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Innuos Wave Ultimate

Innuos Wave Ultimate

Discontinued

Please see our new

Zenith Mk.II Std

Our flagship model, designed for Audiophiles who
want to extract all the detail and dynamics out of
their music on high end hi-fi systems.

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Small but powerful   The Wave goes linear   Leverage your storage   Open Platform
REFERENCE SOUND QUALITY
  THE WAVE GOES LINEAR
  LEVERAGE YOUR STORAGE   OPEN PLATFORM

We kid you not. You can finally have a music streamer capable of competing with even the most expensive CD players. Connect to a high-end DAC and enjoy all your music at your fingertips without compromising your enjoyment.

 

We've integrated a very high-end linear power supply with our Wave to provide a massive improvement in sound quality. The power supply is truly a no-compromise design, with a performance well beyond other linear power supplies in the market.

 

The Wave can connect automatically  to an Innuos Server, to a NAS or to external USB drives easily through its web interface. You can even use Wave as a server for other Wave players around the house.

 

The Wave is based on the Logitech Media Server platform and Linux. Innuos has done all the configuration, built a simple interface and provides an update mechanism so that your Wave works out of the box and just keeps working.

The Ultimate Music streamer

The Innuos Wave Ultimate is a very special music player. Integrating the simple yet powerful hardware of the Wave together with a no-compromise, high-end linear power supply, the Wave Ultimate provides the very best performance you can get from a music streamer.

Using a massive audio-grade transformer and banks of Nichicon KG audio capacitors (the same used in the much more expensive Naim upgrade PSUs), it results in a wider, more focused sounstage with added realism that will make you want to stay and listen to your music for hours and hours.

The Wave Ultimate can compete with the network music players and CD Players at any price in the market. That's why our customers are already selling their existing network music players and CD Players 5-10x moe expensive than the Wave Ultimate. Try it out with your system and let your ears decide.

Features

HIGH-END LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

The Wave Ultimate incorporates a no-compromise linear power supply designed by Sean Jacobs in the UK. These are just some of the features of the power supply:

  • Uprated audio-quality toroidal transformer
  • Completely new design of rectifier and reservoir capacitor board, mounted separately to the transformer and the regulator module(s) to remove mechanical vibrations and electrical interference
  • Larger reservoir capacitors (twice the size of that used in the CHC-CAP), for much better smoothing of the AC input on the regulator board. We use Nichicon KG audio grade reservoir capacitors, which are very highly regarded in the audio community
  • Capacitor board and regulator board are both separately filtered for superior noise rejection
  • Nichicon KZ 'Muse' capacitors are used throughout the regulator board - these are some of the finest audio-grade electrolytic capacitors available, in fact they are the absolute best caps that Nichicon make! They are extremely highly-regarded, and are used to great effect in the new design
  • Very low-noise metal film resistors are used throughout the design
  • Wima polypropylene and polyester capacitors used at critical decoupling points. Ceramic capacitors are used for critical RF-frequency filtering, which polyester/polypropylene capacitors are not good at.
  • Silver-plated interconnection wires are used for optimum transfer of power around the different sections of the circuit boards

High-Resolution Audio

Play all the high-resolution formats with aplomb: up to 32/384KHz and DSD256 to compatible DACs. So you can choose the music you love and not the format your player supports.

ALL THE MUSIC IN THE WORLD

Discover new music with the best sound quality. The Wave connects to Internet radios stations from around the world and online services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Deezer. With the Wave’s audio quality, they’ve never sounded so good.

Leverage your INNUOS SERVER or NAS

The Wave Ultimate will automatically connect to an Innuos server on your network, establishing itself as a player. However, the Wave Ultimate can also connect to a NAS and host its own music library.
 

Multi-room support

The Wave Ultimate uses the same Logitech Media Server system as our music and media servers so they all connect into a single multi-room system. Sync your Wave players with our servers and either play the same music on all rooms or different tracks on each room (or any combination you want).

EASY Configuration

The Wave is provided with our very own web user interface for configuration. You can access the web interface from any web browser, including your smartphone and tablet as it's designed with touch in mind. A few clicks and your Wave is ready to play your music.

Silent operation

With the Wave there isn't even an hint of mechanical movement - all is absolutely quiet. No fans, no hard drives, no vibration, nothing. Just you and your music in perfect harmony.

LOW POwer

Amazingly, the Wave Ultimate consumes only 3W of power when idle and 5W in peak usage. This means you can have it on all the time, it's ready to play as soon as you arrive home without compromising your green credentials.

Unparalleled Service

The Wave Ultimate comes with our “love it or return it” guarantee – if not completely satisfied, you can return the Wave for a full refund (terms and conditions apply). Your new Wave is also protected by our dedicated support team who will help you resolve any issues you may have.
   

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Analog Output   None
Digital Output   2x USB 2.0 (supports USB Audio Class 1, Class 2 and DoP), HDMI
   

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet   1 x rear panel RJ45 – Gigabit Ethernet
Other   1x eSATA (for hard drive)
USB   2x USB 2.0
 

FORMATS

Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing   WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, MP3
 

SAMPLE RATES

Sample Rates   44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Bit Depths   16bit, 24bit, 32bit
 

USER CONTROL INTERFACES

Web Interface   Any Internet browser
Mobile   User interface app for iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
 

HARDWARE

CPU   Freescale i.MX6
Memory   1Gb DDR3
 

POWER

Mains Supply   220V AC Mains Power
Power Consumption   3W when idle, 5W peak
 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions   80 x 210 x 280mm (H x W x D)
Weight   7 Kg
In the box   Innuos Wave Ultimate Music Player
UK IEC Power Cable (Contact us for custom IEC cables)

MANUALS

 
Innuos Wave Ultimate Music Player

Innuos Video Tutorials

Rather than providing hefty manuals, we provide video tutorials to show step by step how to setup the Wave Ultimate. Make sure to subscribe our channel as we will be updating it permanently.

Go to Innuos Video Tutorials Youtube Channel
 

REMOTE CONTROL APPS

 
Squeezepad

SqueezePad (iPad)

SqueezePad is a remote for Logitech Media Server (which the Wave Ultimate is based on) with a very clean and simple interface. If you have an iPad, this is our recommended app.

Go to SqueezePad Website
 
iPeng

iPeng 8 (iPhone/iPad)

iPeng is another remote for the Logitech Media Server. Its main advantage is being compatible with both iPhone and iPad so if you plan to use both, this is the way to go. iPeng 8 has a beautiful interface specifically designed for iOS though we find it a bit more confusing to use than SqueezePad.

Go to iPeng 8 on iTunes Store
 
Orange Squeeze

Orange Squeeze (Android)

Orange Squeeze is our preferred remote control app for Android. With a beautiful interface and simple operation, it's a joy to use.

Go to Orange Squeeze on Google Play Store
 
Squeeze Remote

Squeeze Remote (Windows 8)

If you have a Windows 8 laptop, tablet or phone there's also an app for you. Squeeze Remote has arguably the most pretty interface.

Go to Squeeze Remote on Windows Store
 

ALBUM DATA MANAGEMENT

 
MP3TAG

MP3Tag (Windows)

MP3Tag will allow you to edit tags on your music files, as well as add cover art. Whether you use it to tag unknown albums or to fully organize your classical music collection, MP3Tag is an essential tool for any digital music lover.

Go to MP3Tag Website
 
Qoobar

Qoobar (Mac OS X)

Qoobar is the MP3Tag counterpart as a native application for the Mac OS X. Despite being described as a tagger for classical music, Qoobar can perfectly handle all types of music.

Go to Qoobar Website