A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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What is NanoSound CD?
NanoSound CD is a Audiophile Quality Upsampling CD Player which enhances the sound quality of CD by upsampling the digital audio signal from 44.1khz to 176.4khz using sinc mathematical algorithm. Audio is playback via the built-in high quality Audio DAC (Digital Analog Converter) with SNR (Signal-to-noise ratio) of 112dB.
NanoSound CD is also a lossless audio extractor which allows you to extract audio files including FLAC , Apple Lossless (m4a), wav which a single touch of button. It also helps you to organise your file by automatically tagging your files with album , artist and song names.
Moreover, NanoSound CD is a network audio player which play all kinds of audio files and support Spotify, Airplay, DLNA. The detachable CD drive design allows you to save precious space when CD is not in use.
Firmware is upgradable which means you will get regular updates on the latest features
With Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC onboard achieving a maximum of 192khz sampling rate and 24bit resolution, expect the best sound quality from NanoSound products.
Power is regulated and controlled by ultra low noise voltage regulator also supplied by Texas Instruments to ensure maximum stability and lowest noise.
NanoSound uses I²S for audio communications. I²S bus separates clock and serial data signals, resulting in a lower jitter distortion than is typical of communications systems that recover the clock from the data stream .
Nanosound CD also allows you to switch between shared or Independent power supply for audio circuit.
Lossless CD Extraction:
Easily archive your CD collection with NanoSound CD! Using the onboard buttons or mobile, you can control the audio extraction function in NanoSound CD. The audio format can be FLAC , m4a or wav and will be saved in the internal 64 or 200gb memory. These audio formats are lossless which means you lose none of the audio details.
The CD info like album name, artist and tracknames will be automatically tagged. If your NanoSound CD is connected to your network, you can easily access the files from your computer because NanoSound CD acts like a network drive.
Audiophile-grade Music Player
NanoSound CD runs on Volumio, the bit-perfect open sourced network music player. It plays every audio format and supports Spotify, airplay, DLNA, youtube & web radio. Check out our youtube channel for full function demo of volumio.
Usage is extremely simple:
NanoSound CD Specifcation:
Wifi (dual band) & Wired Ethernet Network
Play everything - MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, ALAC, DSD and many more
Spotify, Airplay, DLNA, Youtube & Free Web Radio
Play from Internal Storage, NAS and USB Flash
Control via Volumio App or Infrared Remote Control
1.3" OLED display with multi-language support
RCA and 3.5mm aux output
Quadcore 1.4ghz cpu with 1GB ram (Raspberry Pi 3B+)
64 / 200gb internal memory
Sony External CD / DVD Drive
Audio CD playback with up to 4 x upsampling (176.4khz) using sinc algorithm
High Quality Audio Extraction to audio files including FLAC , Apple Lossless (m4a), wav
Automatic CD info download and tagging
Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC. 192kHz Sampling Rate / 24bit Resolution Burr-Brown DAC for best sound quality
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 112 dB
Dynamic Range: 112 dB
Texas Instruments TPS7A4700 Ultra Low Noise Voltage Regulator
Output Power: 24mW @20Ω, 22mw @32Ω
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 100db @20mW
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.01% @25mW
Output Power: 5W @2Ω, 3W @4Ω
Efficiency: 90% @8Ω , 85% @4Ω, 80% @2Ω
Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 90db
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.15%
Best Suited for Speaker with Power Rating: 15W – 30W
Testimonials of NanoSound DAC:
Michelangelo Guarise (Founder & CEO of Volumio): "NanoSound and Volumio will surely be the ultimate ready-to-play and user friendly Audiophile Music player." - via volumio.org
Tom Parsons (Backer of Nanosound DAC): "The Nano sound project when connected to Raspberry Pi 3, is a great way for listening to music. I am impressed by the quality of the sound. It was easy to assemble and in a very short time, I was listening to some great tunes." - via Kickstarter comment
Do I need a computer to use NanoSound CD?
Absolutely not. NanoSound CD is a standalone player and audio file extractor. For controlling the playback or extraction functions, you may choose to use your mobile / computer or included infrared remote for maximum convenience.
Upsampling CD Playback Demo
One Touch CD Audio Extraction Demo
Introduction to NanoSound & Volumio
Spotify Connect (Premium account needed):
Free Internet Radio Playback:
NanoSound is an Hi-Fi Audio series developed by Nanomesher. Leveraging on Raspberry Pi ( a credit card sized single board computer) and IOT (Internet of things) technologies, NanoSound achieves very high quality sound with plenty of advanced features and maximum convenience that it has received a maximum 5 out of 5 from official MagPi magazine.
Our history says it all, all our previous projects which were funded were all delivered on time.
As you can see from the video and product demos, the prototype is pretty much working and completed state. Our engineering and development are very confident in delivering the product on time with satisfaction.
Possible Risks of delay:
- Unexpected manufacturing problems during initial production. We will ensure that they are found as early as possible to minimize delays