Features

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11 Source High-End Preamplifier

  1. 2 balanced analog sources on XLR connectors
  2. 1 single-ended analog source on RCA connectors
  3. 1 single-ended analog source on RCA connectors switchable to Phono
  4. 2 AES/EBU digital sources on XLR connectors
  5. 2 Coaxial S/PDIF digital sources on RCA connectors
  6. 2 Optical S/PDIF digital sources on TosLink connectors
  7. 1 High-Resolution UPnP Network Source (Ethernet, WiFi)

MM Phono Preamp

Trinnov HybriD Technology: innovative RIAA filter, combining an analog circuit for the low-end and a dedicated digital algorithm for the high frequencies.

Hi-Resolution Network Renderer

  1. High Resolution file support
  2. UPnP Protocol (DLNA Compatible Digital Media Renderer)
  3. Supported formats: WAV, AIFF, OGG, FLAC up to 24 bits / 192 kHz
  4. Coming during Q1 2017 : the Amethyst will be Roon-ready, allowing you to stream all the music available on your computers, NAS drives and music services like TIDAL, directly to the Amethyst and play them at the highest-possible quality.

AD/DA Converters

  1. A/D signal-to-noise ratio: 119 dB (A-weighted)
  2. D/A signal-to-noise ratio: 118 dB (A-weighted)
  3. High Performance jitter attenuation (better than 50dB above 100Hz)
  4. Supported A/D sampling rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 kHz
  5. Supported D/A sampling rates: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 / 176,4 / 192 kHz
  6. Word Clock Input/Output

Easy Setup

  1. Insert the Amethyst between your sources and the amplifiers, and connect the microphone
  2. Run the step-by-step calibration wizard
  3. Select one of the 5 automatically generated compensations
  4. Change the target curves and other optimization parameters
  5. Store up to 29 user-defined presets

Builtin Room/Speaker Optimizer

  1. Step-by-step calibration wizard
  2. Multi-point acoustic measurements (Trinnov 3D measurement microphone included)
  3. Time/frequency acoustic analysis based on impulse response measurement
  4. Loudspeaker/room optimization
  5. Target curves
  6. Wide listening area
  7. Improved phase response
  8. Improved tonal balance
  9. 2D/3D loudspeaker remapping
  10. 64 bits floating point processing

Active Crossovers / Bi-Amplification

  1. 2-way intelligent active crossover
  2. Available filters: Linkwitz–Riley, Bessel, Butterworth of 2nd, 3rd and 4th order • Measurement and alignment at the listening point

Output formats

  1. 1x stereo
  2. 2x stereo
  3. bi-amp
  4. 2.1
  5. 2.2
  6. LCR
  7. LCRS
  8. 3.1
  9. quad

Power

Dedicated linear power supply with toroidal transformer for the analog audio circuit

Remote Control

  1. Builtin WiFi Access Point and Client
  2. IR remote
  3. VNC: remote control through the network from a tablet, smartphone or laptop
  4. Gigabit ethernet: Crestron module available in the download section
  5. Telnet and RS-232 Protocol