The new Luna R Audio Server from Wolf Audio Systems offers new upgrades with the same silicone infrastructure as the company’s Alpha 3 SX. With the ability to play a wide variety of audio formats including FLAC and WAV, the new Luna R is built with Wolf Audio’s Windows-based operating system and has 2TB of SSD storage, as well as Teac Blu-ray transport. The Luna R is compatible with most music streaming platforms, such as Qobuz and Tidal, and is equipped with USB, Ethernet, HDMI, and IR inputs and outputs.
Available now, the new Luna R retails for $4,500, and $5,000 for the Luna R Pure Digital Edition, which includes 4TB of storage and an updated Flux Capacitor 24 MHz master clock.
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Wolf Audio Systems, a company dedicated to providing the ultimate in digital music source components today announced the introduction of its Luna R Audio Server, created to deliver the finest-available high-resolution and streaming audio playback. Leveraging technology and infrastructure developed for the award-winning Alpha 3 SX class of audio servers, Wolf has refined the second generation of the Luna to achieve audio quality levels previously found only in Wolf’s full-sized server lines.
The Wolf Luna R is, first and foremost, engineered to deliver extraordinary audio performance. Utilizing the same silicon architecture found in the Alpha 3 SX, Wolf’s second-generation Luna brings the Luna line much closer to Alpha and Red Wolf-level sound quality. The redesigned Flux Capacitor master clock is an optional upgrade; by operating at a high 24MHz clock rate, the Flux Capacitor ensures more accurate reconstruction and transmission of digital audio.
Depending on the option chosen, the Luna R features either an audio-modified Windows 10 Pro or new, proprietary Linux-based WolfOS operating system. The Luna R offers 2TB storage capacity (expandable to 32TB), 24-bit and DSD playback capability, an upgraded Flux Capacitor 24 MHz master clock and additional improvements. The Flux Capacitor creates one of the most perfect USB Audio signals with less jitter and better accuracy, for a more natural and more involving musical presentation, whether in stereo or multichannel PCM and DSD.
The Luna R has a sleek, half-rack design that fits easily into any audio system. It can play back a wide variety of stereo and multichannel audio formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, SACD, DSF, DFF, (PCM) from 16 – 32 bits, 44.1, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 384, and 768 kHz audio, and DSD DoP and Native up to DSD1024.
At the heart of the Luna R is Wolf’s Windows-based operating system. Users can also opt to utilize WolfOS Linux-based operating system, based on Ubuntu software. The WolfOS features a custom kernel that offers the lowest I/O latency possible, keeps the audio functions isolated from the rest of the server and works seamlessly with the Luna R’s output circuitry. The Luna R includes 2TB of SSD (solid state drive) storage capacity for ultra-fast access to all content. An optional 32TB of expansion capability can also be added internally, while the Luna R can interface with external hard drives and any NAS system via the network. The Luna R’s Teac Blu-ray transport, now standard on Wolf audio servers, enables users to rip CDs and play audio discs in DVD and Blu-ray. The drive can also burn discs for storage or transport.
The SX Upgrade
The Luna R incorporates a host of additional refinements to ensure ultimate audio performance. These upgrades are the result of a collaboration between Wolf Audio Systems, Stillpoints and eXemplar Audio. The refinements address the areas of micro-vibration control, electrical grounding and radio frequency interference (RFI) suppression. For example, the server incorporates Portals, a new patent-pending type of grounding-noise conditioning, to remove MHz- and GHz-frequency power contamination and deliver a new level of clarity and resolution. Stillpoints internal standoffs are used to attenuate internal micro-vibrations, while constrained layer damping materials reduces ambient vibration to the case and non-critical componentry. Audience OHNO high-purity oxygen-free copper internal wiring ensures maximum signal purity.
The Luna R offers easy access to its musical content via HDMI and DisplayPort for use with a television and/or monitor. Its wireless connectivity also allows the user to control all functions using a wireless keyboard, mouse or tablet, or via a home automation system remote control, and also remote access via web browser and iOS/Android applications.
Like all Wolf Audio servers, the Luna R is compatible with a wide range of audio applications and streaming audio formats including Roon, JRiver, Audirvana, Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer and others. The server can connect to a TV or monitor to display album cover art, artist, track and album information and more. It offers a full complement of USB, Ethernet, HDMI and IR inputs and outputs, ensuring compatibility and full function for years to come.
The Luna R is currently available in black or silver finish at a retail price of $4,500 with 2TB of storage, and $5,000 for the Luna R Pure Digital Edition, with the Flux Capacitor included and 4TB of storage. The unit can be supplied with optional Stillpoints Mini SS isolation feet at an additional $500.