The second generation of Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE and NETWORK network players are now equipped with new and improved hardware. Future software updates, including application and system firmware, will be released in parallel for both generations.
Lindemann Limetree NETWORK II
In the second generation, the Lindemann Limetree NETWORK II network player is based on the ES9038 Saber DAC chip from ESS Technology, capable of processing ultra-high-definition digital streams. A MEMS clock femtogenerator with jitter not exceeding 500 fs operates here. The built-in headphone amplifier features high output current, low distortion and high damping, making it possible to use headphones with a nominal impedance of 16 to 300 ohms.
With the included IR remote control, you can adjust volume, mute and control playback. In addition, the device allows the connection of an external drive for playing CDs.
The built-in preamplifier has separate headphone and analogue volume controls, allowing you to connect your turntable directly to a power amplifier or powered speakers. Each output remembers the last volume setting. The balance control has a setting range of +/- 6 dB (in 1 dB steps). Additional settings available from the proprietary app include seven different oversampling filters, +/- 6dB balance, headphone gain and LED brightness.
The Lindemann Limetree NETWORK II network player with DAC and headphone amplifier is already available for purchase. In Europe, the recommended price of new items is 995 euros.
Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE II
The purely digital network player Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE II is capable of upsampling the incoming digital stream to 48 kHz / 96 kHz / 192 kHz. There are two oversampling modes implemented here: Native and Up-sampling. In Native mode, the sampling rate of the input signal does not change or (depending on the selected maximum sampling rate) is divided by 2 or 4. In the Up-sampling mode, the sampling rate of the input stream is increased to the maximum possible value, that is, it is multiplied by 2 or 4.
In the second generation, the manufacturer removed support for the DSD format. To convert DSD material to PCM format, you can use the capabilities of software players such as Roon, Audirvana, J.River and others.
The Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE II network player is already on sale. In Europe, the recommended price of new items is 795 euros.