Orchard Audio has released the PecanPi Ultra streamer. The novelty is based on the PecanPi model already known to our readers. Having retained all its capabilities, PecanPi Ultra received a 5-inch display, the installation of which required a complete redesign of the device’s case. Ultra has become larger, this allowed removing the digital connectors from the side wall, and all the connections are now located at the back. Balanced XLR connectors are complemented by unbalanced RCA connectors.
In addition, the PecanPi Ultra has lost the front panel encoder. Now there is nothing but a screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels. Like the original PecanPi, the Ultra version supports digital signal resolutions up to 24-bit / 192 kHz and boasts some of the industry’s highest S / N ratio of 130 dB and 125 dB dynamic range.
The novelty has passed Roon Tested certification and is ready to work as a Roon endpoint. The device has a UPnP / DLNA renderer. Various software audio players are compatible with it, and the company’s website offers a separate trial of the Volumio streaming internet player. In addition, Orchard Audio has built-in integration with Tidal, Qobuz, Amazon Alexa and Highresaudio.
The first copies of the streamer will be ready by the end of November, pre-order is already available. The PecanPi Ultra streamer cost $ 800 in the US.