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The Encore Connect is an audio preamplifier/source component allowing you to keep all your music in one place. It accepts almost any conceivable analog or digital audio source. It is also compatible with many network speakers, such as Sonos. There is a very clear, large, high-resolution full colour display so you can see what’s going on.
The Encore Connect is easy and intuitive to use. The analog preamp section provides both fixed and variable outputs. The fixed outputs are perfect for connection to an existing system while the variable ones can directly drive separate power amps or active speakers. It has a huge range of facilities; 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections (one of which has high current capacity for charging phones and tablets), network connectivity, high quality headphone amplifier, fixed and variable line level outputs as well as a digital output. The Encore Connect has an inbuilt CD player and upgradeable 1TB hard disk drive for storage - enough for over 2500 CDs.
The heart of the Encore Connect is a powerful dual core 64 bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM. This provides superb performance and allows continual upgrading of its facilities making the Encore virtually future proof.
Read the full Hi-Fi Critic review of the Encore Connect.
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