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Audiostore MicroServer Plus

5 product stars
£445.00 inc. tax

£370.83 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Units in Stock: 15
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Audiostore MicroServer Plus Summary

Aluminium case, low noise music server, streamer, player. 2018 improved specification

All Aluminium, very compact. Ideal if you already have much of your music in digital format or prefer to RIP on an external system.

Connect most USB external CD drives or our optional Slimline USB CD/DVD drives for automated VortexBox Ripping (can remove when not required)

Stream to Wireless receivers, connect to USB DAC or use inbuilt 3.5mm audio output directly into amplifier or powered speakers (DAC recommended for best quality)  Add microRendu or UltraRendu for highest quality network connected USB DAC.

All versions (except 500GB) have operating system on SSD for improved performance (Particularly if running ROON)

Ripping: Just connect most USB external CD drives or our optional Slimline USB CD/DVD drives for automated ripping (remove when not required) 

Rear: Ethernet 100/1000 MB/s, 2 x USB, analogue output, (COAX SPDIF optional)

Power 12v power (adaptor supplied).  110v/120v/220v/230V 
Operating power ~12w (depends on model)  Power indicator - Blue 
W200mm x H65mm x D240mm

This unit is convection cooled so should be placed in a ventilated area. (Horizontal placement only)(Please ask for free fitted fan option for longest life in enclosed space)

4TB version stores around 10,000 CDs. Operating system on SSD

Roon. These products offer a range of applications including Roon.  They are not intended to support advanced Roon features such as DSP upsampling or MQA playback. (DSD64 upsampling works)  For improved performance and large storage drives we recommend the Audiostore Server or Premium Server   

You need to purchase the Roon App from Roon Labs for playback.

Box contents: Nova (SonicOrbiter) based system, User Guide, external power adapter, power cable, 1M network cable
Customer Reviews
5 review(s) posted (write review)

5 product stars
Does what it says on the tin! - Donald MacNeill - 13/12/2016
I'd had an older vortexbox, and wanted to upgrade. Martin was happy to guide me through that process, and I'm delighted with the support offered. He's also been very helpful with a couple of minor questions afterwards - can't fault the support at all. The box itself is doing just what it was designed to do - for me, running Logitech Media Server, and a family of up to 10 'squeezeboxes'. I also know the box is much more capable than what I'm asking it to do. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Martin/Vortexbox UK in future.

5 product stars
VB Mini with Roon Server - Lee Newton - 08/08/2016
Firstly I'd like to thank Martin for his outstanding help and support. I now have a fully functioning VB mini with SSD & Roon Server set-up, along with an external CD drive. I purchased the VB Mini with 2TB capacity. This arrived and was installed and up and running within minutes. Unfortunately after a few days of ripping my CD's, the VB stopped being seen on the network. On inspection via remote terminal, it seem to have crashed. Contacted Martin and sent VB back. Seems I corrupted the O/S. Martin rebuilt O/s, replaced power supply (as a just in case) and returned machine. Received refreshed VB and started with CD ripping again,but after 35 CD's same issue again. I noticed that it was the same CD that I was ripping that cause the initial its so once again contacted Martin and machine sent back. Martin gave me a bell one evening to discuss the situation re: my current equipment, what I was trying to do etc, and Martin said he would go away and think about what my best options where for the VB. This turned out to be a new VB Microserver Plus, which wasn't around when I purchased the VB mini, so t's replacing the VB mini. This gave me a 1TB SSD with faster CPU to support Roon Server and I added an external CD drive as an after thought. All in all Martin has provided an excellent service and support and has catered to and understood my requirements, even though I thought I had done my research. It's nice to know that you can reply on the support of the supplier at anytime of the day or night it seems .i.e exchanging emails late evening.

5 product stars
Addendum ,error correction About my set up - Thaya - 27/08/2015
My setup is Sonos play 5 2, Sonos connect 1, Naim uniti 2 , and various laptops, pc's running windows 7&10 ,Apple Mac, Linux, IPads , IPhones all work perfectly so far. Used for 3 days after setting up in about 1 hour but it will work straight out of the box in a simpler set up. Spotify, tuneup premium all work well

5 product stars
Brilliant Product & Excellent Service - Thaya - 27/08/2015
It seems to do all it claims so far in Audio. I have not used it for ripping Discs or for video streaming so can't comment on that. I use DB power amp on a PC for ripping cd. Martin at Vortexbox UK was extremely helpful in helping me to choose the product and configuring it. He spent nearly 2 hours with me in explains and showing me the workings(by prior appointment). He answered subsequent queries promptly and in detail. He is a real enthusiast and very knowledgeable.I would strongly recommend anyone buying a product to spend some time doing a shortlist of your needs and then discuss with Martin or visit him if you need. He will help you choose the right product and configure it. Value for money? I would have been happy paying twice the amount for the service, configuration and help in buying the right product. My set up : so is play 5 2; songs connect 1; Naim uniti 2; Yamaha AV amp. All work without a glitch with the mini server.

5 product stars
Excellent Music Play & Storage - John Langley - 20/05/2014
I am delighted with my VB Microserver Silent SSD, it is straight forward to set up and easy to load with ripped music files. It is easy to operate on my Samsung Tablet with a down loaded music play app. and delivers the music to my Dac in a straight forward trouble free way. I can now run my music files 24/7, totally independently of my PC. Interestingly, the sound of my music has improved now my music files are being delivered free of all the workings of the PC.