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iFi Audio NEO Stream - Hi-Res Desktop Network Audio Streamer with Integrated DAC

Key Features:

  • Ultra-Res Wi-Fi/LAN/Internet network audio streamer with integrated DAC
  • Open-source architecture works with multiple control apps and evolves continuously
  • Stream the way you want: Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready, AirPlay, DLNA/UPnP, NAA and more
  • Supports up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 via USB/LAN/Wi-Fi (Full-strength 5GHz signal required for playback 384kHz/DSD256 or above over Wi-Fi)
  • Full MQA decoding and true-native DSD
  • Custom-designed hardware and software built for exceptional sound
  • Fully balanced analogue circuitry delivers maximum sonic purity
  • Four user-selectable digital filters to tailor the sound to suit your music
  • Dedicated streaming modes Tidal, Roon, NAA and DLNA modes for optimised performance
  • USB and S/PDIF interfaces regulated by femto-precision clock
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and iPurifer technologies remove distortion
  • Optical LAN input isolation for superior sound quality over gigabit Ethernet connection
  • SilentLine retina-grade TFT screen with album cover artwork display
  • Ultra-low noise power supply and optical LAN transmitter/receiver
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

Product Data:

MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£1,299.00 P003229 5060738786473 313002
MSRP £1,299.00
KSD SKU P003229
Barcode 5060738786473
MPN 313002

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iFi Audio NEO Stream

iFi NEO Stream is built to deliver optimal versatility and sonic performance. It combines the latest version of our network streaming engine with our award-winning DAC stage to deliver a level of audio previously unattainable without spending much more than its price tag. Just add your choice of amp and speakers.

Adds streaming capability to your cherished system and sonically upgrades your existing streamer. This is the only streamer you will ever need. Our use of proprietary tech makes the NEO Stream distinctly different. No ‘bought-in’ platform. No specific control app. Our own streaming engine. Fully optimised for seamless operation and excellent sonic performance.

Functionally and sonically, it’s the ideal streamer for passionate music lovers who want to experience their music with exceptional sound quality through their own choice of control app or music platform. The NEO Stream has more clarity and texture, and a more dynamic and engaging performance – quite simply, you hear more of the music, just as the artist intended.

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Simply Seamless Streaming
Roon Ready certification means the NEO Stream slots straight into a Roon audio environment and works seamlessly with Roon software. Use your choice of any DLNA/UPnP compatible app – BubbleUpnP, connect, Audirvana and so on – to control the NEO Stream and access audio content from online services. Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay 2, NAA operation.

Unique Optical LAN
Connecting to your network router via cable rather than relying on Wi-Fi? The NEO Stream includes a unique option alongside its RJ45 and M12 ports – optical LAN. This is our own technology. Connect the OptiBox transceiver to the router, and the NEO Stream to the OptiBox via an optical cable. Both the OptiBox and cable are included.

Come on, heal the noise
The NEO Stream has been painstakingly engineered to remove noise and distortion from the audio signal Circuit components with low ESR, high linearity and low noise mean great sound quality Voltage regulators with high PSRR (Power Supply Rejection Ratio), low idle current and low dropout equal low power supply noise and a synchronous 1.2MHz high-speed power supply controller to improve filtering efficiency mean power supply noise is vanishingly low.

The NEO Stream has been painstakingly engineered to remove noise and distortion from the audio signal Circuit components with low ESR, high linearity and low noise mean great sound quality Voltage regulators with high PSRR (Power Supply Rejection Ratio), low idle current and low dropout equal low power supply noise and a synchronous 1.2MHz high-speed power supply controller to improve filtering efficiency mean power supply noise is vanishingly low.

