During CD ripping, if there are uncorrectable errors due to marks or scratches on the CD, ST-G30 determines the size of the error, performs a read retry in an attempt to read the correct data. If the retry still results in an error, the ST-G30 notifies the listener with an alert.
In the case of music data streamed over a network, the decoding process performed by the player and the fluctuation of voltage caused by the packet processing load, etc., can cause jitter. The ST-G30 can connect to a USB-DAC device via the USB output and perform the decoding process, thus reducing the processing load in the player and achieving data transmission with minimal jitter.
The power supply output is divided into three feeds, one each for the SSD drive data block, USB-Audio output block, and control and display block, to lower the mutual noise effect among blocks. A large capacitor array is used for the SSD drive block, which requires a power supply capability with high tracking performance for peak current. The USB-Audio output block, which demands a clean power supply, is equipped with a stabilised circuit and large-capacity electrolytic capacitors.
Each digital interface line is isolated. In addition to separating the power supply for the import/backup USB, LAN, and SSD, a power conditioner is provided for each. This reduces the effect of noise generated mutually from the other blocks. A common mode filter and large-capacity pulse transformer are also used for the LAN, to decrease the effect of external noise.
Networks, USB devices and drives can be sources of noise and degrade sound quality during playback. The ST-G30 controls the SoC operation according to the mode and reduces the CPU load to minimise noise generated inside the device during playback to enhance the sound purity.
An SSD with no moving parts, hence no vibration or operating noise, has been specially developed for the ST-G30. SSDs developed for ordinary PC applications often prioritise light weight rather than considering vibration resistance. The SSD developed for the ST-G30 provides a damper inside the aluminium case for vibration reduction. The SSD case is also strengthened to reproduce sounds with the highest accuracy. In addition by making the SSD removable, it can be easily upgraded in the future.
The optical drive, which generates rather large rotational vibration during operation, is enclosed in a silent drive shelter to achieve quiet operation, and its drive base is rigidly mounted at the centre of the casing to suppress vibration and noise.
This not only achieves an elegant appearance, but also enhances the cabinet vibration damping effect and ensures firm support of the chassis for increased rigidity.
Easy Management of Your Digital Music Library Without Having to Use a PC.
*Title/Artist/Album/Album Artist/Track No./Genre/Year/Era/Album Art.
DiXiM Media Server software has a long history in providing media server software. It has been customised for audio use. In addition to being able to search by artist and album you can quickly and easily go to the track you want. The software features a wide range of navigation features, such as codecs, recently added tracks, recently played tracks, and most-played tracks. It also displays album art on the app without any restrictions on resolution.
In addition to high-res formats like WAV, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC, DSD distribution is supported. For USB-Audio output, formats go up to 384-kHz/32-bit PCM and 11.2-MHz DSD.
*Technics TRACKS can be used in the UK, Germany, and Canada. (as of January 2016)
- Low Noise USB Transfer
- Silent SSD
- Digital Noise Isolation Architecture
- Optimally Activated Circuit System
- Bit-Perfect Ripping
- Rigidly-Mounted Sheltered Drive
- High Rigidity Metal Double Chassis
- High Rigidity Aluminium Cabinet
- Symmetric Structure
- G30 SSD 512 GB Built-in - G30L : -
- Form Factor : 2.5 inch
- Interface : Serial ATA 6Gbps
- Supported Disc / Supported Format : CD, CD-R, CD-RW (8 cm, 12 cm) / CD-DA
- USB Audio Class Specification : USB Audio Class 2.0, Asynchronous Mode
- DSD : Yes (2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz)
- PCM : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
- WAV : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
- FLAC : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
- DSD : Yes (2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz)
- AIFF : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
- ALAC : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
- AAC : Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
- WMA : Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
- MP3 : Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
- USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
- DC 5 V Max 900 mA
- USB Mass Storage Class
- Format: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
- DiXiM Media Server
Automatic download from music download service : Yes (Technics Tracks)
Ethernet Interface : LAN (1000 Base-T / 100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T)
Power Supply : AC220-240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption : 29 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) : 430 x 98 x 391 mm
G30 : Approx. 11 kg
G30L : Approx. 10.9 kg
Accessories : AC Cord, Owner's Manual