According to what we've learned, nearly half the D100 PRO users only use its RCA coaxial output decoder. Other more advanced and powerful features have not been used because of decoder or other actual situations. So these users only use the most basic functions of D100 PRO, that is the most basic sound effect. Given this and in order to make more music enthusiasts and music lovers can enjoy the effect of D100 PRO at a lower cost, SOUNDAWARE introduces D200 digital transport system then.
D100 PRO description:
Based on the latest D100 PRO Basic, D200 remove some not commonly used modules of D100 PRO such as IIS output, AES output, BNC output, word clock output, thereby reducing some costs. The RCA coaxial and fiber optic of D200 is the same as the latest D100 PRO Basic.
D200 uses the same materials as the latest D100 PRO Basic. Due to a sharp reduction on output function, it's possible to get exactly the same digital output quality with a smaller PCM. while using top power system, including Talema top transformer, reference level linear regulator chip, high-frequency low-impedance tantalum capacitor, one of the best Ruby capacitor, COG capacitor, all gold-plated connector, etc. So D200 is a high-performance, Good-sound, simple, practical digital transport system. Its sound quality is the same as D100 PRO's, that is elegant, natural, moderate, alive and fresh.
D200 will be shipped with the latest firmware V2.4.X. The new firmware is more powerful on user experience in comparison with V2.3.9. More important is that D200 is not only able to control its playback through network, but also is a versatile network digital sound card regardless of DSD, PCM or CUE. The key point is that the sound quality will be not influenced by PC, tablet, mobile phone and its power. Detailed features of the new firmware will be introduced when it's released.
The new firmware of D200 is no longer a shortage for DSD playback. If you do not use a network sound card(network sound card feature requires tablet or PC), the coaxial port can output DSD DOP data for an external decoder to DSD decoding. If you use network sound card, the player in tablet or PC will convert lossless audio into 24bit 176.4KHz PCM data for D200 to play in real time and achieve the same effect as DSD decoder without the use of an external DAC.
As a high-fidelity audio playback platform, D200 is not limited to the current functionality. With the firmware constantly enhance, the follow-up upgrades will include direct CD playback, precise CD ripping playback, even webcasts and much more. This is also the true direction for high-fidelity digital streaming player, an integration of love, home, convenience, simplicity, powerfulness and practicality.
1 Supported formats (Firmware V2.3.9)
1)Remote control mode
The following formats only support stereo music between 16 and 32bit (integer only for 32bit)
FLAC: 32kHz ~ 192kHz, all compression level
APE: 32KHz ~ 48KHz, compression level below Extra High
WAV: 32KHz ~ 192KHz
AAC: 44.1KHz, normal compression level
MP3: 44.1KHz, normal compression level
AIFF: 44.1KHz, normal compression level
DSD (DSD64, non-DST compression)
DSF, DFF, SACD ISO
2)DLNA/UPnP (through phones, tablet, PC, local push)
Firmware V2.4.X will support more comprehensive PCM, DSD types of music formats besides the formats supported by remote control.
2 Supported languages
Three system languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English
Fourteen display languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Russian, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Arabic, Greek
3 Input interface description
SD*1: Support class2, class4, class10 and other common SD cards. Theoretical maximal 2TB, measured 128GB. Support FAT32 and NTFS formats.
USB*2(500mA*2): Support USB1.0, USB1.1, USB2.0, compatible with USB3.0. Support maximal 3TB hard disk, maximal 2TB for each partition.
Network: 100Mbps full duplex. Support NAS (Samba), UPnP / DLNA.
Power: 230V or 115V (see specific chassis identification), 50 ~ 60HZ.
4 Output interface description
RCA coaxial: 0.5V p-p. Support 16~25bit, 44.1KHz~192KHz PCM output. Support DSD64 DOP output.
Fiber output: Support 16 ~ 24bit, 44.1KHz ~ 96KHz PCM output.
5 Index of key clock
Clock phase noise (22.5792MHZ, 24.576MHZ)
10Hz <-105dbc/Hz (measured -110dbc/Hz)
1KHz <-145dbc/Hz (measured -152dbc/Hz)
100KHz <-155dbc/Hz (measured -157dbc/Hz)
Power consumption: <15W (without the USB hard disk), standby <= 5W (excluding USB hard disk)
Machine size: 240 * 103 * 305mm (W * H * D)
Weight (with packaging): ~ 5kg
A Soundware D200
Remote Control * 1
Network Cable * 1
SD * 1 (16GB)
Power cord * 1 (Chinese GB)
Manual * 1
Warranty card * 1
1 Can you briefly introduce the advantages of SOUNDAWARE products relative to international peer products?
1) Architecture. SOUNDAWARE's architecture is currently the internationally recognized leading one, and has a national patent. CPU works as an interface and the internal FPGA is able to play its role fully for audio processing; the powers of CPU and FPGA are completely separated. Since the native crystal is better than any PLL, we adopt double crystal design so as to support two different sampling-rate data, which make digital output to be a distinct advantage.
2) Power handling. Thanks to the prolonged research on power system and the recent year's huge investment on power timbre, SOUNDAWARE has the ability to provide distinct timbre for a same replay system.
3) SOUNDAWARE's architecture requires a lot of original work and is significantly different from that of conventional CPU. SOUNDAWARE is specialized in the development of embedded system and FPGA. From the simple firmware 1029 released in 2012 to the current most powerful firmware relative to others, all prove SOUNDAWARE's powerful strength on firmware development. The latest firmware, which is being used by nearly 200 users, supports for DLNA/UPnP, and ISO/DSF/DFF/CUE control & playback.
4) All SOUNDAWARE's products are independently developed, and the key playback architecture, its details are all patented. We also provide chip and module OEM, ODM for other peers, which makes us take the top position in the industry chain.
2 What is D200's positioning and who should be its target users?
D200 has the same sound effect as the latest D100 PRO Basic, and only has coaxial output and optical output, so D200 applies to those who want something simple, high-quality, cost-effective and practical, which is different from D100 PRO's positioning. D100 PRO is equipped with AES, output clock synchronization, IIS, master clock input, all of which are suitable for extreme enthusiasts。
3 What DAC is recommended for D200?
We recommend D100 use the same DAC as D100 PRO Basic. It will be better if D100 PRO's DAC is twice the price of D200's. Like D100 PRO, D200 is very sensitive to power and coaxial, so it needs for appropriate investment in these two areas.
4 Supplement description on A200 panel color.
A200's panel's color is mainly gray with a bit of silver in the dark light. However the final panel effect relies entirely on the light in the environment. If in the strong while light, it looks like slight gray silver; if in the dark light, the color is mainly gray; if in the warm light or the furniture nearby is antique, it looks like slight purple gray, which is an indescribable calm and is a tone rich of flavor. The pictures shown on this web were photographed in the studio, so the light was strong and the panel's color appears with more silver.