is the perfect way to store and stream digital music, video and Internet radio.
VortexBox features* (see also VortexBox Nova)
- Playback music in bit-perfect highest quality, including HiRes audio (192K/24 bit, or higher) - Play 1,000's of Internet radio stations from UK and overseas including BBC and BBC iPlayer radio - Streaming services* such as Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, Tidal etc - General purpose network file server (NAS) for storage of pictures, documents etc - Playback locally or around home to network players, Sonos, Squeezebox etc - App control from Apple, Android phone/tablet or from MAC/PC - On-board web server for admin via browser - Simple Operation
Software Version features:
(Some hardware dependent)
- Bit-perfect, Multi-function Music/Media Server/Streamer
- Automatic CD Ripping, Automatic Indexing and Album cover-art download
- Stream UPnP/DLNA to NAIM, Linn, Cyrus, Marrantz, Linn, Pioneer, Denon etc
- Connect USB DACs to 192Khz/24 bit Gapless (+ DSD 256 with suitable DAC)
- Incremental back-up to removable USB hard-drive - safer than RAID system
* Feature may depend on model, playback device and/or connection method. Let us know if any feature is essential for your application. Deezer, Spotify, Qobuz, Tidal, MakeMKV (DVD Ripping) etc require subscriptions from provider
Purchase from the VortexboxUK range of energy efficient systems. We load Vortexbox OEM*** software + preset typical settings for out-of-the box use with: Squeezebox, most USB DACs and DLNA network players (NAIM, Cyrus, Linn, Oppo, Marrantz, Denon, Cambridge, Onkyo, SONOS and many others) (Custom version required for B&O or Audiolab MDAC - please notify us)
Connections: Ethernet, USB (DAC/back-up), audio out, UPnP/DNLA, Squeezebox (LMS), Network File Server
VortexBoxUK is the authorised distributor of VortexBox systems to EU customers. 12 month RTB warranty for units supplied by us. USA, Canada, Africa, and non-EU orders are normally shipped from vortexbox.org
Australia and New Zealand may purchase locally from vortexbox.au
* Open Source databases requiring an Internet connection are used for CD detection and tagging.
** CDs with copy protection or embedded video may need to be ripped on an external system
*** OEM software is a version specially prepared for us by Vortexbox.USA
Please note that not all features are available with all connection methods. For example streamers or network players such as SONOS will normally receive only the Internet radio/streaming radio provided by the manufacturer.
Digital conversion/storage of music/video is not permitted in all countries. Please check for your location. It is unlawful to copy material without the permission of the Copyright holder.