Nativ previews hi-res music system with iOS, OS X compatibility

This sounds intriguing: a company called Nativ is working on a high-resolution music system with an 11.6-inch touch-screen and access to “all music of the world.” That’s a lot of music.

Nativ’s Vita system features built-in support for streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. It supports Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect, Google Cast and Bluetooth apt for integration of your mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, and plays music from your Mac, PC or NAS through its 802.11ac and Gigabit networking technology. 

Network music libraries can also be navigated with the pre-installed music interface from Roon. Large music libraries can be stored directly on the built-in hard disk or SSD drives with up to 4TB capacity. And the Vita can deliver music to your A/V receiver or DAC. You can connect the system to your TV to watch the latest music videos and navigate your library on the big screen. 

Nativ’s 11.6, high-resolution LCD acts as a central control interface to stream high fidelity music to virtually any wireless headphone or speaker, including solutions like SONOS and Bose SoundTouch. It sports digital output stage with independent ultra-low noise power regulators, galvanic isolation and a special in-line filter to eliminate jitter and noise from the audio signal. All music is delivered in “bit- perfect quality” to your A/V receiver or DAC via the asynchronous USB interface or four high-quality outputs for SPDIF and AES/EBU. 

The Nativ Vita is designed for high-resolution audio and supports playback of DSD up to 11.2896 MHz (Quad-DSD), DXD and PCM files up to 32-bit/384 kHz. It also comes with a built-in multidirectional microphone and voice control. You can tell it what to play, adjust the volume or skip to the next track. 

Nativ has also previewed the Nativ Wave a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier. It connects the Nativ Vita—or other digital sources like your Mac, PC and TV—to your amplifier or A/V receiver to deliver audio. Inputs include an asynchronous USB 2.0 interface with a 16- CORE DSP from XMOS, and four high-quality terminals for S/PDIF (RCA, TosLink, BNC) and AES/EBU (XLR). A

Alas, you can’t get your hands on the Vita or Wave yet. Nativ is launching its products through an Indegogo crowd-funding campaign. During the campaign Nativ Vita and Nativ Wave are available in limited quantities for $699, saving 50% or more over the official retail price.