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Innuos PULSE : Audiophile streamer for audio DACs compatible with UPnP/DLNA, Roon, AirPlay

The British firm Innuos offers us most of its know-how in its range of HiFi Innuos PULSE music players. Innuos players combine user-friendliness and audiophile performance. For Innuos,  quality sound should not compromise ease of use . Unlike its little brother Innuos PULSE Mini, the PULSE model does not include a DAC. Instead, it's built with a new, much more capable RECAP2 LPSU custom power supply for pure, organic sound.


The Innuos PULSE model has all the advantages of innuOS with full connectivity. It integrates USB, coaxial, optical and AES/EBU outputs. Connected to your external DAC, the PULSE is the  audiophile network streamer par excellence to take full advantage of your dematerialized music  : playback of audio files, Internet radio and streaming streams (Qobuz and Tidal). The Innuos PULSE streamer simply offers you  a one-stop solution for perfect playback of all your digital music.


You navigate through your audio files and Qobuz and Tidal music subscriptions in a very simple way  thanks to the Innuos Sense application  or a UPnP/DLNA application.  It's never been easier to browse your playlists and the millions of audio tracks on the Internet. You benefit from all the comfort of dematerialized music for uncompromising listening on your HiFi installation. The result is an  incredibly open, rich and natural soundstage when listening.

Innuos PULSE : a powerful and reliable audiophile

music streamer

The Innuos PULSE audiophile streamer is configured for optimal playback of your music and benefits in particular from the innuOS operating system. It has the power and reliability to run this homemade operating system well. 


The Innuos PULSE reader's motherboard is custom-designed with a quad-core Intel processor . An industrial-grade SSD module has been specifically designed for the innuOS operating system with power loss protection, low-density parity-checking ECC engine, and Global Wear-Leveling technologies. This module notably allows the operating system to operate in a stable, fast and secure manner. It also relies on a highly reliable 8GB RAM to handle even larger databases than the PULSE Mini model.


The PULSE raises the bar by incorporating a  new RECAP2 LPSU custom power supply , designed in collaboration with Dr. Sean Jacobs. This new power supply brings a softer and more organic sound. The RECAP2 uses only high quality components such as : 

  • Medical grade filtered IEC

  • Audio-grade toroidal transformer with epoxy-filled center to dampen vibration, magnetic shielding with SYN-SHIELD copper tape coated between windings and wrapped in black Mylar tape

  • Over 40000uF of premium Mundorf capacitors

  • Coilcraft Inductor 

Innuos PULSE: two modes of use - stand-alone or End Point

In stand-alone mode : you use the Innuos Sense application to play Qobuz and Tidal streaming services, Internet radio and music stored on a NAS or a UPnP/DLNA audio server. In this mode, the network drive becomes the center of your audio system.

In End Point mode : The PULSE network player connects to a main music server, whether it is an Innuos, Roon Core music server or any other Logitech Media Server based server. The PULSE will then appear as a zone on the application of your usual music server and can be used as a receiving device during multiroom listening.


Innuos PULSE: Access a digital music collection in very high quality

The Innuos PULSE audiophile streamer offers 5 listening modes for your music : Through its RJ45 wired Ethernet network connector, the streamer is connected to your home network.

  1. Via the integrated network player and the Innuos Sense application  : This mode is our preference. The Innuos PULSE streamer plays music independently. The Innuos Sense application on Android and iOS only acts as a remote control. Your phone or tablet is a superb WiFi remote control with a very large screen to choose and control your music: select, search, play and choose the listening room. You get the best sound reproduction on your HiFi equipment with this mode.

  2. Via the integrated network player and a UPnP / DLNA application :  the Innuos streamer plays music independently via its integrated HiFi network player  for optimal sound reproduction quality. You use your favorite and usual UPnP / DLNA application: mconnect, Audirvana, JRiver, BubbleUPnP or other. Your iPhone, your iPad or your Android device is a superb WiFi remote control  with a very large screen to choose and control your music: select, search and play your files or your music subscription.

  3. From AirPlay reception :  in an operating mode identical to Bluetooth, you then use the network to play your soundtracks  from an iPhone, iPad or Mac.  In this way, you access all online music services such as Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, and much more.

  4. As a Roon player, this environment is the Rolls-Royce of musical environments, it offers a very rich audio universe with the addition of very complete information on your audio files and the Qobuz / Tidal streaming services. You control your Innuos PULSE streamer with the Roon application. We invite you to discover the features of Roon.

