New Zealand based manufacturer, Plinius Audio, has announced it is introducing the Tiki network media player and pliniusToko digital media player.

Tiki is essentially a network capable digital to analogue converter, it connects to a home network via Ethernet to retrieve music files stored on a server or NAS. The Tiki prioritises the treatment of the sensitive audio signals and avoids additional sources of noise and for this reason the Tiki does not support wireless connectivity.

Playback of FLAC, AIFF, LPCM and MP3 files up to 24 bit, 192kHz is controlled by the use of a DLNA media controller or UPnP smartphone app such as the Plinius Arataki app (available from the Apple App Store).

The Toko offers all the same features as Tiki but is also supplied with a built in slot loading CD transport mechanism for playback of an existing CD collection.

Brian Whilloughby, Plinius’ managing director, commenting on the introduction of Tiki and Toko says, “As digitally stored files are becoming the medium of choice we are seeing music lovers’ desire to have digital music reproduction perform to a higher level and so it is a requirement that they can do so through Plinius equipment at each stage of the signal handling.” He continues, “The Tiki and Toko are a new direction for us. These network capable, digital to analogue converters and media renderers focus on performance playback through a robust design implementation that lives up to the Plinius promise of getting you to the heart of music.”


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