Features include an array of digital inputs including Optical, Coaxial, USB and Bluetooth plus the streaming features of AirPlay and network services for Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz, Deezer. All you need to do is to add a pair of speakers and you have a total entertainment package.
Simple to operate by either remote or its own 130 x 71 mm TFT LCD touchscreen, the R100 gives you many options – the two USB inputs allow you to simply scan songs from those drives to your ‘local songs’ where they are categorised by title or artist – alphabetically if that is your preference. The USB needs to remain connected to continue to play any of the songs on the drive.
The addition of a USB-DAC provides a direct connection to your PC/Mac whereby the operation is fully independent of your computer built-in soundcard and will operate whether your computer has a soundcard or not. If you are using a Windows based PC then you will need a download – not required for Mac.
The setup operation gives you the ability to tailor the product to suit your own requirements and whenever a firmware update is announced it is a very simple operation to upgrade.