1x USB HOST
1x USB AUDIO DEVICE
2x OPTICAL (TOSLINK)
1 x S/PDIF coaxial
1 x AES/EBU
1 x Analog XLR (option)
1x I2S LVDS (HDMI connector format)
1x S/PDIF coaxial
The Hub will required the ZAP power supply.
The HUB is a complete digital audio transport solution, handling a variety of inputs to a I2S LVDS output, acting like a full digital preamplifier. It’s packed with a lot of features that enhances the experience and quality of life of even the most demanding music lover.
IS IT A RECLOCKER? YES. Incorporating a high performance digital PLL, it offers a -60 dB jitter attenuation from input to output. IS IT AN UPSAMPLER? YES. Hub integrates a high-quality DSP engine (80 DSP blocks in parallel) which will upsample input signal to high rate PCM or DSD. The upsampler can be switched off (bypassed) through control menu. IS IT A FORMAT CONVERTER? YES. It has the ability to convert PCM to DSD or DSD to PCM. Everything is done at studio quality, without any sonic degradation. IS IT AN USB INTERFACE? YES. You can connect it via USB to any PC/MAC and is ready to play asynchronously and bit-perfect.
IS IT A DIGITAL RECEIVER? YES. Equipped with S/PDIF, AES and Toslink inputs, it can handle any classic digital source, cleaning it from jitter and performing optional upsampling.
IS IT A NETWORK STREAMER? YES. Just connect your HUB to the network and will become endpoint for your Roon server, HQplayer network audio adapter, Airplay and DLNA renderer.
IS IT A DIGITAL PREAMPLIFIER? YES. Using a 32-bit volume control, the HUB can drive directly digital active speakers or any other compatible device.
The ZAP is the HUB-partner dedicated low noise power supply. It can be fully controlled via touchscreen display or with our custom remote-control app for Android abd iOS. It provides clean power supply for the HUB line-up: symmetrical analog, digital and reference voltages. The Digital supply is a low noise, low impedance, ultra-capacitor-based power supply. It features a large capacitor bank of 2 x 310 Farads. The charging process is a seamless, microprocessor-controlled process with progress tracking graphics on the ZAP display. The ZAP provides a very clean reference power supply needed for the HUB. It is made using discrete regulation and can be manually changed in case the ZAP is used independently. For the headphone amplifier, the ZAP has a section of complementary adjustable discrete regulators. These are shunt mode high rejection stages based on proprietary Audiobyte technology. The Hydra.ZAP has extensive monitoring and control capabilities. All voltage values (except reference voltages) and current consumptions are shown in real time on the product display. The complementary analog voltages powering the headphone amplifier can be manually adjusted in fine steps or by directly input of the voltage.