X-ODOS RELEASES XO|ONE MUSIC SERVER
Never heard of it? Neither had we. But with a bit of digging, we discovered this German company that was founded in 2014 and specialises in music servers is already becoming quite the force.
X-Odos' latest release, the xo|one features an all-new design that it says sets an aesthetic benchmark for the category. In its second generation the xo|one features enhancements including the native integration of Qobuz, as well as electronic and circuitry improvements.
The xo|one is a music server that has been built with a purist approach. There's no Roon, and no choice of app other than X-Odos' proprietary app for iOS - Android users need not apply. While it may be proprietary, the incredibly simple app combines your music collection perfectly with the catalogs of Highresaudio, Tidal, and Qobuz.
For those dearly hanging on to their cherished CD collection, the xo|one might be all you now need. It will simply and automatically rip your CDs in the lossless FLAC format.
Unlike many other music servers on the market, there's no bloat. This is an audiophile's music server, playing directly from its 1TB (upgradeable to 4TB) solid-state hard drive, and supporting music formats up to 24 Bit / 192 kHz and supports DoP (DSD over PCM).
There's no redundant DAC or amplifier circuitry - just an AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs for connection to your high-end DAC of choice.
The gently rounded front panels and chassis are elegant, while the laser-milled “x” is illuminated by eight LEDs and can be set to white, green, red, blue and light blue depending on your mood.
Machined from high-quality aluminium the xo|one comes in black, silver and champagne and is available now for $12,500 RRP.
For more information visit X-Odos.
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