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X+ Pico

The Pico streamer/server is the entry-level model from X+, available in 'Star' spec and with optional DAC. It's the universally affordable, universal streamer.

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£ 299.00

X Plus LogoThe most versatile multimedia player
• Completely silent operation
• Converts and plays CDs
• Plays all file formats, gaplessly, including DSD, 24/192 studio masters and internet radio streams
• Universally compatible with Spotify, YouTube, Mog, Tidal, Qobuz, BBC iPlayer, etc - and any DAC
• Airplay device
• Just works
• Compatible with Sonos and Squeezebox systems up to 32/384
• Store up to 6000 CDs losslessly on-board
• Remote control with tablet or smartphone
• Future-proof and upgradeable
• HD video capable - handles all video content up to 1080p
• Choice of audio-optimised Windows or Linux operating system

Kodi (previously known as XBMC) is a fully-featured multimedia player running in a lightweight Linux environment. It handles a wide range of internet streams, as well as photo and video content stored onboard. Remote control is via app on your mobile device. Alternatively, Tera can be ordered with Windows + JRiver. Unlike conventional proprietary server/streamers, both operating systems can be reconfigured or upgraded to your requirements and will be familiar to anyone with previous experience of Windows or Linux.

Storage in the X+ Pico is easily upgraded. The basic model comes with 120Gb of ultra-fast, silent solid-state drive space - room enough for lossless storage of around 300 CDs. If you need to house a larger library, simply select the appropriate option - up to 5000 albums as standard. If your music library is even more extensive, call to discuss your options - up to 12Tb can be accommodated.

Optical drive
If you wish to use the Pico as a CD ripper, an external CD/DVD or BluRay drive will be required.

Pico Star server upgradeUpgrades: The basic X+ Pico is powered by a high efficiency DC-DC converter linked to an external 12V switch-mode power brick, which can be replaced with any 12V supply of more than 4A capacity. Lowering noise in the signal path usually brings audible improvements - especially re: AC and DC power supplies.

The Linear + Regen upgrade reduces typical 12V ripple at the motherboard from 150mV to 50mV and reclocks  motherboard USB output. The PicoStar upgrade deploys the HD Plex DC-DC converter and further improves on the industrial bench supply of the Linear + Regen upgade with a dedicated 5mV ripple linear external AC-DC, and includes the indispensable Uptone Regen USB reclocker.Pico 2 Server Upgrade

Note that the Pico 2 upgrade integrates a 24/192 D-A stage and audiophile headphone amplifier. See here for details . . .

After-Sales Service
The Pico is guaranteed to fall over far less often than a standard computer. But stuff happens. We provide 28 days free tech support to ensure your machine settles in to your home system. Site visits and home installs are available at rates starting from £75. We also offer a remote login service that allows us (with your permission) to take control of your X+ Server to fix any bugs or demonstrate how to access advanced features over the phone. Remote live support is charged at £50 per one hour session.

Technical Specification:
• 120GB solid-state storage, expandable to 2.1Tb
• Total system draw: 10-15W typical
• Dual-core Celeron processor
• Pre-installed software includes XBMC, Foobar, VNC, dB PowerAmp and full licence of JRiver Media Centre (Windows only)
• OpenElec / Kodi Linux or low latency audio-optimisedWindows 8.1 operating system. Dual-boot also available.
• VGA and HDMI output (up to 1080p)
• 2x USB 3.0 / 4x USB 2.0
• Gigabit ethernet. Dual-band WiFi optional.
• Headphone and multichannel analog audio output.
• Single 12V DC input: range of plug-and-play power supply upgrades available
• Dimensions: 350mm x 99mm x 205mm (W x H x D)

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X+ Pico

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The Pico streamer/server is the entry-level model from X+, available in 'Star' spec and with optional DAC. It's the universally affordable, universal streamer.

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