The Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE is a high-quality network adapter designed to transfer music from streaming services and local storage media digitally in studio master quality to existing D/A converters or other devices with digital inputs. This makes it possible to upgrade an existing hi-fi system with streaming for little money.
For this purpose, the Limetree BRIDGE is simply connected with the network by means of a LAN cable or via WLAN. It has also a USB port for connecting hard disks or USB storage media. There is an optical and coaxial digital output. A professional studio engineering sample rate converter makes sure that all streamed formats can be played back on an existing converter without major losses in sound quality.
The Limetree BRIDGE is controlled almost exclusively via the newly designed Lindemann app which is available both for Android and iOS. Apart from the smartphone version, there is also a proprietary tablet version in the landscape mode. The app allows a fluent, intuitive browsing and searching. A new feature is the simultaneous display of browse view and play view. In addition you can also call up your current play queue. The album-oriented programming allows the playback of a complete album with just one push of a button!
In addition, the specially integrated multi-room function also allows to run several streamers in different rooms separately or coupled. The range of streaming services is diversified, with a clear focus on studio master quality and hi-fi subscriptions. Customers may choose between TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio and Spotify. Through Lindemann’s partner airable you will also get access to thousands of podcasts and radio stations worldwide.
RCA coaxial 75 ohms: max. resolution 192 kHz, 24 bit
TOS optical: max. resolution 192 kHz, 24 bit
Clock: Ultra low jitter MEMS FemtoClock
Mode 1: PCM is output as 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz, DSD is output as PCM 88.2 kHz
Mode 2: PCM is output as 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz, DSD is output as PCM 176.4 kHz
Ethernet: 100 Mbit/s
WLAN: dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USB 2.0 high-speed host interface, max. output current 1.5 A
Supported codecs: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, DSD
UPnP and DLNA support
PCM resolution: 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz, 24 bit (WLAN up to 192 kHz)
DSD resolution: DSD 64 up to DSD 256 (WLAN up to DSD 128)
Streaming services: TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio, Spotify
Internet radio and podcast
Power consumption: 0.1 W standby, 3.5 W operation, 8 W max.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 107 x 40 x 107 mm (4.2 x 1.6 x 4.2 in)
Weight: 300 g (0.66 lbs)
Power supply: 5V DC