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A truly intuitive interface designed specifically for audiophiles

DLNA certified

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has formulated a series of guidelines to simplify audio and video playback using audiovisual components as well as computers, smartphones, tablets, and other network-connected devices from various manufacturers.
Music files stored on the HFAS1 can be played back on multiple DLNA-compliant devices connected to users' wireless and wired networks.
For example, a user could enjoy music stored on an HFAS1 in the living room on a network audio player in another room.

  • Living
  • Room
  • HFAS1
  • Broadband router
  • Network audio player
  • LAN

Customized Twonky Server 7 for enhanced ease of use

The HFAS1 uses Twonky Server 7, the de facto standard for music management, transmission, and distribution.
The software is highly compatible with various manufacturers' network players and known for its ease of use.
Twonky Server 7's extensive functionality includes a navigation tree function that facilitates fine-grained sorting of large numbers of music files as well as the ability to display high-resolution album art. The HFAS1's version of the server has been customized to properly display song and artist names and to display songs and album tracks in the proper order. The software delivers a level of ease of use and scalability that were unthinkable during the age of disc media such as CDs.

Twonky Server: A media server that provides various methods for searching for songs

Extensive selection of categories so you can easily find the songs you're looking for
  • By Folder
  • Recently Added
  • Artist
  • Artist Index
  • Album
  • Album Index
  • Composer
  • By Format
  • By Date
  • Artist / Album
  • Genre / Album
  • Genre / Artist/album
  • Genre / Song
  • Playlists
  • Personal rating
  • All Tracks
  • Track Title Index

Support for DSD files as well as WAV and FLAC

Twonky Server 7 adds support for DSD (DFF and DSF) files at bitrates of up to 11.2 MHz to existing support for PCM (WAV) and FLAC files at bitrates of up to 384 kHz (32-bit resolution).
*As of April 2016


Display of high-resolution album art in the standard configuration

The HFAS1's implementation of Twonky Server is designed for use in audio applications and comes configured to distribute high-resolution album art in its standard configuration. Users can enjoy beautiful album art on supported devices whose compatibility has been confirmed without needing to make any difficult settings.

Typical low-resolution display

High-resolution display


Simple and smart: Setup that's easy for everyone

To set up the HFAS1, you need only connect it to a network audio player and router with LAN cables.
Additional settings can be configured on a computer, tablet, or smartphone using the Magical Finder management software, which allows users to access setup screens simply by selecting devices in response to dialog-style prompts.

fidata


Simple and smart: Setup that's easy for everyone

Since the HFAS1 releases system cache data to the drives as necessary, it can be turned off simply by cutting off its AC power supply without corrupting system or audio data, as long as data isn't being written when it is turned off.
The unit can be turned off by cutting off its power supply in the same manner as other audio devices.

fidata


Combine the HFAS1 with a USB DAC
unit in order to use it as a network player with a built-in server!

Since the HFAS1 releases system cache data to the drives as necessary, it can be turned off simply by cutting off its AC power supply without corrupting system or audio data, as long as data isn't being written when it is turned off.
The unit can be turned off by cutting off its power supply in the same manner as other audio devices.

fidata

See details of the USB DAC connectivity


The kind of high-precision CD ripping you expect from a high-end system and CD transport function as only network audio can provide

fidata CD ripping

The fidata’s CD ripping function allows you to rip music CDs to the HFAS1 without a computer. Simply connect an external USB DVD/Blu-ray drive to the fidata. The fidata’s meticulously designed CD ripping function combines the convenience of being able to automatically acquire track information and album art with the press of a single button with bit-perfect ripping performance.

•Start ripping quickly and easily by simply pressing the button on the fidata (automatic configuration of the ripping process is also supported).
•Save data as either WAV or FLAC files in the PCM format (44.1 kHz/16 bits).
•When using the FLAC format, choose from three compression levels, including an uncompressed option.
•Track information and album art are automatically acquired from the Gracenote® Music ID® service.
•The fidata works with the AccurateRip™ track data comparison database to ensure every copy is bit-perfect.
•If verification fails, the fidata will try again automatically after changing the ripping settings.
•Once ripping completes, the disc is automatically ejected from the DVD/Blu-ray drive.

*An Internet connection is required in order to use Gracenote® Music ID® and AccurateRip™.
*The AccurateRip™ service utilized by this product accesses CD ripping data provided by the UK company Illustrate Limited. This service is subject to termination in the future without notice. In the event the service is terminated, all aspects of the CD ripping function other than access to AccurateRip™ will continue to function as before

CD ripping

fidata CD transport

The fidata CD transport function lets you share music CDs over the network so that they can be played directly by other connected devices. By combining track information and album art acquired from the Gracenote® Music ID® service with a music CD that has been loaded into a USB-connected DVD/Blu-ray drive and sending the data over the network, the fidata lets you enjoy listening to the CD on a supported USB DAC or network audio player.

•The CD will show up as “#CD: Album title” under “Folders” in the media tree.
Music CDs can be played via either a USB DAC connection*1 or a network player connection.
*A USB hub is required in order to play a music CD via a USB DAC connection.
•You can choose tracks on the music CD by name rather than number.
•You can control music CD playback using the control app or other means, just as with network audio.

*1 An Internet connection is required in order to use Gracenote® Music ID® and AccurateRip™.
*An Internet connection is required in order to display track titles (via the Gracenote® Music ID® service).

CD transport


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