Elipson Audio has a new and improved version of their all- in-one system Music Centre Connect HD. This circular receiver hosts an integrated amplifier, DAB/FM tuner, CD player, Bluetooth and now Wi-Fi for multi-room and network streaming.
It has a wide range of digital and analogue connections, including twin RCAs, a mini-jack and optical input, as well as a pre-out connector to an optional second power amplifier, plus there’s an MP3/WMA USB and Ethernet connector. The amplifier module is a 120W class D type using ICE Power technology.
A separate subwoofer can also be connected to the sub-output which features an adjustable filter covering frequencies between 50 and 200 Hz, to maximise compatibility with the main speakers. Wireless inputs include aptX HD Bluetooth for playing high Res. music files up to 24- bit and Wi-Fi for playing Hi-Res audio files in Solo mode or CD quality audio files in multi-room mode.
Streaming platforms such as Qobuz, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, internet radio etc. are available, or stream from your stored music files. Operation is via the Elipson Connect app making the Music Centre Connect HD compatible with other Elipson Connected products which can be located in other rooms. A touch panel user interface is situated beneath the CD slot for hands on operation. The Music Centre Connect HD will be available in the UK later this month at an SRP of £899. A gunmetal finished stand featuring a cable path is also available at £149.