Suits you, sir
Several different settings allow users to tailor the NEO Stream’s performance to suit their system and the way they like to stream. Exclusive Modes are individual settings that optimise performance by focusing operation on one mode of use. There are specific settings for Roon, Tidal Masters, DLNA and NAA, as well as a general mode for multi-platform use. Four user-selectable digital filters, each of which has a subtle but clearly discernible effect on sound, can be switched according to personal taste and music choice: Bit-Perfect, GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimised), and Minimum Phase Standard.

Hi-res Audio Support
Thanks to the Burr-Brown DAC chip’s four-channel True Native design, PCM and DSD take separate pathways – this enables DSD, as well as PCM, to remain ‘bit-perfect’ in its native form right through to analogue conversion. This is not the case with all DAC devices from other brands – even if DSD compatibility is stated, many such DACs convert DSD signals to PCM. Hi-res audio support is state-of-the-art with True Native playback. It handles PCM data to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 and single and double speed DXD.

Custom DAC
The NEO Stream’s integral DAC stage takes your streaming enjoyment to another level. The four-channel True Native hi-res DAC design supports PCM 768kHz and DSD 512. Powerful 16-core XMOS processor performs full MQA decoding (to 384kHz). Thanks to the DAC chip’s four-channel True Native design, PCM and DSD take separate pathways and remain ‘bit-perfect’ in their direct-native form, right through to analogue conversion. In the case of DSD, there is no conversion to PCM or application of multi-bit processing – this is unusual and makes the NEO Stream an excellent choice for DSD purists.

Features

  • Ultra-Res Wi-Fi/LAN/Internet network audio streamer with integrated DAC
  • Open-source architecture works with multiple control apps and evolves continuously
  • Stream the way you want: Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready, AirPlay, DLNA/UPnP, NAA and more
  • Supports up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 via USB/LAN/Wi-Fi (Full-strength 5GHz signal required for playback 384kHz/DSD256 or above over Wi-Fi)
  • Full MQA decoding and true-native DSD
  • Custom-designed hardware and software built for exceptional sound
  • Fully balanced analogue circuitry delivers maximum sonic purity
  • Four user-selectable digital filters to tailor the sound to suit your music
  • Dedicated streaming modes Tidal, Roon, NAA and DLNA modes for optimised performance
  • USB and S/PDIF interfaces regulated by femto-precision clock
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and iPurifer technologies remove distortion
  • Optical LAN input isolation for superior sound quality over gigabit Ethernet connection
  • SilentLine retina-grade TFT screen with album cover artwork display
  • Ultra-low noise power supply and optical LAN transmitter/receiver

Package Includes

  • iFi Audio NEO Stream - Network Streamer/DAC
  • OptiBox optical LAN transceiver and optical cable
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • RJ45 Ethernet cable
  • Analogue RCA cable
  • iPower 2 power supply
  • Aluminium stand for vertical orientation

Technical Specifications

  • Wi-Fi input: Ethernet (M12 X-code 8-pin/RJ45/Optical) / USB-A and USB-C (front panel) / (USB DISK, HDD etc.)
  • Formats: DSD: up to 512/22.6MHz / PCM: up to 768kHz / MQA: Full Decoder
  • Analogue output: Balanced 4.4mm 4V RMS / UnBAL RCA 2V RMS
  • Digital output: USB-C (front panel) / USB3.0 Type-A Socket x2 (USB2.0 compatible) / S/PDIF Optical (PCM up to 192kHz, 24-bit) / S/PDIF Coaxial (PCM up to 192kHz, 24-bit) / AES/EBU (XLR - single link, PCM up to 192kHz)
  • Output Impedance: Balanced: ≤74Ω / UnBAL: ≤37Ω
  • SNR: <-106dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
  • THD + N: <0.0025% @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
  • Power supply requirement: DC 9V/2.0A, 12V/1.8A, 15V/1.2A* (centre pin +)
  • Power consumption: <0.5W idle, 14W max.
  • Dimensions: 214 x 151 x 41 mm (8.4" x 5.9" x 1.6")
  • Net weight: 1.0 kg (2.26 Ibs)
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