Our DMC•1 Digital Music Console is now getting close to production, so I thought it would be a good time to start a thread.
What is it? It’s my idea of what a digital music player should be.
There are several options on the market, but none quite like the DMC•1.
The DMC is a headless design, meaning it has no screen or controls. It has a built-in graphical user interface that can be accessed from any web browser. We call it a console as there is no music storage or CD drive, instead it uses inexpensive USB devices that can be easily removed/replaced by the customer.
It can be used stand-alone file player by creating a HotSpot, and playing audio files from a USB storage device.
It can also be connected to your local network to stream internet radio, Tidal, Qobuz, and music stored on NAS or shared drives.
4 USB ports allow direct connection of music drives, USB Dac, and even CD drive.
With addition of a USB CD drive, DMC becomes a reference quality CD player and can also save tracks in .flac format.
The internal design starts with multiple power supplies and 6 individually regulated outputs to power the quad core CPU, clocks, digital circuitry, and analog stages. There is also a dedicated 5V output port to power a CD drive.
32 bit/768k dac with dsd, single-ended and balanced outputs, ultra-low jitter femto clocks.
Price will be $1595 and will have an optional matching USB CD Transport.
That’s it for now... next I’ll post some screenshots of the software on various devices.