For the past 15 years, Vinnie Rossi (initially forming Red Wine Audio in 2004) has established an enviable reputation for unique audio circuit designs, top quality hand-built production in the USA and sterling customer service.
Professional writers and end-users alike have reviewed his creations in print and online only to overlap by extolling their exceptional performance, superior value and considerate options that allow customers to buy what they need rather than face fully loaded production builds by default.
Fast-forwarding to the second half of 2018, Vinnie Rossi introduced his finest components to date, the L2 Signature Preamplifier and Monoblocks. By mid-2019, multiple L2 reviews confirmed that now the brand had begun to favorably compete against esoteric ‘cost-no-object’ challengers from all around the globe, yet still maintains its forward-thinking high-value roots. One reviewer even asked why none of the larger and more established tube electronics manufacturers had not managed to design such an uncompromising and purist design as the direct-heated triode L2 Signature Preamplifier.
For Vinnie Rossi, approaching premium two-channel audio design from a fresh perspective is at the core of his ethos. In an industry flooded with the same old design topologies that have been circulating around for decades, he chooses to demonstrate his genuine passion for his craft with innovation.
Innuos is a world leader in high performance music server systems built on a perfect synergy between hardware and software. Innuos’ multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in Computer Hardware, Audio Hardware, Networking, and Software Engineering to create a complete product end to end. In addition to market leading SQ performance, Innuos’ servers are marked by a simplicity of use and customer-driven research and development.
innuOS allows a complete Music Library management using a tablet or smartphone. Ripping CDs, importing music, editing album data (including covers) and backing up your music library can all be easily done easily without the need for a PC.
innuOS also contains many intelligent features to help organise your Music Library such as our rule-based music import engine or the Assisted CD Ripping mode.
INTELLIGENT CD RIPPING
Using AccurateStream technology, extract every last bit of your CDs into WAV or FLAC files.
Automatic CD Ripping
Just pop-in a CD! innuOS will automatically get full album data and cover from multiple online databases, rip your CD and eject when done.
Assisted CD Ripping
Assisted CD Ripping allows you to see and edit all the album data and cover obtained from the online databases before you rip the CD. Great for Classical Music!
Love to listen to music whilst ripping your CDs and want absolute silence? Just engage Quiet Mode for slowing down ripping, making it much quieter and with less vibration.
CDs can be ripped without internet connection. When connected, album data and cover for all offline ripped CDs will be obtained with a simple click.
DIGITAL MUSIC IMPORT
Import Wizards for Existing Libraries
Pre-defined wizards for importing music from USB storage, Music Servers and NAS.
Intelligent Import Engine
innuOS takes all the hard work of importing music by intelligently analysing the music files and applying a number of rules such as:
Organising the music based on format quality (compressed, cd quality or high-resolution), Artist and Album
Removing very long file names or illegal characters
Adding metadata to WAV files based on folder structure
Download from Online Stores
Qobuz, Linn Records, HD Tracks, HiResAudio, B&W Society of Sound, iTunes, Amazon and more. Just download the music files (even if they are in a zip or tar file) to the Auto Import shared folder and the server will take care of adding and updating the music library.
MUSIC LIBRARY MANAGEMENT
Edit or Delete Albums
Browse your library, select the album you want to update and just start editing directly on your tablet or smartphone. You can change the cover, manage genres based on previously used genres or simply delete the album - couldn’t be easier.
Quarantine is a staging area, separate from the Music Library, where any albums requiring attention are placed so they can be fixed before they go into the Music Library. These include:
Albums with no metadata
Ripped albums with damaged tracks
Potentially duplicated albums
Albums ripped offline
Automatic Music Library Update
After music is added, modified or deleted, the library is automatically updated as well as any connected systems such as Sonos or UPnP Streamers.
MUSIC SERVER MANAGEMENT
Automatic Network Identification
No more figuring out IP addresses find your server. Just go to my.innuos.com on your tablet or smartphone to list all Innuos devices on the network and access the innuOS App from there.
Update the system with a touch of a button to benefit from our continuous improvements: new functionalities, enriched customer experience or enhanced sound quality.
Automatic Backup to USB Drive or NAS
Backup of your music library can be set on innuOS to start automatically based on library growth (e.g. every time 50 CDs are added) to either a USB backup drive or to a NAS on the network.
