Alluxity Media One - Digital Out Version ( NO DAC) with 2TB SSD made by AMV Tech VITUS AUDIO
Original Retail price $11,000 USD Original owner, Original Box. (iPad not included, pictures for reference only)
The Media One can play music stored on an existing NAS drive and you can also have the Media One act as a NAS itself (for example if you have another UPnP player in another room that can access the music on the Alluxity).
There is an Ethernet port and also a USB type A socket to allow an external hard drive to be connected. It is also possible to play Spotify, Tidal and Internet Radio, all you require is a MySqueezebox account and an account/subscription with the appropriate streaming service and you are good to go.
Controlling the Media One couldn’t be simpler, Alluxity teamed up with ReQuest to develop the control engine for the Media One. ReQuest software is solid, stable and above all else it is fast. If you have a large library of music (couple of thousand albums plus) either on the Media One or on an external NAS you can scroll through the albums on the app as fast as you finger will let you scroll and the artwork loads instantly.
The 5 inch touchscreen comes into its own with the Media One, showing you what is currently playing, with artwork, track name etc, a progress bar. A sub-menu also gives you control over input-select, screen off and standby.
How does it sound?
Almost analogue like in its presentation. It has beautiful tone and texture and is incredibly tuneful, it possesses real soul and character. It is certainly not short of detail or resolution but it is definitely more rounded and richer in presentation compared to some brands that are out there. Alexander Vitus pedigree and heritage really shine through in this product.