Arctic Audio Relay Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Arctic Audio Relay Review 

Introduction

We're often commenting upon how modern computers have become full multi-media systems, capable of doing everything from your accounts to gaming to watching high-definition films.

Unquestionably the most common media task is that of audio. Since the advent of the MP3 format we've all found our hard-drives stuffed to the gunwales with our music collections. The convenience of having any of our songs available to us without having to hunt through our CD collection is a tempting one that is tough to ignore.

Because we have all of our music available at the click of a mouse, the ease of creating our own versions of "Now that's what I call music" (except without 30 of the 32 tracks being unlistenable tripe) has meant most of us own a ton of mix CDs and playlists.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could have the handiness of your MP3 collection at your fingertips, yet with the sound quality of your HiFi, or even in whatever room you care to use? That's exactly what the Audio Relay from the "living" brand of Arctic Cooling offers.

We managed to get through the whole of the introduction without mentioning the iPod... damn.

Technical Specifications

As you'll see on the next page the Audio Relay is exceptionally light. It has all the necessary inputs and outputs, as well as wireless DLNA support.

Dimensions (Packaging)240 (L) x 75 (W) x 61 (H) mm
Wi-Fi standard802.11b/g
Audio formatsMP3, AAC, WAV, WMA
PowerDC 5V 600mA (USB cable & adapter included)
ConnectivityStereo RCA x 1
Optical out (SPDIF) x 1
USB host for WCN configuration x 1
Mini-USB x 1
Ethernet RJ45 x 1
Wi-Fi antenna x 1
Compatibility
  • Windows® XP*, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Mac OS X*, Linux*
  • UPnP/DLNA CertifiedTM digital media server
Dimensions (Product)152 (L) x 70 (W) x 24 (H) mm
Net Weight118 g
Item NumberDPAEQ-WA001-GBA02
Gross Weight0.7 kg

 

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07-11-2012, 05:55:49

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...114638283l.png

Want to enjoy your playlists anywhere in the house? The Arctic Audio Relay might be just the ticket.


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08-11-2012, 06:11:36

jamdox
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.

08-11-2012, 11:02:53

Mythricia
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamdox View Post
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.
Pretty sure the article did not at any point say that this was a first, for neither "non-Mac" or Mac users. So.... What?

08-11-2012, 11:20:35

PEXON
No, but the Airport express is a superb bit of kit already and I HATE Apple. Plugs it just plugs in the mains too, its no bigger than a plug

16-11-2012, 02:55:26

rossi94
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Originally Posted by jamdox View Post
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.
Mac and interessted in hardware? Fits not good together in my oppinion. Mac destroys any freedom, you're even loosing the warrenty if you're swapping your HDD.
+1 hates Apple.

16-11-2012, 05:32:59

Josh Weston
Quote:
Originally Posted by rossi94 View Post
Mac and interessted in hardware? Fits not good together in my oppinion. Mac destroys any freedom, you're even loosing the warrenty if you're swapping your HDD.
+1 hates Apple.
I'm posting this from my Apple laptop right now, so I don't really understand where you're coming from. It's all down to personal preference, and I prefer OSX for day to day use.

And, you can replace hard drives and RAM without voiding any warranty, as long as you don't mess anything else up when you do it.
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