Computer Audio

DIGITAL PLAYBACK
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Our versatile and groundbreaking range of audiophile music servers is over a decade old.
The 2016 models embrace DSD, multimedia, budget streaming and professional installation . . .

Computer Audio   Computer Audio   Computer Audio
Pico | from £399
  Kilo | from £899
  Zetta | from £1999

The universally affordable universal streamer.

The compact new X+ Pico servers offer a choice of Linux or Windows operating systems – both of which offer virtually unlimited access to all streamed audio and video sources, as well as reliable handling of locally stored content, with 120Gb of on-board storage, expandable to 3Tb.

All versions offer support for Airplay casting from iOS devices and remote control via any mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.

In contrast with locked-down proprietary streamers, the easily upgradeable X+ Pico has bulletproof future-proofing baked in. The Pico* features an upgrade power supply and Uptone Regen USB reclocking for a cleaner, more natural sound. And for the first time, we're offering a machine with on-board D-A conversion: the DSD-processing Pico 2.

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An audiophile player that plays video, too.

Featuring a range of novel components and add-ons, the X+ Kilo is aimed at partnering USB DACS up to £1000, deploying a number of newly emerged technologies.

The Kilo, like the Pico, plays everything.

The Kilo* offers upgraded power supply and clocking features that improve sonic transparency to levels previously unreachable at this price point. And the Kilo 2 represents our first player seriously targeted at home theatre and professional installation - combining a powerful video platform with low-noise processing hardware with the goal of placing a single box at the heart of a modern multimedia setup - in a 4U rack-mount or desktop form factor. At last, it's possible to have one system that plays music and movies without compromise.

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Digital so good, it could be analog.

In an increasingly crowded marketplace for 'high-end' audiophile computer transports, the new X+ Zetta is conspicuously high-spec for its price tag, and reflects everything we've learned in the last decade making computers make music.

Zetta is a sixth generation product combining our pioneering approach to low-noise hardware with a number of welcome innovations re: USB clocking. We're confident that the Zetta class models, including the mutil-rail linear-powered Zetta*, approach ever closer to the holy grail of not sounding like computers, or indeed anything at all.

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Feature Comparison

  Price Analog Output Digital Output Isobus USB Reclock Included Video Playback CPU Power supply Power filters Internal RF absorption Optical drive Dimensions
Pico £399 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
Motherboard USB No No 1080p Celeron Pico PSU,
External switching
None None Optional external 220 (W) x 120 (D) x 60 (H)
Pico * £749 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
Motherboard USB No Yes 1080p Celeron Pico PSU,
External linear
SoTM SATA 5V None Optional external 220 (W) x 120 (D) x 60 (H)
Pico 2 £699 24/192 and DSD.
Attenuating line level
Motherboard USB No No 1080p Celeron Pico PSU,
External switching
None None Optional external 440 (W) x 340 (D) x 220 (H)
Kilo £899 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
USB 3.0 output from dedicated card Standard No 1080p Celeron

Switching ATX
(7uV ripple)

SoTM SATA 5V,
Isobus 12V,
DIMM 3.3/1.5V

Partial Optional internal/external 440 (W) x 340 (D) x 220 (H)
Kilo * £1350 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
JCAT / I2S over HDMI Standard Yes 1080p Celeron Switching ATX
(7uV ripple)

SoTM SATA 5V,
Isobus 12V,
DIMM 3.3/1.5V

Partial Optional internal/external  
Kilo 2 £1750 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
USB 3.0 output from dedicated card Standard No 4K i5 Switching ATX
(7uV ripple)

SoTM SATA 5V,
Isobus 12V,
DIMM 3.3/1.5V

Partial Acoustically damped BluRay  
Zetta £1999 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
JCAT / I2S over HDMI Standard No 1080p i5 HD Plex DC-DC,
External linear
SoTM SATA 5V,
DIMM 3.3/1.5V
Full Optional external  
Zetta * £2750 Realtek ALC662
24/96 on 3.5mm jack
Headphone output
JCAT / I2S over HDMI Isobus + Yes 1080p i5 External 3-rail linear

SoTM SATA 5V,
DIMM 3.3/1.5V

Full Optional external  

 

Making computers make music.
Call 01242 692 455 or visist Item Audio for details.