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The Encore 500 is a complete audio solution allowing you to keep all your music in one place. It accepts almost any conceivable analog or digital audio source. It is also compatible with many network speakers, such as Sonos. There is a very clear, large, high resolution full colour display so you can see what’s going on.

The Encore is easy and intuitive to use. It has 500 watts per channel and a huge range of facilities; 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections (one of which has high current capacity for charging phones and tablets), network connectivity, high quality variable line level outputs as well as a digital output.

The Encore 500 has an inbuilt CD player and a 2TB hard disk drive for storage - enough for over 5000 CDs. The heart of the Encore is a powerful dual core 64 bit Intel CPU with 2GB of RAM. This provides superb performance and allows continual upgrading of its facilities making the Encore virtually future proof.

Key Features:

  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Standard 2TB internal storage for over 5000 CDs
  • Compatible with many network speakers
  • Spotify, Tidal & Qobuz Streaming Services
  • Large, high resolution, full colour display
  • Dual core 64bit Intel CPU 
  • 32 Bit 384k DAC
  • Control with either IR handset or Apps
  • NAS Drive Compatible
  • New Bridged amplifier arrangement based on those in the M6 Encore 225
  • 500 watts per channel
  • 3 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 USB A connections, network connectivity, high quality variable line level outputs, digital output.

Technical Data

Output Performance: Power: 500W per channel into 8Ω
Voltage: 63V RMS, 20Hz to 20 kHz: onset of clipping
178V peak to peak
Current: 90 Amps peak to peak
Damping Factor: 180
Output devices: 4 pairs per channel
Input signal voltage: 0-7Vrms (maximum)
THD+N: <0.007% typical, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal/noise ratio: > 107dB 'A'-weighted
Input impedance: 40kΩ
Frequency response: +0, -0.1dB, 10Hz to 20 kHz
Line level inputs: 3 pairs line level RCA connectors
Digital inputs
2 Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
2 Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
USB sockets: 1 Front panel Type A USB2 socket (1.5A USB-BC 1.2 compliant)
2 Back panel Type A USB2 socket (500mA)
1 Back panel Type A USB3 socket (USB-BC1.2)
1 Back Panel Type B socket (Factory use only)
Line level outputs: 1 pair line level RCA connectors, fixed level outputs gain = 0dB (x1) 7 Vrms output maximum
1 pair line level RCA  connectors, Pre-amp outputs set by volume gain = -∞to +13dB maximum 7 Vrms output maximum
Digital outputs: 1x Optical S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
1x Coaxial S/PDIF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
Speaker outputs
2 pair 4mm banan plug/binding posts (1 set each left and right)
Headphone output: 6.35mm impedance 10Ω - ∞
Network connection: RJ45 8P8C 10/100/1000Base-T
Power: Mains 115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set)
100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
Power consumption: <0.5W (standby)
58W (idle)
1.6k Watts (maximum)
Dimensions: Width:  483mm
Height: 185mm
Depth:  510mm (including terminals)
Accessories: IEC type mains lead 16-Amp type
Remote control
Battery LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type 2 off
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide

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