Wednesday, July 26, 2017
PlayPoint Network Audio Player
The PlayPoint connects your exaSound DAC to your home network and delivers seamless, life-like music experience. The sound is astonishingly dynamic and clean, with vanishingly low jitter, distortion and noise levels.

RoonReady
Roon Core 1.3
HQPlayer NAA
OpenHome
UPnP 




Expect Exceptional Fidelity

  • ZeroJitter™ asynchronous bitperfect streaming
  • GalvanicInfinity™ USB isolation with e20, e12, e22, e28, e32
  • ZeroResolutionLoss™ volume control with all-time 0dB full-scale streaming
  • 4-way volume synchronization, volume trimming for individual channels
  • Zero-configuration touch screen user interface
  • Remote support, remote upgrade
ENclusiv™ Comprehensive Sampling Rate support in stereo and multi-channel:
  • Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 up to 12.28MHz
  • DXD 352.8kHz /True 32bit
  • PCM 44.1 to 384kHz /True 32bit
  • Native DSD256 works best with Roon, NAA, JRiver, MPD, MinimServer, Twonky and Asset UPnP
  • Multi-channel playback requires Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • Wireless Wi-Fi 801.11ac connections supports stereo DSD256 and stereo PCM 384/32bit

 


Being RoonReady means that exaSound network players transparently discover and connect to Roon, with no network configuration, with bitperfect delivery of audio to your DAC. Together, Roon and exaSound deliver the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Learn more here: www.roonlabs.com
 

 




Firmware Updates



Connecting the Dots

The easiest configuration for the exaSound PlayPoint is to use Roon and to store your music on a USB drive. It is illustrated on the diagram with red components and red connections. Here is how it works:
  • You need to connect the PlayPoint to your home router with Ethernet cable or with Wi-Fi.
  • Copy your music files to a USB drive and connect it to the PlayPoint.
  • Roon is a subscription service. You can find out more about the trial period and about subscription plans on the Roon website - RoonLabs.com.
  • The Roon playback engine - Roon Core is installed on the PlayPoint.
  • Playback is controlled by the Roon Remote App. Roon Remote is available for Apple iPhones, iPads and Android devices. You need to install it on your device from the App Store or Google Play. Playback can also be controlled from PC or Mac.
  • Roon connects to the Roon Service to retrieve well organized information about your music files.
  • Roon also provides access to the Tidal online streaming service.


The PlayPoint supports various advanced configurations:
  • It comes with a built-in UPnP music library server.
  • It can be controlled with UPnP, OpenHome and DLNA apps from iOS and Android tablets and phones.
  • The PlayPoint can be used as a Network Audio Adapter (NAA) end point with the Signalyst HQ Player.
  • The PlayPoint supports Apple AirPlay.
  • Large music libraries can be stored on Network Access Storage (NAS).
  • Mac, PC or Linux based computers can be used as Roon or HQ Player servers for advanced upsampling applications.

PlayPoint