The Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player is intended to provide a universal music source of the highest quality. However, Lindemann audiotechnik GmbH did not offer a version with integrated CD drive for this player compared to previous generations. Now there is to be a version with an integrated CD drive, the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player.
A few months ago, the German high-end hi-fi manufacturer Lindemann audiotechnik GmbH faced a major upheaval with the presentation of the latest generation of highly integrated streaming solutions from the Lindemann musicbook Series.
There is nothing that cannot be made just a little bit better, the German company said at the presentation of the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player, which represented far more than the latest generation of the Lindemann musicbook Series. One had to speak of a completely new platform, the manufacturer itself spoke of Streaming 4.0, referring to a new streaming platform that comes from the specialist from Vienna, StreamUnlimited.
This supports music streaming with up to 32 bit and 384 kHz with Linear PCM, as well as DSD with up to DSD256. The platform relies primarily on UPnP, which is a dlna-certified solution. It is essential that not only can you access your own data, but that all important streaming offers are directly supported, such as Deezer, Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz and HRA Streaming from HIGHRESAUDIO. With Qobuz Sublime+ and HRA Streaming, access to content in Studio Master quality is also guaranteed, according to the manufacturer, who also cites the support of TuneIn by airable as a flexible source for web radio and podcasts.
It is also essential that the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player is Roon Ready, so that it can be integrated directly into one of the most flexible media management and Hi-res Multiroom Audio Streaming solutions.
Another remarkable aspect of the introduction of the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player was the streamlining of the product range. Instead of various configurations with or without an integrated amplifier, for example, there is now only the Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player, which is flanked by the new power amplifiers Lindemann musicbook:POWER 500 and Lindemann musicbook:POWER 1000. What was also no longer available, in contrast to previous generations, was an integrated CD drive, for which the German company referred only to the possibility of integrating an external drive via USB.
However, many a customer might not have been so happy with this decision, because as Lindemann audiotechnik GmbH has now announced, they decided to offer a version of the Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player with an integrated CD drive after all.
Due to numerous enquiries from customers and specialist trade partners around the world, the company decided to offer the Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player optionally with an integrated CD drive. This means that the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player now basically offers the same options as the solutions from previous years in the form of the Lindemann musicbook:15 and Lindemann musicbook:25 systems, with and without DSD in the name.
A modern slot-in drive is used here, so that the Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player is ultimately also an outstanding audio CD player.
The control is supposed to be solved very simply, namely via the app offered by Lindemann, the Lindemann App. Of course, contents such as CD Text are also displayed here, if available.
The manufacturer particularly emphasizes that with the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player, CD playback naturally benefits from the outstanding signal processing, especially the re-sampling to DSD, as well as the femto-clock and mono-mode DACs. This should allow the user to discover his CDs in a completely new way.
Incidentally, Lindemann audiotechnik GmbH is offering the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player until August 31, 2020 at a particularly attractive introductory price of just € 3,590. After that, the new Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player will be available at a recommended retail price of € 3,890.
It is essential that the previous Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player continues to be offered at the recommended retail price of € 3,279.
Getting to the point
So manch Kunde dürfte mit der Entscheidung von Lindemann audiotechnik GmbH, beim neuen Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player auf ein integriertes CD-Laufwerk völlig zu verzichten, nicht so glücklich gewesen sein, denn wie die deutsche High-end HiFi-Schmiede nunmehr bekannt gab, entschloss man sich dazu, nun doch eine Version des Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE Network Music Player mit integriertem CD Drive anzubieten, und zwar in Form des Lindemann musicbook:SOURCE CD Network Music Player.