ifi NEO Stream

£1,299.00

ifi NEO Stream

The ifi NEO Stream is the perfect audiophile streamer, with a slick user interface and high-end performance and sound.

RoonReady

The Roon platform has become the standard-bearer for high-quality digital music management and streaming, thanks to a great interface, strong flexibility and high-quality sound. The Neo Stream has Roon Ready certification, which means it’s ready to slot straight into a Roon audio environment and work seamlessly with Roon software.

October 2022

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GTIN: 5060738786473
Brand: ifi
ifi audio

Description

ifi NEO Stream

The ifi NEO Stream is the perfect audiophile streamer, it has an intuitive user- interface coupled with high-end performance and sound.

Distinctly different.

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. Without the exorbitant price tag.

Custom DAC

The NEO Stream’s integral DAC stage takes your streaming enjoyment to another level.

  • 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.

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.

Benefit from the highest quality digital audio connection possible between the router and the streamer.

  • Ultra-fast data speeds of up to 10Gbps
  • Bit-perfect transmission of ultra-resolution audio
  • Minimal degradation across distances of up to 1km

The LAN signal from the router is regenerated, reclocked and rebalanced by the OptiBox; true galvanic isolation is applied, with zero parasitic capacitance and inductance.

Come on, heal the noise

The NEO Stream has been painstakingly engineered to remove noise and distortion from the audio signal:

  • USB ports use our ANC II active noise cancellation technology
  • S/PDIF outputs incorporate iPurifier technology
  • The digital signal is  regulated by our femto-precision GMT (Global Master Timing) clock to eradicate jitter
  • The retina-grade TFT display boasts SilentLine design so no electrical noise interferes with 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 more clarity and texture, and a more dynamic and engaging performance – quite simply, you hear more of the music, just as the artist intended.

RoonReady

The Roon platform has become the standard-bearer for high-quality digital music management and streaming, thanks to a great interface, strong flexibility and high-quality sound. The Neo Stream has Roon Ready certification, which means it’s ready to slot straight into a Roon audio environment and work seamlessly with Roon software.

DLNA/UPnP

Any DLNA/UPnP-compatible streaming app (for example: BubbleUPnP, mconnect, Audirvana and so on) can be used to control the Neo Stream and access audio content from online services and DLNA-certified network storage devices.

Integrated Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect

Users of these hugely popular online music services can stream directly from the Tidal and Spotify apps – simple, seamless and effective.

AppleAirPlay

Integrated Airplay ensures easy streaming from Apple devices.

NAA operation

The Neo 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 processing.

Streaming from local storage with Stream-iFi app

iFi’s ‘Stream-iFi’ app is simple tool to aid initial set-up of the Neo Stream and initiate streaming from local storage devices – a NAS drive, for example.

 

Specifications
InputsWi-Fi
Ethernet (M12 X-code 8-pin/RJ45/Optical)
USB-A and USB-C (front panel) (USB DISK, HDD etc.)
FormatsDSD: up to 512 / 22.6MHz
PCM: up to 768kHz
MQA: Full Decoder
Analogue outputBalanced 4.4mm 4V RMS / UnBAL RCA 2V RMS
Digital outputUSB-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)
I2S via HDMI connector Pinout:
1) Data –
2) Gnd
3) Data +
4) Bck +
5) Gnd
6) Bck
7) Wck –
8) Gnd
9) Wck +
10) Mck +
11) Gnd
12) Mck
13,14,15,16) DSD Enable; L=PCM, H=DSD
17) Gnd
18) 5V Power Enable Output; L=O, H=On
19) N/C
20,21,22,23) GND
Output ImpedanceBalanced: ≤74Ω
UnBAL: ≤37Ω
SNR<-106dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
THD + N<0.0025% @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
Power supply requirementDC 9V/2.0A, 12V/1.8A, 15V/1.2A* (centre pin +)
Power consumption<0.5W idle, 14W max.
Dimensions214 x 151 x 41 mm (8.4″ x 5.9″ x 1.6″)
Net weight1.0 kg (2.26 Ibs)
Limited Warranty12 months**
*A power supply unit must be able to deliver minimum rated repetitive current
**12 months typical or as permitted/required by local reseller laws.
***Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Brand

ifi

ifi Audio at Audiologica
ifi audio
ifi Audio at Audiologica

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