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MAN301

The MAN301 network player is a powerhouse in terms of features, versatility and sonic quality.

£7,800

1 year warranty

Finance example

£1,560.00 initial 20% deposit then £208.00 per month for 30 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status

MAN301

£7,800

Playback of music files stored on a hard-disk or via streaming from the Internet has arrived at the audiophile’s home. Using the professionally maintained Gracenote database for metadata and cover art fetching, the MAN301 has a big edge over competing devices.

The MAN301 is an extremely versatile Music Archive manager and Network Player with an Apple® iPad remote control unit and e.g. a NAS type external storage medium. It is a system for music archiving, music library maintenance, music playback, CD ripping and playback, Internet radio streaming and more.

The latest additions are:

  • A gold plated version celebrating our 30 year company anniversary.
  • A new D/A circuitry with a discrete output stage and stellar performance.

A complete MAN301 system consists of:

  • The MAN301 Base Station.
  • An external NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, typically a hard disk or an array of harddisks. This allows for virtually unlimited storage space for music files.
  • An iPad device with the Weiss MAN app for remote control of the Base Station.
  • A means of accessing the Internet by the Base Station for fetching CD cover art, CD metadata or for streaming music.

Software features
Some of the many software features of the MAN301 in a nutshell:

  • Multiple MAN301 devices can be controlled from within a single iPad.
  • Multiple users per MAN301 device are supported, each with his/her own music library, playlists, searches etc..
  • All common audio file formats (uncompressed, lossless compressed, lossy compressed) are supported for playback and ripping.
  • Music library displayed according to album names, artist names, genres, recently played, recently added.
  • A powerful search facility allows to store searches, which result in dynamic playlists.
  • Playlists are easily added, edited and can be set safe.
  • Volume control in 4 coarse analog steps and with a high resolution, dithered digital fader.
  • Start, stop, skip controls.
  • Repeat single track or repeat whole playlist function.
  • Powerful cover art search in multiple databases including Gracenote and Google.
  • CD ripping in all common audio file formats.
  • Direct CD playback without the need to rip the CD.
  • Metadata fetching from various databases including Gracenote. (Gracenote is the most powerful database for CD metadata and cover art).
  • Comprehensive user interface on iPad, easily to be handled even by computer novices.
  • Software upgradeable via Internet.
  • Internet radio streaming.
  • Future software upgrades will include various signal processing facilities.

External music storage
The music files are stored on an external storage device, e.g. on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or DAS (Direct Attached Storage) like e.g. a USB hard-disk. There is no internal storage available for music files. Recommendations for suitable NAS devices are supplied in the MAN301 manual. Multiple NAS units can be added for unlimited storage.

Network connectivity
The Ethernet socket connects to a NAS and the local network. The WiFi (WLAN) implementation in the MAN301 supports at the same time an Access Point (i.e. the iPad can connect to the MAN301 directly if preferred) and an Uplink (i.e. the MAN301 can connect to the local WiFi network).

Synchronization
An internal high precision/low jitter clock generator is responsible for clocking the audio section. The sampling frequency of that generator is switched automatically according to the sampling frequency of the track played. In addition there are word-clock input and output on BNC connectors for external synchronization purposes. All standard sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz as well as DSD64 and DSD128 are supported.

Digital Inputs
Digital inputs for external audio sources: AES/EBU or S/PDIF formats on XLR, RCA, TOSLINK.

Tech spec

Digital Inputs

(1) XLR connector
(1) RCA connector
(1) TOSLINK connector (optical)
(2) Firewire 800 connectors
All inputs accept professional or consumer standard, i.e. accept AES/EBU or S/PDIF signals
Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz on any of the inputs, except TOSLINK input: 96 kHz maximum
Maximum input word-length: 24 Bits

Digital Outputs

(1) XLR connector
(1) RCA connector
(2) Firewire 800 connectors
(1) USB connector
Professional channel status data on the XLR and RCA outputs
The dual wire mode can be activated for sampling frequencies of 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz exclusively

Analog Outputs

(2) XLR connectors (hot on pin 2), DC coupled, short circuit proof output circuitry, output impedance 44 Ω
(2) RCA connectors, DC coupled, short circuit proof output circuitry, output impedance 22 Ω
The output level is selectable via an iPad

Sampling frequencies

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz

Dimensions (WxDxH)

450mm x 66mm x 300mm

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