iFi Audio ZEN Stream
Wireless Music Streamer

£399.00
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iFi Audio ZEN Stream Wireless Music Streamer

Streaming Unleashed.

Wi-Fi audio transport.

Just add a Remote Control.

Beneath its classy exterior, the ZEN Stream is a technological streamer-de-force. It has one purpose – to send music from the Internet to your DAC with no loss of quality.

True hi-res performance of PCM384/DSD256 via WiFi/LAN. Just add your smart device as a remote and away you go.

Optimised open-source architecture – works with multiple dedicated platforms, completely and perfectly future-proofed as it is constantly updated.

Ease of use + audiophile implementation. It is the bee’s knees of Streamers.

Exclusive’ for your ears only.

The ZEN Stream 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.

  1. All-in-one (AIO) covers all modes
  2. DLNA streaming
  3. NAA streaming
  4. Roon Bridge streaming (Roon Ready comming soon)
  5. Tidal streaming

Who’s who of Streaming.

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

    • All-in-one (AIO) covers all modes
    • DLNA streaming
    • NAA streaming
    • Roon Bridge streaming (Roon Ready comming soon)
    • Tidal streaming

This is a true hi-res device. It uniquely supports PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz over Wi-Fi as well as Ethernet cable, plus DSD up to 11.2MHz (DSD256). Highly unusual in a Wi-Fi streamer.


Our ‘exclusive modes’ give you individual settings dedicated to specific modes of operation to deliver the purest possible performance.

All-in-one
This non-specific mode is great for all platforms, audio formats and devices.

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

streaming


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

Roon Bridge streaming


Select this mode when integrating the ZEN Stream into a ROON environment.

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



Use the ‘hotspot’ button on the front to join a Wi-Fi network.

Dual-band Wi-Fi reception supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for a fast, reliable wireless connection.


The circuit design has been painstakingly engineered to deliver superb sound, with processing muscle supplied by a 64-bit, quad-core ARM Cortex microprocessor.


The USB ports – both input and output – support the SuperSpeed USB3.0 standard and benefit from iFi’s Active Noise Cancelling technology to remove distortion from the audio signal.

Similarly, the coaxial S/PDIF output incorporates iFi’s iPurifier signal purifying technology.


Both of the two digital outputs – asynchronous USB and coaxial S/PDIF – that provide connectivity to an external DAC or an amp with digital inputs are regulated by iFi’s femto-precision GMT (Global Master Timing) circuitry to eradicate jitter from the digital audio signal.


Intelligent Ethernet. The device uses a high-performance Ethernet switch with a low-power integrated 5-Port Giga-PHY.


We’ve utilised high-PSRR, low idle current, low-dropout voltage regulators with soft start. This means maximised efficiency and minimised system noise..


Add to this, a synchronous 1.5MHz high-speed power supply controller for even great noise reduction and even less distortion.


Carefully chosen circuit components including discrete, high-grade surface-mounted devices such as TDK C0G multilayer ceramic capacitors and inductors from Taiyo Yuden and Murata add to the quality build of this product.

PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS :
Supported Music Services Spotify / Tidal / Chromecast / Airplay / Roon Compatible
Supported Audio Formats Up to PCM384 / DSD256
Sample Rate PCM384 / DSD256
INPUTS :
Analogue RCA input No
Optical digital input No
Coaxial digital input No
Bluetooth input? No
AirPlay streaming? Yes
WiFi streaming? Yes
Ethernet? Yes
USB connection? Yes
OUTPUTS :
Analogue RCA Output No
Optical digital output No
Coaxial digital output Yes
Headphone output? No
Subwoofer output? No
GENERAL :
Control App? Yes (Comming Soon)
Product dimensions (mm) 158 x 100 x 35
Weight 578g
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