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Innuos Zenith ripper/streamer
#81
I had a bit of fun in the Innuos room at Munich. They had both the Zenith SE and Senith Statement units feeding a pair of Kii THREE with BXT extension modules which effectively turns the Kii THREE into floor standing speakers with 16 additional drivers and a total of 7000 Watts. 

We were treated to a A/B session where we switched from one to the other in a matter of seconds. This was repeated a few times.

Going from SE to Statement there were fairly immediately obvious SQ differences, especially to the vocals in a track. Transients seemed a little softer and less "etched", more natural sounding if you want. The bass changed a little too, sounding fuller and more textured. Overall it just sounded more refined. I was already familiar with the Kii sound which is good, a very transparent and clean sound much like the Devialet.

I should add that the differences weren't jaw dropping however if the rest of your system was already fully tricked out then this would be a nice SQ gain. Possibly if you had lived with the SE version and moved to the Statement it would be a bigger jump as it's always easier to evaluate these things when you live with them for a while.

   

Guillaume
Industry disclosure: UK distributor for Shunyata Research

Absolare Integrated Signature v2, totaldac d1 server with additional external power supply, totaldac d1-seven, Echole PSU for Totaldac, Wilson Audio Sasha 2, Shunyata Research cables, Shunyata Triton v3 + Typhon QR + DPC-6 v3, Audioquest Diamond Ethernet, Various Entreq ground boxes and cables, Entreq Athena level 3 rack, AQVOX Audiophile High-End Network Switch, Etalon Isolator, sonicTransporter w/ 1TB SSD & MCRU LPS
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#82
Just added a Synergistic Research UEF Black MC to the Zenith SE. Initial useful changes but this heavy duty cable will take forever to run in based on the low power demands of the Zenith, so its now connected via an IEC adaptor to an oscillating fan to push things along a bit.

Just replaced a Netgear 1000 Powerline adaptor with 2 TPLink RE650 Extenders, one looking after the household wi-fi needs and the second dedicated to the hi-fi.....linked to the Virgin Superhub 3 on 5GHz and to the hi-fi via Ethernet cable into an AQVox Switch SE.  The main difference is greater focus of performers within the sound stage and increased complexity and layering of the soundstage. The detail and purity available streaming redbook standard files is really starting to blow me away. There is just so much spacial information
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#83
Does anyone know the RRP of the new Zenith Statement?

Guillaume
Industry disclosure: UK distributor for Shunyata Research

Absolare Integrated Signature v2, totaldac d1 server with additional external power supply, totaldac d1-seven, Echole PSU for Totaldac, Wilson Audio Sasha 2, Shunyata Research cables, Shunyata Triton v3 + Typhon QR + DPC-6 v3, Audioquest Diamond Ethernet, Various Entreq ground boxes and cables, Entreq Athena level 3 rack, AQVOX Audiophile High-End Network Switch, Etalon Isolator, sonicTransporter w/ 1TB SSD & MCRU LPS
UK
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#84
(15-May-2018, 19:25)GuillaumeB Wrote: Does anyone know the RRP of the new Zenith Statement?

Guillaume

Its priced at £9799 here in the UK
Devialet 200 -- Melco N1A-- Sonus Faber Olympica 2 -- Tellurium Q Black Speaker Cable
Auralic Taurus MK2 Headphone Amp -- HifiMan HE1000 Headphones
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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#85
New models from Innuos...


Good to see trickle down from the Zenith SE...

https://darko.audio/2018/05/innuos-intro...c-servers/
Innuos Zenith MK II running Roon, D1000 Pro CI, Shunyata, PMC 20/26s. 

Marantz SR7010, OPPO BDP 105D, PMC OB1s, PMC Twenty C, and Rel R328, Audioquest cables.               
                                 
South East Wales, UK
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#86
I own a Zenith (non SE) and I am very happy with its sound quality but have issues with file management, ripping and metadata. Recently I downloaded 2 albums from Bandcamp as Wav files and they were not recognized and could not be played (strange because Wav is one of the 2 options for ripping) but they worked when I downloaded them as AIFF files. So in contrast to the hardware the software side is not so perfect!
I am using till now an USB connection but with the new firmware upgrade both on Devialet and Innuos side I tried again the ethernet connection via UPNP . It works now with 192/24 and it sounds very good maybe better than USB but to really decide I have so solve that issue: I am using Astell & Kerns app on my iPad and I can not change the album once I started it (playback on Devialet, no problem with the iPad). So iPad and Devialet are playing different albums at the same time. I wonder if there is a better iPad app for UPNP I should try?
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