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Whirlwind

The Whirlwind is a dedicated Roon Core developed to seamlessly integrate with your existing home automation solution. It comes complete with four-zone audio outputs and flexible storage options, delivering high-resolution audio all around your home.

$4,500.00

Free shipping in the USA

High performance audio where you want it
The Whirlwind has a four-zone Roon Ready streamer built-in, with a range of digital and analog outputs. This makes it a perfect complement to a whole-home audio system with multiple audio inputs. Designed for compatibility with Crestron and Control 4 users with an enabled extension, its case design makes it ideal for rack mounting with other home systems.
Your music, your way
This server also comes complete with a removable front loading hard drive bay, making it easy for music enthusiasts with extensive music collections to increase local storage. Of course it also gives you integration with TIDAL and Qobuz streaming services.
The Whirlwind audio server is the perfect Roon Core for a home with an audio distribution system.
COMPARE MUSIC SERVERS
                       | !bold [!1~w240]            	|  !bold [!1~w240]					| !bold [!2~w240]
                       | Nucleus                    	|  Nucleus Plus						| Whirlwind
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  Price                | $1,459                    	    | $2,559							| $4,500	
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  Library capacity     | !> Up to 10,000 albums        	| !colspan2 Over 10,000 albums				
                       | (100,000 tracks)           	| (100,000 tracks)					
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  Multi-room streaming | !> Up to six (6)              	| !colspan2 Over six (6)						
                       | simultaneous zones         	| simultaneous zones				
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  DSP capabilities     | !> Certain combinations of   	| !colspan2 All DSP combinations				
                       | DSP + DSD may not be possible 	| are available						
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  Built-in audio zones | !>,colspan2 2 x HDMI (stereo & multichannel)	| 4 x RCA analog
					   | 								             	| 4 x Optical S/PDIF
					   | 												| 4 x Coaxial S/PDIF
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  Features             | !>,colspan2  Internally hidden 2.5" drive bay		| Front panel accessible 2.5" drive bay
				       | 					                                | Removable 19" rack mounting ears
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  Dimensions 		   | !>,colspan2 10.5" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 10.5" (D)  		|  17" (W) x 1.625" (H) x 7.5" (D)
                       |                                                    |  1U Rackmount
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  Weight 			   | !>,colspan2 7lbs 									| !colspan2 13lbs
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                       | [@View~/products/nucleus]      | [@View~/products/nucleus-plus]	|

VIDEOS
Whirlwind unboxing and setup
USEFUL INFO
- Product Specifications
Audio outputs			| 4 x RCA analog outputs (up to 24/192 PCM)
						| 4 x Optical S/PDIF Outputs (up to 24/192 PCM or DoP)
						| 4 x Coaxial S/PDIF Outputs (up to 24/192 PCM or DoP)

Audio zones			    | No limits to simultaneous zones

DSP 	                | All DSP combinations available

Internal storage		| User installed 2.5" SSD drive
                        | (drive not included)

External storage		| 2 x USB 3.0 for external drives

Library capacity		| Over 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)

Network				    | Gigabit Ethernet LAN

App					    | Roon Remote (iOS and Android)

Control system			| Roon API, Crestron, Control4

Power supply 			| Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, IEC C13 cable with US Plug
                        | Output: DC 12V, 60W, Barrel size: 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD
						| Total length: 4ft

Dimensions              | 17" (W) x 1.625" (H) x 7.5" (D) - 1U Rackmount

Weight 					| 13lbs

Finish 				    | Black aluminium 

- What's in the Box
Whirlwind
19" rackmount ears
Power supply 
Power cord 
4 screws for mounting optional internal SSD/HDD
2 keys for the hard drive bay
4 rubber feet (for desktop use)

- Manuals and Downloads
[@DOWNLOAD QSG~https://www.whirlaudio.com/docs/Whirlwind_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf]

- Warranty
Whirlwind Audio Server is guaranteed against manufacturing failures (faulty components and defective materials) for a period of two years from the date of purchase.