How to connect a NAS?
Streaming music directly from your NAS to the Devialet without a computer in between, just by selecting the file from your iPad is not yet available.
This functionality is called UPnP (or DLNA which is a version of UPnP) compatible. We do not support this functionality for the moment but we will probably have a version of it in the future. We just want to have the right version of it as the current UPnP protocol isn't appropriate.
For now, there are several solutions that will allow you to play music from a NAS or an Audio Server:
- Using a computer as a player to access the music stored on your NAS. In this case you can make use our streaming application AIR. This is by far the best way to stream music to the Devialet in bit-perfect. This means that the core-audio of the computer is by-passed and that the data are sent as they are to the Devialet i.e. a 24/192 files is transmited as-is without any up-or-downsampling nor any processing from the computer.
- Connect your Devialet using a USB 2.0 output Many NAS or Audio Server are equiped with a USB output. Just connect to the USB input on the Devialet and play your music just as with a UPnP protocol. This solution allows you to listen to what's on the NAS without a computer using any dedicated app on an iPad or Smartphone.