The Empire Streamer DAC, powered by Roon OS is the cost no object design, not only because of spectacular innovation, but also because of craftmanship, where the highest quality parts and best technology was handpicked for the DAC, its Clock, the Power Supplies and Analog Circutry. Empire Streamer DAC is meant to transcend what was considered the best in DACs and Streamers.
EMPIRE is a Streamer/DAC/Preamplifier powered by built in Roon OS with Roon Core I7 CPU inside. It’s operated either via front panel touchscreen or Roon Remote on a smart device. It has all regular Roon functionality, with access to all online streaming services and local content and ability to play to all endpoints.
COST NO OBJECT
Cost no object dual mono all balanced audio path in analog and DAC circuits. 3 oversized linear power supplies for digital, for the left and right DAC/analog circuitry, each using shielded low noise toroidal transformer with automatic adjustment to 100-240VAC.
9 ANALOG PREAMPLIFIER INPUTS
Including state of the art M/M, M/C nickel xformer based phono pre, 2 analog pre balanced inputs, each input with adjustable input sensitivity, 2 independently selectable outputs, both balanced and RCA.
DIGITAL DAC INPUTS
Streamer, SPDIF, AES/EBU, Optical, USB2, HDMI (2-channel), and Roon End Point, all w PCM DSD and MQA
Internal 8TB SSD. Accepts all external USB3, USBC and Network drives.
BUILT IN MYTEK OS DAC/PREAMPLIFIER PLATFORM
Allows for future functional upgrades and new DSP features of the DAC/Preamplifier to be released throughout the life of the product. There will be 3 stages of development and functionality:
UPON SHIPPING: FIRMWARE V1.0
Fully functional Roon OS Streamer with complete DAC output playback, volume control
Q2 2021: FIRMWARE V2.0
As above plus full preamplifier functionality (enables functionality of already built in hardware)
Q4 2021: FIRMWARE V3.0
As above plus “a la carte” hi-res DSP features. Details TBA
“Roon OS Powered” Streamer built in. Operated either via a front panel touchscreen or Roon Remote on a smart device. All regular Roon functionality with access to online streaming services and local content. The ability to play to all endpoints.
Cost no object dual mono fully balanced audio path for both DAC and analog circuitry. Three oversized linear power supplies for digital circuitry, left and right DAC/analog circuitry; Each uses a shielded low noise toroidal transformer with automatic adjustment for AC input voltage (100-240VAC).
7 analog preamplifier inputs, including a state-of-the-art MM/MC nickel transformer based phono stage, 2 balanced analog preamplifier inputs each input with adjustable input sensitivity and 2 independently selectable outputs – XLR and RCA.
Digital DAC inputs includes: Streamer, SPDIF, AES/EBU, Optical, USB2, HDMI (2-channel), all PCM DSD and MQA capable.
Digital Streamer outputs: SPDIF, USB2, HDMI (2 – 8 channel), Ethernet and WiFi.
Internal Storage: 8TB SSD. Accepts all external USB3, USBC and Network drives.
Built in MytekOS DAC/Preamplifier Platform allows for future functional upgrades and new DSP features for theDAC/Preamplifier to be released throughout product lifecycle.
Chassis: Silver or Black
Dimensions: (w x h x d): 17″ x 3.5″ x 14”
Weight: 20 lbs.