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Nice! can't help but wonder what is the power supply and Asus piece used for?
 

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My new car digital music source.

I was not satisfied with the Fiio m11 pro or any other source so i decided to try something unique.

I installed a music server … running the innuos Sense OS through a wifi web interface.

Power supply regulates 12v for the wi-fi router and the innuos music server.

Innuos Zimi Mini mark 3 - which i can take between my house bd car. I can still use the fiio but i can also use this when i want to really enjoy the system 😎

Both systems connect through digital coax.

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Right under the rear seat arm rest… perfect fit 😁

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Being the system use a web interface through wifi any device can connect to the music server which is cool… phone, ipads , tablets etc 💜
 

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Was just talking about something along these lines with @abizzle. I'm tagging him so he can see how you've done it. Thanks for sharing and as usual awesome job! Dave
 

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Was just talking about something along these lines with @abizzle. I'm tagging him so he can see how you've done it. Thanks for sharing and as usual awesome job! Dave
You bet and thanks, The SQ difference is quite substantial across the board and well worth it imho .

The innuos is a giant killer and performs quite well in home circles.. It takes 12v in so it can work in a car although that is not its intend usage it is compact, rugged and sounds great.
 

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Great work Audiogal if you remember your last thread I am a big fan of door enclosures. someday I may experiment with kicks or under seat, but I will never run mid-bass speakers IB in a door again.
Around .5-.6 ft3 was what my boxes came out to as well. I usually add AP ports to my door boxes as well as they are a bit small for my 9.5" Satori's I think. I never see a big difference on the RTA but they always sound better to me when I do this. I'm sure you have it figured out better than I do though.

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Great work Audiogal if you remember your last thread I am a big fan of door enclosures. someday I may experiment with kicks or under seat, but I will never run mid-bass speakers IB in a door again.
Around .5-.6 ft3 was what my boxes came out to as well. I usually add AP ports to my door boxes as well as they are a bit small for my 9.5" Satori's I think. I never see a big difference on the RTA but they always sound better to me when I do this. I'm sure you have it figured out better than I do though.

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I've just experimented with some boxes as well. Doors ring. I've always been able to hear bass coming from the door itself as well as the driver. Regardless of the amount of treatment, bracing, ect.
The boxes don't do that. The rta looks the same but they sounds very different.
 

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You bet and thanks, The SQ difference is quite substantial across the board and well worth it imho .

The innuos is a giant killer and performs quite well in home circles.. It takes 12v in so it can work in a car although that is not its intend usage it is compact, rugged and sounds great.
That is awesome! Never would have considered that! I’m using the Zen Mini + LPSU in my 2 channel, and I love the sound of that server. Well done!


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Great work Audiogal if you remember your last thread I am a big fan of door enclosures. someday I may experiment with kicks or under seat, but I will never run mid-bass speakers IB in a door again.
Around .5-.6 ft3 was what my boxes came out to as well. I usually add AP ports to my door boxes as well as they are a bit small for my 9.5" Satori's I think. I never see a big difference on the RTA but they always sound better to me when I do this. I'm sure you have it figured out better than I do though.

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Very nice Preston , taking the sparkler out of door IB really does sound so much better and no door rattles to deal with !
 

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That is awesome! Never would have considered that! I’m using the Zen Mini + LPSU in my 2 channel, and I love the sound of that server. Well done!


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I bought the Zen mini a year ago to use in my yaris and home system but i never got the chance in the yaris. it is definitely a nice unit and the 12v in sold it for me, plus it is easy to take back into the house to! b

Innuos sense works great and i like it better than Roon for SQ as well. I am going to let my Roon subscription lapse when it comes due.
 

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I bought the Zen mini a year ago to use in my yaris and home system but i never got the chance in the yaris. it is definitely a nice unit and the 13v in sold it for me, plus it is easy to take back into the house to! b

Innuos sense works great and i like it better than toon for SQ as well. I am going to let my toon subscription lapse when it comes due.
Very cool - I’ll try Innuos Sense (my dealer said they were working on a Roon killer, but I wasn’t sure if it had come out).

I’ve been using iPeng since I bought the Zen a couple years ago and have liked it. I love the ripping functions, and having a 4TB hard drive. I’m looking forward to taking it to my next headphone meet (haven’t had one since CoV) will be great to have that for demos.


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I installed a music server … running the innuos Sense OS through a wifi web interface.

Power supply regulates 12v for the wi-fi router and the innuos music server.

Innuos Zimi Mini mark 3 - which i can take between my house bd car.
This Innuos device looks proprietary, is that correct? I used to be a Home A/V installer and Automation Specialist, but I don’t remember hearing that name. It’s been a few years tho.

I’m considering installing a Raspberry Pi 4 or a mini-ITX PC to act as a music server, LED Controller, OBD Utility, and any other function I may think of, but I wanna try to stay away from proprietary systems. I was looking at Carberry and Automotive Grade Linux.

I like your idea, but I guess I’m looking for something geared more towards an Infotainment system with a 10” touchscreen. Does your device play high-res FLAC at 24-bit/96kHz?
 

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This Innuos device looks proprietary, is that correct? I used to be a Home A/V installer and Automation Specialist, but I don’t remember hearing that name. It’s been a few years tho.

I’m considering installing a Raspberry Pi 4 or a mini-ITX PC to act as a music server, LED Controller, OBD Utility, and any other function I may think of, but I wanna try to stay away from proprietary systems. I was looking at Carberry and Automotive Grade Linux.

