PULSEmini Music Server
Getting the most enjoyment out of your favorite music is now within reach with the PULSEmini.
Whether you’re just getting started exploring HiFi quality audio, or you’re looking for the convenience of expanding your existing HiFi setup to include streaming in new locations, PULSEmini is the perfect place to start.
PULSEmini has the power and reliability to run innuOS Operating System specifically configured for optimal music playback.
What’s inside PULSEmini is what makes your music sound so much better.
- Custom-designed motherboard with an Intel quad-core processor
- Compact design with quiet, fanless operation
- Includes both analogue and digital outputs (RCA, USB, Optical and Coaxial SPDIF)
- Industrial-Grade SSD module specifically for the Operating System with power-loss protection
- Low-Density Parity Check ECC engine and Global Wear-Levelling technologies
- 4GB of highly reliable Industrial-Grade RAM
Passion for Music
At Innuos, we make music playback quality our priority. The PULSEmini may be our entry-level network music player, but how it sounds makes clear you’re listening to something special. With output resolutions up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512, PULSEmini delivers music quality that’s unexpected in its class.
If you’re putting a PULSEmini in your living space, it should look as good as it sounds. Following on the design of our acclaimed ZEN Series, the PULSEmini features a chassis with a front panel bead-blasted and anodized from the best grade aluminium for a perfect finish.
Controlled via Innuos Sense App
Managing your music should never get in the way of listening to your music – it should complement the experience. The Innuos Sense app is a powerful music management tool that works the way you do – it is made to help you manage, organise and play your music and navigate streaming services with ease. Sense is available as a free download, and tightly integrates with high-end online music services and our innuOS Operating System to deliver optimal music playback with the following features:
- Seamless and automatic ripping of CDs on Innuos music servers.
- Qobuz and TIDAL integration including Artist Bios, Related Artists, Top Tracks and more.
- Management of Qobuz and TIDAL albums together with albums stored on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) for a unified Music Library
- Internet Radio with easy pre-set creation
- Radio Paradise, a popular music stream
- Fast, Integrated searches through internet radio, streaming services and music on a NAS
- Easy creation of playlists from multiple streaming services and music on a NAS
- Curated and configurable Smart Mixes based on your music
- Home Screen widgets allow you to customize and access your favourite features at the touch of a button
Each PULSE 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 PULSEMini becomes the centre of your audio system, enabling you also to use the Sense app with other streaming devices on your network.
In Endpoint Mode, PULSEMini connects to a main music server, be it an Innuos Music Server, HQ Player or any server running Logitech Media Server. The PULSEMini 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 PULSEMini.
PULSEmini is an incredibly capable music streamer that plays well with others; like others in the PULSE series, it’s perfect for playing music stored on other devices thanks to its flexibility and easy streaming from a NAS drive, music server or music streaming services seamlessly.
With its compact footprint, low-power efficiency, quiet operation and range of connectivity, the PULSEMini is a convenient and discreet music streamer for all your music from an Innuos music server, HiFi streaming services and internet radio.
PULSEMini was designed as the perfect step up for better music playback – its high-quality power supply components, floating SDD for the innuOS Operating System, paired with a custom motherboard and premium components offer substantially improved musical performance that far better than using a computer for streaming.
Using our own exclusive innuOS operating system, our network music players and servers are configured and optimized from the ground up for the perfect balance of performance and simplicity. Control your library from the comfort of your tablet or smartphone – no computer required.
MQA Core Decoding
PULSEmini supports MQA Core Software Decoding, which means you can playback MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. MQA Core software decoding is provided free of charge and enables streaming and playback of MQA files up to 24bit/96 kHz for non-MQA DACs and up to 24bit/384 kHz for MQA Renderer/Decoder DACs. PULSEmini can also passthrough MQA files to MQA Full Decoder DACs.
Connectivity Made Easy
PULSEmini outputs PCM up to 32bit/768kHz as well as up to DSD512 via USB to compatible DACs. It features coaxial and optical SPDIF outputs capable of up to 24bit/192kHz.
Don’t have a DAC yet? No problem. PULSEmini has its own integrated DAC. This means you can now connect directly to all your favourite devices such as Soundbars, AV Receivers or Integrated Amplifiers the easy way using RCA analogue connections.
Coaxial SPDIF (Up to 24bit/192KHz PCM)
Optical SPDIF (Up to 24bit/192KHz PCM)
USB (Up to 32bit/768KHz, Up to DSD256 via DoP, Up to DSD512 via Native DSD)
TI PCM5102 supporting 24bit/192KHz PCM
2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet
4x USB 3.0
Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing
WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, MQA (with supported DACs)
Connects to Innuos Music Servers, Logitech Media Server based Servers or HQPlayer Server
User Control Interfaces
Modern Web Browsers from iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS
Innuos Sense App (iOS/Android/Kindle Fire)
Intel Quad Core N4200
4GB DDR3 Low-Voltage RAM (2GB Dedicated for RAM Playback)
None (SSD only for operating system)
Streaming and DAC Support
Controls selected UPnP streamers as endpoints via Sense
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
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
230V AC / 115V AC – Internal Linear Power Supply
Power Consumption (Idle)
Power Consumption (Peak) Standalone mode
227mm x 160mm x 74mm (W x D x H)