The Lindemann Limetree BRIDGE II is a high-class network adapter or audio renderer which can transfer music digitally in studio master quality from streaming providers and local storage media to existing D/A converters or other devices with digital inputs. This makes it possible to upgrade an existing hi-fi system with streaming for little money.
Lindemann Limetree Bridge II Features and Specifications:
- Made in Germany
- Compact design
- Hard wired, wireless network connectivity
- USB and network streaming for music files
- Bluetooth connectivity
The digital outputs of the Limetree BRIDGE II can be perfectly adapted to the input of the employed D/A converter. First, the maximum permissible sample rate of the connected D/A converter is set. In a second step, the audio data from the streaming platform are adjusted by a high-quality sample rate converter from the studio technology to enable the reproduction of all resolutions without any loss of sound quality. For the up- and down-sampling process, Lindemann use only binary multiples: x1, x2, x4, x8. 192 kHz will thus be converted to 96 kHz or 48 kHz and vice versa, 44.1 kHz will become 88.2 kHz or 176.4 kHz. Two different operating modes (strategies) are up for choice: up-sampling to the highest possible value in each case, or bit-perfect reproduction without up-sampling.
Power consumption: 0.1 W standby, 3.5 W operation, 11 W max.
Power supply: 5V DC
Dimensions (W x H x D): 107 x 40 x 107 mm (4.2 x 1.6 x 4.2 in)
Weight: 300 g (0.66 lbs)
RCA coaxial 75 ohms: max. resolution 192 kHz, 24 bit
TOS optical: max. resolution 96 kHz, 24 bit
Ethernet: 100 Mbit/s
WLAN: dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USB: 2.0 high-speed host interface, max. output current 1.5 A
Supported codecs: WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA
Network standards: UPnP and DLNA
PCM resolution: 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz, 24 bit
Streaming services: TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio,
Internet radio and podcast
The LINDEMANN app
The Limetree BRIDGE II is controlled almost exclusively via the newly designed LINDEMANN app which is available both for Android and iOS. Apart from the smartphone version, there is also a proprietary tablet version in landscape mode. The app allows fluent, intuitive browsing and searching. A new feature is the simultaneous display of browse view and play view. In addition, you can also call up your current play queue. The album-oriented programming allows the playback of a complete album with just one push of a button!
In addition, the specially integrated multi-room function also allows to run several streamers in different rooms separately or coupled. The supply of streaming services is very diverse, with a clear focus on studio master quality and hi-fi subscriptions. Users can choose between TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Deezer, HighResAudio, and Spotify Connect. In addition, thousands of podcasts and radio stations from all over the world are available.