The Bluesound VAULT 2 ripper streamer DAC has the majority of the functions of the Bluesound NODE 2 streamer DAC. In addition,, it offers the possibility of ripping via its player your CDs on the 2 TB internal hard drive!!! It does all of this of course by conserving the high definition FLAC format! It is also possible to compress in MP3 or in both formats at the same time. It is also possible to buy and download high definition audio files and store on the 2 TB hard drive (extensible). This hard drive is ultra silent and especially designed for audio use.
The Bluesound VAULT 2 ripper streamer DAC is compatible with compressed formats such as MP3, as well as with the majority of the available formats. But first and foremost Bluesound designed it for High Definition studio-master music. You can use apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and for windows or MAC OS desktops to control your listening experience.
Without having to use a computer, you can access your entire music library. You can also access your iTunes library or audio files downloaded and stored on your NAS USB. You can share your music and stream it in studio quality everywhere in your home with multiple Bluesound devices. To obtain these results, the manufacturer equipped it with the famous ARM Cortex-9 1 GHz multi-core processor. It has an architecture of 32bit over-sampled 8 times and combined with an exclusive HybridDigital™ amplification and a powerful and efficient digital/analogue converter. It reproduces music in HD and with remarkable musicality. The Bluesound VAULT 2 ripper streamer DAC supports HD audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz FLAC, ALAC or WMA-Lossless resolution shared over your local network, as soon as it is connected to it.
The restitution is fluid, precise, dynamic, and transparent just like on the Bluesound Node 2. The medium/treble is precise and offers a lot of details, particularly on high resolution files.
The Bluesound VAULT 2 ripper streamer DAC offers very high end possibilities for this price range. It is both an HD network player and a server, with a storage capacity of 2 TB! It is simple to install and to use and produces incredible results for the price it is offered!
For us it has no serious competitors! Highly recommended +++
What Hi-FI - 2016 & 2017
Supported file formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Supported high-resolution formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF
Internal storage: 2 TB hard drive
CD: Slot-loaded mechanism for ripping standard CDs
Sampling rate: 32 - 192 kHz
Bit depths: 16 – 24 Bits
Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh
Signal-to-noise ratio: 110dBA
Free online radios: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Supported online music streaming services: Amazon Music, WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), KKBox.
Integration partners: Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon.
Album cover format: JPEG
RJ45 network: Gigabit Ethernet
Wifi network: 802.11 b/g/n
USB: 2 x type A port for connection to USB memory sticks and supported peripherals
USB mini: 1 x type B port for product servicing
Audio input: Combo - TOSLINK / 3.5mm
Audio output: RCA stereo analogue with fixed line level output option
Digital output: RCA coaxial + TOSLINK optical
Headphone output: 3,5 mm jack stereo
Subwoofer output: RCA mono analogue
Wireless output: aptX® Bluetooth
Apps: Free on Android and iOS available on Google Play and Apple Store
Control panel: Touchscreen on the top panel
Control: Integrated infrared receiver on front panel
Weight: 1.84 kg
Dimensions: 220 x 90 x 192 mm
Consumption: 22 Watts
Accessories: Power cord, Ethernet cable, RCA cable, Toslink Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor