A200S--full balanced hi-end integrated digital stream player
SOUNDAWARE A200S is a full balanced hi-end level integrated digital stream player, with hi-end sound quality and analog feeling product.
Based on the latest flagship 2014 D100 PRO Deluxe digital sound output quality, and combined with third generation customized power supply system, together with the new top materials care fully designed decoder. A200S as a sound source, with top amp system constitutes a perfect headphone system; also can form excellent results with the hi-end speaker system with hard disk, network music systems, fully satisfy the most discerning audiophiles and music connoisseur.
In the process of research and development, in pursuit of analog feeling and hi-end sound quality, starting from 2013 D100 PRO, for more than a year, the company had been looking for hi-end audio material, requires both HI-FI and analog feel quality. Originally designers use some collection level of the materials, carefully adjusted and D100 PRO integration with exciting results, after more than six months has been looking for global suppliers, to recreate the unique analog feel and hi-end sound quality. Until 2014 ShangHai Hi-END Audio Show a week before the show, to get all desired materials: of the same type as the audionote transformer, specially alloyed deep-cooled power block, using cryogenic technology customized power supply and fuse. All voltage reference of low noise (<50uv) voltage regulator chips, dip top materials. With a sophisticated design, which determines the A200S have unique analog sound feeling and quality, transparent and extremely fresh as well as zerun. 2014 SIAV audio show, over more than 1000 fans saw the performance between A200S prototype playing music copied from the CD and Linn udisk playing the CD directly, A200s has better sound feeling.
HI-FI quality A200S remains a top priority. Although audio show that for most players, the prototype, HI-FI quality is same as linn udisk, and analog output is already better than A200 XLR-level. However, in contrast to some of the hi-end DAC still exposed the shortcomings on the HI-FI quality. Audio exhibition last day A200S prototype compares with 2014 D100 PRO Deluxe + hi-end AES line +Weiss DAC1 MKII, in sound isolation, detail, 3D space obviously still feel gaps. Although A200S is released in the exhibition, SOUNDAWARE don’t continue to for production and immediately scheduled. But again design DAC Board, reference Prism sound DA2 and Weiss DAC2MKII compared adjustment, by original of Division components of senior power system all replaced into reference instrument level of low noise (<50uv) big current of linear power chip, increased a level buffer output, power output upgrade to 6V RMS, while perfect engineering prototype of shock absorbers, power noise and shock issues. A200S in HI-FI quality keeps the same level as reference professional DAC and the unique sound feel can be reserved.V2.5.x firmware makes A200S is more than a hard disk, a network music player, it's easier to use mobile phones, computers, pad control operation. While newer versions of the firmware makes A200S as high fidelity network sound card DSD/PCM can easily use various devices to push network or local music resource to it, thus, A200S is the high-fidelity playback system in family. Meanwhile A200S can be very simple, a remote control, a hard drive/U disk/SD card makes it easy to form a hi-end music playback system. A200S provides two sets of high-fidelity analog output interface (full Lotus balanced XLR and RCA), and two digital outputs (coaxial and optical), you can easily access any audio or top amp system.
A200S connectors and accessories, which are seriously designed: custom premium shock absorbing feet aluminium, custom gold plated RCA and coaxial output, NEUTRIK's top gold-plated full metal XLR, high quality mould based on the A200 and the D100 PRO installed inside the machine like quality. It is worth mentioning that, A200S serial numbers will be reordered, reflecting its unique value.
1, V2.5.X firmware applications:
V2.5.X firmware is based on using automated software engineering, test method for strength and for 8player of the IOS platform, andriod platform bubbleupnp, foobar and jriver the focus of PC optimization and network playback capabilities, as well as the user experience is improved significantly. The firmware on the operation smoothness as well as experience has reached an unprecedented level before, while increasing the network sound card functions, making music store entirely unrestricted, is extremely convenient. Also because of the way network data transmission is an isolated power source, so sound quality in all products, network play works best. New firmware main features:
1) network to control playback: the ability to use any software that supports DLNA standard for control, and choice, play and other types of flow control, very convenient, way to far exceed RC + screen.
