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iFi Audio ZEN Streamer

iFi ZEN Stream
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iFi Audio ZEN StreamerPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $699.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 3 Margaret Street, Hutt Central Lower Hutt New Zealand 174.9037902 -41.2093658
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The ZEN Stream streamer is a true ground-up design by iFi. From the hardware to software implementation, the build is quite exceptional. The new ZEN Stream streamer features two SuperSpeed USB3.0 ports with Active Noise Cancellation II, a S/PDIF out with the iPurifier built-in, a power supply with Silent Power technology and an in house developed iFi software developed with Volumio open-source as the starting point, then coded and optimised by us to achieve the purest streaming software bar none. These are some of the reasons why the ZEN Stream is at the cutting-edge handling PCM384/DSD256 on LAN and WiFi.

 

‘Exclusive’ for your ears only.

The ZEN Streamer has one of the most fully-optimised software platforms in the world. From the device’s drivers, to the kernel (the heart of the operating system), to the shell (which interfaces with the kernel), to the applications and the user interface, everything is fully optimised for seamless operation and excellent sonic performance.

 

An ingenious part of the ZEN Stream’s design is the ability to select between ‘Exclusive’ modes. Individual settings dedicated to specific modes of operation to deliver the purest possible performance. All other programs are shut down to minimise ‘software jitter’, an often overlooked aspect that negatively impacts the quality of computer audio playback. This ensures that the ZEN Stream is not merely a ‘jack of all trades’, but a master of all too. The 'Exclusive' modes are:

  1. All-in-one (AIO) covers all modes
    • This non-specific mode is great for all platforms, audio formats and devices.

  2. DLNA streaming
    • Select this mode to optimise performance when using the ZEN Stream with DLNA-compatible apps and devices.

  3. NAA streaming
    • Select this mode when using the ZEN Stream as a Network Audio Adapter in conjunction with Signalyst HQPlayer software.

  4. Roon Bridge streaming*
    • Select this mode when integrating the ZEN Stream into a ROON environment.

  5. Tidal streaming
    • If you are a subscriber to Tidal’s Masters Tier, this is the mode for you.

       

*Roon Ready coming soon

 

Who’s who of Streaming.

Hot off the press, the ZEN Stream has the following connectivity options:

  • Stream straight from Spotify/Tidal apps with Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect
  • Works with any DLNA certified streaming app (our own app is imminent!)
  • Integrated Airplay and Chromecast* – easy streaming from Apple and Android devices
  • Roon compatible – basically, it adds Roon to any DAC.
  • NAA operation in conjunction with Sygnalist’s HQPlayer software

*Chromecast to come in a future update.

 

Specifications...

  • Input voltage:
    • DC: 9V/1.8A-15V/0.8A
    • AC: 100 -240V, 50/60Hz
  • Input: Wi-Fi / Ethernet / USB HDD
  • Formats:
    • PCM384
    • DSD256
    • (MQA-fully compatible)
  • Output:
    • 2 x USB3.0 (Type-A Socket)
    • SPDIF (Coaxial)
  • Power consumption:
    • No Signal: ~6W
    • Max Signal: ~10W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 158 x 100 x 35 mm
  • Net weight: 578 g

 

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