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The Alpha 3 Audio Server

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The Alpha 3

Welcome to the next great step in audiophile evolution with the Alpha 3! Building on the success of the Alpha 2, the Alpha 3 ups the ante in sound, power, and now 4k60P video. The Alpha 3 debuted at AXPONA 2018 and drove the Stillpoints room to an award, now imagine what it will do for your listening room.

The Alpha 3 takes all the best aspects of digital media storage, management and playback and consolidates all of these disciplines into one High-Fidelity Audio Server (HFAS) with a ton of built-in capabilities and future-proof hardware that will keep the music playing for years to come. As the audio world evolves, the Alpha 3 evolves with it, expanding its feature sets and growing with you.

Description

The Alpha 3 is the most powerful Alpha yet, completely redesigned with more than a half dozen critical improvements over the award-winning Alpha 2. The Alpha 3 is faster, more capable and even better sounding.  The Alpha 3 lets you take full advantage of your entire digital media collection, all available from one device. From MP3 to DSD, CD to Blu-Ray, the Alpha 3 is a state of the art ticket to an outstanding performance.

High Fidelity Audio Servers

Pick the system configuration that is right for you

HFAS – Wolf Audio System’s Alpha 3 starts here. Perfect for the two-channel enthusiast importing their CD collection and getting started with Hi-Res Audio, this server is far more than capable. The Alpha 3’s power will become readily apparent to those upgrading from a standard streamer or headless device. Hold on tight. Be prepared to be blown away by the system speed, track switching and almost instantaneous responsiveness.  

HFAS+ – If you are going to be playing High Bit-Rate DSD or MultiChannel audio and installing other 3rd party apps to use with Media Center, Roon or Audirvana, the Alpha 3 HFAS+ is a great place to start. Higher RAM and a bigger system drive improve the speed of the Wolf and can cache bigger files for playback.

HFAS+ Apex – This HFAS+ Apex server configuration is for power users. High sample rate multi-channel audio? No problem. DSD512 and beyond? Easy. This is the fastest, most powerful version of this server. In five years, it will still be fast, and you’ll still be very happy. 12 Hyper-threaded CPU cores, 32GB RAM and 1TB of 3.5 Gigabytes per second system drive. Play DSD to multiple DACs at once while sending a movie to the living room and browsing the web with 100 open tabs. Or just sit back and listen to some FLAC files, knowing that you could do any of this when you need to. 

The Alpha 3 is the most powerful Alpha yet, completely redesigned with more than a half dozen critical improvements over the award-winning Alpha 2. The Alpha 3 is faster, more capable and even better sounding.  The Alpha 3 lets you take full advantage of your entire digital media collection, all available from one device. From MP3 to DSD, CD to Blu-Ray, the Alpha 3 is a state of the art ticket to an outstanding performance.

Playback and Streaming Specifications

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Digital Output

Ultra Low Noise USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 and DSD (Native & DoP)

HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4b

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet & WiFi

2x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet – Network (Data & Audio)

802.11ac 867Mb/s WiFi + BT 4.2

USB

2x USB 3.0/2.0 (DAC), 4x USB 3.0 (Mass Storage) 1x USB Type C – (Mass Storage & Future Module Connectivity)

Video

1x HDMI 2.0a – HDCP 2.2 and HDR, 1x HDMI 1.4b (Multichannel Audio, Secondary Monitor), DisplayPort 1.4

PHYSICAL DISK FORMATS

Physical Disc Formats

Red Book, DVD-A, DVD-V, BD-A, BD-V

Disc Compatibility

CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-A, DVD-V, BD-R, BD-A, BD-V

Audio format for stored CDs

FLAC (zero compression), WAV, ALAC, OGG, APE, MP3, MPC, MQA

Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing

WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, OGG, SHN, MP3, APE, APL, AC3, MPC, WMA, DSF, DFF, SACD, MQA

SAMPLE RATES

Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz. 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 768kHz

DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 Native and DoP

Bit Depths

16bit, 24bit, 32bit

PHYSICAL MEDIA

Physical Disc Formats

Red Book CD, DVD-A, DVD-V, BD-A, BD-V

Disc Compatibility

CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Audio format for stored CDs

FLAC (zero compression), WAV, ALAC, OGG, APE, MP3, MPC,

Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing

WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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