- DLNA certification: Any DLNA-compatible streaming app – including iFi’s forthcoming Stream-iFi app – can be used to control the ZEN Stream and access audio content from online services and DLNA-certified network storage devices.
- AirPlay and Chromecast: Integrated Airplay and Chromecast ensures easy streaming from Apple and Android devices. AirPlay is included at launch; Chromecast will be added as a free firmware update later this year.
- Roon compatibility: At launch, the ZEN Stream is compatible with Roon Bridge software, making in suitable for a Roon environment, and full Roon Ready certification is in the pipeline – a tempting proposition given the ZEN Stream’s affordable price point. With the ZEN Stream, you can add Roon compatibility to any DAC on the planet.
- NAA operation: The ZEN Stream can operate as an NAA (Network Audio Adapter) in conjunction with Sygnalist HQPlayer software – favoured by many serious music streaming enthusiasts. This means it can direct packets of audio data received over Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable straight to the connected DAC without applying any processing whatsoever.
|Input Voltage||DC 9V/1.8A-15V/0.8A
AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz
|Input||Wi-Fi / Ethernet / USB HDD
(Firmware updates via OTA and USB-C at rear)
|Output||USB3.0 (Type-A Socket) x2
|Power consumption||No Signal ~6W
Max Signal ~10W
|Dimensions||158 x 100 x 35 mm
6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4"
|Net weight||578g (1.14 lbs)|