CORE32 Gateway

(2 customer reviews)

200,00 

Network music gateway for slimserver.

Description

CORE32 Music Gateway is a very compact device which connects directly to a Wi-Fi router and acts as a system hub for a range of on-line services including internet radio services and a range of premium music-on-demand services. CORE32 also supports the option to add a USB drive to locally store digital music files of up to 24/192 resolution. There is a further option to access digital music files stored on a NAS drive

CORE32 does not actually play music in its own right, but literally serves content to a DAC32 and future 32 range Players. Furthermore, CORE32 can also be used to serve content to Squeezebox, Airplay & devices that support UPNP. Only one CORE32 is required to serve multiple Players.

CORE32 is a true plug and play product. There is no configuration required other than to add user credentials for premium music-on-demand services and to add locally stored digital music files if required.

System control is available via a web user interface which can operate on a mobile phone, tablet or computer regardless of operating system

Features

  • Plug n play connectivity
  • Pre-installed LMS slimserver
  • Pre-loaded ‘Plug-ins’ to support a range of premium on-line music services and internet radio
  • Ethernet connection directly to router
  • Frequent system updates to keep in sync with the latest community developments
  • Energy efficient design
  • Compact size

CORE32 is not supplied with a power supply, but instead comes with a DC jack to USB-A cable for use with a USB power supply of choice. This should have a minimum power rating of 2.0 Amps. A USB drive will need to be purchased separately if required and is not included with CORE32.

Note for International Customers

Our distributor for outside the EU is Audiostore Ltd / vortexbox.co.uk

Specifications

Power connector2.1/5.5 mm barrel connector
Power Input5 V DC @ 2 A
Network10 / 100 / 1000 Ethernet via RJ45
Local music file storageUSB drive or NAS via SMB
PlatformSqueezebox Server (LMS)
Music services (subject to change)On-line premium on-demand music streaming services include Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz & TIDAL*, Internet radio services include specific Plug-ins for BBCiPlayer Radio, BBC Sounds, Times Radio (UK) Paradise Radio (lossless)

*Requires sign-up to mysqueezebox.com
Supported file formatsAAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, MPEG-4 FLAC WAV Ogg FLAC, Org Vorbis, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro
Supported Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 & 192 @ 16 or 24 bit

Downloads

Quick Start GuideCORE32 Quick Start Guide
User ManualCORE32 User Manual
Declaration of ConformityCORE32-DoC
Latest FirmwareVersion 1.0.0

2 reviews for CORE32 Gateway

  1. Robert James

    I first bought a Logitech Squeezebox Duet in 2008 and have used it since then to listen to my music collection stored on a Synology NAS drive, as well as many domestic and overseas internet radio stations available via the TuneIn app. It came as a blow when Synology announced a year or so ago that they were no longer providing Logitech Media Server (LMS) on their NAS drives. This had been working flawlessly, so with heavy heart I began the hunt for an alternative. It proved a difficult task as even the much-praised Audiolab 6000N streamer and its DTS Play-Fi app did not support gapless playback, something that I regard as a must. (Imagine listening to an album like The Dark Side of the Moon with jarring chunks of silence which spoil the smooth progression of the tracks and you’ll understand.)
    It was with some trepidation therefore that I approached the CORE32 Gateway, made by the German company Polyvection. After some small initial difficulties, rapidly solved by Polyvection support, it has worked very well indeed. I use both the ‘default’ skin (same as the old LMS user interface) to access my NAS drive, and the newer UI available with the CORE32 for browsing radio stations. The only issue, nothing to do with Polyvection, is that following a court ruling, TuneIn have had to cut the number of overseas internet stations available on its app. Never mind, the CORE32 also provides BBC Sounds, Radio Paradise and Times Radio in addition to Spotify, Qobuz, Deezer and TIDAL. Best of all, the CORE32 supports gapless playback, being based on the Squeezebox ecosystem. Conclusion: The CORE32 is a worthy – and improved – supplement to a traditional Squeezebox and I love it.

  2. Arjan

    Due to the end of support by Synology for the LMS server, I was glad to find an alternative in the Core32 Gateway. It’s serving four Squeezeboxes throughout my house with ease. Compared to the Synology solution it’s a lot more responsive and the web based interface with the Material skin (Synology only had the default) is a giant leap forward. For me the Core32 is a low-energy, totally noiseless, easy to set up server for my Sqeezeboxes.

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