Your Center of Digital Music, An Audiophile's Ultimate Dream
High-performance music server with an advanced hardware mainboard, high-quality CNC aluminum alloy chassis, and optimized music server OS & software giving the pleasant user experience.
Z1 is the ideal digital music center for your home audio network, as well as a solid computing node to serve versatile streaming services. Enjoy superior sound quality through your HiFi system.
Stay connected to digital music – Play and enjoy anytime
Master your music server at your fingertips via mobile app, VitOS Manager
Install and enjoy various applications seamlessly
Essential core audio network to maximize your HiFi system's sound performance
Mechanical Stability and Craftsmanship
Z1 is housed in the highest-grade CNC aluminum alloy chassis. Robust, vibration- and dust- free. No more excessive heat. Fanless, well-structured internal design provides efficient heat dissipation to keep the CPU and entire system running cool, but with zero fan-noise and extremely low electrical noise. A high permeability EMI absorber (> 120 @1MHz) is applied to reduce the noise from internal digital circuits including DRAM, CPU, etc.
Rhein Z1's noise-filtering technology helps to reduce the noise:
Superior Hardware System and Mainboard
Z1 is born to pursue enhanced audio performance without any compromise.
High-performance yet low-power (6W) Intel CPU.
Advanced circuitry with high quality components.
Audio-grade SSD for system and music data storage. Noise-reduction via SATA signal optimization. Special-picked SSD modules with EMI absorber and special power regulation circuit inside to isolate the power noise from the SSD controller chip.
Optimized OS, VitOS
A well-structured, simple and elegant software design. Capable of running multiple music applications concurrently, with optimized audio output priority, low latency, high stability, and accelerated high-speed network transmission. VitOS makes Z1 a future-proof product –continuous software upgrade is available. The VitOS system update process will be protected by dual-firmware design, giving a redundant copy to prevent system failure due to unexpected power outage.
VitOS Block Diagram
Mobile App, VitOS Manager
Discover and configure the network settings of Z1.
Install and manage add-on packages on VitOS, including Roon Server (Roon Core and Roon Bridge), Spotify Connect, DLNA renderer & server, Airplay, and Orbiter Plug-in,... etc. on Z1.
Import the music files from a USB hard drive to Z1's internal disk by the Music Importer feature.
Back up the stored music files to an external USB hard drive by the Music Backup feature.
Z1 as Your Music Server
Use Z1 as a center of digital music to serve multiple players.
Shared storage of music files (over SMB/CIFS)
Z1 as a Transporter and a Roon Bridge
Connect Z1 to your DAC(Digital to Analog Converter) via USB connection, it will stream and output the digital signals including PCM, Native DSD(up to DSD256) or DoP(up to DSD64).
Review and Gold Standard Award From Audio Arkitekts
Rhein Z1 has been reviewed by Audio Arkitekts and received a Gold Standard Award. See how they've said about us below:
" Are you looking for a Streamer, Music Server, Roon Core/Bridge that is silent in operation, cool to the touch, and works flawlessly? Well, I have found a really nice contender for your forever source. This is a source device that will give you all that you want and need to fill your thirst for digital music. In this video, I will explore the Silent Angel Rhein Z1 V2 and give you my best breakdown of features, experience, and value. "
Please noted that DAC supports DSD with "DSD Native" is required for you to play DSD music up to DSD256 smoothly. If your DAC supports DSD with "DoP" (DSD over PCM) mode, then the Rhein Z1 only supports DSD music up to DSD64 (which means DSD128 or DSD256 is not supported in DoP mode).
*Operating at base frequency with all cores active.
**Under the condition when no USB external device is connected.