fidata Developer Stories
An audio server engineered for use in high-end systems
Network Audio Server
The fidata HFAS1 is a network audio server that was engineered so that you can enjoy high-end audio.
You can see evidence of our meticulous, iterative approach from the materials chosen for the chassis to the design of the unit's circuit board and its individual components. This product is the cumulative result of numerous prototypes and countless trial listening sessions.
The result is an exceptional level of audio quality that befits the unit's high-end name, packaged in an impressive chassis from which every hint of waste has been pared.
We now offer new, high-quality LAN and USB cables designed to deliver digital output from the
ﬁdata Audio Server to your audio player or USB DAC. These cables bring together a number of
technologies and components that are worthy of the ﬁdata name.
ﬁdata Music App (for iPad/iPhone) is an OpenHome-compatible control app engineered by ﬁdata in Japan to bring the ultimate level of ease of use to network audio.
The user interface, which has been meticulously designed for maximum convenience, goes beyond track selection to allow users to freely switch servers and playback devices.
Used with ﬁdata's HFAS1 series, it provides a pleasant, PC-less environment whose functionality extends to hardware settings and manipulation of music ﬁles on storage devices.
The HFAS1 is a one-stop digital audio solution that delivers an audio-quality media server,
USB DAC compatibility (network transport), CD ripping, and CD transport functionality in addition to
capabilities ranging from music import and playback to data protection.
By giving you the freedom to combine components as desired, HFAS1 makes it possible to
create an audio system that reflects your own individuality.
Take the chassis, for example.
The austere exterior, from which all traces of ornamentation—even a display—have been excised, represents an inevitable form that has reached the limits that come from a single-minded drive to recreate ideal sound.
In each capacitor, in the circuit board layout: everywhere you look, you'll find thoughtful dedication to details.
This is a network audio server that's not afraid to call itself high-end.