STACK AUDIO LINK USB Network Music Transport (Silver)

$945.00

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Description

Introducing the LINK from STACK AUDIO
The Stack Audio LINK is a new USB music streamer. Here at Stack Audio we understand the importance of a clean audio source. Music sounds more real, enjoyable and immersive when we can remove unwanted noise, resonances and interference. These sources of extra energy are simply distortions. The LINK has been built from the ground up for noise-free playback.

The world of digital music playback can be confusing with so many different options to choose from: music files on PCs and laptops connected by USB or Wi-Fi; NAS drives on home networks with carefully archived CD libraries; internet radio and subscription services like Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify. The LINK is a universal solution that easily, simply and elegantly adds streaming capability from all these sources to existing hi-fi systems, giving you maximum flexibility.

If you are a music lover with a well-balanced system that has been refined to please your tastes, you’ll want the LINK.
SIGNAL DETOX
Humans are very perceptive when it comes to phase and timing accuracy, so it is imperative to remove unwanted elements from the incoming signal that distort or disrupt the signals phase and timing. Phase accuracy is vital to a true analogue representation of your music.

The LINK has a solution to the problem of digital noise. We worked with renowned audio electronics engineer John Westlake on the LINK streamer. With over 25 years of award-winning designs to his name in digital audio, John is the perfect partner for Stack Audio and an expert in removing noise from the signal path.

The LINK has a signal detox system that solves the problem of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and jitter damaging timing accuracy:

Ultra-low phase noise USB audio clock
A jitter attenuation system that synchronizes the ethernet input to the digital audio master clock, reducing the small variations in the timing of the digital signals
A dedicated USB audio output that buffers the signal to purify the signal further
EMI filter circuitry that removes interference from the USB output

POWER SUPPLY
Power supplies are essential to energize circuits and make electronics work. However, if they are not implemented well, they can add noise and distortion. The LINK’s advanced digital processors are powered by an extremely low noise, multi-stage power circuit to enable them to achieve peak performance. It comes supplied with a low leakage medical grade DC power supply.

Nine organic low resistance capacitors help filter and purify the power
Three independent switching regulators are synchronized to the audio clock. This ensures that the fluctuations of the switching circuit are in time with that of the audio clock reducing fluctuations and noise
A triple linear regulated circuit purifies remaining noise
Not all DACs require power from the USB input, so the LINK features a USB power switch for further noise suppression. The USB power feed is no longer active alongside the data line

By inputting a USB stream from your laptop/computer you can take particular advantage of the Detox circuitry removing noise. All incoming signals pass through the Detox system, whether USB, Ethernet, or Bluetooth, so the benefits are audible however you use the LINK.

FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL, INTUITIVE
For an audio company the complexity of developing a stand-alone software eco system is substantial and it has to be kept up to date with the ever-changing landscape of file-based media services.

By using Volumio as the foundation of the LINK’s operating system, Stack Audio is able to deliver a product that can work as you want it to: an audiophile USB hub; a UPnP or OpenHome endpoint; an AirPlay compatible or Chromecast player; a Roon endpoint. In simple terms the LINK enables you to choose.

 

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Return Policy

Stack Audio will accept returns or exchanges for the period of 30 days from the day we ship your order. Items must be returned with proof of purchase in the original packaging, complete with all supplied fittings and accessories in original condition. This includes the LINK user guide, wall power supply and wi-fi antenna. They must arrive in a re-saleable condition or at our discretion your return will either (1) not be accepted, or (2) your refund will reflect the cost of replacing those missing items and repair. Accepted returned items will be offered for re-sale clearly marked as refurbished/pre-owned General Moneyback conditions We will request a detailed explanation of why you want to return the item so we can continue to offer you good customer service. Items need to be returned via registered post/delivery service to Stack Audio at your cost within the specified days of the shipment date. We recommend that you use a recognised service and insure all items for the full value as stated on your invoice. Stack Audio will not be held responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged in transit. Refunds will be processed within 10 working days of receiving your returned package following inspection of the condition of the contents. If you received free shipping as part of your order, the initial shipping fee will be deducted from your refund. Warranty In addition to the Moneyback guarantee, all Stack Audio products are guaranteed for 3 years from the date of purchase against defects in manufacture and design. This warranty applies to the first owner and is not transferrable. Proof of purchase from Stack Audio or authorised dealers are required to process the warranty. For the LINK the serial number must be supplied. Items must be returned in the original packing with all supplied accessories and fittings. If returning an item directly to Stack Audio, please ensure they are returned via registered post/delivery service at your cost. We recommend that you use a recognised service and insure all items for the full value as stated on your invoice. Stack Audio will not be held responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged in transit. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the equipment at our discretion. Exclusions The following are not covered by the Stack Audio warranty: Transportation costs. Installation or removal costs associated with the SERENE components. Damage caused by incorrect installation, connection or packing. Damage caused by any use other than the correct use described in the User Guide, negligence, modifications, or use of parts that are not made or authorised by Stack Audio. Damage caused by faulty or unsuitable ancillary equipment. Damages caused by accidents and causes beyond the reasonable control of Stack Audio. Products where the serial number has been altered, deleted, removed or made illegible. Repairs or modifications that have been carried out by an unauthorized person including to the installed software on the LINK.

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