Miniature Multi-Room Streamer
Today‘s market is getting overcrowded with lots of wireless streamers. Most of them are only focused on a good App, but the real sound quality is determined by the quality of the DAC and the analogue audio output stage. Also, from an aesthetics viewpoint, many of the streamers are just plastic boxes and no amp or other components are in it.
In recent times Pro-Ject has been producing the some of the best micro high-end amps on the market, like the MaiA S2 or the Stereo Box S2. For these products we developed a fitting streamer, which matches the sound quality and aesthetics of these amplifiers. It is very easy to use per app and has all features of modern-day streamers, including proper multi-room functionality! It offers support for high resolution data up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, as well as the possibility to connect to multiple Stream Box S2's to form a multi-room setup. The multi-room stream quality remains on CD quality (16 Bit/ 44.1 kHz) which, for multi-room applications, is an enormous amount of data and great audio quality. The possible zones are limited to 10 or 6 zones (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) to ensure flawless transmission considering the high data rates. Usually multi-room devices which offer a high number of zones are data reduced to max. MP3 quality to ensure a flawless stream. Moreover, two units can also be connected to build a stereo pair (with assigned left and Right channel). If you have active speakers you can create wireless speakers, by placing the Stream Box S2 right next to them. You can then freely place the speakers in your room and do not need to worry about long cable runs. This allows for greater flexibility, when you want to set up a bigger lobby or event room with great sounding background music.
Three different outputs guarantee a flexible solution for every audio chain. A line level RCA output can be connected to a pre-amplifier for the purest signal, or the dedicated variable output can be connected to active speakers or power amplifiers. The optical output can further pass a digital signal to an external DAC. The Stream Box S2 comes fully equipped with TIDAL and Spotify. With the implementation of Shairport we were even able to give iDevice users another possibility to send data to the Stream Box S2. Friends of internet radio will find satisfaction in TuneIn.
- Supports up to 24bit/192kHz
- Spotify, TIDAL and Airplay
- TuneIn & iHeartRadio
- UPnP, DLNA support
- Highly flexible multi-room design
- Stereo pairing for powered speakers
- ESS9023 DAC
- WAV, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, APE, AAC
- Line Input
- Fixed, variable analogue & optical outputs
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Solid metal casing protects from interferences
- Free control App - Pro-Ject Stream S2 (iOS/Android)
|Audio Formats||MP3, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, APE, AAC|
|Internet Radio||TuneIn, iHeartRadio|
|Streaming Services||TIDAL, Spotify|
|Supported Data Protocols||UPnP, DLNA|
|Multi-Room||Up to Six Devices|
|Inputs||1 x USB-A, Network (Ethernet, Wi-Fi), 1 x 3.5 mm (Line In)|
|Wi-Fi Standards||802.11 b/g/n|
|Outputs||1 x RCA (Fixed), 1 x 3.5 mm (Variable), 1 x Optical (S/PDIF)|
|Control Options||App "Pro-Ject Stream S2" (iOS/Android)|
|Dimension W x H x D||103 x 37 x 122 mm|
|Weight||375 g (Without Power Supply)|
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