Bluetooth Receiver: Mass Fidelity's Relay Bluetooth
receiver supports Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR and lets you stream music
wirelessly from almost any Bluetooth enabled device; such as a Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac
computer, and more to your home audio system with a free analog RCA or
digital coax input. Relay is a true high fidelity component that brings
out the full sound quality potential from your wireless digital music.
Note: With Relay you'll never miss a call even if
you're using your phone to listen to music. Incoming calls and
notifications take precedence over audio playback. If the phone
rings, Relay gently mutes the music volume and allows the call to be
answered from the phone.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Relay Bluetooth
receiver supports Bluetooth A2DP and lets your stream stored music
libraries, music apps, internet radio, podcasts, and Cloud servers from
your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet, computer/laptop, or other
Bluetooth-compatible device to your home audio system. Bluetooth's
A2DP-profile can consistently sustain 1.5Mbps and allow bursts of up to
3Mbps; more than enough data to stream uncompressed
Note: To access audio files on a home network with
iOS devices enable "Home Sharing" on the mobile device and every
music file on your home network is instantly available to playback
on the Relay. For Android devices use a 3rd party music player app
(such as BS Player) to access networked music libraries.
aptX & AAC Decoders: The Relay Bluetooth receiver
decodes both aptX (for Android) and AAC (for Apple) encoded signals for
high-quality audio playback.
External High-Gain Antenna: The Relay employs the
latest technologies and superior components such as an ultra low-loss
connector and external high gain antenna to ensure consistent,
glitch-free performance up to 30'.
24-Bit DAC & Audio Processor: The Mass Fidelity
Relay is more than just a Bluetooth receiver; it's also
a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and digital audio processor. Inside
the Mass Fidelity Relay is a Burr-Brown 24-bit/48kHz DAC (5102) and a
24-bit Cirrus Logic digital audio processor. This combination of
advanced hardware and software preserves all the musical detail, dynamic
range and full bandwidth response that will elevate your wireless
digital music experience with a frequency response of 10Hz to 20kHz
(+/-0.2dB), 112dB signal-to-noise ratio, and 112db dynamic range.
Low Jitter: Relay's ultra stable phase locked audio
sample clock vastly reduces jitter allowing the built-in DAC to render
the audio signal more faithfully. Just one more reason why Relay sounds
distortion free and utterly faithful to the music the artist intended
you to hear.
Triple Star Ground Circuitry: Relay's linear low
noise, low-dropout regulators and superior input noise filters reject
signal noise and interference from the outside world, while its Triple
Star Ground circuit geometry eliminates any possibility of ground loop
Simple Pairing: Pairing a Bluetooth device to the
Relay is a snap; simply push the control button on the back of the unit
briefly and see the rear-panel LED glow white. The Relay then
automatically goes into pairing mode and initiates the software that
synchronizes the Relay and your Bluetooth-enabled device. Make sure
"Bluetooth" is activated in your device, and then select "Relay" from
the list of available devices. The Relay can connect to only one smart
device at a time; however it is capable of remembering up to six
devices. In households where more than one person uses the system or
when guests want to share their music through the Relay and your hi-fi
system, the Relay offers TurboPairing and PartyPairing.
- TurboPairing: Once a device
has paired with the Relay, TurboPairing remembers it to speed up
pairing at a later time. Once more than six devices have been paired
the oldest device is discarded. To add a device back into
TurboPairing memory, simply reconnect the device.
- PartyPairing: PartyPairing eliminates a step in
switching from one source device to another. Just turn Bluetooth off
in the first device, turn Bluetooth on in the second and select
Relay as the device. There is no need to reset the Relay and press
it's control button a second time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth
technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible,
function improperly, or may not support all features when used with
the Mass Fidelity Relay.
Analog & Digital Outputs: The Mass Fidelity Relay
has two gold-plated RCA jacks that can operate either as analog or
- Analog Output: Simply connect the supplied
RCA-to-RCA signal cable from Relay's L&R outputs to the RCA analog
inputs of your audio system. For systems that have minijack (3.5mm)
input, use the supplied minijack-to-RCA cable.
- Digital Output: Listeners who prefer to use an
outboard DAC or the digital input of a surround receiver can do so
by holding the rear-panel control button for 5 seconds until the LED
turns orange. Connect either output jack to the digital input of the
amp, receiver or DAC (digital coax cable sold separately). Relay can
feed two digital streams at the same time. For example you can feed
one digital output to a surround receiver or your system's primary
DAC and the other to a headphone amp/DAC combo unit.
Aluminum Chassis: The Mass Fidelity Relay's chassis
is machined from solid aerospace-grade aluminum for a rigid,
External AC Power Supply: The Relay operates off of
standard household current using the supplied external AC power supply.
- Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz,
- Output: 5V - 1.0A
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