Zappiti Reference 4K UHD Media Player

$3,395.00 inc. GST

Zappiti Reference 4K UHD Media Player
Zappiti Reference 4K UHD Media Player

$3,395.00 inc. GST

SKU: Reference Category: Brand:

The Zappiti Reference is at the same time a high-end media player and a media server capable of streaming content to other Zappiti devices within your house through the exclusive Zappiti Share advanced streaming protocol. The Zappiti Reference media player comes with a dual internal hard drive bay capable of hosting up to 32 TB of movies, TV shows and music files, and features dual HDMI output. It includes a premium 32-bit DAC ESS ES9038Q2M, a massive toroidal transformer and offers an astonishing picture and sound quality to fit the requirements of the top home theatre systems.

Available for Demonstration!

Zappiti Reference Features and Specifications:

  • Playback from hard drive or network delivers true 4K UltraHD with bitrates up to 400Mbps at up to 60fp
  • Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10
  • VS 10 video processing Plus Zappiti Magic Pixel V3
  • Hidden Dual rack for up to 40TB of storage
  • Superb upscaling of Blu-ray and DVD quality content to 4K resolution
  • Lossless multi-channel audio, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Toroidal power transformer with separated circuits for digital and analog parts
  • Premium DAC ES9038Q2M
  • Reclocking
  • Ultra-low jitter
  • FLAC/PCM up to 384kHz, DSD up to DSD256 “DirectDSD” mode
  • Bit-perfect digital audio processing
  • Balanced XLR connectors
  • Playback from Zappiti NAS or internal storage
  • Compatible with popular control systems
  • Premium movie collection management
  • Parental control
  • 2.35:1 GUI option
  • Backlit remote control
  • IR Extender
  • LED Display
  • Rackmount kit included

Zappiti Reference ​Technical Specifications:

Chipset: Realtek RTD1619DR
CPU: ARM Cortex-A55 (hexacore). 77% faster than 4-core ARM A53 used in the previous generation media players
GPU: ARM Mali-G51 MP3. 50% faster than Mali T-820 used in the previous generation media players
Operating System: Linux Android 9

DSP: Video and Audio DSP with hardware acceleration. Native hardware 10-bit YUV support. Hardware performance optimizations for Zappiti UI

Cache: 1 MB L2.
RAM: 4 GB DDR4 (2x more than in the previous generation media players)
ROM: 32 GB NAN eMMC (2x more than in the previous generation media players)

Connectors: Gold-plated HDMI Audio Video 2.0b (HDCP 2.2, CEC, Deep Color, 12-bit, xvYCC, MHL 3.0), HDMI Audio Only 1.4a, HDMI In, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1, 1x USB Type-C, CVBS Video Analog, Audio Analog RCA, HiFi analog RCA and Balanced XLR, Digital Audio Coaxial and S/PDIF Optical (TO-slink), Ethernet Gigabit 10/100/1000 Gb/s, Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5 GHz with 2 gold-plated removable antennas, Bluetooth with dedicated antenna, IR input for IR extender, AC input, AC button On/Off, Power LED.

Dual HDD Rack Enclosure Option: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5” SATA hard drives up to 40 TB (2x 20 TB).

Media sources: External HDD (USB), USB devices (USB flash drive, USB card reader, etc), PC and NAS in local network (SMB), other Internet and local network media sources. External multi-bay USB storage enclosures are supported.

Easy and Fast File Transfers: up to 90 MB/s via SATA and USB 3.1 / 115 MB/s via Ethernet.

Internet navigator: Connect a computer mouse and keyboard to browse the Internet as on a computer.
SMB Client/Server: Direct access from another Zappiti / computer through your local network. Samba Client up to SMB2/SMB3.

Video codecs: HEVC, H.265, x265 (up to Main10 Level 6.1 High 60p in 4K UHD), MVC, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.264/x.264 (up to 60p in Full HD and 24p/20 Mbps in 4K UHD), FLV, AVS, XVID, DIVX (from version 4 using Zappiti Video), Sorenson Spark L70, VP9 Profile 2 (up to 4K 60p and HDR) ; ultra high bitrate support (up to 400 Mbit/s in HEVC 4K UHD).


Video output flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format from SD to 1080p, Ultra HD (3840×2160) and 4K (4096×2160). Up to 4K 60p. Display your movies in true 24p (23,976 Hz output).

Dolby Vision support: ISO, BDMV, MKV, MPEG-TS, TS, M2TS, MP4.

Widevine L1 DRM: Watch premium online video services in 1080p and UHD. Security Level 1 (L1) is complete processing performed in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). This level refers to the highest level of DRM (hardware DRM) and lets Zappiti stream premium video services at resolutions up to UHD quality. Level 2 cannot stream videos higher than 480p.

Audio codecs: AC-3 / Dolby Digital, EAC3, DTS, DTS-WAV, MPEG, MP3, ALAC (Apple lossless), APE (Monkey’s Audio), M4A, M4A, AIFF, WAV, WavPack, VSELP, FLAC (2.0 only), AAC, AAC-LC, HEAAC, HE-AAC v2, AMR-NB, OGG (Ogg/Vorbis), RA_COOK, LPCM, PCM, ADPCM, FLA, MQA; lossless and audiophiles formats support (up to 32-bit / 384 kHz), SACD ISO, SACD DSF, SACD DFF

Audio / Video Sync: Adjust audio / video sync forward / backward (in ms).

