iFi Neo Stream: Streamer-DAC based on proprietary Network Streaming Engine
The iFi Neo Stream network audio streamer was conceived by British digital audio developers as a universal device that takes into account the promising needs of audiophiles and music lovers – both at the same time. The case, which is a little unusual for lovers of mini-devices from iFi audio, contains the main components of the device. First of all, a quad-channel True Native DAC that supports PCM up to 768 kHz and DSD 512. It is paired with a 16-core XMOS processor capable of full MQA decoding (up to 384 kHz).
Streaming and player capabilities of the iFi Neo Stream – support for UPnP (under various applications), Apple AirPlay or Google Chromecast, TIDAL Connect and Spotify Connect, and, finally, Roon Ready certification. All this runs on a proprietary Network Streaming Engine platform, written under Linux, with a quad-core ARM Cortex processor. Moreover, Neo Stream can be used both as a pure streamer and as an external DAC.
In addition, the iFi Neo Stream is able to play tracks from USB-drives – for all this, the Stream-iFi software player is provided. Get a truly “black” noise background from USB ports with ANC II active noise reduction technology. In addition, the iFi Neo Stream is equipped with many other proprietary iFi audio technologies.