Audionet

I reported on the sophisticated products from Audionet at last year's T.H.E. Show (see report). One big change this year is Audionet is now being distributed in the USA by GTT Audio. Another change is they've been working on their DSP software which would take me more than a novella to fully explain. In brief, the Audionet software suite, Carma (Computer Aided RooM Analyser) and RCP (Audionet Remote Control Point), allow you to measure your room, correct the frequency response among other parameters, and save these custom settings to an Audionet device like the Digital Network Preamplifier ($20,000) pictured above. You can then re-measure, re-calibrate, and fine tune your EQ by playing through the Audionet device with your custom settings and again measure your in-room response, save the settings, and load them into your Audionet device so your music comes out exactly as you'd like it.

The Audionet Digital Network Preamplifier (DNP) combines preamp functionality with a UPnP network player, 24/192 capable USB DAC, FM radio receiver, and DSP including parametric EQ, Bass and Delay management. The DNP supports WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, WMA, and OGG-Vorbis file formats and there are a host of digital and analog inputs including numerous S/PDIF (Coax and Toslink), RCA, XLR as well as USB Type-B for attaching USB storage. Outputs include RCA and XLR pairs. Control of the DNP is provided through the Audionet Music Manager (AMM) app which is available for Android devices with an iOS version (EMM) in the works or the computer-based RCP app.

Other Audionet components include the VIP G3 DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD-player ($18,250), Art G3 CD-player ($12,200), Digital Network Amplifier ($22,300), SAM G2 Integrated amplifier ($9,100), Digital Network Client ($10,100), and a number of preamplifiers and amplifiers. Audionet was demoing their electronics with the TAD Compact Reference CR1 loudspeaker (good choice).

Audionet's Java-based Carma software can be used as a stand alone app and is available for free from the Audionet website.

COMMENTS
Markus Sauer's picture

It's Cara, actually.

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