Stream Box DS Net Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Project Box
The Pro-Ject Stream Box DS Net is a high-specification music client that is designed to offer audiophile playback of your entire digital music library in a convenient and appealing way.
By utilising a chip-set normally associated with products at a far higher price-point, Pro-Ject have produced a highly musical device that will play all of your digital music sources. Whether you want to play from an iPod, listen to internet radio, link with your NAS drive, or unlock the potential of your HD music stored on a hard drive, the Stream Box DS Net can help you.
The inclusion of a remote and a large high-visibility screen makes navigation and playback easy, while the multiple connectivity options mean the Stream Box DS is a worthy client for any high-fidelity application.
Box Control by Pro-Ject Audio is a brand new control application designed to streamline your entire listening experience. By using a purpose-built NetAPI software, which is pre-installed on all Stream Box DS Net streamers, Box Control can offer full-control of the entire Stream Box system - including navigating hard drives and playing Internet Radio.
Audiophile grade 24bit/192hkHz highend audio streaming client
Ethernet & Wi-Fi connectivity
Meets UPnP & DLNA 1.0/1.5 standards
USB input for flash memory and hard disk drives
USB input for Apple devices using digital out
Internet radio with automatic detection of local stations (vTuner platform)
Gapless playback for all formats
Luxury 3.5 "TFT color display that shows album cover art
Solid metal case protects sensitive electronics from vibration work and RF interference
Gold-plated RCA connectors
Control via IR remote (included) or 'Box Control' application
NetAPI software installed
Other Features: To help support our customers, below we have details on how to allow your Stream Box DS to access additional features. (True, as of January 26th, 2012)
AirPlay: With the use of a free application - available on the App store for iPhones or iPod Touch, and through the Android Market - the Stream Box DS can be used as an Air Play-like product. Simply install the Application onto your device, open it up and press the "My Music" icon. Select an album/track to play, and when the pop-up screen 'Play On' appears, select Stream Box DS.
Please note, performance is most stable when used on a strong wireless network, and with lower file-sizes.
Spotify: By downloading Jamcast from SDS Technologies, users can set-up their Stream Box DS as a "Virtual Soundcard" on their network. Jamcast allows the playback of all audio from a computer to be transmitted to a Stream Box DS over the network, opening up such premium services as Spotify, Grooveshark and Last FM. Simply go to www.sdstechnologies.com and download the free 14-day trial (which is later upgradeable, at a small cost), and install the software onto your PC. Once installed, go to your Stream Box DS and select "Media Server", "Jamcast" (folder), "Virtual Soundcard" (folder), "Virtual Soundcard".
Now, all the audio from your PC will be transmitted to the Stream Box DS.
Please note, a stable wired connection on the computer and the Stream Box allows for a more solid performance.
Audio Formats: MP3, FLAC (Up To 24-bit / 192kHz), WMA9 Lossless, AAC, Ogg Vorbis 1.0 LPCM (Up To 24-bit / 192kHz), AIFF, Apple Lossless
Internet Radio: vTuner Included
Inputs: RJ45 (Ethernet 10 / 100Mbit/s), USB 2.0
Output: RCA (Analogue, Fixed Volume Level) Coax S/PDIF (Digital)
Network Links: W-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g Ethernet RJ45
Software: NetAPI installed
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB/1V
Outboard PSU: 9V/2A DC, 220 - 240Hz 50Hz
Power Consumption: 16.2W
Face Plate: Black or Silver
Dimensions (H x W x D): 72 x 206 x 194mm (Without Antenna)
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