Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Playback Designs Sonoma series

The new Sonoma series consists of 4 products that take the meaning of „Swiss Army Knife“ to a whole new level, because there is no physical media or file format that could not be played on this system. Even analog sources can be converted to high resolution digital and then be played back.

The D/A converter is the first in history to also offer recording capability direct to hard disk. Anything you want to do with audio, digital or analog, this system can do it.

The Merlot DAC is a state-of-the-art discrete converter accepting any digital format and sample rate up to quad DSD via its AES/ S/PDIF /USB and proprietary PLink interfaces.

The Syrah Music Server is a no-compromise server and companion product for the Merlot DAC. It can be controlled via iPad/Android tablets, provides internal storage, supports external storage, rips CDs automatically and provides extensive meta data capabilities.

The Pinot ADC connects the Sonoma system to your analog sources. It is a state-of-the-art ultra high resolution A/D converter that connects to a computer for recording directly via USB and to the Merlot DAC for monitoring.

The OpBox Modification Kit can be installed in any Oppo103 player to provide an optical digital output supporting all native formats that can be played on this player, including SACD. It connects directly to the Merlot DAC via proprietary PLink for native conversion to analog.