Wattson Audio is a new Swiss brand and we have just launched the Emerson Audio streamer range consisting of Emerson Digital and Emerson Analog.

These very compact streamers allow you to access your music on local media servers and browse Hi Res streaming services like Qobuz and Tidal. They measure just 104 x 87 x 38mm and weigh under 400g each.

Wattson Audio Emerson Streamers

Emerson Digital

Emerson Digital, with its AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs allow a connection to any system equipped with digital audio input. Emerson Digital is designed to be a  companion to a High-End digital-to-analogue converter that does not have a network connection.

Wattson Audio Emerson Digital

Emerson Analog

Emerson Analog with its integrated DAC connects to any kind system equipped with standard analogue audio inputs. It is suggested as a way of connecting active loudspeakers to a network.

Watson Audio Emerson Analog

Technical specifications

Connectivity

Network input: Ethernet 100 Mbit/s

DIGITAL outputs: 1x S/PDIF on RCA connector and 1x AES/EBU on XLR connector

ANALOG outputs: RCA connectors

Restitution

Supported compression formats: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA

DIGITAL: PCM up to 24-bit 192kHz

ANALOG: PCM up to 24-bit 384kHz, DSD64

Control protocols: UPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready (coming soon)

Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music app:TIDAL¹, Qobuz², TuneIn radios (with subscribtions)

Electronic features

Proprietary streaming solution by engineered SA

Innovative and highly performing clock circuit and synchronization system

Ultra-low phase noise oscillators, < -135dBc/SQ(Hz) at 100Hz and < 50fs RMS jitter

Very low noise power supply (< 1µV RMS 10Hz-100kHz)

DIGITAL:

– S/PDIF output: 75 ohms, with isolation transformer

– AES/EBU output: 110 ohms, with isolation transformer

ANALOG:

– Output level (0dB FS): 2,0V RMS

– Signal-to-noise, weighted (SNR-A): typ. 124dB

– Harmonic distortion (THD+N, 0dB FS): typ. 0,001%

Mechanical and electrical characteristics

Dimensions (L x P x H): 4,1 x 3,4 x 1,5in, (104 x 87 x 38mm)

Weight DIGITAL: 0,82lb (371g)

Weight ANALOG: 0,85lb (387g)

Power supply: 5V DC, external, medical grade

Power consumption: 1,5W (idle), 2,5W (playing)

Price

1,350 CHF each, which works out at around 1,250€, $1475 and £1130 (excluding duties and taxes)

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