The Stack Audio LINK is a new audiophile USB music player that adds streaming capability to existing 2 channel hi-fi systems. Stack Audio may be a new name to many. It is a British hi-fi company that is focused on source components of both analogue and digital varieties. Stack Audio has been researching and developing its streamer platform for five years and passionately believes that a pure source signal is paramount for enjoyable music reproduction, whether analogue or digital.
This philosophy is at the heart of the new LINK music streamer. Stack Audio recognises that flexibility and ease of use are equally important when it comes to digital sources. The LINK will easily drop into UPnP, DLNA, Open Home and Roon based management and control systems, and supports wider industry systems like Apple devices through Shairport-sync andSpotify Connect. Connection to sources can be via ethernet cable, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB and the LINK can manage bit-perfect ripping of CDs when connected to a CD drive. Indeed, the LINK is so called because it seamlessly links all sources of digital music files to any hi-fi system with a USB equipped DAC, but just what makes the LINK audiophile?
Stack Audio has credentials. It has built up an enthusiastic customer base for its range of SERENE upgrades for the Linn LP12 which are designed to remove unwanted noise, resonances and interference from the phono signal. As the many customer testimonials for SERENE demonstrate, music sounds more real and immersive when it comes from a pure, clean audio signal.