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Innuos introduce ZEN MK3 music servers

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Portugal’s Innuos continue their push for the broader appeal of dedicated low noise digital audio supply with a smart and professional approach to audio show presentations that don’t bewilder curious newcomers with endless tech talk – it’s there if you want it but only after CD-ripping and a user-friendly OS have made first contact.

Sporting fully-branded attire at Munich High-End 2018, the highly personable Innuos team walked visitors through their disarmingly simple range of MK3 servers with the recently announced Statement model enjoying very favourable A/B comparisons with the ZENith MKII SE in the adjacent prefab listening room.… Read the full article

Innuos announce ZENith Statement server/streamer

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

Last year we positively raved about the ZENith MKII SE from Portugal’s Innuos. Limited to 100 units, the Roon-capable server/streamer extracts the very best performance from every DAC it touches. That includes DACs used by this commentator since the MKII SE review, further cementing my belief that one’s digital budget should be split more evenly between source and DAC.

And yet the best Innuos streamer/server is about to get a whole lot better. The forthcoming ZENith Statement is a two-box digital source for high-end-flying audiophiles.… Read the full article

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DAR’s favourite bits of 2017

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This (and not that). Filtering (and not just summarising). Explaining why. Just as the Sieve of Eratosthenes removes all divisible numbers to leave only prime, choosing the best audio products of 2017 is a process of elimination – one that leads us to the prime cuts of the year (just as it did last year).

Remember though: awards are more than a bit silly. Best amplifier below ten grand? Assuming best even exists, no reviewer on the planet has the time to hear/audition more than a handful in any given price range.… Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2017: Well Pleased AV takes us backstage

By | December 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

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Death, Taxes, and Good Sound from Well Pleased AV. Three things in life you can be assured of. I say this because in typical fashion Mark Sossa has brought us something new to gawk at and exhibited it with showstopping results. Namely his latest addition of Rethm loudspeakers. Mark was demoing a system of familiar electronics carried over from previous audio shows in 2017, and the new entry level Bhaava loudspeakers from Rethm. At the heart of the Bhaava tower is a retro 7” Boston/Philips Hi-Q driver, a transducer underutilized in its heyday, now finding new life in a horn loaded tower.

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Richer sounds with the Innuos Zenith MKII SE

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

DAC manufacturers and their marketing departments like to KISS: to keep it simple, stupid. Their DAC’s clock and data buffers will eradicate any jitter. USB port galvanic isolation and/or internal power supplies will minimise electrical noise disturbances. The implication is that said DAC’s sound remains independent of source; any PC/Mac/streamer will do.

It’s a nice idea – but reality tells us that the romantic appeal is short-lived. Experience debunks the theory to show us first hand that no two digital sources sound alike.… Read the full article

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QLN, Audio Hungary, Aqua, Innuos, AntiCables: Leave Us Well Pleased – RMAF 2017

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Eric Shook

Another Unassuming Room Wows Again.

Small rooms with small speakers don’t always draw the biggest crowds, and that’s a really sad thing, because more than a fair share of my favorite rooms at audio shows are the under 60 watt amplifier, bookshelf speaker, and simple system variety. There’s a good market for bedroom or second room systems out there. Also, systems for people who don’t want the imposing presence of audio equipment as it pertains for living room decor.… Read the full article

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The heart of Future-fi: Innuos Zenith SE streamer/server

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

In the future, many hifi systems will be three-box affairs: a pair of active loudspeakers fed digitally by a network server/streamer; no rack; no kabelsalat; no mess; no fuss. Portugal’s Innuos are ahead of the Future-Fi curve when it comes to demonstrating their range of music servers/streamers at audio shows.

At Hamburg’s Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage in February, Innuos had their (then) top flight Zenith music server/player feed a pair of KEF LS50 Wireless. At Munich High-End 2017, in a blink-and-you’d-miss-it prefab listening room, the all-new Zenith SE server/streamer ($TBC) supplied a pair of Dynaudio Focus 60XD with ones and zeroes.… Read the full article

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Get Innuos! Music server/streamers at Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage 2017

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

For those wanting to get their ears round a pair of KEF’s LS50 Wireless at Norddeutsche Hifi Tage last weekend, demand for the ten seats inside’s KEF small-ish room saw queues spill into the corridor all weekend long.

Word hadn’t got ‘round that a second pair could more easily be seen and heard in Innuous’ (first) room perched atop some rather lovely looking loudspeaker stands from Quadraspire. Centre stage was occupied by an Innuous music server; it fed the LS50 Wireless over USB.

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