KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Network Bridge

DCS

The Network Bridge is dCS' most simplified media streamer yet. It has been designed to work with both legacy dCS products as well as other brands, enabling the customer to get dCS' expert digital experience through any amplifier/DAC.

The hardware platform in Network Bridge enables you to stream high resolution music files from network attached storage, connected USB drives, online streaming services as well as Apple devices via Apple Airplay, outputting bit perfect audio direct to your DAC.

The native Network Bridge app provides full control of the wired and wireless streaming capabilities as well as the input, output and clock settings. The Network Bridge app is based on the same network streaming and app technology used in our flagship Vivaldi series – providing an intuitive interface for you to quickly and easily organise and manage your entire digital music library.

Designed for simplicity, a single, powerful FPGA platform is the heart of the unit and the Network Bridge is Roon™ready, also supporting streaming services such as TIDAL™, and Spotify™.

Featuring clean, bit-perfect operation, the Network Bridge currently plays files sampled at rates up to 24-bit, 384kS/s, supporting all major lossless codecs, plus DSD/64 or DSD/128 in native or DoP formats.

Compatibility with legacy dCS DACs is assured by an integer down-sampling feature. This downsampling feature converts high res data (for example DXD or DSD) to 24 bit PCM at either 176.4/192kS/s or 88.2/96kS/s – bringing the data within a range supported by your DAC.

The dCS Network Bridge is incredibly powerful, itsupports the simple yet highly effective dCS ‘auto clocking’ architecture as used in the reference dCS models Vivaldi and Rossini, this minimises jitter and improves sound quality significantly.

As with all dCS products the Network Bridge's firmware can be easily updated easily. You can simply update using the app. This allows dCS to add new features or improve the performance of the product during its production lifetime.

Designed and made in Great Britain to the highest standards, Network Bridge’s elegant chassis uses aerospace-grade machined aluminium to reduce sound-degrading mechanical vibration and magnetic effects. Multi-stage power regulation is employed to isolate the sensitive clock circuitry from digital processing noise.

At KJ, we believe dCS is make some of the best digital sources available today and the Network Bridge is a fantastic product that will widen their appeal to a new market. Their unique approach to digital means they keep their products always ahead of the curb, with Network Bridge you will be able to bring your system to the very cutting edge of digital performance. 

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