Nativ Launches Hi-Res Music System on Indiegogo.

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Hong Kong-based Nativ today announced the launch of its Nativ Vita Hi-Res Music Server and touchscreen control and Nativ Wave DAC on the crowd funding site Indiegogo. As of today, the company has 50 backers and has reached 53 percent of its $100,000 goal with 60 days to go.

The Nativ Vita—featuring an 11.6-inch touch screen, a 4-terabyte hard drive, and built-in support for Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal—is designed to stream music over Wi-Fi (802.11ac) from smartphones, computers, and NAS drives to any wireless headphone or speaker, including systems from Sonos and Bose SoundTouch, according to the company.

The player is also said to deliver music in “bit-perfect quality” to an AV receiver or DAC, such as the Nativ Wave headphone amp/DAC it is also introducing, and can be connected to a TV via HDMI or wirelessly via Google Cast. The system also supports Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth aptX.

The Nativ Wave is said to support all major formats, including DSD, DXD, and Meridian’s MQA technology.

The company said all of its products are hand-built in small production lots and crafted from premium-grade aluminum, Japanese-made Asahi glass, and solid American Oak or Walnut. An optional wall-mount is also being offered.

The Nativ Vita player and the Nativ Wave headphone amp/DAC are each being offered at the limited-quantity introductory price of $699. Estimated delivery is October.


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