ELAC DS-101 Discovery Music Server to launch at Bristol Show 2016

The DS-101 connects to an existing hi-fi system and provides playback of locally stored music, or music from a streaming service. Lossless streaming service Tidal comes preinstalled and the Discovery server supports up to eight rooms of multi-room audio.

You use the accompanying Discovery Roon app for Android, iOS, Windows or OS X to control the system. To access locally stored music you can connect a hard drive to the USB port and you can connect it to a Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drive. The Roon software will organise and collate all your music into one collection.

Chris Walker, VP of Product Development said: “The Discovery Music Server has solved one of the biggest hurdles in computer audio, the computer”.

The ELAC DS-101 Discovery Server will be available in the second quarter of 2016 with UK pricing yet to be announced. ELAC says it will come with a lifetime device subscription to Roon and that other integrated music streaming services are planned for later in the year.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.