The tech­ni­cal de­tails of the Eth­er­net interface:
– UPnP AV 2.0 / DLNA
– plays and de­codes com­mon au­dio for­mats from HTTP streams
– res­o­lu­tion up to 32-bit, sam­pling rate up to 192kHz (DSD64 is also supported)
– sup­port for gap­less playback
– bit-per­fect data transmission
– 2-chan­nel asyn­chro­nous end­point with ex­ter­nal clock­ing for jit­ter-free playback
– Sup­ports these for­mats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AAC

The Eth­er­net in­ter­face can be built into the Weiss D/A Con­vert­ers, namely:

DAC202, Medea, Medus, DAC1, DAC2, Minerva.
For DAC202, DAC2, Minerva, the internal space is not large enough to fit in both DSD/USB + LAN option.
Customer owns the above models can only choose either DSD/USB or LAN option.

We are happy to an­nounce an­other in­ter­face for up­grad­ing our D/A Con­verter mod­els: An au­dio over Eth­er­net card which sup­ports all stan­dard rates up to 192kHz and all the pop­u­lar au­dio file formats.

This in­ter­face makes your D/A Con­verter an UPnP / DLNA Ren­derer unit, which is con­nected to your LAN via an Eth­er­net ca­ble. A typ­i­cal use case looks like this:

– To your net­work you have con­nected a NAS (Net­work At­tached Stor­age) or a com­puter with au­dio files shared on the network.
– On the same net­work there is the D/A Con­verter with the Eth­er­net interface.
– An ap­pli­ca­tion on your phone or tablet con­trols the play­back of files to the D/A Converter.
The nice thing of such a setup is that it can be con­trolled from any de­vice and the au­dio files can re­side on any other (or the same) device.
It is also pos­si­ble to stream the files on the phone or tablet di­rectly to the D/A Con­verter. This makes it sim­ple to share the D/A Con­verter amongst sev­eral users with their in­di­vid­ual play­back devices.

Following is an example of DAC202-NET option, which adds DLNA (ethernet connection).