2) network DSD/PCM sound card features: new firmware to be able to put any local/network DSD/PCM of various music formats (including DST in DSD format), pushed into the soundaware products, such as A200S, computers can be used, such as foobar,jriver, mobile phones, Tablet you can use 8player,bubbleupnp and so on.
3) NAS function: new solid NAS functions are enhanced, in addition to support anonymous shared outside music as a prefix, to support user name and password to access setup. Finally support Xiaomi's newest router NAS functionality, dramatically reduce the cost of sound series of accessories.
4) almost all music formats are supported: after 2.3.9 firmware, almost all audio formats are supported, including APE,CUE,FLAC,WAV,M4A,AAC,MP3,ISO,DFF,DSF, and so on.
5) excellent playlist, album management function: using the DLNA, network, playlist will no longer be a problem,
Management as a computer, edit, add, delete, rename and so on, let alone.
6) long-term best-quality mode: sound design, for EMI, as well as significantly optimize the resource consumption, developed a minimum consumption of resources, and EMI at least the best quality mode, in this mode, sound more pure, texture stronger, voice will be more stable. This mode requires that you turn off the display to activate, so the network mode, all controls and playing only on the phone, tablet or PC, display will be permanently closed, long and enjoy the best quality mode.
7) cover display: simply albums folder into the cover art, in DLNA mode can be displayed on the phone, Tablet and enjoy the product, experience is a plus.
2, high level of analog outputs:
A200S XLR output level up to 6VRMS and RCA output level up to 4V RMS preamp/volume control requirement can be significantly reduced. End of the same noise at the same time, compared with only analog output 2~3V RMS has nearly twice the signal to noise ratio and dynamic range improvement. High voltage, low noise output makes A200S can show more detail and clearly better spatial resolution. This is the high level of output in the top decoder and player a good chunk of the main reasons.
3, reference the DA decoder design:
DAC decoder performance, under the premise of a good chip, the core factors of power-quality as well as the quality of the digital input. Top power level of design as well as digital outputs quality, is one of many without independent core technology audio company missing, had to turn to use the high-end chip, however results are unable to get to the top. A200S in pursuit of extreme performance, and analog sound feeling, removed a large area A200 amp and preamp function, use the more pure the DAC process. DAC Panel because A200S case two-thirds of the area, with a high degree of flexibility, full in-line design regardless of cost, the material excellent in sound feeling as well as HI-FI, it was used in expensive reference high-current low-noise power supply (<50uv), up to four channel isolation transformer output supply separately, DA chip analog and analog amplifier. A200S analog amplifier using balanced, symmetrical amplifier is best for high-fidelity amplifier design, substantially reducing signal loss, as well as the best anti-jamming capability. Meanwhile, A200S using the multi-stage cushioning, high voltage output, greatly enhance weak signal, perfectly all the micro-details of the native music and spatial sense, showing a hi-fi music scene-like performance and appeal. A series of advanced technology applications and up to 5 times on the A200 PCB revision, more than two dozen careful optimization of the sound-effect programme, drawn from the Hi-END DAC reference comparison, built-in DA decoder compares to the output coaxial with the external top quality decoding is very cost-effective.
4, 2014 D100 PRO Deluxe digital parts, as well as master clock synchronization:
D100PRO digital music replay system as a flagship product, production has more than thousand units in less than a year, by the fans in China and Asia, as well as professional audio rating agency recognition, becoming many experienced enthusiasts have recommended digital stream player. 2014 upgrade the FPGA algorithms as well as the surrounding logic, after using a custom fuse, both HIFI and sound feeling has been significantly improved. A200S completely using the numeric portion of 2014D100 PRO Deluxe configuration, IIS connection is used, regardless of performance or the interface mode, 2014 D100 PRO IIS are the best output. A200S except significantly better than with coaxial/AES, IIS interface also uses main synchronization quality higher than the word clock synchronization performance, this means that DAC digital inputs A200S is the best quality.