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NanoSound CD is an Upsampling CD Player , Lossless Audio Extractor & Network Audio Player with Hi-Fi DAC, infrared and mobile control
NanoSound CD is an Upsampling CD Player , Lossless Audio Extractor & Network Audio Player with Hi-Fi DAC, infrared and mobile control
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NanoSound CD - Hi-Def Network CD Player & Audio Extractor

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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

Important Note :

There is a mistake in the reward: "NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (64GB)" .  It will not contain the item: "NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 64GB memory".  Please back "NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (64GB)-Early" instead.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 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

Detectable CD drive allows you to save space when not listening to CD
Detectable CD drive allows you to save space when not listening to CD

Sound Quality

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.

What is Jitter?
What is Jitter?

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.

Estimated Capacity
Estimated Capacity
Using mobile to extract audio with NanoSound CD
Using mobile to extract audio with NanoSound CD

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.

Volumio web interface
Volumio web interface

Usage is extremely simple:

  • NanoSound CD Specifcation:

General

  • 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
  • Upgradable Firmware

CD

  • 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    

Audio DAC  

  • 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

Headphone Amp

  • Output Power: 24mW @20Ω, 22mw @32Ω
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 100db @20mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.01% @25mW 

Speaker Amp

  • 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

FAQ

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.

Control via Web / iOS / Android
Control via Web / iOS / Android

Demo Videos:

Upsampling CD Playback Demo

One Touch CD Audio Extraction Demo

Introduction to NanoSound & Volumio

Spotify Connect (Premium account needed):

Free Internet Radio Playback:

About NanoSound:

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.

NanoSound products such as NanoSound DAC were successfully funded and delivered via kickstarter in Sept 2017 and is now being sold in more than 13 resellers around the world

We are also an official partner of Volumio - The Open Audiophile Music Player software with bit perfect playback.

Risks and challenges

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

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 200 or more About $26

    NanoSound CD Software with Early Access

    Works with any DAC and USB CD/DVD drive

    This reward includes the NanoSound CD for Volumio plug-in and lossless audio extraction software in downloadable form and also includes all future updates.

    Includes:
    • Early Access to the NanoSound CD Software
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Pledge HK$ 450 or more About $58

    NanoSound CD upgrade Kit for Developers

    If you have NanoSound DAC/Player and is a developer / hacker, choose this reward to be our early adopters. You will get early access to the NanoSound CD software as soon as funding ends.

    Includes:
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • Early Access to the NanoSound CD Software
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Pledge HK$ 600 or more About $77

    NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (64GB)-Early

    Choose this option if you already have a NanoSound Player or DAC. Simply swap with the included pre-installed microsd card and plug in the CD/DVD drive to upgrade to NanoSound CD.

    Includes:
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • Sandisk Ultra 64gb microsd - Software preinstalled
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Pledge HK$ 1,200 or more About $154

    NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (200GB)-Early

    Choose this option if you already have a NanoSound Player or DAC. Simply swap with the included pre-installed microsd card and plug in the CD/DVD drive to upgrade to NanoSound CD.

    Includes:
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • Sandisk Ultra 200gb microsd - Software preinstalled
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Pledge HK$ 1,350 or more About $173

    NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (200GB)

    Choose this option if you already have a NanoSound Player or DAC. Simply swap with the included pre-installed microsd card and plug in the CD/DVD drive to upgrade to NanoSound CD.

    Includes:
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • Sandisk Ultra 200gb microsd - Software preinstalled
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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  6. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 2,200 or more About $281

    NanoSound CD Complete Unit(64GB)-Early

    Include the main unit in black and drive ready to run. Raspberry Pi 3 B+ built-in.

    The unit is completed with everything pre-installed.

    Choose socket type for your country during delivery.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 64GB memory
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • 5V 2.5A Power Supply
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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  7. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 2,600 or more About $332

    NanoSound CD Complete Unit(64GB)

    Include the main unit in black and drive ready to run. Raspberry Pi 3 B+ computer built-in.

    The unit is completed with everything pre-installed.

    Choose socket type for your country during delivery.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 64GB memory
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • 5V 2.5A Power Supply
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 2,900 or more About $371

    NanoSound CD Complete Unit (200GB)-Early

    Include the main unit in black and drive ready to run. Raspberry Pi 3 B+ computer built-in.

    The unit is completed with everything pre-installed.

    Choose socket type for your country during delivery.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 200GB memory
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • 5V 2.5A Power Supply
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge HK$ 3,300 or more About $422

    NanoSound CD Complete Unit (200GB)

    Include the main unit in black and drive ready to run. Raspberry Pi 3 B+ computer built-in.

    The unit is completed with everything pre-installed.

    Choose socket type for your country during delivery.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 200GB memory
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • 5V 2.5A Power Supply
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge HK$ 690 or more About $89

    NanoSound CD upgrade Kit (64GB)

    Choose this option if you already have a NanoSound Player or DAC. Simply swap with the included pre-installed microsd card and plug in the CD/DVD drive to upgrade to NanoSound CD.

    Includes:
    • Sony External USB CD/DVD Drive
    • Sandisk Ultra 64gb microsd - Software preinstalled
    • NanoSound CD Unit (Black) with 64GB memory
    • NanoSound CD Upsampler and Lossless Extractor Software
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Funding period

- (60 days)