Leema Acoustics' Sirius streaming server gets v2 OS upgrade

V2 upgrade keeps audio serious on the Sirius

by Andy Bassett
Hi-Fi News

Leema Acoustics' Sirius streaming server gets v2 OS upgrade

Sirius, Leema Acoustics’ audiophile-grade streaming music server, is set to benefit from a major upgrade following the release of development partner Innuos’ InnuOS 2.0 operating system.

Launched in 2018,  the Sirius will see a completely new operating system and desktop interface from the InnuOS 2.0 upgrade. 

In addition, and for the first time, full dedicated app control using the all-new Innuos Sense app for iOS and Android devices will be available. Innuos Sense offers comprehensive control over selecting and playing music from the Sirius and various music streaming services, along with important control features including the editing of metadata.

Existing owners can upgrade internet-connected devices immediately via the Sirius web portal at: my.innuos.com while Leema Acoustics’ technical support is standing by to guide users through the process. 

As a Hi-Fi-grade streaming music server system, Sirus provides high-performance storage and playback of digital music. In partnership with Innuos, Leema’s engineers have combined audiophile performance with the convenience of a UPNP/DNLA-compatible streaming music server.

At its heart is a powerful server-grade main circuit board with a high-speed quad-core processor with up to 8 gigabytes of system memory, plus there's large storage reserves (in 2TB steps) up to 8TB. 

Leema Acoustics' Sirius streaming server gets v2 OS upgrade
Innuos InnuOS 2.0

Music fans with CD libraries still to be digitised will benefit from the high-performance TEAC optical drive for bit-perfect CD rips to the hard drive. Sirius offers backup for CD audio, right up to lossless FLAC files and supports WAV, AIFF, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC and MP3; there’s a USB 3.0 connection available for audio backups too.

A key feature of the Sirius is its high-quality ESS ES9038PRO SABRE DAC with an Xmos USB interface. As a flagship DAC, there’s support for 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.

Further audiophile credentials incorporated in the Sirius include; dual Ethernet connections, one for routers and one for dedicated streamer connections; simple importation from computers, USB and NAS drives; plus a three-way linear power supply with a dedicated supply for the DAC.

Audio enthusiasts interested in auditioning a Sirius streaming music server can do so via leema-acoustics.com/search-dealers.html.  

The Sirius is available now from £4,200 (for 2 TB). 

Source: Press Release
Image Source: Leema Acoustics

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