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Emerson DIGITAL

The network bridge towards high-definition music

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A two-model series

Emerson DIGITAL

Front panel of the Emerson DIGITAL S/PDIF AES/EBU

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

 

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

Need analog outputs?

The Emerson is also available in a purely analog version.

With its digital-to-analog converter, the Emerson ANALOG connects to any kind of system equipped with standard analog audio inputs.

Electronic board of the Emerson DIGITAL

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.

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Allow dematerialized music into your High-End audio system

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

Access your musical library on your local media servers

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Control at your fingertips

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

Connect your Emerson DIGITAL 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 airable, are at your fingertips.

Access to the streaming services

Supported protocols

An effective line

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

Side view of the Emerson DIGITAL
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The Emerson in action

The Emerson DIGITAL can be integrated into a multitude of different configurations.

Read the testimonials of Wattson Audio community members who have chosen to add the Emerson in their setup.

Technical specifications

Connectivity 

  • Network input: Ethernet 100 Mbit/s

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

 

Restitution

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

  • PCM up to 24-bit 192kHz

  • Control protocols: UPnP/DLNA, AirPlay compatibility, Roon Ready

  • Streaming services brought by the Wattson Music app:TIDAL¹, Qobuz²airable 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)

  • S/PDIF output: 75 ohms, with isolation transformer

  • AES/EBU output: 110 ohms, with isolation transformer

 

Mechanical and electrical characteristics 

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

  • Weight: 0,82lb (371g)

  • 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