posted on March 08, 2016 08:33
Company announces RoonReady upgrade for their PlayPoint network audio player
Toronto ON — exaSound Audio Design, manufacturer of innovative, exceptional fidelity audio products, announced today the introduction of new, RoonReady firmware for their PlayPoint network audio player. The PlayPoint is the sixth in a family of audio technology products created by exaSound for the consumer marketplace.
PlayPoint is exaSound’s answer to the proliferation of network music protocols and standards. A network audio endpoint that supports all high end standards and streaming providers, PlayPoint embraces AirPlay, HQ Player, MPD, UPnP plus TIDAL and Qobuz. In conjunction with Roon Labs, the PlayPoint now also seamlessly integrates Roon’s deep functionality with exaSound’s already exceptional fidelity.
With the use of exclusive ZeroJitter™ and ENclusiv™ technologies, PlayPoint includes all modern sample rates supported by exaSound DACs; 44.1 through 384 kHz/32 bit PCM plus native support for DSD1 through DSD4 (12.28 MHz). Designed to be used in partnership with all of exaSound’s DACs, PlayPoint has double shielded, milled aluminum casework which, together with GalvanicInfinity™ USB isolation, prevents EMI noise from interfering with the operation of the DAC. Another distinctive feature of the PlayPoint, when coupled to exaSound’s e28 DAC, is it’s ability to stream up to eight channels for uncompromised surround as well as stereo.
Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music. RoonReady enables fast and highly reliable auto–discovery of, and communication between, Roon–enabled Server, Control, and Audio Endpoint devices on a network. Via intelligent automatic cloud service library management, RoonReady also delivers metadata for the user’s library and frees the user from the complexities of library management. That simple, immediate network discovery of new Roon–capable hardware, from either Mac OS or Windows, is now part of the exaSound family. User–friendly remote operation of the exaSound PlayPoint from a favorite listening position is now accessible via Roon Remote apps on iOS or Android mobile devices.
exaSound President George Klissarov focuses on the best user experience possible, providing ease of use while maintaining the company’s high standards. “exaSound is always about exceptional fidelity and value, offering dynamic music experiences that are true to the artist’s intent. With Roon and PlayPoint, we are able to offer the power, flexibility and convenience of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.”
The PlayPoint network audio player, along with all of the exaSound family of exceptional fidelity products, are available directly from their website at exasound.com, while RoonReady firmware is a free download for all existing PlayPoint customers. For images, specifications, and additional information, visit exaSound dot com.
ABOUT EXASOUND AUDIO
exaSound Audio designs and manufacturers audio electronics that help consumers easily play all of their computer music formats. The e10 and e20 families of exceptional fidelity DACs are designed and manufactured in Toronto, Ontario. Composed of the flagship stereo e22 and 8 channel e28, plus the affordable e12 and PlayPoint Network Audio Player, each are architected for faithful fidelity and the highest possible performance. Across product lines, a host of features synergistically combine to yield the truest fidelity, including fully balanced internals, support for DXD and DSD4 along with unique galvanic USB isolation that prevents computer noise contamination. All exaSound products also incorporate ZeroJitter Asynchronous USB, ENclusiv comprehensive sample rate support plus custom drivers that feature ZeroResolutionLoss™ proprietary error correction, guaranteeing bit–perfect operation.
PlayPoint, ZeroJitter, ENclusiv, GalvanicInfinity, ZeroResolutionLoss, exaSound + Roon…listen easy, exaSound and the exaSound wordmark logo are trademarks of exaSound Audio Design. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.