SCIENTIST SERIES – ULTRA MACHINE PLANCK
PLANCK is Audionet’s final statement re. the classical compact disc. No other machine on the market plays with such utmost precision, formidable ease and deep-rooted musicality. PLANCK even surpasses our worldwide successes VIP and ART.
Want to hear the music breathe? Here’s the best available lung on this planet:
The body construction completely made of non-ferromagnetic materials combined with a massive slate board optimizes the resonance characteristics of PLANCK. The new design with non-visible fixation screws and with a massive and solid aluminium cover pleases both eyes and ears alike.
Converting from digital to analog, newly developed discrete output modules with extremely fast, wide-band high-performance class A output drivers ensure the perfect sonic experience. The current-voltage converter comprises absolutely temperature stable and sonically neutral high-precision resistors.
Our high-precision clock generator eliminates the infamous jitter: PLANCK gets all music data at the right time and with its correct value. And the internal frequency compensation equipped with custom made mica capacitors of highest grade guarantees absolute precision in the analog domain.
Also, we gave the digital input section a completely new design. PLANCK uses the same outstanding USB Audio 2.0 technology as Audionet’s famous DNx machines:
USB Audio 2.0 support up to 192 kHz / 24 bits.
Asynchronous data connection and re-clocking ensuring a clean digital music signal.
The USB Audio circuitry is completely galvanically isolated from the rest of the PLANCK. Therefore no harmful reactions apply from the PC and its “dirty” power supply.
Separate and user-selectable electrical and optical digital inputs (SPDIF) – also using DNx technology and up to 192 kHz / 24 bit for enhanced playback of other digital sources.
In short: In PLANCK we tuned all relevant parts with scientific meticulousness and musical passion to achieve the ultimately possible sonic quantum leap.
Special features PLANCK
Top loader, decoupling aluminium and slate body construction.
Massive aluminium body, resonance-optimized fixation with invisible screws and Teflon bedded massive disc drawer cover made of 10 mm aluminium.
Additional decoupling of the drive unit, PCBs and high precision clock generator by Audionet Aligned Resonance Technology.
Reference drive unit CD-PRO 2LF on 8 mm Aluminium base.
Adaptive high precision puck and puck mounting made of POM, toroid Neodym magnet.
Completely separated power supplies for pickup and converter unit, digital and analog section.
Completely DC-coupled, no capacitor in the signal path.
Newly developed discrete output modules with extremely fast, wide-band high-performance Class A output drivers.
Current-Voltage converter with absolutely temperature stable and sound neutral high-precision resistors and with custom made mica capacitors of highest grade for internal frequency compensation.
D/A converter function with separate and user-selectable digital inputs: SPDIF electrical (Cinch) and optical (Toslink) as well as USB Audio 2.0 (USB type B socket).
All digital inputs up to 192 kHz / 24 bit.
Digital outputs SPDIF (electrical and optical) and AES/EBU output 44.1 KHz / 16 bit (for CD).
Disengageable digital outputs.
Remote power on/off via Audionet Link (optical cable).
Professional concept of operations.
Audionet metal remote control RC 1.
Reference Compact Disc Player.
D/A converter for audio data via USB by a computer or via SPDIF.
Audionet Metal Remote Control RC 1 (included).
D/A converter with USB Audio 2.0 / SPDIF digital input (electrical & optical).
Toploader, aluminium and slate casing.
Massive disc drawer cover made of 10 mm aluminium, Teflon-bedded.
Decoupling of the transport unit by Audionet Aligned Resonance technology.
Special stabilizer made of POM.
Separate power supplies for digital and analog sections.
Audionet Intelligent Sampling technology.
Discrete, extremely fast and stable filter and output stages.
Fully DC coupled, no capacitors in the signal path.
Disengageable digital outputs.
Capable of de-emphasis processing.
Optional external power supply Audionet AMPERE for the analog section.
In- and Outputs
Digital audio inputs: 1 USB Type B socket, USB Audio 2.0
1 RCA, electrical digital (SPDIF)
1 TosLink, optical digital (SPDIF)
(all digital audio inputs up to 192 kHz / 24 bit)
Analog audio outputs: 1 pair RCA analog (Furutech), gold plated, teflon insulated
1 pair XLR analog, gold plated
Digital audio outputs: 2 RCA digital (SPDIF), gold plated, 600 mVss in 75 Ω
1 AES/EBU digital, 110 Ω, gold plated
1 SPDIF optical digital (TosLink)
(All digital outputs disengageable!)
Remote activation: 1 Audionet Link, optical (TosLink)
2 Audionet Link, optical (TosLink)
External power supply AMPERE: 5-pin input
Mains: IEC male power insert connector with Rhodium fuse
Semiconductor laser, 780 nm wave length.
CD / CD-R / CD-RW (finalized and non finalized discs).
Disc sizes 80 and 120 mm, IEC 908 conform.
Stereo channels: 192 kHz / 24 bit,
Sample rate: 44.1 kHz
Audio bandwidth: 0 – 75,000 Hz (-3 dB) (reconstruction filter)
THD + N: < -107 dB (A-weighted) @ -6 dBFS
SNR: > 111 dB
Channel separation: > 134 dB @ 10 kHz
Output impedance analog: 33 Ω real
Output level analog: 3.5 VRMS
Power consumption: < 1 W Stand by, max. 40 W
Mains: 220..240 V or 110..120 V, 50..60 Hz
Dimensions: Width 430 mm
Height 120 mm
Depth 370 mm
Weight: 25 kg
Front: Brushed aluminium, 12 mm, C-32 (light bronze) anodised, text & symbols engraved
Top/cover: Brushed aluminium, 20 mm, C-32 (light bronze) anodised
Disc drawer: Brushed aluminium, 10 mm, C-32 (light bronze) anodised
Chassis: Slate, aluminium, C-32 (light bonze) anodised, white print
Ultra stable external power supply AMPERE
Audionet • Gold Show Award HIGH END 2016
Audionet receives the AV Showrooms Gold Show Award for the best sound at the HIGH END Munich in May 2016.
BEST OF SHOW at AXPONA
Julie Mullins of The Absolute Sound considered the AUDIONET ROOM a Best of Show: “Another of the systems I most enjoyed was YG Acoustics Hailey 1.2 loudspeakers and solid-state electronics from Audionet of Germany – the PRE G2 preamp, MAX mono amps, and PAM G2 phonostage.”
The SCIENTISTS are coming!
This year, at HIGH END 2016 in Munich, the Audionet magic will transcend all boundaries between Hifi and celebrated design. We cordially invite you to visit us at the High End 2016 in Showroom C121 in the Atrium 3 and in our dealer/press center F001 to meet 5 brand new components within the two new SCIENTIST series:
HEISENBERG and STERN – our new Über-Amps in the ultimate highend series, designed by the legendary Hartmut Esslinger of Apple fame.
PLANCK, WATT and AMPERE – the first three machines from our new ultra-highend series
All hand built in Germany to scientific standards – by people who sure know what they’re doing. We are confident that we will enthrall and impress you! Looking forward to seeing you in Munich for the launch of the new ultimate highend icons!
“Highly recommended!” Key Kim of STEREOTIMES tests AMP and PRE
“As far as I’m concerned, the Audionet AMP and PRE1 G3 are serious contenders for top-notch solid-state electronics in the here and now and earned my choice as a “Most Wanted Components 2015” award. Highly recommended!”