It turned out that among the manufacturers of digital audio equipment there are a solid number of world-famous Korean brands aimed exclusively at audiophiles. Most of the Russian fans of quality sound can immediately recall some of them: Aurender, April Music, Astel&Kern and, of course, SOtM - which we will talk about.
SOtM, founded in 2008, originally focused on the production of Hi-Fi and PC-Fi audio equipment. Its products are designed for audiophiles who prefer to listen to music from a computer or other digital devices. In 2008, it was already obvious that increasing numbers of digital sound fans would only increase year by year. To emphasize the reverent attitude to sound and to outline the target audience, the company's name is not quite usual. SOtM is an acronym that stands for Soul Of the Music, or "soul of the music.
The South Korean company began with the production of relatively inexpensive USB-Сoaxial converters. However, very quickly the brand's product catalog expanded considerably. Today SOtM produces various types of digital components that are essential in the arsenal of almost every modern audiophile. The brand's catalog includes streamers, amplifiers, DACs, servers, filters and sound cards.
SOtM's basic product line is divided into two lines: Ultimate and Advanced.
The Ultimate Series includes full-size, high-end devices. This includes the sMS-1000SQ Windows Edition, a Windows-based music server with the highest sound quality, the advanced sPA-1000 Class D power amplifier with stabilization technology, the mT-1000 Hi-End line filter, and a variety of other devices.
Also in the Ultimate line, SOtM includes the popular sNH-10G switch, which helps build a near-perfect sounding network audio system. The switch consists of two SFP ports and eight LAN ports. Provides sCLK-EX and a 10 MHz main frequency input jack. Thanks to this, the switch is able to significantly expand the sound scene, increase the realism of textures, achieve explosive dynamics, while maintaining the accuracy of the reproduction of the entire frequency range. Sound clarity is enhanced by a built-in Ethernet noise filter. The sNH-10G network switch supports 10, 100, 1G Ethernet connection.
The Advanced product line consists of more affordable components in compact chassis. One of the most popular devices in this series is the compact sMS-200 network player, equipped with the proprietary Media Player Board. The board was developed by SOtM company in such a way, that it eliminates all unnecessary functions, providing the highest quality sound. The player supports Roon Ready, MPD, DLNA, SqueezeLite, streaming, can play music from an external USB drive and from network shares. The sMS-200 software update makes it easy to expand the player's functionality.
SOtM offers a wide range of digital audio devices that, for a relatively low price, help create great sound and impress with their musicality, fully justifying the brand name.
And we have good news for you. Since the beginning of the year, the brand SOtM is now officially represented in Russia by the distribution company Long Wave