Entotem Plato in the Test

The Entotem Plato digitizing your vinyl collection. The music Server recognizes the title, looking for the right cover and stores versions of the tracks also as HiRes-. Only place you have to yourself. We have the Plato in the test.

The Totem Plato is comfortable: plate set, put the needle, press record and the next half an hour simply dealing with something else. It can be so simple to digitize his vinyl collection – if you the music Server Plato called his own. The British newcomer offers an extremely attractive for lovers of record service at a price of 6,000 euro: he integrated record player has his MM and MC-grade phono source converts the incoming analog signals on push of a button directly in the memory in digital bytes and takes over even the otherwise annoying edit and tagging of the recorded pieces.

Using a proprietary pattern recognition (for just the patent procedure) the Entotem Plato knows exactly what LP runs just as the current track is called, when it starts and ends and looks like the album cover to do this. He needs only an Internet connection and access to the Gracenote database. There all information about almost any phonogram produced in the world are ready and Plato collects the matching records. Different versions of the same album will be stored there and recognized by Plato.

That works in practice astonishingly fast and reliable – even with consistently mixed electro albums. The individual tracks of the Chemical Brothers found themselves nicely tagged, sorted and equipped with the right cover straight album in the library. Should be the music server time next to it, there is still the possibility to intervene itself and tags to change. And the plate rotates slightly longer unattended, this is no problem at least for the PLATO: he turns the recording off automatically after three minutes without music signals.

Thus, the Plato differs from other servers on the market, which may offer a recording function, but rather leave the users when editing the pieces. And the like to be offered in the lower price segment turntable with USB output are more suitable for the occasional nostalgia plates trailer as for the sonically ambitious vinyl fan. At the Plato but a precious player dock gladly, and passes his analog load thanks to multiple setting possibilities such as gain, input capacitance and resistance and especially recording volume clipping – and noise-free in the digital world, with up to 192 kHz, 24-bit selectable resolutions.

Also, if you prefer as a familiar signal processors – this can then simply dock his longtime phono amp through one of the many other analog inputs. Who want to digitize it is also his favorite cassettes, too!

Is it the intention of the manufacturer the Entotem Plato to be the universal heart of every household. Not for nothing the British strove with at the company name Entotem to allusions to total entertainment and the sacred Indian tribal Center. This is which include not only analog sources Plato, but is able thanks to several digital inputs open more modern feeding devices. He latches onto the home network via Ethernet and Wi-FI and also serves as a UPnP client that can play music and videos from a NAS, as well as serving as a UPnP server, the other player.

For the popular, but absolutely non-HiRes enabled multi-room products from Sonos, he expects even anyone at rich music happen on the friendly 48 kHz and 16-bit real-time down – otherwise the Sonos player would refuse just playing. As a UPnP client supports the Entotem Plato gapless playback from the network and not plays absolutely correct according to track number sorted by albums, for track names. Owner of a very extensive collection of music on an external NAS must however may count with a little latency, until really, all albums are – listed by A to Z or the music collection right import terabyte hard disk capacity of Plato via USB on the three.

Itself of Plato on the streaming video, might make in addition him popular as family entertainment centre – especially as he also likes multiple playback platforms over the network and via HDMI output served simultaneously even the TV from the tablet to the play station.

Theoretically could be you with checking even on the unit’s display directly – if you have a problem with the screen size of a Smartphone. Actually the display reminiscent of a mobile device, especially since Android is used as the operating system. Boils that actual controlling Plato app. Advantage of this design: the app can be installed just as well on other Android devices and then serves as the interactive remote control and level of the device display via Wi-FI.

In addition, the PLATO as a full-fledged tablet can be used – to install the applications by tidal or other cloud music services may in this way. Small drawback: to operate the Plato alone via the display, you need either very slim finger or a tablet pen.

Tracks and albums can replace the current playlist or be specifically added. And of course the Entotem Plato continues, also, if tax apps are no longer active.

The app itself is well done, offers intuitive source selection and configuration, cover display, easy play list creation and management and a full-text search, at least for locally stored content. A few sorting criteria more except artist and album would have increased yet the comfort – such as by year, format or most recently added. And should Entotem teach even the Plato app stored artists in addition to album art and tracklisting get more like musicians involved in the recording, this would be a priceless added value for many fans of plates.

The Plato will be available in two versions. As a server/player for about 4200 euros and as All-In-one package with class-AB amplifiers for 6000 euro. The latter variant appeared in the AUDIO listening room to a duel with the Linn Majik DSM who put together an attractive package with streaming intelligence and amplifier Department, but with no separate disk.

Music plays the Entotem Plato not only from external sources and your own hard drive, he can tap into every UPnP server on the search for music and videos.

The UK showdown began with an LP recording of the great Kate Bush album “the whole story” from the hard disk of the Entotem Plato. That put right with a seemingly unbridled strength and vitality los percussion set with “Running Up That Hill” skilfully dramatically and paid tribute to Kate’s fascinating voice offered homage with full timbre. The Linn showed something more restrained, but also differentiated and revealed some more details.

Similarly the impression at the venerable Buena Vista Social Club: the Entotem Plato grooved with a verve and a smoothness to the salsa beat, that’s held a barely on the seat, with vibrant Bongos and deliciously dense marimba. The Majik DSM less enthusiastically followed the rhythm group, looked at the music as a whole, slightly distant though, but more agile and transparent individual instruments. Tastes are different but we know and the PLATO is due to win many friends with a convincing concept of server, heavy sound amplifier and vinyl digitizer.

Conclusion

A great idea, this self- Ribbed music server, which makes it really easy for plate fans to digitize the precious collection. No annoying record on the computer more, no cutting and tracks laboriously in the afternoon. Goes to show also like it across that there may be perhaps faster network player. Finally, he is first and foremost a music server – and that makes the Entotem Plato damn good!

 

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