Basalte launches music server and amplifier for Asano28 January 2016
Claimed to be the world’s first native KNX multi-room audio system, Asano amplifies and distributes uncompressed hi-fi music in residential installations. Now Basalte says it is completing the Asano solution by introducing the S4 music server and M4 amplifier at ISE 2016.
The Belgian manufacturer says Asano offers ‘excellent’ sound quality in a ‘virtually unlimited’ number of rooms. It allows installers and users to freely locate music sources and amplifiers anywhere in the house.
The S4 hosts four digital audio streams with extensive room management tools and user profile options. It allows users to stream local content from an iOS device to individual rooms, or to multiple rooms at once. Additionally, it can access internet radio stations, as well as access a music library from a NAS.
The Asano app and KNX integration offers control of the music; the user interface enables quick access to the most important controls, while keeping all other functions easily accessible.
Basalte is also presenting the M4 four-zone multi-room amplifier at ISE, featuring integrated 80W ICE power amplifiers from Bang & Olufsen.
Combined with the S4 music server, Basalte says the M4 allows the creation of a networked audio system for a virtually unlimited number of rooms, based on Asano flexibility and scalability.