Important note: --------------- For USB/DSD interfaces shipped after November 19, 2015 the driver version 2.26.0 has to be installed. This also refers to INT204 interfaces with serial numbers 1181 and higher. Download INT204 2.26.0 Windows driver / Download INT204 1.56 Windows driver The older devices still need the version 1.56 driver, the new driver does not work with those devices. The notes below are important for the old driver, i.e. the version 1.56 driver. The new version 2.26.0 driver should pose no problems to install. Installing the version 1.56 driver on Windows 10 ------------------------------------------------ At first do not plug in the USB device to the USB port of the computer. 1) right click on the setup.exe file of the driver 2) select "properties" 3) select the "compatibility" tab 4) check the compatibility mode checkbox and select windows 7 from the list 5) click on OK 6) double click the setup.exe file 7) allow the execution of the setup.exe program 8) plug in the USB device 9) click NEXT and continue to install 10) allow the installation despite the warning(s) which may show Installing the version 1.56 driver on Windows 8 or 8.1 ------------------------------------------------------- To be able to install the version 1.56 driver on Windows 8 or 8.1 one has to disable the windows driver signing check. This can be done via a special windows booting option as follows: 1) If logged in as a user, log out. The log in screen appears. In the lower right corner the power on/off icon appears. Click on that icon, hold the Shift key and click on the "restart" selection. 2) Now a blue screen with some options appears, select trouble shooting at the bottom then select advanced options [...]
This maybe so far the biggest review for Weiss MAN301 music server in Japan magazine Stereo Sound.
STREAMING FROM THE INTERNET WITH THE MAN301 Occasionally, we get inquiries from MAN301 users about how to play those streaming websites (like Tidal, Spotify, QoBuz etc.) via the MAN301.This can be easily done via the Airplay feature of the MAN301. With the icon in the lower right corner on the iPad the menu for selecting the Airplay mode is shown. After selecting the Airplay mode, tell the iPad to play audio to the MAN301. This is done by swiping from the lower edge of the iPad upwards, which opens a menu where the MAN301 device can be selected for Airplay. Now open the application of the streaming service you like to play and start playing tracks. The tracks now play via the MAN301. The volume can be controlled via the buttons at the iPad. The Airplay streams in 44.1 kHz /16 Bit format, which is perfect for the streaming sites. The user interfaces of the various streaming sites are maintained with this scheme, which is a very nice feature, considered that the streaming sites keep updating their user interfaces. In addition all streaming sites are supported automatically. In that manner all audio played on the iPad can be redirected to the MAN301. E.g. you can also play from Youtube or from your local music collection on the iPad. Of course all Airplay capable devices can use the MAN301 for playback in that manner.
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 [...]
It is a great share with all fans that Weiss MEDUS has won Product Of The Year (POTY) Awards by Hong Kong HiFi Review magazine. If you would like to read the full review, please click here