Limetree Network II
The Limetree NETWORK II is a high-class network player or audio renderer which can play back music from streaming providers and local storage media in studio master quality. Connection to the network is established via a LAN cable or WLAN. In addition it is equipped with a USB port for connecting harddisk drives and other USB storage media. Beside an analog line-level output, the network player also has an excellent sounding headphone output.
THE ESSENCE OF 25 YEARS.
The LINDEMANN app
The Limetree NETWORK II is controlled almost exclusively via the newly designed LINDEMANN app which is available both for Android and iOS. Apart from the smartphone version, there is also a proprietary tablet version in the landscape mode. The app allows a fluent, intuitive browsing and searching. A new feature is the simultaneous display of browse view and play view. In addition you can also call up your current play queue. The album-oriented programming allows the playback of a complete album with just one push of a button!
In addition, the specially integrated multi-room function also allows to run several streamers in different rooms separately or coupled. The supply of streaming services is very diverse, with a clear focus on studio master quality and hi-fi subscriptions. Users can choose between TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio, and Spotify Connect. In addition, thousands of podcasts and radio stations from all over the world are available.
Made in Europe.
The circuitry – designed around the powerful streaming platform – has been tuned for optimum signal quality. All music files are post-synchronized by an ultra precise FemtoClock. The data processed in this way are free from “jitter“, the most frequent cause of a poor digital playback quality. The sound is open, natural and follows the recording in its true sense.
For the output stage we use one of the finest amplifier modules on the market which sets new standards as a headphone amp not only in terms of metrology. For the power supply we use a high-quality “medical grade“ wall plug transformer which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Owing to the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage regulators, we were able to realize an exceptionally low-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
DESIGNED IN GERMANY.
Power consumption: 0.1 W standby, 3.5 W operation, max. 12 W
Power supply: 5 V DC
Dimensions (W x H x D): 107 x 40 x 107 mm (4.2 x 1.6 x 4.2 in)
Weight: 300 g (10.58 oz)
Ethernet: 100 Mbit/s
WLAN: dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP
USB: 2.0 high-speed host interface, max. output current 1.5 A
Supported codecs: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis,
Network standards: UPnP and DLNA
PCM resolution: 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz, 24 bit
DSD resolution: DSD 64 up to DSD 256
Streaming services: TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio,
Internet radio and podcast
Resolution: 384 kHz/32 bit and DSD 256
Dynamic range: > 120 dB
THD & noise: < 0.003% (@ 0 dB FS)
Clock: ultra-low jitter MEMS
D/A-Converter: ES 9038 Sabre
Output voltage: 2.2 V @ 0 dB FS
Headphone connector: 3.5 mm jack socket
Recommended headphone impedance: 16 - 300 ohms
Stereonet (UK) / January 2019
"Performance, ease and options all wrapped up in a well-made, compact case see the Lindemann Limetree Network claiming a StereoNET Applause Award."
Audio Test (Germany) / March 2019
Fairaudio (Germany) / May 2019
"Even smaller is yet fuller of it, that beautiful stuff. It's the sign of our times. And Lindemann have gotten the message."
Enjoy The Music (US) / July 2019
"All I can truly say about the NETWORK is that great things really do come in small packages! Lindemann has hit it out of the park with this one!"
Fidelity (Deutschland) / Juli 2019
"App-Applaus! Die gibt es nämlich für iOS und Android, ist bilingual – deutsch und englisch – und besticht durch ihren klaren Aufbau und die selbsterklärende Benutzerführung."
Hifi 1/0 (Germany) / August 2019
"The Limetree NETWORK is simply an excellent small streamer. Lindemann conquers the compact class!"
hifi & records (Germany) / October 2019
"Not only young people should allow themselves to get inspired by this all-round great performance - hats off!"
AVForums (UK) / November 2019
"The Limetree network is one of the most outstanding products I have tested this year and it is one that, without a moment’s hesitation, comes Highly Recommended."
Wall of Sound (Canada) / June 2020
"The Limetree Network is small, it won’t clutter up your life, and it can sound magical with the right ancillary gear. Highly recommended."
audio & vision online (Hungary) / June 2020
"Compact sized and easy to set up. Perfect for detailed music with a large volume."
Full Review >> (Hungarian)
HifiClube (Portugal) / June 2020
"The sound quality of the Limetree NETWORK is outstanding, even compared to much more expensive and larger models."
Full Review >> (Portuguese)
Fairaudio (Germany) / July 2021
"The NETWORK II really grew up to fill out its audiophile shoes with more coherence without sacrificing the original's joie de vivre."
i-fidelity.net (Germany) / September 2021
"Only a few network players deliver such a performance, but in the price range of the NETWORK II it is unique."
Full Review >> (German)
Haute Fidelité (France) / September 2022
"In short, the Limetree NETWORK II offers a sensational entry into streaming with a formidable quality/price ratio."
Full Review >> (French)
The operation manual for the Limetree NETWORK
The brochure for the Limetree series (general information)
Frequently asked questions about the Limetree NETWORK
LINDEMANN APP (Android)
The latest version from Google Play
LINDEMANN APP (iOS)
The latest version from the Apple App Store
LINDEMANN UPDATE HISTORY
Overview of recent app and firmware improvements