Discovery DS-S101-G ( Music Server )

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Discovery DS-S101-G

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ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G Music Server side ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G Music Server front ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G Music Server back


"Innovative and amazingly comfortable system, the software lets every listener discover their collection in a completely different way and expands their horizons. Sounds dynamic, fast and direct.” STEREOPLAY - Price / Performance: "Outstanding"

ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G - Stereoplay(Germany) Highlight
“The Discovery eliminates any need to use a dedicated computer to store music or operate your system (beyond your mobile device to run the app), and it works with both inexpensive USB and NAS storage options. Its compact form and minimalist design allow it to be integrated unobtrusively with an existing hi-fi rig." Sound&Vision - "TOP PICK 2018"
“Very high quality workmanship; Hardware equipment; Roon Essentials software; liquid operation; self-explanatory software interface; Sound quality / balanced sound. ” Hi-Fi Journal - "Top Produkt"
“The Discovery is a superbly thought out product, delivering exceptionally good sound for the dollars, and unequivocally recommended." StereoNet - "Recommended"
“There is no easier music server on the market, and you can take that to the bank.” TONEAudio - "Digital Product of the Year"

"Plus: bright, transparent, analytical - there's a tremendous amount of sound information for the compact design.” AUDIO - Price / Performance: "Outstanding"

"Innovative and amazingly comfortable system, the software lets every listener discover his collection in a different way and broaden the horizons. Sounds dynamic, fast and direct." Stereoplay - Price / Performance: "Outstanding", "Highlight"

"Elac surprises us in several respects: The Discovery not only marks the sonically more than successful new entry of the Kiel in the electronics production, but also represents a milestone in dealing with digital media dar. This is the streamer of tomorrow!" STEREO - Value for money: "Outstanding" (5 out of 5 stars)

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Discovery DS-S101-G Features:

  • Audiophile integrated network streamer and DAC preamplifier
  • Can be used as a DAC with a preamp and also as a network streamer connected to your external DAC
  • Can play different tracks to all the three zones i.e. digital out, analogue output 1 and analogue output 2
  • Can read a shared network drive or folder on any other pc connected to the same home network the discovery is connected to
  • Controlled by Roon Essentials remote app which can be used from a mobile phone or a tablet. A tablet is always preferred to browse through the whole music catalogue as roon has optimised the working of the app for a tablet
  • Quad Core ARM9 Processor 1.2Ghz, 512MB of storage for the OS, 8GB of flash memory for meta data storage
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 24-Bit/192kHz DAC with Burr Brown op-amps
  • Two linear power supplies, one for each set of analog outputs 
  • TIDAL and QOBUZ lossless music streaming services integrated into the Discovery's software



IMPORTANT: Discovery 1.7 update is now available (15.06.2020)

The updated versions of Roon Essentials for PC and Mac are now available. The new features are:
- Updated TIDAL login script
- Live Radio and My Live Radio
- "Last Activities" in the Overview
- Playlist Screen
- Improved search function
- Zone Icons
- Playlist widget for OSX
- Improved setup and improved footers
- "Aux" files on local storage medium (PDF, notes, back cover)
- Advanced support for tags



Discover the World of Computer Audio Without the Computer

The Discovery Series DS-S101-G Music Server solves one of the biggest hurdles in computer audio: the computer. And it offers the power of a full music server without the need for a laptop or desktop computer. Enjoy local and streaming music, rich multi-dimensional metadata, and multi-room audio - with support for multiple synchronized zones - all with the Roon Essentials interface that anyone can master in a few minutes.

One Component, Infinite Sound

Adding the Discovery DS-S101-G Music Server to an existing system is simple, and adding your personal music collection is a snap. Connect either a hard drive to the rear-mounted USB port, or point the server to your Network Attached Storage device, and it will take care of the rest, organizing and gathering feature-rich metadata for your entire music collection. Don't stop there - expand your Discovery system to other rooms as well. Whether you want full functionality of an integrated amplifier, or a simple wireless speaker in the kids' room, the Discovery system is ready to grow whenever you are.

Audio Integration

Keeping in line with quality music, the lossless, high-fidelity music streaming services TIDAL and QOBUZ have been tightly integrated into the Discovery's software. Content from your local collection and from TIDAL and QOBUZ are presented in the same beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G Music Server
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Technical Information

Digital inputs:
- 1x gigabit Ethernet port
- 1x USB 2.0 port (mass storage class)
- 2x Analog outputs (independent zones, fixed or variable output selectable)
- 1x Coaxial output (independent zone,192kHz 24-bit)
- 1x Optical output (192kHz 24-bit)
End Point Support: Discovery, Airplay, Roon End PointControl and
User Interface: Roon Essentials Control compatibility: iOS (64-bit devices) , Android (4.4 and higher) , Windows (7, 8, and 10) , Apple OSX (10.8 and higher)
Format Support:: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, Native support for SPDIF/COAXIAL 24kHz to 192kHz
Multi-Room Support: Wired, Wireless, Synchronized audio
Playback Modes: Gapless, Crossfade, Shuffle, Repeat
Integrated Streaming Services: TIDAL, QOBUZ
Power Supply: 12 VDC 2A, 4.8 watts (normal operation)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 21 x 5 x 11 cm
Weight: 1.1kg
Available finishes: Silver

ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G brochure ELAC Discovery DS-S101-G guide

Discovery DS-S101-G Features:

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It’s really very simple

The Discovery Music Server lets users open their personal music vault from another computer, Apple iPad** or Android tablet. Whether your choice is a full ELAC system, powered by an ELAC integrated amplifier and running an ELAC loudspeaker system, or a pair of ear buds, you can listen in one room or around the house with other Discovery-compatible products.


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A wave of music

Discovery delivers music based on relationships between performers and composers, starting from the tracks you choose. TIDAL* and QOBUZ* delivers no-compromise music streaming, with millions of tracks in lossless, audiophile quality—a bigger music landscape than ever before. *Separate Subscription required


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Your music, as you like it

Between users and across devices, you can select from downloads, ripped CDs and streaming services. Your collection is supported by a rich library of images and information—an archive of material that adds depth, knowledge and excitement to your listening.


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Audiophile reproduction

The artists and engineers who recorded your music took great care creating it. It’s no secret that Discovery takes the same care playing it back.

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