ELAC Discovery Music Server in the Test

The software of the ELAC discovery music Server lets every listener its collection differently discover and expands the horizon. The server for the control is in the test innovative and dynamic.

If there were an award for the discreet Hi-Fi revolution, ELAC’s new discovery system would be one of the hottest contenders probably: the Web to a casting profile and brushed aluminium housing makes externally while truly high end one impression remains but without any controls also unobtrusive and surprisingly light. What functionality and what unimagined possibilities hiding behind it, the owner learns only through the appropriate app (included in the price).

That means roon essentials and insiders already know where this is going: roon is the software development company, which was founded by the creators of the Meridian Sooloos series in life and now platform independent marketing intuitive operation like the numerous special functions as a pure software solution will. The management and players – is there program for Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS, the latter both tablets and Smartphones. The ELAC discovery music server plays a special role, he is nevertheless the first hardware third-party product that is not only, ‘roon-ready”(i.e. of roon can be controlled), but was specifically built for this software and also the full functionality without the use of a PC or laptop offers.

Server and nobody

Where the term “Server” sends just IT-savvy HiFiisten on the wrong track of Association: the 1000 Euro box is no server in the true sense, he includes do not own memory and is also not primarily designed as a distributor of media data stored on a central hard disk on the network. Rather, it is a multizone streamer with its own music collection management: a kind of central music distribution element, ideal for building a wireless multi-room facility also for less netzwerk-affine listeners.

Browsing through the collection or play individual albums or tracks it is irrelevant whether these are stored on a local disk, the network-attached Server (NAS) or a streaming service (currently only tidal is installed, more to follow according to ELAC) come. Roon about, be treated and sorted the albums purely according to the specifications of the user regardless of their actual physical storage.

What can the little?

But to limit the ELAC “DMS” to the role of a pure Navigator through the collection fails to even the small Jack of all trades: so clearly is his circuit board inside, his possibilities are already so diverse. Although he takes music files and streams, but is reflected very flexible Ethernet port or USB mass storage formats: in addition to the classics FLAC, WAV and MP3 may be also AIFF and ALAC (AppleLossless) what should satisfy especially because iTunes. And also for high end resolutions he does not flinch and converts everything that is called PCM-24/192.

And that it is not only for a stream at the same time, because in truth a multizone streamer with three simultaneous outputs, which can be individually with different or need to demonstrate also identical material. A digital (S/PDIF and optical parallel) and two analog RCA connections are available. That away still insufficient who from the start, the magic box even more clients in the multi-room environment controls: either network streamers, which are already “roon-ready”, or AirPlay -, but not even Multiroom capable end devices that which feeds the DMS with up to eight parallel controllable, but also in individual groups of foldable output streams.

Thus, various playlists can be create and play around only on the playback devices of a floor, while in the kitchen a completely different music. How do the music it comes, again no matter: by the streaming service from a NAS disk on your network, or from a connected USB disk. Albums are even added to the personal database, the software loads all available background information, images and links. And then everything in the ever-expanding virtual music collection remains. Which is limited to 15,000 titles under roon Essentials software-side currently, ELAC is but a widening update.

Practice instead of theory

The big test of the various server concepts resulted in stereoplay to several colleagues at the same time tinkered around in the listening room and configured. The ELAC mastered this stage according to the motto ‘he came, saw and conquered’: how quickly the roon software on the Android Smartphone was installed, which made connection to the discovery and was already the first tracks, while many a competitor search its testers still for IP addresses and matching drivers left, was already amazing.

In particular, the main interface of the software is very intuitive and easy: all album cover in individual sorting click once, and already she has started. Stereoplay was the starter of Peter Gabriel’s “So” in the latest 24-bit remastered version. This tonally tricky 80-years-disc mastered the ELAC typical of the times, but with flying colors: crisp smart, with a great deal of sensitivity for the dynamism and energy of this recording, without however neglecting the swinging Foundation.

“So” once linked roon on the biography of Peter Gabriel and offers of course all Genesis discs under his involvement. Because, of course, the choice fell on “Trespass”, the psychedelic 1970s classic. Started getreamt in a few seconds, via tidal and sound also gave not the slightest cause for criticism: squeaky clean, dynamic Flash and with the right smooth charm of his time. Through the decades, and the styles of music, the software performs a playful, offers always new inspirations on the basis of what one has just heard or added to the virtual collection. And on a little daredevil type with less depth in some classic titles (as Prokofiev’s directed “Romeo and Juliet”, by Valery Gergiev) the ELAC remained sound an all-rounder. Less a dream for traditions-high-Ender, for the ideal main source for music explorers and through researchers. Are you also one with ELAC?

 

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