Tiki Digital Network Player

Whether you have a dedicated audio network at home, or choose to store your music on a storage platform on your computer network, the Tiki is right at home playing your stored digital music and giving you hours of enjoyment with it.

The Tiki is a dedicated network audio player. DLNA compatibility ensures that you can connect the Tiki into your existing Ethernet network and be confident that it will communicate with your other DLNA compatible components.

Ethernet communication is used both for transmission of the music files and to control signal communication because of its clear advantages over other communication protocols such as USB and S/PDIF.

With distinctive styling, benchmark build quality and stunning sound the Tiki is a great addition to the other traditional components in your music system.

The different file types and codecs that can be handled are either the best quality or the most popular, so while the types of files supported is inevitably limited to some extent there are few types in common use not handled by the system. Popular files types such as FLAC, LPCM, AIFF, ALAC and MP3 are all catered for. Gapless Playback is also supported.

 

SUPPORTED AUDIO FILE SERVER

DLNA Digital Media Servers

SUPPORTED PLAYBACK CONTROL

DLNA Digital Media Controllers
DLNA Mobile Digital Media Controllers
UPnP smartphone applications
iPad/iPod applications

DAC CAPABILITY

24 bit, 192ks/s
(An upgrade is available for serial numbers below 7089)

AUDIO CODEC SUPPORT

FLAC (up to 24/192), LPCM (up to 24/192), AIFF, MP3

CONNECTIVITY

10/100 Ethernet

ANALOGUE OUTPUT

1 x RCA stereo pair
1 x XLR stereo pair

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.2dB

DISTORTION

<0.01% THD at Rated Input Level

HUM & NOISE

-100dB at Rated Input Level, A Weighted

INPUT

1 x RJ45 connector

MAXIUM OUTPUT LEVEL

2V RMS Into 10k or higher

OUTPUT SOURCE IMPEDENCE

Typically 100R

POWER/CURRENT CONSUMPTION

30W 0.09A (22W) Idle

DIMENSIONS

Height: 80mm (3.5")
Width: 450mm (17.75")
Depth: 400mm (15.75")
Weight: 5.5kg (12lbs)

Network Input
The RJ45 connector allows network connection for playback of digital music over a home network. Network input was chosen as the most suitable way to transfer digital audio due to ease of setup, ability for wireless communication and advantages over S/PDIF and USB.

Burr Brown DAC
The DAC and interface receiver are high performance Burr Brown components with a proven record of quality digital sound reproduction.
The chosen DAC allows playback of popular file types up to 24bit/192ks/s.

Multiple File Capability
Playback is supported for FLAC, MP3, AIFF and LPCM

DLNA Compatible
By working within these guidelines the unit is capable of interfacing to a number of different home network devices.

WBT and Neutrik Connectors
High quality WBT RCA and Neutrik XLR output connectors ensure a high performance, low distortion interface between your cables and the player.

Auricap capacitors
Audience AV supply the Auricap XO capacitors used in key areas of the circuit. The Auricap was chosen for its superior clarity and dynamic ability.

Mechanical Damping
Mechanical damping is applied to the chassis to arrest vibration that can lead to microphonic interference and impact on the audio signals.

Aluminium Construction
The aluminium lid and panels provide a non-magnetic cover to reduce unwanted magnetic fields that can interfere with the sensitive audio signals.

 

TONEAudio
Plinius Tiki Network Audio Player

"The Tiki offers superb sound and may be one of the best digital source components auditioned in the reference system. It offers truly remarkable transparency and unveils new layers even on very familiar recordings. It is astonishing to hear more depth and recorded detail"
By Andre Marc

The Absolute Sound
Excellent Sound, Drop-Dead Looks

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