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Songbird Music Streamer


Plug-and-play music streaming

From streaming services to radio stations to podcasts, there’s an incredible variety of entertainment on the Internet. Take advantage with the Songbird™ streamer, placed among the “Best Music Streamers of 2021” by The Master Switch and named “Budget Component of the Year (2020)” by TONEAudio. The sound is excellent, and the control is effortless, directly from your Android® or iOS® smartphone.

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Budget Component of the Year (2020) -TONEAudio

Your favorite sources and streams in one place

You’ll be amazed at the variety of supported music streams, starting with Spotify, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Prime, and Napster. That’s not to mention thousands of Internet radio stations via iHeartRadio, vTuner, and TuneIn. (Streaming service fees may apply.) But wait, there’s more. You can also enjoy music stored on your personal devices via Windows® DLNA, Apple® AirPlay® 1 or Bluetooth 4.2. And the Songbird streamer connects to your network via Ethernet or 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi.

The resolution of 24 bits and 192 kHz

You can stream High Resolution audio from Qobuz, Amazon, and Tidal. (Streaming service fees may apply.) This goes way beyond CD-quality sound. The Compact Disc represented the range from dead silence to the loudest possible sounds with 16-bit quantizing. CD was also limited to a sampling rate of 44 kHz. But technology has moved far forward. Spectacular 24-bit/192-kHz digital audio delivers an altogether higher level of fidelity from the Songbird streamer’s analog output. (Digital output is 16 bits/44.1kHz)

This performance is now yours to savor with the Songbird streamer.

Connect to any audio system

If your audio system has an analog or an optical digital input – and almost every system does – you’re ready to connect the Songbird streamer. The streamer also includes its own analog and digital inputs, so you don’t lose an input you may already be using. You can even use Songbird’s optical input to add a digital input to a vintage system that doesn’t have one!

iOS® and Android® app

We put the music at your fingertips with the intuitive Songbird Control app, available free at the Apple Store and Google Play.

Local Inputs

Analog Input (3.5mm minijack)

Digital Optical Input (TOSLINK)


Wireless Inputs

2.4G WiFi b/g/n



DLNA compatible


Analog Output (3.5mm minijack)

Digital Optical (TOSLINK) 16 Bit



Lower 16-bit
44.1 kHz
192 kHz
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* Gapless Streaming is currently not supported
* MQA is currently not supported.
Regardless of input or stream, the digital out on the Songbird is resampled to 16/44.1. The internal DAC is 24/192, so the way to enjoy 24 Bit Hi-Res output is to use the analog out and the built-in DAC.

Included Accessories

5V/1A DC power supply

USB power cable

.5 M Toslink to Mini Toslink cable (for connecting to Model-One, etc)

1 M 3.5” mini to dual RCA cable.

1” x 1.5” velcro strip (to attach Songbird to your stand or dog)


Main Body Size: 86.5*82.5*26(W*H*D)

THD+N(Frequency vs Distortion): 0.03%

Signal to Noise Ratio: 80dB

Signal Separation: 74dB

Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz

Input sensitivity: 1000mV

Bluetooth Version: 2.1+EDR

Supported Audio File Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, ALAC, FLAC, APE, WAV

  • 5V/1A DC power supply
  • USB power cable
  • .5 M Toslink to Mini Toslink cable (for connecting to Model-One, etc)
  • 1 M 3.5” mini to dual RCA cable.
  • 1” x 1.5” velcro strip (to attach Songbird to a vertical surface)

Does Songbird provide end-to-end 24/192 resolution?


Songbird provides lossless decoding of music files from High-Resolution services up to 24-bit/192 kHz. In order to provide compatibility with legacy audio equipment, and to facilitate reliable multi-room streaming capability, its digital output is resampled to CD quality resolution of 16 bit/ 44.1kHz.

How does this plug into my Spinbase with a turntable plugged in?

Songbird plugs into your “Line / Ceramic Cartridge” RCA Input. This works automatically alongside your turntable, which is plugged into the “Magnetic Phono” input.

How does Songbird connect with Andover-One?

Andover-One features a Digital Optical Input, into which Songbird can be plugged. You may connect Songbird to Andover-One via its Analog Aux Input.

Does Songbird support Gapless Streaming?

(Updated Dec 7, 2020) Gapless is only supported with the native apps from the providers, using airplay or DLNA connections to transmit from another device to SongBird. Gapless requires internal storage, which this current chip version does not support.

How can I update the firmware to the latest version?

Updates are distributed to all product owners via the Songbird Control app. The option will appear in the app when it's available to download.

What if I don't have a WiFi network in my home.

Songbird can act as a Personal Hotspot, to which your iPhone can connect directly. This requires Songbird to have a hardwired ethernet connection to the internet.

How does Songbird decide between Ethernet and WiFi?

Songbird favors Ethernet connection over WiFi.

"This inexpensive streamer is magic!"
- Home Theater Fanatics

" of the best music streaming devices that you can find available today.”
- GadgetGram

"One of the Best Values in Hi-Fi"
- Cheap Audio Man

Best Music Streamers of 2021
- The Master Switch

Budget Component of the Year (2020)
- TONEAudio

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