Hifi Pig

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ENTOTEM PLATO

Philosophically Speaking The Entotem Plato is an all in one audio video player that will rip and tag not only your CDs but also your vinyl collection. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.

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his review has been harder to write than any launch. As a vinyl nut through and through I was of the others I have done for Hifi Pig because asked to particularly look at a unique feature of Plathe product involved is essentially a high to’s capabilities – its ability to record analogue sourcquality computer based es and archive them. I’ll audio visual unit. This is cover this later but let’s not a criticism of it at all; first look at the company it’s just that when I was in behind this unit. retail AV equipment took Entotem Ltd are a high over from hifi stereo technology company equipment in the mid to founded in 2013 by four late nineties as the thing music loving entrepreto have and traditional hineurs who had the vision fi took a back seat to and passion to develop some extent. It was also and design a multimedia the time that the internet home entertainment sysstarted to become poputem, which integrated lar, especially the early both high definition video noughties. and high resolution audio Computers are now a way amplification. The comof life, as is the internet, pany’s vision was a sysand where would we be without them or our smart tem that combined the ability to convert, play and phones now. I use mine constantly… but as a source record analogue music with a high resolution audio, for hifi? Well let me introduce you to Plato, a brand video and internet streaming service supported by an new product only debuted last February at the Bristol android operating system. show, but one that has been making waves since its

The system connects to your existing hifi units such as your turntable, cassette deck ( and CD player, as well as DVD, Blu ray player, VCR and TV sets.

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ENTOTEM PLATO The system connects to or streamed to a tablet or your existing hifi units smart TV using your such as your turntable, home wi-fi network. cassette deck (remember The built in Android platthose)and CD player, as form allows new developwell as DVD, Blu ray ments and upgrades to be player, VCR and TV sets. pushed to the user so their Plato will automatically investment is safeguarded record from legacy anaand essentially future logue devices and then proofed. The Android replays at the highest system is soon to be folquality, allowing you to lowed by an Apple iOS store all your vinyl, CD’s, version by the end of the video and DVD collecyear meaning there is no tions in one place. Plato need for a separate remote can store DVD/film forwith a companion Anmats (converted on a droid app through touchcomputer first and then transferred to Plato via USB) screen allowing for control by the user as to what is which can then be played either through a TV using being played and in which room. direct HDMI connection between the TV and Plato,

Designed very much like a desk top computer, Plato has a series of modules that can be slotted into the back of the unit onto the chassis for easy servicing and upgrades.

Power amplifier Module

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Power Supply Module

The Entotem Plato can be easily integrated with other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) systems and this is something I did to good advantage. It means you don’t have to have cables trailing all over, using your houses mains wiring to transfer the signals quickly and reliably without any drop outs. You can play different music in different rooms through a system like Sonos. Streaming over the internet is possible listening to the thousands of radio stations out there on the www. Spotify and other music sources can be accessed as well as You Tub