come in all shapes and sizes with remarkable variability in features and quality.Some are Streamer/DACS
They stream Music wired or wirelessly from your computer or UPNP NAS Drive to their own internal D/A and out put an analog signal.
Our Very favorite of these devices are the amazing Chord DSX-1000 which incorporates the wonderful Chord QB-76 dsd DAC, can drive up to 4 rooms simultaneously and employs a true anlog preamp to control sound! and the New LUMIN S-1 which incorporates 4 ESS SABRE32 9018 DAC chips
– 2 units per channel delivering 16 DACs per channel in parallel and sounds as good as the Chord and incorporates one of the most Robust Ipad apps we have ever seen.
If you already own a DAC from the simple to the the most sophisticated, then an Aurender is the only server SOTA for you .Ranging in price from $2500.00 to $17600.00 with from 0 to 12TB of on board storage ,there is no Music Server which can touch the Aurender . Take note : The Aurenders are all True Music Servers not just streamers as is usually the case.
Next on the Hit Parade are the new
PS AUDIO DIRECT STREAM DAC /BRIDGE ( which at a little more than 1/2 the Price of the Chord DSX-1000 provides musical performance which is just shy of the Chord)
and the now famous LUMIN A-1 which Matches the Ps Audio note for note with a more relaxed musical presentation and a much simpler Network interface.
Lacking only the ability to stream DSD files the new Krell Connect provides the ultimate in high-resolution audio streaming technology. From FLAC to WAV, MP3 and WMA, the Connect plays back up to 192kHz/24-bit audio plus Internet radio, all to Krell's highest fidelity standards
All music servers have a GUI( Graphic User Interface ) similar to I-Tunes and can be controlled by a tablet or mobile phone which displays the Content stored on your computer/NAS from which it is streaming the music.
With all these different possibilities which way is best for you ?
That is where we come in.We will help you pick just the right music server for your needs based on your level of technical/computer saavy and what you want to accomplish with your digitally stored music.