Southport’s iFi’s has introduced the latest addition to its award-winning ZEN series of compact and affordable audio devices.
The ZEN Stream is described as a ‘Wi-Fi audio transport’ and acts as a bridge between a wi-fi network and hifi. It connects to a router (over wi-fi or ethernet cable) and can output to an external DAC or an amp with digital inputs via USB or S/PDIF.
Built around open-source architecture, the ZEN promises the flexibility to run over a range of platforms and streaming options.
ZEN’s hi-res credentials also look top-notch, supporting PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD up to 11.2MHz (DSD256) over wi-fi and ethernet. It also offers integration with Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Chromecast and Roon.