorUSB Disruptor

…”The system was sounding so good I had to pinch myself to see if I was dreaming”…  Stereotimes review

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Lan Cat 6 ethernet, audio grade cable

MeiCordOpal

… “Experience a notable sound enhancement of your network!”

 

 

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Ophelia PC-Based Music Server Basic Edition

Ophelia AudioMusic Server Basic Edition

The Ophelia Basic Edition is our dedicated music server, although “Basic” and Entry Level, this unit is no slouch.

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Ophelia PC-Based Music Server Advanced Edition

Ophelia AudioMusic Server Advanced Edition

The Advanced edition replaces the switch-mode power-supply with a fan-less linear power-supply for less noise.

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