The Bricasti M5 network player is a network interface and media renderer that connects to your server via a local area network. With wide support for DLNA and other popular network protocols, the M5 delivers pristine lossless audio from your network to your Digital to analog converter; your music server can go anywhere you choose. The M5 connects to your LAN via Ethernet with SPDIF, AES outputs supporting sample rates up to 192k PCM, DSD 64 and DSD 128 over USB.

Finish: Anodized Aluminum.

Input: Wired Ethernet.

Output: AES, standard SPDIF, RCA or optional 75 ohm BNC up to 192k PCM and DSD 64. DSD 128 over USB.

Supported Formats: Over 100 different file types including: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, ATRAC, Au, AVI, Dolby Digital, DSDiff, DSF, DV, DVD, FLAC, FLV, IFF, M1V, M2T, M2V, M4A, M4V, Matroska, MJPEG, Monkey's Audio, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, Music Tracker files, Ogg, OpenMG, Opus, Quicktime, RealMedia & RealAudio, Sidplayer files, Speex, SWF, video game media files, W64, WAV, WMV & WMA, Xvid, 3GPP & 3GPP2.Trigger In250ma.

Trigger Out: 12V.

Weight: 5 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

Mains Voltage set at factory: 100, 120, 220, 230, 240 VAC, 50 Hz - 60 Hz.


The M5 is built extremely well and absolutely has the looks to fit a true high end audio device, but it also has sound to match its looks. It has superbly deep, powerful and tuneful bass, rich and smooth mids and fluid, airy treble and overall it is easily the most organic sounding Roon endpoint that I have heard. If there is one thing that the M5 does not do, it is sounding digital!