CUK adds Lode Audio to its residential lineup

CUK Group has signed a deal to distribute the Lode brand of multizone music streaming components to residential and commercial integrators in the UK and Ireland.

Lode offers CI oriented streaming solution by providing local support for HD audio design, audio-over-IP architecture, control system drivers and API technology.

Lode’s range comprises LA1D, LA2D and LA4D one, two and four-zone players, the compact POE powered LA1 Mini single zone player and LA Dante four-zone Dante system running on Ethernet from a router or switch. The zone players feature DACs with a wide 112dB dynamic range, converting all popular file formats, including MP3, M4P, M4A, Flac, WAV and AAC to 32bit/48kHz for output to stereo RCA, S/PDIF optical and coaxial for each zone..

The brand’s CI focused ethos is also defined by a range of control options for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Crestron, AMX, Control4, RTI and ELAN via interfaces on tablet, phone and desktop, where customers are able to navigate playlists on Tidal, Deezer, Soundcloud, and Pandora, or radio from TuneIn, Internetradio, HotelRadioFM and SoundMachine. Apps and drivers are available from the Lode site.

Lode sets up via Web-UI and is scalable to up to 64 rooms of independent audio with any number of grouped rooms. It offers proprietary drivers for seamless integration with AMX, Crestron, Control 4, Elan RTI automation systems.

Lode’s system can run straight from a router on LodeNe, an AoIP matrix that syncs all load boxes, allowing users to group zones for synchronised playback of content without the need of an external matrix.


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