The ZENEO ZX is the culmination of a project we launched almost two years ago: to offer a truly wireless hi-fi system that combines audiophile performance, ergonomics and versatility.
HEART OF THE SYSTEM: CLASS AB AMPLIFICATION
The ZENEO ZX system has four fully independent amplifiers to power each speaker. The advantage of multi-amplification is that it allows customization for each type of speaker. The woofers will be powered by 70W RMS / 150W Class AB pulsed amplifiers and the tweeters by 20W RMS / 40W Class AB pulsed amplifiers.
Class AB is a combination of class A and class B which makes it exceptionally musical, it is the most used class of amplification in hifi amplifiers for demanding audiophiles.
On the other hand, this type of amplifier requires a high quality power supply and heat sinks, which makes it a fairly expensive solution.
expensive but unbeatable in terms of sound quality.
100% DIGITAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SPEAKERS
The entire audio signal of the master speaker is transmitted to the slave speaker thanks to a 32-bit Tri-core processor. The synchronization between the speakers is perfect thanks to the computing power of the processor.
Its signal processing is comparable to that of high-end studio equipment. Most of the processing is done in 56-bit mode
full, double precision, which allows for very good low level signal performance.
There is no low pass filter on the woofer, but several crossovers are cascaded to provide linear phase filtering.
The ZENEO ZX system is equipped with two analog inputs: AUX1, which can be set to PHONO mode, and AUX2/Streamer, two digital inputs: one optical and one coaxial, as well as a USB B input for connecting a PC or MAC computer.
The digital analog decoding is entrusted to a WOLFSON 24-bit/192kHz DAC known for its musicality.
The ZENEO ZX system is technically accomplished and offers high level electronics, both in terms of amplification and signal processing, but what about the acoustic part?
We were guided by the same requirements for the design of the cabinet, speakers and crossover. The cases are made of medium because of its rigidity and precision of manufacture. Partitions and reinforcements prevent any vibration or interference. The internal volume of the speaker has been calculated so that its association with the speakers is optimal. The characteristics of the port allow a perfect match with the speakers and the volume of the cabinet.
The bass drivers are equipped with a paper membrane with a stiffening surface to obtain a neutral and lively sound. The pure copper moving coils are wired on a capton support. To avoid aggressiveness and improve smoothness, the tweeters have impregnated fabric membranes and the voice coils are cooled in ferrofluid.
We are evolving in an environment where dematerialized music, stored in various mobile devices (computers, tablets, smartphones and other portable players), is taking an increasingly important place in our daily lives. Networked music is not left out with quality services like Spotify, Qobuz, Deezer, Amazon Music, Tidal or TuneIn offering more than 100,000 radio stations.
We offer two versions of the ZENEO ZX, a Bluetooth aptX HD version or a more complete version that also includes a WiFi network player allowing access to additional features such as playback from a NAS (networked hard drive) and multi-room. It should be noted that the WiFi version includes a second 24-bit / 192kHz converter.