As you can see, AMBRE will have similarities to our award winning entry level DAC, the AMETHYST.
The AMBRE By Metrum Acoustics comes with all the connections an audiophile can wish for, and when hooking it up to your network it is a plug and play device.
- LAN (local area network) input: Connect an UTP cable with your local network. The Ambre is made as a Roon end point and cannot work as a standalone device. The Ambre expects a working Roon music server on the same local network.
- Coaxial Output: A 75 Ohm coaxial cable should be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment like a dac for instance. The coaxial output has a galvanic isolation and can handle a maximum sample rate of 192 kHz.
- AES/EBU digital output: When using the AES /EBU digital output a special 110 Ohms XLR cable should be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment. The AES/EBU interface has a galvanic isolation and can handle a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz.
- Optical output: A standard Toslink cable can be used to connect the Ambre to other digital audio equipment. The max sampling rate of the Toslink interface is limited to 96kHz.
- I2S output: The I2S connection is probably the best way to connect digital audio equipment over short distances without intervention of all kind of interfaces like AES/EBU , spdif or Toslink. However still I2S is no international standard in terms of ruggedising the format or the connectors used. The I2S standard is optimized as an interconnection between Metrum Acoustics products but will work in most cases in conjunction with other gear. If your Metrum Acoustics product has the I2S option installed you can use a simple UTP cable to connect both devices.
And once connected, it is setting up your ROON environment,
And from here on you can choose your destination and is the AMBRE fully operational! Enjoy the music by Making Digital Sound Sublime!