Emerson DIGITAL and Emerson ANALOG side by side

 

Emerson DIGITAL and ANALOG

The network bridge towards high-definition music

Allow dematerialized music into your High-End audio system

Access your musical library on your local media servers

Browse the whole catalog of your favorite Hi-Res streaming services

A two-model series

Emerson DIGITAL

Its AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs allow a connection to any system equipped with digital audio input.

 

The DIGITAL model becomes the ideal companion to a High-End digital-to-analog converter that does not have a network connection.

Emerson ANALOG

Its integrated digital-to-analog converter connects to any kind system equipped with standard analog audio inputs.

 

Emerson ANALOG is a simple and elegant way of connecting active loudspeakers to a network.

Control at your fingertips

Wattson Music, the app designed and developed for all Wattson Audio models.

Connect your Emerson and select your preferred musical content, either from your local media server, or from an online streaming service.

TIDAL¹ and Qobuz² Hi-Res catalogs, as well as the vast radio choice brought to you by TuneIn, are at your fingertips.

Access to the streaming services

Supported protocols

Emerson DIGITAL board and output connectors

Technology, precision and quality

The original format of the digital Hi-Res music tracks provided by streaming services must be maintained.

With this in mind, we perform no alterations or conversions in order to fully respect data integrity. The streamed music is fully "bit-perfect" all the way through.

We have added extremely precise clocks which ensure perfect timing of data flow, "jitter-free"  from the network playback through to the output signals.

Emerson DIGITAL and XLR cable on a sideboard

An effective line

With their radical and compact design, carved from massive aluminum, protected by powder coating, both models of the Emerson range remain discreet wherever you install them.

Technical specifications

Connectivity 

  • Network input: Ethernet 100 Mbit/s 

  • DIGITAL outputs: 1x S/PDIF on RCA connector and 1x AES/EBU on XLR connector 

  • ANALOG outputs: RCA connectors

 

Restitution

  • Supported compression formats: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA

  • DIGITAL: PCM up to 24-bit 192kHz

  • ANALOG: PCM up to 24-bit 384kHz, DSD64 

  • Control protocols: UPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready (coming soon)

  • Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music app:TIDAL¹, Qobuz²TuneIn radios

 

Electronic features

  • Proprietary streaming solution by engineered SA

  • Innovative and highly performing clock circuit and synchronization system 

  • Ultra-low phase noise oscillators, < -135dBc/SQ(Hz) at 100Hz and < 50fs RMS jitter

  • Very low noise power supply (< 1µV RMS 10Hz-100kHz)

  • DIGITAL:
    - S/PDIF output: 75 ohms, with isolation transformer
    - AES/EBU output: 110 ohms, with isolation transformer

  • ANALOG:
    - Output level (0dB FS): 2,0V RMS
    - Signal-to-noise, weighted (SNR-A): typ. 124dB

    - Harmonic distortion (THD+N, 0dB FS): typ. 0,001%

 

Mechanical and electrical characteristics 

  • Dimensions (L x P x H): 4,1 x 3,4 x 1,5in, (104 x 87 x 38mm)

  • Weight DIGITAL: 0,82lb (371g)

  • Weight ANALOG: 0,85lb (387g)

  • Power supply: 5V DC, external, medical grade

  • Power consumption: 1,5W (idle), 2,5W (playing) 

 

Packaging

  • FSC cardboard 1,64oz/sq ft (500g/m²)

¹ requires a TIDAL service account and subscription, not included with the product

² requires a Qobuz service account and subscription, not included with the product

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