This recently completed installation has 4 zones around the yacht, able to stream audio at Studio Master resolution from the on-board 2 x 1Tb NAS drive. The system is designed to utilise an Internet connection from either dock-side WiFi or GSM, but still able to play music whilst at sea from the local server, or via Airplay from on-board iPods, iPads or iPhones.
Special Marine versions of Paradigm in-ceiling speakers provide the audio output. – These are specially designed to be waterproof, with additional conformal coatings to help protect against the harsh salty atmosphere.
The system uses 3 of Linn’s Sekrit DS-M streaming players with their integral 80W amplifiers, and also a single Sneaky DS as a source for the Anthem based 5.1 system in the Main Saloon. Paradigm Milennia One speakers were chosen for the main saloon as these offer superb sound quality, in a compact package. The flat shaped Paradigm Milennia Sub fitted perfectly underneath the Sofa, making the whole installation subtle and yet effective.
The Whole system is controlled from iPads running the DPad Control App, and Linn’s Kinsky App. The customised control front end on the iPad is activity based to make driving the system as simple as possible, with buttons like “Watch TV” setting the system up and presenting the TV controls.
Changes to the control system can be made remotely, as the iPads can pick up the control settings from the Internet. This is potentially very handy as the Yacht could be anywhere!