The Limetree NETWORK is a high-grade network player which can play back music from streaming services and local storage media in studio master quality. It is connected to the network with a LAN cable or via WLAN. It offers an additional USB port for docking harddisk drives or USB storage media. Beside an analog line level output, the network player also features a high-quality headphone output.
The LINDEMANN app
The Limetree NETWORK 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 range of streaming services is diversified, with a clear focus on studio master quality and hi-fi subscriptions. Customers may choose between TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio and Spotify. Through our partner airable they will also get access to thousands of podcasts and radio stations worldwide.
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. An extra gain in sound quality is provided by the option to convert any data into a 1-bit signal (DSD). The converter blocks are run in mono mode, each channel has its own D/A converter. For the output stage we use one of the best amp modules on the market which also cuts a very fine figure as a headphone amplifier. 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, 11 W max.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 107 x 40 x 107 mm (4.2 x 1.6 x 4.2 in)
Weight: 300 g (0.66 lbs)
Power supply: 5V DC
Resolution: 384 kHz/32 bit and DSD 256
Dynamic range: > 120 dB
THD & Noise: < 0.001 % (@ 0 dB FS)
Clock: ultra low jitter MEMS FemtoClock
Re-sampling: bit-perfect or DSD
Converter architecture: two AK4452 DACs in dual differential mono mode, AK4137 re-sampler
Output voltage: 2.0 V @ 0 dB FS
Output impedance line output: 100 ohms
Headphone connector: 3.5 mm mini jack socket
Recommended headphone impedance: 32 -200 ohms
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, WMA, DSD
UPnP und DLNA support PCM resolution: 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz, 24 bit.
DSD resolution: DSD 64 up to DSD 256.
Gapless playback Streaming services: TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio, Spotify, Internet radio and Podcast
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."