HI-FI MUSIC PLAYER
Rediscover Your Music and Discover New One
Play all your music as well as Internet Radio and streaming services with the best sound quality by connecting directly to a DAC or Digital Amplifier via asynchronous USB.
Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz require premium subscriptions
Supports All Major Music Formats
The innuOS Music Player plays FLAC, DSD, MQA, WAV, Apple Lossless, AIFF, M4A and MP3 supporting bitrates up to 32bit/384KHz and DSD256, when connecting to compatible DACs
Playback from NAS
Play music stored on an external NAS drive.
The innuOS Music Player can optionally become a Roon-Ready player so you can use the amazing Roon interface to explore your music like never before.
innuOS can automatically connect its music library to a Sonos system at the touch of a button as well as automatically rescan the Sonos Music Library when any album is added, modified or deleted from the Music Library.
Fast and Reliable UPnP Server
innuOS also contains a UPnP Server configured out-of-the-box to work flawlessly with a number of UPnP-based systems:
Wireless multi-room speakers such as Bang & Olufsen, Denon HEOS, BOSE and many others
Music streamers from Naim, Linn , Moon, Auralic and many others
innuOS will also optionally integrate Roon Core* so you can use innuOS with other Roon-Ready streamers for a complete multi-room system.
* A Roon license, purchased separately, is required
innuOS can be integrated with the most popular home automation control systems such as RTI, Control4, KNX, AMX, Elan, Crestron and iRidium.
Linnenberg Elektronik manufacturers high-end purist components in Schwerte, Germany. Linnenberg's porfolio consists of finely crafted, symmetrical electronics able to deliver the timing and accuracy of recorded music along with a wonderfully natural tone that engages the listener. Linnenberg products are true dual-differential, balanced designs. Click here to learn more.
Reference D/A converter with integrated preamp
Proprietary signal conditioning circuits
Discrete I-U stage; allowing the implementation of the state of the art requirements of the DAC chip. Almost all manufacturers rely on ready-made op (operational amplifier) solutions; unfortunately, there is not a single component on the world market that is good enough. In SATIE, therefore, the consistent pursuit of a discrete stage with impressive performance data and sound quality is pursued.
Flag ship ESS Technology DAC chip
Digital to analogue conversion is carried out by the ES9038PRO Sabre chip, regarded as one of the finest silicon implementations in the industry. This chip incorporates innovative circuits delivering spectacular music free from annoying artefacts. 4x balanced 32-bit D/A converter per channel pass over audio to our proprietary discrete analogue circuits. The femto master clock with a clock accuracy of under 0.1ps clock jitter makes this approach feasible.
Analogue volume control / preamp functionality
SATIE uses a highly sophisticated log. ladder network controlled by gold contact relays forming a constant impedance passive attenuator. This architecture achieves the advantages of an active buffer stage without, however, having to accept the disadvantages of additional noise and distortion. By using this outstanding preamp functionality for an external analogue signal (e.g. phono stage) will make SATIE the last preamp you will ever need.
Digital filter with selectable characteristic
The user may select any from 6 filter options on the fly. Besides a standard PCM, high stop band rejection FIR filter giving the best performance on the bench, there are several other options to choose from.
3x Femto master clocks with TJ < 0,0000000000001s
SATIE employs 3 high performance clocks, one for 44.1kHz frequency group, one for the 48kHz frequency group and the third for the reclocking data buffer.
Reference Stereo Power Amplifier
Strictly balanced architecture
The WIDOR features a completely balanced architecture, with no back and forth conversion. In consequence, two identical amplifiers are employed, one driving the speaker+ and one driving the speaker- terminal. While this doubles costs, it relieves the circuit ground from carrying the speaker return currents, resulting in a clean and unspoilt ground potential.
Ultra wideband design
The high quiescent current design of the preamp and driver stages enables a core speed close to 1.5MHz, slowed down only by input and output filtering to match real word requirements. With filters in place, the small signal as well as full power bandwidth (!) measures an impressive 500 kHz. The lower frequency limit is around 0.3 Hz. No coupling capacitors are used throughout.
