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ELIPSON MUSIC CENTRE CONNECT HD ANNOUNCED

French brand Elipson Audio has announced the Elipson Music Centre Connect HD, a new and improved version of their all-in-one system.

This new feature-laden receiver hosts an integrated amplifier, DAB/FM Tuner, CD player, Bluetooth and now Wi-Fi for multi-room and network streaming.

Elipson Music Centre Connect HD

The new Elipson Music Centre Connect HD

CLASS D AMPLIFIER MODULE

The amplifier module includes two 120W Class-D amplifiers featuring ICE Power technology. Coupled to this is a comprehensive range of digital and analogue connections, including twin RCAs, a mini-jack and optical input, as well as a pre-out connector to an optional second power amplifier, plus there’s an MP3/WMA USB and Ethernet connector. A separate subwoofer can also be connected to the sub-output which features an adjustable filter covering frequencies between 50 and 200 Hz.

STREAMING

Wireless inputs include aptX HD Bluetooth for playing high Res. music files up to 24-bit and Wi-Fi for playing Hi-Res audio files in Solo mode or CD quality audio files in Multi-room mode.

Streaming platforms such as Qobuz, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Internet Radio etc. are also available or you can stream from your stored music files. Operation is via the Elipson Connect App making the Music Centre Connect HD compatible with other Elipson Connected products…the Planet W35 speaker, Connect Wi-Fi receiver and Connect streaming amp, all of which can be located in other rooms to create a connected system.

Elipson Music Centre Connect HD

Rear view of the Elipson Music Centre Connect HD

DAB & FM RADIO

A touch panel user interface is situated beneath the CD slot for hands-on operation and the RDS DAB+/FM tuner adds the finishing touch to this very versatile receiver.

SPECIFICATIONS

Amplifier: ICE power ® 2 x 120W / 4Ω, Internal DSP 32bit / 192kHz

Radio: FM / DAB / DAB+ with 40 memories

CD player: MP3 / WMA / CD Text Compatible

Bluetooth input: SBC, AAC, AptX, AptX HD Codecs

Auxiliary inputs: 2x stereo RCA – 0.55V sensitivity, 1x stereo mini-jack – 0.13V sensitivity

Optical input: TOS LINK input – up to 96KHz

Subwoofer output: 1x RCA output with variable crossover, (50 ~ 200 Hz / 12dB/oct), 8V sensitivity

Pre-output: 1x stereo RCA output – 8V sensitivity

USB: Compatible MP3 / WMA + 1A load current

Audio streaming: FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AAC, AAC+, MP3 codecs up to 24bit/96kHz

Network: Wi-Fi 2,4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Ethernet, Audio multi-room up to 10 rooms, depending on the quality of the network

Power supply: 100-120 / 220-240V – 200W

Operating temperature range: -5 to 40 ºC

Accessories: Remote control, FM indoor antenna cable

Colour: Black ABS

Dimensions: Ø x H: 330 x 73 mm

Weight: 3,2 kg

ELIPSON MUSIC CENTRE CONNECT HD PRICE & AVAILABILITY

The Elipson’ Music Centre Connect HD will be available in the UK later this month at a UK SRP of £899 (999€). A specially designed gunmetal finished stand featuring a cable path is also available at £149.

HiFi Pig Says: Elipson has been around since 1938 and is one of the oldest names in French HiFi, it’s good to see them keeping pace with modern consumers needs as more and more brands release all in one systems due to consumer demand.

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