Leema Acoustics’ audiophile-grade streaming music server Sirius, which has been developed in conjunction with Innuos, is set to benefit from a major upgrade following the release of Innuos’ InnuOS 2.0 operating system.
The new InnuOS 2.0 software brings a completely new operating system and desktop interface to the Sirius, plus for the first time, full dedicated app control using the all-new Innuos Sense app for iOS and Android devices.
Innuos Sense offers comprehensive control over selecting and playing music from the Sirius and various music streaming services, along with a number of important control features including editing metadata.
The upgrade means there has never been a better time to audition a Sirius streaming music server via leema-acoustics.com/search-dealers.html plus, existing owners can upgrade internet-connected devices immediately via the Sirius web portal at: my.innuos.com. Leema Acoustics’ technical support department is standing by to help with the transition.
More on the Sirius streaming music server
Sirius is a hi-fi-grade streaming music server system that provides a high-performance solution for the storage and playback of digital music. In partnership with Innuos, Leema’s ex-BBC engineers have combined audiophile performance with the convenience of a UPNP/DNLA-compatible streaming music server.
Sirius features a raft of audiophile components centred on a powerful server-grade main circuit board with a high-speed quad-core processor with up to 8 gigabytes of system memory, plus huge storage reserves (in 2 TB steps) up to an impressive 8 TB.
Sirius incorporates a high-performance TEAC optical drive for bit-perfect CD rips to the hard drive. Its straightforward operation makes digitising large music libraries simple. Sirius offers backup for CD audio, right up to lossless FLAC files and supports WAV, AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC and MP3; a USB 3.0 connection is also available for audio backups.
A key feature of the Sirius is its high-quality DAC. It benefits from an integrated asynchronous USB DAC employing an ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC from the company’s flagship range, with an Xmos USB interface. The DAC supports 16, 24 and 32 bit-depths, from 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz with DSD 64, 128 and 256 also supported. For consumers already invested in a DAC, the Sirius’ ultra-low-noise USB output offers Class 1, Class 2 and DoP external connections. Balanced outputs via XLR and unbalanced RCAs are also offered.
In a further nod to its audiophile credentials, Sirius benefits from a dual Ethernet connection: one for routers and one for dedicated streamer connections.
Further features include simple importation from computers, USB and NAS drives, plus there’s a three-way linear power supply with a dedicated supply for the DAC.
Price, availability and images
The Sirius is available now from £4,200 (for 2 TB)