exaSound Audio Design announced today the introduction of new, RoonReady firmware for their PlayPoint network audio player. The PlayPoint is the sixth in a family of audio technology products created by exaSound for the consumer marketplace.
PlayPoint is exaSound’s answer to the proliferation of network music protocols and standards. A network audio endpoint that supports all high end standards and streaming providers, PlayPoint embraces AirPlay, HQ Player, MPD, UPnP plus TIDAL and Qobuz. In conjunction with Roon Labs, the PlayPoint now also seamlessly integrates Roon’s deep functionality with exaSound’s already exceptional fidelity.
With the use of exclusive ZeroJitter and ENclusiv technologies, PlayPoint includes all modern sample rates supported by exaSound DACs; 44.1 through 384 kHz/32 bit PCM plus native support for DSD1 through DSD4 (12.28 MHz). Designed to be used in partnership with all of exaSound’s DACs, PlayPoint has double shielded, milled aluminum casework which, together with GalvanicInfinity USB isolation, prevents EMI noise from interfering with the operation of the DAC. Another distinctive feature of the PlayPoint, when coupled to exaSound’s e28 DAC, is it’s ability to stream up to eight channels for uncompromised surround as well as stereo.