iFi Audio ZEN Stream
Free UK Delivery
The ZEN Stream is the long-awaited addition to iFi Audio's popular and much-acclaimed ZEN series. This compact designed network player fits optically perfectly with the current ZEN line-up and meets the same design criteria that made the existing ZEN series so popular among music enthusiasts worldwide.
With this iFi Audio ZEN Stream, you acquire a high-quality streaming device with which you can stream from any audio source in the best possible sound quality. This ZEN Stream finds a perfect match with the best-selling iFi Audio ZEN DAC. Connect the network player by USB and enjoy DSD and PCM streams in excellent sound quality. If you own an amplifier with a built-in DAC, you can connect the ZEN Stream by both USB and coaxial S/PDIF.
Simply the best
Besides the digital outputs, the streamer is equipped with an RJ45 LAN connection and dual-band Wi-Fi. The player supports DLNA streaming and is NAA compatible. With Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, you can stream directly from the Spotify and Tidal smartphone app. Moreover, the ZEN Stream is equipped with Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast for optimal ease of use. Because of the built-in Connect services and ROON support, you do not need a separate smartphone app to operate the streamer. It doesn’t get more ZEN as this.
Thanks to the powerful 64-bit quad-core ARM processor and the open architecture, this ZEN Stream is designed to be future-proof. Unique to the ZEN streamer is that it is provided with 'Exclusive Mode Selection'. This allows the user to pre-set the desired streaming method (e.g. DLNA, NAA, Roon, Tidal) with a rotary switch on the back of the device, which will only allow the streamer to play a particular stream in the best possible sound quality. This is, certainly in this price range, a unique feature.
Sound quality comes first
Soft- and hardware are completely custom-built, and the streaming platform is provided with a Femto precision GMT clock which eliminates any chance of jitter. The streaming bridge, like the other ZEN models, comes with a power supply equipped with Active Noise Cancellation technology that prevents AC/DC distortion. It's no coincidence that these most affordable ZEN components are most popular among music enthusiasts worldwide.
Who is iFi Audio?
iFi was launched in 2012 and is an award-winning company that creates products to improve sound quality, eradicate noise distortion and hiss from your headphones, speakers, portable audio devices, phones and TVs. A nice little quote from the company themselves state "With our vast catalogue of devices, you can bring the live experience into your home. Or if you prefer your music on-the-go, we deliver every cymbal crash and pluck of a string in clear isolation straight to your ears."
iFi has a very good oversight on the design, development and manufacturing process of over 30 products from their headquarters in Southport, UK.
iFi products and their packaging are made from recyclable materials, including Aluminium, Paper and Recycled plastics. There are no hazardous toxins in their components, and they ensure every product released meets environmental standards.
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, which can take between 4 to 21 days
UK Delivery orders are sent via our couriers' DPD Local on a next-day-delivery service and usually take between 1 and 3 days.
Certain manufacturers disallow mail order for their products, however a local delivery may be possible.
We offer a local delivery service for a large number of our products. After your order has been placed, a member of the Hifi Gear team will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time for your local, personal delivery.
Click & Collect
We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.