Ifi - ZEN Stream

$599
  • iFi 
  • Designed to deliver flexible, affordable, high-quality network streaming to any audio environment
  • Powerful 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex microprocessor
  • 2-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256 supported over Wi-Fi network or Ethernet connection
  • Stream straight from Spotify/Tidal apps with Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect
  • Integrated Airplay and Chromecast (Chromecast may be ready as FW update post launch)– easy streaming from Apple and Android devices
  • Roon, DLNA and NAA compatible
  • Exclusive mode’ selection – dedicated streaming modes (e.g. DLNA, NAA, Roon, Tidal) for purest performance
  • USB and S/PDIF interfaces regulated by femtoprecision GMT clock to eradicate jitter
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Dimensions: 6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4"
  • Warranty period - 12 months


Warp speed tech.
ZEN Stream is a true ground-up design by iFi — the hardware and software implementation is quite exceptional:

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 factors behind why the ZEN Stream is at the cutting-edge handling PCM384/DSD256 on LAN and WiFi (802.11n, with 100Mbps on 5Ghz).

‘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.

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

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