Audiostore Prestige 2

5 product stars
£1,020.00 inc. tax

£850.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Units in Stock: 18
System Storage*
CD Drive (Case 15mm taller)*
Network Bridging*
Performance (see description)*
Choose Network Cable*
Select power cable*
Shipping insurance (optional)*
Warranty (Return to Base)*

Audiostore Prestige 2 Summary

Ultra flexible, high performance, streamer server. 
Advanced features. Nova software (Sonicorbiter based). Drive caching.

New Version of Prestige Server (Summer 2017)
Low resonance, all aluminium chassis. SATA noise filters
Heatpipe cooling. No fans, completely silent, or very low noise

PCM 44.1K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192K, 384K, 768K  
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
Music types*: flac, wav, alac, aiff, mp3 etc:  May depend on system components
Interactive visual tag, genre and cover-art editing (inc automatic rule based choices)

Switch between: LMS, Roon Server, Roon Ready, MPD, DLNA, SONOS, HQ Player, Minimserver, PLEX, Bubble, Airplay Input or run multi-servers.

Play to USB, network or NAA (microRendu) from internal drive, NAS or external USB hard drive 
Hard-drive system cache CDs to SSD during playback, then power down hard-drive. Next time CD plays it will usually play from SSD. ~50 CDs cached depending on system (~200 CD cache with larger drives)
Above 4TB uses full size hard drive (+5w power and slight noise increase (Off much of the time))

Size: D240mm x W220mm, H60mm (CD version 75mm high) (+ 8 mm, feet)
Power: Standard/MX 12-20w, 45w peak.  XL, 15-21w, 60w peak. ECO, 9-12w, 25W peak
Network: 1000/100mb/s
Bridged Ethernet version has 2nd network port so that NAA device such as microRendu can be attached directly without additional router connection (select Bridge Ethernet option)

Prestige 2
is not Roon certified. (Roon certify a particular model and we wish to offer a variants) (Sonicorbiter SW is employed in other Roon certified products. (SGC and Antipodes are certified))

Tested roon DSP up-scaling speed (Standard model) 
 44.1Khz to DSD256 (x3.1), (DSD128 (x5.4), (DSD64 (x10.4)
 44.1Khz to 96Khz (x29.5), 192Khz (x17.9), 384Khz (x10.7), 768Khz (x5.7))

(DSD256 runs @ x4.4 on XL in parallelised mode, (DSD128 @ x8.2))

Roon Library Analysis can take a long time so please select Fast/single core setting and/or restrict DSP up scaling whilst this is running.

Systems CPU comparison (see below)

We use high performance, low-energy versions of desktop CPUs, not laptop type devices such as i7 4500u. (Standard is dual-core, 2 thread. PLUS is dual-core, 2-thread. MX is dual-core, 4-thread. ECO is n3150, quad-core, others available)

*Features depend on model. Eco version (similar to Microserver quad-core) not suitable for Roon DSP up sampling to DSD but will handle PCM up sampling 44.1K to 192K  (x3)
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Customer Reviews
2 review(s) posted (write review)

5 product stars
Great reliable, silent but powerful music server for Roon and upsampling - Alan - 13/08/2017
I've had the pleasure of dealing with Martin at Vortexbox UK a few times now and highly recommend both Martin and his products. He's really knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and help you get exactly what you need. In my case what I needed was a silent, rack friendly server to run as my Roon Core and support upsampling. This through Martin led me to the Audiostore Prestige 2 which is a terrific music server. It was an absolute breeze to set up and pair with my Sonore MicroRendu as Roon NAA/end-point. The sound quality is great and it's been completely reliable just sitting there silently, looking great and available whenever called upon to provide music - which is very often in my household! In my case I'm upsampling to DSD128 for my PS Audio Directstream DAC and it's never sounded better. Highly recommended! Great high performance server and real value for money at this price point.

5 product stars
Audiostore server with ripping - Magnus Karlsson - 23/02/2017
A very fine and good sounding server. A good or even better Roon server than sonic transporter. I use it with a microRendu end. The ripped cds I've ripped so far sounds especially good in uncompressed flac. Easy job and bliss finds my covers. I got the version with more power good for upsampling to DSD in Roon, remains to be tested though. Thanks Martin for good support. Regards Magnus