Audionet DNC Digital Network Client

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The Interface that Excels

The creation of the DNC (Digital Network Client) began with a single aim: to build the best sounding and most versatile network client and digital/analogue converter possible, capable of interacting with all current music reproduction sources. R&D was allowed to operate with uncompromising rigor and dedication at all phases, leading to the DNC’s astonishing, powerful performance, innovative analogue signal processing and circuit design. It is a truly universal interface for digital music. Reading from computers, servers, HDD, USB sticks and streaming from the internet – via cable or wireless – the Audionet DNC will turn any digital music data into a captivating musical experience.

Audionet’s DNC, considered a premium choice among elite network clients, allows an ease of use that is uncommon in the high-end audio world. With intuitive and powerful apps, it interfaces with all tablet PCs and smart phones, including all members of the Android and iOS operating systems (Audionet aMM – Audionet Music Manager for AndroidAudionet iMM – Audionet Music Manager for iOS). The Audionet DNC is the first network client and Digital to Analog converter able to be fully integrated into a network and operated entirely by a PC or Mac. Our in-house developed software RCP (Audionet Remote Control Point) allows the user to organize complex functions and settings effortlessly through a GUI (graphic user interface).The RS-232 interface allows in addition for professional integration into home automation systems. At long last it can also be controlled in the classic way with the Audionet RC2 Remote Control.

The Audionet DNC’s unique functions provide for a cutting-edge music experience. Our engineering team has refined our digital filter technology and integrated it into the Audionet DNC. It is the first network client and Digital/Analogue converter with such powerful delay and EQ management. Such precision allows for first time syncronised balance setting and effective correction for room acoustics and tonal disturbances. Each speaker ensemble can be adapted to it’s listening environment. Joined with Audionet’s analysis and correction software, CARMA, the spatial data is captured, analyzed for perfect correction, and automatically transferred to the DNC. Professional room acoustics, all the time.

The Audionet DNC is fully equipped. It can receive internet and FM radio, offers an USB 2.0 (USB Audio) and a digital USB-A interface. Each input is independently namable and can have input levels matched. The DNC features an optical Audionet input and output for remote switching between components, and utilizes a network phase monitor. The DNC is capable of using an external power supply (Audionet EPS G2 or EPX), for clean power.

The Audionet DNC offers universal digital connectivity. Nine digital inputs, including WLAN, LAN, USB, S/PDIF, electrical and optical make any network interface possible. A pair of gold-plated RCA and XLR outputs cover all analogue applications.

Function

Network-compatible streaming client and D/A converter.

 

Special Features

  • streaming client for internet radio playback (vTuner Internet Radio Service), network devices (UPnP mediaserver) and music data from USB memory sticks
  • supported streaming client formats: WAV (up to 192kHz/24bit), FLAC (up to 192kHz/24bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24bit), AIFF (uncompressed, up to 192kHz/24bit), AAC, WMA, OGG-Vorbis
  • USB 2.0 for external media control and USB Audio 2.0 (up to 192kHz/24bit)
  • Analogue stereo outputs
  • Parametric equalizer and delay manager for all outputs
  • Audionet Intelligent Sampling Technology with asynchronous upsampling up to 192kHz/24bit
  • Precise clock generator for the elimination of clock flank deviations (jitter)
  • Sampling frequencies and resolution of the digital inputs: 32 kHz to 192kHz/24bit
  • Audionet HighBit interface for all audio data including DVD-A and SACD
  • FM radio receiver with RDS function
  • Audionet ULA technology (Ultra Linear Amplifier)
  • Fully DC-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path
  • One 50 VA toroidal mains transformer for analogue signal processing
  • 44.000 µF total filtering capacitance
  • Separate power supplies for digital and analogue section
  • Gold-doped, pure silver, solid core signal cabling
  • Microprocessor with dedicated power supply controls and handles all functions
  • Remote activation of other Audionet component via Audionet Link (optical fiber)
  • Automatic mains phase detection

 
Delay manager

  • Adjustment range: Distance Listening position <-> loudspeaker 0m to 7m
  • Automatic calculation of the delays resulting from the distance settings

 
Equalizer

  • 5 MPE (Minimum Phase Equalizer) for each main channel
  • Adjustment range for each MPE: Filter type Peak-Filter, High-Shelve, Low-Shelve, high-order filter, low-order filter
  • Frequency (f): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 128 logarithmic steps
  • Gain: -12 dB to +6 dB, 0.5 dB-steps
  • Quality (Q): 0.3 to 8.0, in 20 logarithmic steps
  • Import of CARMA equalizer settings

 
Connectors

  • WLan 802.11b/g/n – WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • LAN/Ethernet (RJ 45)
  • USB 2.0 for external media control
  • USB Audio 2.0 (up to192kHz/24bit/Stereo)
  • RS232 (control input)

 

In- and Outputs

Digital audio inputs: 2 RCA, 75 Ohm, gold plated, Teflon insulated
2 optical (TosLink)
1 Neutrik XLR AES/EBU, 110 ohms, gold-plated, teflon insulated
1 USB Audio type B
Audio outputs: 1 pair RCA, gold-plated, teflon insulated
1 pair Neutrik XLR balanced, gold-plated
Additional connectors: 1 USB 2.0
1 Ethernet (RJ 45)
WLAN antenna (SMA)
FM-antenna, 75 Ohm
RS232
Screw connector for additional earth connection, gold plated
Remote activation: 1 Audionet Link OUT, optical (TosLink)
1 Audionet Link IN, optical (TosLink)
3.5mm-jack plug as trigger output with 12V-switching voltage
External power supply EPS G2/EPX: 5-pin socket
Mains: IEC male power insert connector

 

Technical Data

Frequency response: 0 – 96,000 Hz (-3 dB), DC-coupled
Slew Rate: 10 V/µsec
Channel separation: between channels: >100 dB at 20 kHz
Output voltage: Line: max. 3.2 Vrms
XLR: max. 6.4 Vrms
Output impedance: Line: 24 Ohm real
XLR: 48 Ohm real

 
Digital inputs

Sample frequency: 32kHz – 192 kHz
THD+N: < -104 dB

 

Power consumption: < 1 W stand by, max. 85 W
Mains: 220…240 volts / 50…60 Hz or
100…120 volts / 50…60 Hz
Dimensions: width 430 mm
height 70 mm
depth 310 mm
Weight: 8 kg