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Audiostore Prestige 2


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5 product stars
£1,050.00 inc. tax

£875.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Units in Stock: 5
Prestige System Storage*
CD Drive (Case 15mm taller)*
Network Bridging*
Performance (see description)*
USB DAC Output - DAC, SPDIF, AES/EBU
Choose Network Cable*
Select power cable*
Shipping insurance (optional)*
Warranty (Return to Base)*

Audiostore Prestige 2 Summary

Ultra flexible, high performance, streamer server. 2018 version.
Advanced features. Nova software (Sonicorbiter based). Drive caching (Non-SSD models)

Low resonance, all aluminium chassis. SATA noise filters
Heatpipe cooling. No fans, completely silent, or very low noise (HD only)
2018 - XL version now faster!

PCM 44.1K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192K, 384K, 768K  
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 
Flac, wav, alac, aiff, mp3 etc:  May depend on other system components
Interactive visual tag, genre and cover-art editing (Automatic or manual operation)

Switch between: LMS, Roon Server, Roon Ready, MPD, DLNA, SONOS, HQ Player, Minimserver, PLEX, Bubble, Airplay Input or run multi-servers on same music to benefit from best features

Play to USB, network or NAA (microRendu etc) from internal drive, NAS or external USB hard drive.

Hard-drive system cache CDs to SSD during playback, then puts hard-drive on standby. Next time CD plays it will usually play from SSD. ~75 CDs cached standard (~200+ CD cache with larger drives) (Above 5TB uses full-size hard drive. (Cache system sets drive to standby most of the time))

Size: D240mm x W220mm, H60mm (CD version 75mm high) (+ 8 mm, feet)
Power: All models, 12-20w, 45w peak.  ECO version, 9-12w, 25W peak (air cooled)
Network: 100Mb/s, 1000Mb/s

Bridged Ethernet version has 2nd network port allowing NAA device such as microRendu to be attached directly without additional router connection (select Bridge Ethernet option)(Roon do not fully endorse bridging as Roon RAAT network protocol may not work reliably across sub-nets - So you may need to use a normal network connection with Roon)


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 SonicTransporter and Antipodes Servers are certified))

Tested roon DSP up-scaling performance (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 @ x4.3, XL version in parallelised mode, (DSD128 @ x8.2))

Roon Library Analysis may take a long time so 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 enhanced dual-core, 2-thread. MX is dual-core, 4-thread. XL quad-core  ECO is n3150, quad-core, others available)

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 and DSD64 (enable parallelisation)
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Customer Reviews
4 review(s) posted (write review)

5 product stars
Everything I had hoped for - Pete Johnson - 26/02/2018
I'm new to music storage systems so I set about undertaking research before spending any pennies. Eventually I thought I knew what system was best for me. But all this changed after a conversation with Martin in Audiostore who pointed me in a different direction, the right one. I've been using my vortexbox for over a month now and it's great, everything I had hoped for (linked to 2Qute, Naim pre/power and KEF 105-3 speakers). Not only is Martin an expert in this specialised field he is also generous with his time and very helpful.

5 product stars
As good or better than the high-end brands - Mike - 09/02/2018
I am really flabbergasted about the sound quality! I heard quite a lot of so called high end streamer/servers but this little machine is just as good or even better. I use a HDplex linear PSU which improves the sound quality to an even higher level than the standard PSU, and I expect the system will sound even better after some time burning in. Thanx for a great system at a reasonable price. Regards, Mike

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

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