Products

The system is very compact and highly optimised in terms of thermal performance (no thermal throttling or overheating under any circumstances!)

 

Standard finishes are brushed aluminium front panel in silver or anodised black. On request, I also offer fully bespoke finishes for both front panel and chassis: rare and sonically beneficial woods such as Palisander, Cocobolo, African Ebony. Additionally: Walnut, Pear, Maple, Cherrywood, Oak, etc., and a whole variety of leather and fabric finishes.

Available products:
-LDMS U2 rack size 353 x 430 x 115 mm (L x W x H) (1TB+Linear power supply)
*additional storage can be fitted as extra (max 6x 4TB)
*fully bespoke design and finish including exotic wood and anodised aluminium options
-LDMS Mini 270 x 264 x 93mm (including Switching power supply)
*max 2x4TB,*LPSU can be added as extra
-LDMS Nano 140x 140 x 60 mm (including Switching power supply)
*no storage, network streaming only,*LPSU can be added as extra
-Dedicated bespoke audio NAS (20 – 60TB, Soundproofed, SSD buffer and Quad LAN)

-Network audio adapter NAA (very compact endpoint equipped with USB,RJ45,HDMI )

output via: RJ45, USB, HDMI, COAX, I2S

playback file  format: no limitation to format,size or sampling rate ,it will play virtually anything containing music.

Depending on your requirements, LDMS can be configured with native format playback or on the fly upsampling from PCM up to DSD 512, including multi-channel. The system is also ready to go beyond DSD512 if desired once adequate DAC chips become available; DSD 1024 and 2048.

 

Additionally available is a dedicated, audio-optimised NAS (Network Addressed Storage) server, which provides network-fed streaming playback that is at least as good as playback from files stored on locally-attached media, such as internal or USB-attached SSD/hard drives. Storage capacities range from 8TB to 60TB and even beyond. This allows you to get as close to the ultimate dual-server configuration experience as possible (split roles; DAC/Player and library manager), at a fraction of the usual cost. The necessity of a NAS really depends on the library size itself, however, research has shown me that an audio-optimised external NAS server for storage proposes, regardless of the amount of drives within the music server itself, is the optimal configuration for the ultimate sonic reproduction. This configuration ensures that it is easier to extend storage space and grow your library without compromising sonic performance, since playback occurs from local LDMS system memory. Communication between the NAS server and the LDMS music playback server is audio-optimised to ensure optimised communication between the two. Naturally, my solution is modular and extensible – in the case of a smaller music library initially, storage can be on an internal/locally-attached device, with the option to migrate to NAS-based library storage in the future, if required, as the music library grows.

 

Lucas Audio Lab can also supply and install solutions to optimise your existing network infrastructure. We are happy to undertake installations of dedicated audio networks and powerlines with grounding schemes for audio/video needs.
LDMS is designed for reliability and long-life, but most importantly, for peace of mind. As part of our service, you will also receive expert technical support since 95% of issues or product updates can be addressed and resolved via a simple remote connection session.