Music streaming control interface by Lode Audio, shown on iPad and iPhone


Lode Audio create class-leading music streaming products for the Custom Install industry. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the goal is to become the leading High-Resolution audio content delivery system for system installers and integrators. Based on a real love of music played in its native form, Lode Audio was created out of a need to re-introduce high-quality music reproduction to the CI market.


LODE products are regularly featured in residential projects through to commercial, hospitality and marine applications. Worldwide there are over 10,000 zones of Lode Audio running!


All products have been created specifically for the CI market to be installed in to densely populated AV racks. Crafted with a heat efficient aluminium casework, medical grade power supplies and without moving parts, LODE stays ready and operational 24/7.


All LODE streamers connect to an expanding range of music streaming services such as Tidal, Spotify, Deezer, Napster, SoundMachine and SoundCloud. Streaming of Internet radio such as TuneIn and Hotel Radio FM is a breeze too. There’s also iTunes playlists integration and extended AirPlay per zone. LODE also has the ability to index exceptionally large Local music libraries; all of these provide the user with incredibly varied and vast musical choices.


The LA-1 is a single zone compact stand-alone streamer, happy in an AV rack, in cabinetry or used as a high-performance source in a HiFi system.


The LA-4D is a 1u 19” rack mountable 4-zone streamer with 4 sets of RCA and Digital outputs. In effect, four LA1’s in a ‘box’. The LA-4D is the silver bullet for multi-room audio in custom install. Compared to other solutions on the market, the LA4 is more reliable, sounds better and saves space in the rack. Less cabling is required too compared to using multiple servers. Integrators can combine LA1 and LA4 models to provide up to 64 independent zones of great sounding music.


The new LA-2D is also a 1u 19” device, with dual music streams available and the same specs as the LA-4D.


As LODE were at forefront of mastering control of Sonos via third party control systems, all of the homework has been done to bring perfect and full integration into home automation control systems such as Crestron, Control4, AMX, RTI, ELAN and Command Fusion. Naturally, direct control can also be enjoyed via a desktop and/or mobile device app as well.


A great sounding home is a happier home! Sound quality in custom install matters, just as it does in HiFi. Good sound quality doesn’t just mean hearing more detail in the music, it means more engagement with talk radio, podcasts, audiobooks, with any type of music and it means hearing more at a lower volume, which is crucial for many properties to help avoid noise pollution. When it sounds good, you listen for longer, to whole albums, not just the hits.


A UK designed audiophile grade product featuring Burr Brown DACs offers native High-Resolution playback and 32bit/192kHz uniform up sampling from every source including streaming services. Lode Audio provides the ultimate audio performance – CI can be HiFi.