Elac Discovery Music Server
From the outset the Elac Discovery is a small, boring, uninspired (but bloody beautifully-made!) silver box. What it can do to your music collection is extraordinary!
Adding the Discovery Series DS-S101-G Music Server to an existing system is simple. Connect the Discovery to the internet and one of the outputs to the upcoming ELAC Integrated Amplifier or your existing system.
Adding your personal music collection is a snap. Connect either a hard drive to the rear mounted USB port or point the Discovery to your NAS (Networked Attached Storage) device and the Discovery will take care of the rest, organizing and gathering feature rich meta-data for your entire music collection, thanks to the beautiful Roon Essentials software (you really need to check out how elegant this software really is!)
Expanding your Discovery system to other rooms is easy. Whether you want the full functionality of an integrated amplifier or a simple wireless speaker in the kids’ room, the Discovery eco-system is ready to grow when you are.
The Discovery has three-zone hard-wired ability straight out of the box, but can also speak to AirPlay-capable products, which gives it huge scope for flexibility and expansion (yes, it will talk to your Sonos products!). Only the Discovery needs to physically connected to your modem/router, the rest is untethered.
Analog outputs (independent zones): 2
Coaxial output (independent zone): 1 (192kHz 24-Bit Max)
Optical output: 1 (96kHz 24-Bit Max)
USB port (mass storage class): 1 USB 2.0
Ethernet port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet
END POINT SUPPORT
Roon End Point
CONTROL & USER INTERFACE
ROON Essentials Control app: For iOS (64-bit Devices), Android (4.4 and higher), Windows (7, 8, and 10) and Apple OSX (10.8 and higher)
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, AAC
192kHz 24-Bit Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC
EXTERNAL USB HDD FILE SYSTEM SUPPORT: EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+, NTFS, VFAT, AND VFAT
INTEGRATED STREAMING SERVICES: Tidal
Track Limit: 30,000 Tracks (Combination of Personal and Tidal Content)
Gapless, Crossfade, Shuffle, and Repeat
Type: Wired and Wireless
Synchronized Audio: Yes (Analog 1 & 2 can be grouped together and synchronized) (Wireless End-Points can be grouped together and synchronized as well). Please note that since the digital outputs always output the native sampling rate and bit depth it cannot be synchronized with the analog outputs.
POWER SUPPLY & CONSUMPTION
Power Supply: 12VDC 2A
Power Consumption Normal Operation: 4.8 Watts
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ x 4-5/16
NOTE: The Discovery can be controlled using the free Roon Essentials app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.