Metrum Acoustics AMBRE ROON endpoint (Silver)

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AMBRE BY METRUM ACOUSTICS (ROON ENDPOINT)

Metrum Acoustics is pleased to announce the introduction of the AMBRE Endpoint for Roon, the first Roon Ready digital product from Metrum Acoustics. The AMBRE makes its launch in April 2018 and builds upon our years of experience in digital to analog converters. The AMBRE Endpoint combines high quality components known by thousands of Metrum Acoustics worldwide and combines it with the user-friendly interface from Roon Labs.

At Metrum Acoustics we are fanatic about building the best Digital to Analogue converters because of our love for making digital music sound sublime!

Because of this dedication to perfection we can truly appreciate listening experiences like ROON.

Roon looks at your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers.

The AMBRE Endpoint is a great addition to any audiophile setup because of its high quality components and with an array of digital inputs including Coax, Toslink, and AES/EBU, as well as I2S the Metrum Acoustics AMBRE can serve as a hub for connecting digital inputs from television, CD, or other digital sources.

  • LAN (local area network) input:  Connect an UTP cable with your local network. The Ambre is made as a Roon  end point  and cannot work as a  standalone device. The Ambre expects a working Roon music server on the same local network.
  • Coaxial Output: A 75 Ohm coaxial cable should be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment like a dac for instance. The coaxial output  has a galvanic  isolation and can handle a maximum sample rate of 192 kHz.
  • AES/EBU digital output: When using the AES /EBU digital output a special 110 Ohms XLR cable should be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment. The AES/EBU interface has a galvanic isolation and can handle a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz.
  • Optical  output:  A standard Toslink cable can be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment. The max sampling rate of the Toslink interface is limited to 96kHz.

I2S output: The I2S connection is probably the best way to connect digital audio equipment  over short distances without intervention of all kind of interfaces like AES/EBU , spdif or Toslink. However still I2S is no international standard in terms of ruggedising the format or the connectors used. The I2S standard is optimized as an  interconnection between Metrum Acoustics products but will work in most cases in conjunction with other gear. If your Metrum Acoustics product has the I2S option installed you can use a simple UTP cable to connect both devices.

Weight

2.5 kg

Dimensions

25 x 19 x 6 cm

AMBRE by Metrum Acoustics

110 Volt Black Line, 110 Volt Silver Line, 230 Volt Black Line, 230 Volt Silver line

Specifications

Working principle: Linux based ROON end point using femto precision clocks
Power supply: 30 VA
Power consumption: Standby < 1 Watt
Full operation 6 Watts
Power requirement: 110/115V AC or 220/230 V AC 60/50Hz
Inputs: Lan (local area network) max. 100 Mbps
Outputs: 1x optical Toslink, 1x RCA coax, 1x AES/EBU and I2S.
Sampling frequency: Optical : 44.1 – 96 kHz sampling.
Coaxial: 44.1 – 192 kHz sampling.
I2S: 44.1- 192 kHz sampling.
Dimensions hxwxd: 19 x 6 x 25 cm
Weight: 2500 gram.