Streaming 4.0 - streaming with LINDEMANN
The future of music reproduction in the high-end domain.
Music listening as in the studio! A dream is coming true at last. With streaming services like HighResAudio and Qobuz Sublime+ there is finally a huge stock of albums in real studio master quality with 24 bits of resolution and up to 192 kHz of sampling rate. In terms of sound quality these recordings offer a great listening pleasure and are far superior to the widespread CD technology, not to mention MP3.
For music lovers who appreciate outstanding sound quality the LINDEMANN network players are definitely a must-have. Just take a look at our products – here you can find the suitable device for every system and for every budget!
What is Streaming 4.0?
One streaming is not like another. Earlier streaming platforms often gave the impression as if they had only been created for nerds and IT experts. Regrettably the one-sided fixation on features lists and mighty figures often caused people to forget what is most important: the sound quality. So it’s more convenient for marketing folks to talk about enormous resolutions instead of musical qualities. However, all these data say nothing about how the reproduction will sound!
We have therefore invested a lot of time and effort into a new streaming platform and new apps which are easy to use and, thanks to WiFi, enable studio master quality playback everywhere in your home. With just one click you can start a selected album. Of course, you will also get all the features which are useful in a musical context. All formats and streaming platforms can be used without restrictions up to a maximum data rate of 384 kHz or DSD 256. Thus Streaming 4.0 is also technologically in the lead.
We particularly care about the sound quality of our network players. Therefore we use highly musical converter ICs and even better analog amplifier stages and, of course, a Femto-Clock. Which is so small that you will need a magnifying glass to find it. But way more important is the use of the world’s best sample rate converter (180 dBs of dynamic range, 32-bit resolution, DSD 256, PCM 384 kHz) for processing the digital signals. Similar to a studio environment, all signals are synchronized by a new, ultra stable clock and completely freed from clock variations (clock jitter), thereby providing absolutely identical conditions at the converter for all imaginable codecs and formats. The result is simple: only good sound. Our unique DSD feature is the icing on the cake. Activating this mode will transform all input signals into a 1-bit signal and convert them as such (DSD). Soundwise a new world of colors, dynamics, and details.
From now on you’ll only enjoy superior listening with LINDEMANN!
Highlights at a glance:
The streaming platform
This is the heart of every LINDEMANN network player, perfectly tuned to the individual device hardware. For this purpose we use a state-of-the-art streaming module which was developed by our partners in Vienna. It supports maximum PCM resolutions of 384 kHz and DSD up to 256 kHz. No matter if the music comes from your UPnP/DLNA server, USB stick or one of the supported streaming providers. Likewise Roon is supported. And all that even via WLAN!
The high-quality converters of the LINDEMANN network players have a very unique feature: a sophisticated recalculation is used to convert all digital audio signals into a 1-bit signal: DSD 256. DSD is a data format which is highly esteemed by audiophiles worldwide. The actual digital-analog conversion is thereby greatly simplified and reduced to a mere filtering of the 1-bit signal. This radical new approach provides a dramatic increase in sound quality, also with older and less highly resolved music files.
Many new features
Our network players offer access to all important streaming services such as TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio and Spotify. Qobuz Sublime+ and HighResAudio even allow playback in studio master quality! With airable there is also an up-to-date provider of web radio and podcasts available free of charge. Moreover, all current LINDEMANN network players are "Roon Ready" and support multiroom!
The new LINDEMANN app
Our custom-tailored controller app is good-looking, fast and clearly structured and offers maximum convenience for browsing and searching in streaming services. The album-oriented programming allows to play back a complete album with just one push of a button! Save your favorites in playlists with the streaming providers or create a local playlist. Our app is available at the appstore for iOS and at Google Play for Android. The new tablet version featuring a landscape mode looks particularly beautiful. And it’s free to download, of course.