Skip to product information
1 of 10

AirLens - Refurbished

AirLens - Refurbished

The AirLens™ interface brings perfection to streaming
Streaming audio via Roon or other services like Qobuz, Tidal, and Spotify offers millions of titles at the touch of a finger. Unfortunately, connecting your sensitive DAC to the noise generated by computers, routers, NAS, local networks, and modems via either WiFi or Ethernet cable is not a great-sounding solution to bringing high-performance audio into your listening environment. The PS Audio AirLens™ completely eliminates the problems of noise, jitter, and EMI influences through complete galvanic isolation and perfect reclocking of the digital audio signal. You’ve not yet heard how great streaming can sound until you experience audio through the AirLens.

You have 14 calendar days to audition a Refurbished item from the date you received it. For more information on PS Audio Refurbished units click here.

Regular price $1,499.00 USD
Regular price $1,999.00 USD Sale price $1,499.00 USD
On Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Trade-in
call
TALK TO A HI-FI SPECIALIST
View full details
  • Design

    Whether you stream network music through Roon, Audirvana, JRiver, Tidal Direct, Spotify, your NAS, or any DLNA-compatible server, you will introduce unwanted noise into your sensitive DAC. A USB connection to the computer is by far the noisiest method, followed by a close second via Ethernet or WiFi. What is needed to completely remove this injurious noise is the elimination of any electrical connection between the computer, its network, and your DAC. The PS Audio AirLens has both an input stage and a galvanically isolated reclocking output stage. The two are connected only "through the air." By using separate power supplies, there are no physical ground or signal connections, ensuring 100% isolation and noise-free delivery of perfect digital audio signals.

  • Application

    Eliminating the noisy USB to-computer connection and instead placing the PS Audio AirLens between your home network via Ethernet or WiFi will change forever the performance of streaming music. Once connected to any DAC, the AirLens interface will bring exceptional transparency, resolution, timbral realism, and wide dynamics to any D to A converter. Noise from any number of sources including your computer, long runs of Ethernet cable, EMI interference through WiFi, the system modem and router, all contribute to increased jitter and a general reduction of fidelity in the system. Connecting your DAC via its coax or I2S inputs completely removes the haze and congestion caused by these noise sources.

    Technology

    Galvanic isolation means the complete elimination of any physical electrical connection between input and output. Typically, a common power supply provides ground and power to both inputs and outputs. Once a non-galvanically isolated device is connected to a noise source at its input, its shared ground passes the noise through a common ground to the output stage where the DAC is connected. The challenge with the AirLens was to design two fully isolated stages: input and output, and connect the digital audio signal between the two without any loss. To do this we incorporated a low-noise galvanically isolated DC-to-DC converter to feed power to the AirLens' output stage. We then deliver the received digital audio data to that clean output stage using only air as the interface. The results are nothing short of amazing. Finally, streaming music with all the noise and jitter-induced haze and congestion gone.

    • NETWORK INTERFACE FOR STREAMING MUSIC
    • PCM UP TO 352.8kHz
    • DSD TO 256(4X)
    • DOP OR NATIVE
    • GALVANICALLY ISOLATED INPUT TO OUTPUT
    • LOW JITTER RECLOCKER
    • DIGITAL LENS OUTPUT
    • ELIMINATION OF DIGITAL NOISE AND HASH
    • RCA COAX OUTPUT
    • I²S OUTPUT
    • ROON READY
    • DLNA READY
    • IMPROVES SOUND QUALITY
    • ELIMINATES NETWORK AND WIFI NOISE
    • TIDAL CONNECT
    1 of 15

    Specifications - AirLens

    General

    Unit Weight 4.8 lbs [2.2 kg]
    Unit Dimensions 10” x 7” x 1.5” [ 25.4cm x 17.8cm x 3.8cm]
    Shipping Weight 6.8 lbs [3.1 kg]
    Shipping Dimensions 5.8” x 13.6” x 11.6” [14.6 cm x 34.6 cm x 29.4 cm]
    Color Options Black, Silver
    Voltage Options Universal
    Mains Power Input 100-240VAC 50-60Hz
    Power Consumption 5W Typical/10W max
    Accessories Included Power cord
    Input 10/100/1000 Ethernet or 2.4 & 5GHz WIFI
    Audio Outputs 12s, S/PDIF Coax

    Features

    Audio Interface • PCM: Up to 352.8kHz/32
    • Native DSD up to DSD256 (I2S output)
    • DoP (DSD over PCM) up to DSD128 (Coax output)
    Network Support • WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz dual band)
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    WiFi Setup • WPS
    Connectivity • DLNA 1.5 & UPnP AV 1.0 Digital Media Renderer
    • Spotify Connect
    • Roon Ready
    • TIDAL Connect
    • Qobuz (through Roon)
    • Dropbox (through Roon)
    • MQA

    Reviews

    1 of 2

    Questions?