Inherently low noise
High resolution audio is intrinsically tied to low noise and low distortion. System noise is the lower resolution limit of an analog system, because it determines the smallest signal not masked by a noise floor. Hence, low noise levels and thus a wide dynamic range are desirable. A-weighted output noise measures 20µV for the WIDOR giving a SNR of 126dB or an equivalent to 21 bit !
Regulated power supply
Every section of the WIDOR amplifier is powered by high speed and low noise linear-voltage-regulators. Even the high current drawing MOSFET output stage is supplied by a tightly regulated supply with an instantaneous current capability of +/- 50A. Ripple and noise free supply rails are essential for the low noise operation of the whole amplifier. It further helps to reduce distortion and improves damping factor.
Lateral MOSFET output stage
The lateral MOSFET transistor originally developed by Hitachi in the late 70’s is probably the only semiconductor power device solely made for audio use. Famous for its tube like characteristic and perfect bias stability under any load conditions, the WIDOR uses a two pairs of tandem devices in each output stage. The H-bridge output transistor array is energized by a heavy duty toroidal transformer running a bank of 480.000µF storage capacitors.
The moments of greatest clarity come when you least expect them, when, in an instant, the truth emerges, simple, clear and instinctively right. In the world of loudspeakers, the arrival of the new Qln speaker is such an occasion. Elegantly engineered in a cool, cosmopolitan design, the Qln speaker reconciles perfectly the demands for high performance and functional style in an innovative and seductive range of visionary solutions.
Audio Hungary proudly manufactures top level class A vacuum tube amplifiers utilizing sophisticated circuit design, custom self made transformers, and proprietary bias control. The Qualiton series features high bandwidth, low inherent distortion, and linear sound with a refined industrial design to deliver a complete package. Learn more about what sets Qualiton apart here.
Rethm is a globally renowned loudspeaker manufacturer specializing in single-driver, horn loaded cabinet design technology with precisely integrated sub-woofers. Rethm speakers exude innovation, quality, and value in a unique, well executed package providing a purity of sound very few conventional loudspeaker designs can match.
Over many years of research and development and countless design iterations, SGR has consistently found new ways to isolate vibrations from the rack feet to the turn-table and transport.
Energy Sink Isolation Pads
The CNC milled and veneered Corian™ stone provides the final level of vibration isolation for the equipment surface
Constrained Layered Damping
The platform has a further level of isolation with an extruded polymer mat sandwiched between precision routed wooden composite layers.
Purpose Made Silicon Isolators
When you sit your prized equipment on each level, expect to feel a little give, as the silicon isolators kick in to provide the most exceptional level of isolation in our modular racking system.
Our CNC machined cross-braces provide an exceptionally stable and rigid surface for each platform to rest upon while isolation pads further reduce vibration distortion through the posts.
Crushed Quartz Filled Posts
Crushed quartz crystal filled posts add weight and rigidity to dampen unwanted frequencies.
Stainless Steel Feet
Our spikes and ball-race levelers provide exceptional fine adjustment and leveling options for a variety of carpeted and hard floor surfaces.
Gigawatt is a market leader in power conditioning and distribution products for high performance audio/video systems. Sound engineering, top level materials/components, and proprietary power filtering technology has culminated in numerous awards worldwide. Learn more
Based on the resources of one of high end‘s most distinguished design companies, the Swiss cables product range offers truly innovative technical design and sonic merits at a groundbreaking price-performance level, manufactured to the highest standards in Switzerland.
Swisscables - signal- and power-products - incorporate latest generation metallurgy, application specific, field-optimizing conductor geometry, premium connectors and novel micro distortion-free insulation technologies whose sonic benefits cannot be achieved with the materials employed in the majority of high end cables available today, whatever their price. Made in Switzerland in conformity with modern eco-standards.
The success we achieved so far with Swiss cables is thanks to the following facts:
- We use only first-grade materials and all our cables are fully handmade in Switzerland
- Swisscables have all UP OCC solid core conductors of special copper alloy
- We wrap the wire in a light natural fibre which weights approximately 2 g per meter
- The implemented geometry is adapted to the required length of the cable
- The wire network is introduced into a flexible tube and around this natural bre is solely air (air-dielectric!)
- We use wood as resonator for our connectors
Characteristic features of the different ranges are the dimensions with the corresponding geometry and the different connectors which lead to more energy and let you experience the soundstage again more intensively.