  5. From the native Spotify app :  the Innuos PULSE streamer is Spotify Connect compatible and allows you to enjoy your music subscription using the official app directly.


Stream your music from online Internet services

From the Innuos Sense app on your smartphone or tablet, you access your Qobuz and Tidal music subscription to play all your favorite albums, playlists or any sought-after track from these huge libraries. Your Internet connection also allows you to browse through thousands of Web radio stations. Compatible with all music streaming qualities, the Innuos PULSE streamer supports all music streams up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD512 HD quality.


List of supported online music services - subscription is required:
Qobuz, Tidal


List of Internet radio services available - access is usually free:
Radio Paradise


Stream your files stored on your computer or a music server

For your audio files,  the HiFi Innuos PULSE streamer plays your music via the wired Ethernet network . Compatible with the universal UPnP / DLNA file sharing protocol, you can access all your music files stored on your computer (Windows, MacOS or Linux),  a NAS network hard drive  or  an audio server . All the most common formats:  MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF up to 32-bit / 768 kHz HD quality and DSD512 are supported.


Playback by AirPlay: stream audio from all your iOS and MacOS apps

AirPlay allows you to play your music, the soundtracks of your videos, your movies or your video games, not on the internal speaker of your iPhone, your iPad or your Mac but directly on the player Innuos PULSE network. The connection between your Apple device and the Innuos reader is established through your home network. The range is then much greater than Bluetooth  : it is the coverage of your network. The available bandwidth allows reliable CD-quality listening.


Unlimited access to millions of music tracks with Spotify Connect

The Innuos PULSE music streamer is Spotify Connect compatible.  You can listen to millions of music titles (comparable to Deezer) through your Spotify subscription. The Spotify Connect function establishes a direct connection between your player and Spotify: you are free to use your phone to make calls, watch videos and can even  leave the area covered by your Wi-Fi without interrupting your music . 


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The connection options of the Innuos PULSE audiophile streamer

The Innuos PULSE music streamer has the following connectors :


AES/EBU  : digital audio output in AES/ EBU format . This connector allows connection to  an external DAC  or audio  system with an XLR digital input , from a professional music world . An XLR-format digital audio cable is required.  Play audio files up to 24 bits / 192 kHz.

COAXIAL  : S/PDIF coaxial digital output to connect the PULSE player to an external DAC. A coaxial digital audio cable is required.  Play audio files up to 24 bits / 192 kHz.

OPTICAL  : S/PDIF optical digital output to connect the PULSE player to an external DAC. An optical digital audio cable is required.  Play audio files up to 24 bits / 192 kHz.

USB  : 4 USB 3.0 digital outputs to connect the PULSE player to an external DAC. A USB digital audio cable is required.  Plays audio files up to 32 bits / 768 kHz and DSD512.

LAN/ETHERNET  : Ethernet network sockets in RJ45 format to connect the network player by wire to your home Internet network. An Ethernet cable in RJ45 format is required.

SERVICE: HDMI output dedicated solely to the maintenance of the device.

AC IN  : IEC C13 format power port. A mains cable is provided. We recommend that you use a HiFi quality mains cable. 




Detailed Features Innuos PULSE


Components :

  • CPU: Intel Quad Core

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Custom Innuos Motherboard

  • Medical grade filtered IECs

  • Toroidal Transformer

  • High-end Mundorf capacitors

  • Coilcraft Inductor


Audio formats :

  • PCM audio files up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512

  • USB output: up to 32 bit / 768 kHz and DSD512

  • Optical, coaxial and AES/EBU outputs: up to 24 bits / 192 kHz


Supported network protocols :

  • Wired network: gigabit Ethernet RJ45

  • UPnP/DLNA player

  • AirPlay

  • Spotify Connect


Network and audio connections :

  • 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Port

  • 4 x USB 3.0 outputs up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512

  • 1 x S/PDIF coaxial digital output up to 24 bit / 192 kHz

  • 1 x S/PDIF optical digital output up to 24 bit / 192 kHz

  • 1 x AES/EBU digital output up to 24 bit / 192 kHz


Online subscription music services :

  • Qobuz

  • Tidal

  • Spotify Connect


Internet Radio :

  • Free access to thousands of radios


User interface :

  • Innuos Sense app for iOS and Android

  • Web interface via URL

  • Compatible with UPnP / DLNA apps.


Accessories :

  • Power cable

  • 2 meter Ethernet cable


General :

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 30 x 7.4 x 25 cm

  • Weight: 4.9kg

  • Colors available: black

  • 2 years warranty

$ 3,799

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