I like your idea, but I guess I’m looking for something geared more towards an Infotainment system with a 10” touchscreen. Does your device play high-res FLAC at 24-bit/96kHz?
The Innuos is no different than any other music only streamer with on board disk storage as far as proprietary goes. It is not a multimedia server at least as of yet. You can use numerous software options in front of it such as Roon, iPeng, and their own new system Isense which I prefer. There may be other options to. The Innuos is a dedicated music server only and puts all its resources to delivering a clean and well timed digital out stream and nothing more, which is one of my most critical requirements. All of these other functions distract the CPU and add jitter and noise to the digital output stream. If I was wanting to run other functions I would add a second small pc like you mentioned to run the wiz bang stuff and not pollute the music source in any way. The ipad or phone or what ever web interface device you use only controls access the web server on the device and does no part in streaming the stored music on the Innuos. the music is streamed from the hardrive to the output coax connection directly.

For multimedia, I can us my ipad pro as a video source and the USB-C out to the Helix USB in card (which I have) and play videos content that way if I want to as well. This keeps the music side of things pure. I am a bit crazy this way but that is how I am, 🤪, sssshhh don't tell anybody, haha. I wanted a 2 channel home audio rig in my car and I think I am getting really close now to my goals.

Personally I wanted to stay away from the Pi stuff and the open source side of things as that was not where i wanted to put my attention in the system. The Pi would be good as a entry level streamer and would be great to do all the extra processing functions your are looking at however as stated early, I wanted a top notch music source with no compromises, in a car anyhow, lol! In the Innuos line you can spend crazy money and this unit is the budget option, :rolleyes:

I really wanted a music server that worked great as is, has a nice front end, is all integrated, and can stream if I want to put a internet connection on it. In the car I run offline only as the data rate in Canada is robbery. And to top it off, the Zen Mini sounds absolutely wonderful and competes with pricier home gear no problem. Plus I unplug three cables and I can take it into the house and use it in my home system no problem and it works wonderfully there to. That was my second requirement so I did not have to maintain two music collections, etc....

It can play all the PCM formats and most of the DSD formats but since I do not stream or have DSD raw files I am not up to date on it DSD high bandwidth performance . I do own like 50 plus SACD disks (sharing my age here), however I have spent no time figuring out how to rip them to disk, someday i might put attention to this.

I love having the music server in my car now that I have it running, and where ever you land I am sure it will be great and suit your needs (y)

Keep me posted on your progress as we can all learn from what other people are doing !
 

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Very cool - I’ll try Innuos Sense (my dealer said they were working on a Roon killer, but I wasn’t sure if it had come out).

I’ve been using iPeng since I bought the Zen a couple years ago and have liked it. I love the ripping functions, and having a 4TB hard drive. I’m looking forward to taking it to my next headphone meet (haven’t had one since CoV) will be great to have that for demos.


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In my system it absolutely sounds better than Roon. Roon is wonderful for all the curation features it has but I think in going that route they lost a bit of sight on the sound quality side. I used 10% of the curation features although Roon radio is nice, and in the car Isense is definitely the way to go as it sounds great and is free with the unit!

Headphones are cool mine are out of date but someday I will upgrade that to. I have an orgional set of AKG 240 sextext phones ( mid release model) that are my museum pieces and a newer set of AKG phones but nothing super fancy. Another rabbit hole there , lol!
 

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But... I knew this was not the dream plan i had for the car when I bought so I threw away that idea and decided to upsize o_O

I made another mock baffle built up a basic structure and sealed it with high-end acoustic duct tape, lol, Again MFT and proof of concept.

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6.5s up top! What the F***
I also have 6.5s in my pillars , ****iit I have full blown 3ways up there ,

Okay I already like you .... that’s awesome e
 

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Okay the enclosures are built but not beautified so that means it was time for a test this weekend.

I hooked up my test system and installed the front 3-way stage.

I spent the weekend just playing and listening to tunes no building.

And there is more leg room than the picture illustrates, the angle are not flattering 🙄

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why in the f*** haven’t I met you yet......
and your a chick.....

Me and 100 other guys think we belong together..(jk) . lol ..... I absolutely love this !
f*** yeah your car is awesome.
And I’m not just sayin that , you have 6.5s up high..... your officially the only person on here that I know of (besides me) that can mock whimsy 3” midrange..... dood you made me smile so big !! 😁😊🤩🤪
 

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why in the f*** haven’t I met you yet......
and your a chick.....

Me and 100 other guys think we belong together..(jk) . lol ..... I absolutely love this !
f*** yeah your car is awesome.
And I’m not just sayin that , you have 6.5s up high..... your officially the only person on here that I know of (besides me) that can mock whimsy 3” midrange..... dood you made me smile so big !! 😁😊🤩🤪
haha not sure and i do tend to break the mold. Thanks !!!!

ya i figured small mids are okay but most serious home systems have more driver area for the midrange so i thought i would try and make it work . It is not for everybody but the SQ benefits of a simple 2-wat wide bandwidth front stage are easily heard. I say 2-way because the doors are really subs in sealed boxes. I cross the subs at 90hz all all drivers play to each others pass band effortlessly which also shows up in the final presentation.

So far so good. It a car nothing perfect but there is a lot of attributes that I am really liking.
 

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why in the f*** haven’t I met you yet......
and your a chick.....

Me and 100 other guys think we belong together..(jk) . lol ..... I absolutely love this !
f*** yeah your car is awesome.
And I’m not just sayin that , you have 6.5s up high..... your officially the only person on here that I know of (besides me) that can mock whimsy 3” midrange..... dood you made me smile so big !! 😁😊🤩🤪
that would be doodet :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: and thanks so much. I have a few more crazy things i might try out in the spring summer when it warms up again. I am no profesional just a hobbist so it takes time and sometimes a few tries to get what i see in my head and ears right.

ya nothing compares really, it is the only way to listen and drive !!!

I did it all without really seeing anybody else do what i was trying to do. all in a vertical alignment even the sub stage.

Send my a couple of pic's of your build please?
 
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