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innuos PULSAR

Regular price $7,999.00
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Color: Black
Regular price $7,999.00
Regular price Sale price $7,999.00

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When it comes to HiFi, whether streaming from music services, a NAS, or a dedicated music server, you want your music to sound its best and your network music player needs to ensure you hear the music the way it was intended; this is where PULSAR really shines. PULSAR is the star of our PULSE Series network music players and it’s packed with things that make it stand out the moment you hear it. As amazing as PULSAR is on the ears, it’s equally beautiful to the eyes, both inside and out.

PULSAR is made with a full bead-blasted and anodised high-grade aluminium chassis in your choice of Silver or Black, that is both elegant and classic - yet the best is still reserved for what’s inside.

⦿ Custom ARC6 module with Active Rectification, over 130000 µF of Mundorf Capacitors
⦿ Integrated PhoenixUSB Lite Reclocker for a smooth yet fast and detailed sound
⦿ 300VA audio-grade toroidal transformer
⦿ Single-level Cell SSD with Custom CX Regulator Module
⦿ Three independent power rails, one each for the Main Board, SSD and Reclocker

Beneath its sleek exterior, the PULSAR is packing a custom ARC6 module (Active Rectification with six Capacitors) with active rectification, over 130000 µF of Mundorf capacitors followed by a large inductor and a massive 300VA audio-grade toroidal transformer with an epoxy-filled center for dampening vibration, and magnetic screening with coated SYN-SHIELD copper tape between windings and wrapped in black Mylar Tape.

PULSAR features an optimized USB output to take sound quality to the PULSE line’s highest level by incorporating a PhoenixUSB Lite Reclocker. The reclocker is powered by a custom CX Regulator Module.

The SSD hosting the innuOS Operating System in PULSAR is also upgraded to a SLC (Single-Level Cell) module, as opposed to the more common TLC (Triple-Level Cell) for the best durability and lower operating power noise.

Just as with the PULSE, asymmetrical feet are installed on PULSAR to support the player while also being strategically placed to help dampen vibration from the sound system during playback. It's the little details like this, combined with larger ones like the power supply and integrated PhoenixUSB Lite reclocker that make for unforgettable playback.

PULSAR comes in your choice of Silver or Black, but the finish of the chassis and fascia in either color is breathtakingly beautiful yet understated.

Whether you're streaming from an existing music server, NAS or streaming service, PULSAR will deliver you a large, deep soundstage with incredible instrument separation and true-to-life sound textures that bring emotion to your listening experience.

Each PULSAR series Network Music Player has two modes – these modes give you the flexibility to configure your network music player to work the way you want it to. Your music, played your way.

In Standalone mode, you can use the Innuos Sense app to play streaming services, Internet Radio and music stored on a NAS, to a multitude of audio systems. In this mode, the PULSAR becomes the center of your audio system, enabling you also to use the Sense app with other streaming devices on your network.

In Endpoint Mode, PULSAR connects to a main music server, be it an Innuos Music Server, HQ Player or any server running Logitech Media Server. The PULSAR will then show as a zone on the respective music server app and you can use your preferred app to browse and play music through the PULSAR.


  • Audio Outputs: USB DAC output with PhoenixUSB Lite Reclocker (Up to 32bit/768KHz, Up to DSD256 via DoP, Up to DSD512 via Native DSD). Other Modules to be made available in the future.
  • Connectivity: 
    • Ethernet: 2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB: 4x USB 3.0
  • Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, MQA
  • Endpoint Mode: Connects to Innuos Music Servers, Logitech Media Server based Servers or HQPlayer Server
  • User Control Interfaces: 
    • Web Interface: Modern Web Browsers from iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS
    • Mobile: Innuos Sense App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire)
  • Hardware: 
    • CPU: Intel Quad Core N4200
    • Memory: 8GB DDR3 Low-Voltage RAM (4GB Dedicated for RAM Playback)
  • Streaming and DAC Support: 
    • UPnP/DLNA: Controls selected UPnP streamers as endpoints via Sense
    • Streaming Services: Internet Radio, Qobuz, Radio Paradise, Tidal
    • USB DAC Support: 
      • USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2
      • USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol
      • Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD
  • Requirements:
    • Internet connection to access Internet Radio, Streaming Services and software updates
    • Network router with at least one available ethernet port
    • Premium subscription required for some streaming services such as Spotify, Qobuz and TIDAL
  • Power
    • Mains Supply: 230V AC / 115V AC – Internal Linear Power Supply
    • Power Consumption (Idle): 7W
    • Power Consumption (Peak) Standalone mode: 13.7W
  • Physical
    • Dimensions: 420mm x 290mm x 76mm (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 10,17 kg (11,5 kg boxed)
    • In the box: 
      • Innuos PULSAR Network Player
      • Mains Cable 
      • 2m Ethernet Cable 
      • Quick Start Guide