The 80 watt per channel Inspire 980 has all the versatility of the Inspire 880 that allows you to directly connect up almost any source from a CD player, your personal computer, your AV source or turntable. The Inspire 980 adds the further feature of networking capability via wired or wireless Ethernet and this allows you to directly access your music library stored on a networked drive.
Various network controllers can be used to control playback but for the ultimate in refinement of interfaces the Plinius Arataki can’t be beaten. The Arataki app for iPad was developed to control network playback via our premium Tiki and Toko products but it can also be used with the Inspire 980.
Whether enjoying a listening session with friends or using a play-list for background music at a party the Inspire 980 and the Arataki controller is the perfect combo for enjoying music in high fidelity.
The RJ45 connector allows network connection for playback of digital music over a home network. Network input was chosen as the most suitable way to transfer digital audio due to ease of setup, ability for wireless communication and advantages over S/PDIF and USB.
Asynchronous USB connection provides direct streaming from your personal computer or other media device.
Optical Toslinks allow connection from your AV sources.
Burr Brown DAC
The DAC and interface receiver are high performance Burr Brown components with a proven record of quality digital sound reproduction.
The chosen DAC allows playback of popular file types up to 24bit/192ks/s.
Multiple File Capability
Gapless playback is supported for FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AIFF and LPCM.
By working within these guidelines the unit is capable of interfacing to a number of different home network devices.
A high quality phono stage comes fitted as standard. With fixed gain and loading which allows playback to a number of MM cartridges.
Ground Lift Switch
This allows for the signal ground to be isolated from the main chassis earth. This can assist in resolving unwanted ground loops or hum due to duplicate ground paths in some systems.
- 80 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms.
- 100 watts RMS per channel into 4 ohms.
- Both channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz at less than 0.2% total harmonic distortion
SUPPORTED AUDIO FILE SERVER
- DLNA Digital Media Servers
SUPPORTED PLAYBACK CONTROL
- DLNA Digital Media Controllers, DLNA Mobile Digital Media Controllers, UPnP smartphone applications, iPad/iPod applications.
- 24 bit, 192ks/s
AUDIO CODEC SUPPORT
- FLAC (up to 24/192)
- LPCM (up to 24/192)
- 10/100 Ethernet
- USB asynchronous
- Optical Toslink
- 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.2dB
- -3dB at 5Hz and -3dB at 300kHz
- Typically <0.05% THD at rated power
- 0.2% THD and IM worst case prior to clipping
HUM & NOISE
- 90dB below rated output 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
- Class AB Idle 0.14A (32W) Standby
- Height: 72mm (3")
- Width: 450mm (17.75")
- Depth: 350mm (13.75")
- Weight: 10kg (22lb)