Last year we positively raved about the ZENith MKII SE from Portugal’s Innuos. Limited to 100 units, the Roon-capable server/streamer extracts the very best performance from every DAC it touches. That includes DACs used by this commentator since the MKII SE review, further cementing my belief that one’s digital budget should be split more evenly between source and DAC.
And yet the best Innuos streamer/server is about to get a whole lot better. The forthcoming ZENith Statement is a two-box digital source for high-end-flying audiophiles.
The Statement unit builds on the foundations laid down by the ZENith SE but with a second, umbilically-linked box housing the transformer, separately enclosed to prevent vibrations and EMI emissions from polluting the rest of the circuit, and a new power supply designed one Dr. Sean Jacobs.
From that power supply, eight independent power rails are extracted to independently juice each of the custom motherboard’s critical components (CPU, hard drive etc.) plus an in-house designed USB board and ‘3ppb OCXO’ clock “for higher precision and lower phase noise”.
Pricing remains TBC.
Visitors to AXPONA in Chicago this weekend can catch sight of the ZENith Statement in Room 674 where it will be playing into a big ticket system of separates: an Aqua Formula xHD DAC, Audio Research GS Pre / GS150 amplifier, YG Hailey 1.2 loudspeakers, all tied together with Transparent Audio wire.
That’s a radical shift from their Norddeutsch Hifi-Tage demo room in Hamburg this year (pictured above) where Innuos showed off the ZENith SE MKII with a pair of Kii Three – the exact same minimalist Future-Fi system currently being savoured by yours truly.
Expect to see further (video!) coverage of the ZENith Statement when it arrives in Germany for the Munich High-End show next month.
Further information: Innuos