Hydra Hub


The HUB is a complete digital audio transport solution, handling a variety of inputs to a I2S LVDS output, acting like a full digital preamplifier. It’s packed with a lot of features that enhances the experience and quality of life of even the most demanding music lover.


  • Category: Audiobyte

Description

IS IT A RECLOCKER?

YES. Incorporating a high performance digital PLL, it offers a -60 dB jitter attenuation from input to output.

IS IT AN UPSAMPLER?

YES. Hub integrates a high-quality DSP engine (80 DSP blocks in parallel) which will upsample input signal to high rate PCM or DSD. The upsampler can be switched off (bypassed) through control menu.

IS IT A FORMAT CONVERTER?

YES. It has the ability to convert PCM to DSD or DSD to PCM. Everything is done at studio quality, without any sonic degradation.

IS IT AN USB INTERFACE?

YES. You can connect it via USB to any PC/MAC and is ready to play asynchronously and bit-perfect.

IS IT A DIGITAL RECEIVER?

YES. Equipped with S/PDIF, AES and Toslink inputs, it can handle any classic digital source, cleaning it from jitter and performing optional upsampling.

IS IT A NETWORK STREAMER?

YES. Just connect your HUB to the network and will become endpoint for your Roon server, HQplayer network audio adapter, Airplay and DLNA renderer.

IS IT A DIGITAL PREAMPLIFIER?

YES. Using a 32-bit volume control, the HUB can drive directly digital active speakers or any other compatible device.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

INPUTS >>>

1 x ETHERNET

1 x USB HOST

1 x USB AUDIO DEVICE

2 x OPTICAL (TOSLINK)

1 x S/PDIF coaxial

1 x AES/EBU

1 x Analog XLR (option)

OUTPUTS >>>

1 x I2S LVDS (HDMI connector format)

1 x S/PDIF coaxial