SACD (DSD): Play top quality Super Audio CD (DSD) music files in all any popular formats (ISO, DFF, DSF), including both stereo and multichannel files as well as files that use DST compression. Multichannel DSD files can be output to HDMI as high-quality multichannel PCM (up to 176.4kHz). Stereo DSD files can be output to HDMI and S/PDIF as high-quality stereo PCM (up to 176.4kHz).

Multichannel home cinema audio: Bitstream, downmix stereo (DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D).

Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS, CUE.

Subtitle formats: SRT (Subrip / external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VobSub (MP4, MKV, SUB/IDX external), SMI (Sami), IDX, PGS (UHD ISO, BD ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV), DVBSUB (DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C).

Subtitle Options: ​Option to download subtitles. Forced subtitles support for MKV, ISO and BDMV (simultaneous display of multiple subtitles not supported). Customization of sync, size, colour and encoding. Changing the vertical position of subtitles, including on Blu-ray (PGS) subtitles. Multiple external subtitles are supported. Customization of the default subtitles.

Photo file formats: JPEG (hardware decoding), PNG, BMP and GIF. Slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist, repeat, shuffle.

Supported Formatting: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 (read-write), NTFS (read-write), exFAT (read-write), HFS/HFS (Mac OS Standard/Extended) (read-only), BTRFS (read-write).

3D Hardware acceleration: OpenGL.

Photo File Formats: JPEG (hardware decoding), PNG, BMP and GIF. Slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist, repeat, shuffle.

Supported Formatting: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 (read-write), NTFS (read-write), exFAT (read-write), HFS/HFS (Mac OS Standard/Extended) (read-only), BTRFS (read-write).

Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mb/s.
Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4 5 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac 2T2R, two external Wi-Fi antennas (gold-plated and removable).
Bluetooth: BT5.0, separate external Bluetooth antenna.
Android 9.0: Install and enjoy additional apps via GooglePlay or APK files. Warning! Some Android apps are not suitable for use with the remote control. In this case, use a connected computer mouse or an AirMouse (not supplied).

Advanced silent cooling: The Zappiti Reference is equipped with a silent cooling system based on an ultra-low noise 120mm fan.

Network Playback: Special optimisation of the network, guaranteeing better performances of the local network playback no matter which type of media thanks to SMB protocol (HEVC UHD files included) via Gigabit Ethernet or Ethernet 10/100

Universal RC: Integrate seamlessly into smart home installations via ready-to-use Control4 driver, RTI driver, Elan Driver, Crestron IP codes, Savant, ProControl, Logitech, URC, Pronto, and general IP codes.


General Specifications

Dimensions: 43.0cm × 11cm × 34.3cm
Weight: 6.7kg

Country of origin
– Designed in France
– Made in China
– Software made in France

Warranty: 2 years
Certification: RoHS, CE, FCC

Operating Temperature: 10~30°C
Operating Humidity: 30%~70%

Power Consumption
Max consumption: 45W
Typical: 40W (Without HDD)
High power standby: 10W
Low power standby: 0.02W

External Power Supply: AC 100-240V

Zappiti HDR Range
Chipset RTD1619DR RTD1619DR RTD1619DR
Processor Hexa Core Hexa Core Hexa Core
RAM Memory 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
EMMC memory 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB
Dolby Vision Yes Yes Yes
Dolby VS10 Yes Yes Yes
HDR10 Yes Yes Yes
Zappiti Magic Pixel V3 V3 V3
HDMI Audio only Yes Yes Yes
HDD Rack enclosure Yes Yes Yes
Dual rack enclosure Yes Yes No
Front-opening rack Yes Yes Yes
Hidden rack (vertical door) Yes Yes Yes
IR Extender Yes Yes Yes
High-End Power Supply Dual R-Core Toroidal No
New RC with STOP button Yes Yes Yes
Gold plated RCA Yes Yes Yes
Removable Wi-Fi antennas Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Antenna Yes (5.0) Yes (5.0) Yes (5.0)
XLR Balanced Yes Yes No
High sensibility IR sensor Yes Yes Yes
Headphone output 6.35 mm No No
Headphone amplifier Yes No No
Rack mount kit in option Kit 2U Kit 2U No
Full standard rack width 43cm / 16.9in 43cm / 16.9in 43cm / 16.9in
Front-panel USB ports x2 x2 x1
USB ports x5 x5 x4
Coaxial audio digital output Yes Yes Yes
Acoustic isolation feet Yes Yes Yes
Hi-Fi DAC ES9038PRO ESS9038Q2M No
Audio Processor XMOS XU216 XMOS XU208 Dual Chip
Front screen OLED OLED LCD
Widevine Level 1 DRM Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Video Res. 1080p/UHD 1080p/UHD 1080p/UHD
AV Sync. Adjustment fwd/bwd fwd/bwd fwd/bwd
Android version 9.0 9.0 9.0
SMB version 2/3 2/3 2/3
Zoom for video content Yes Yes Yes
Forced subtitle support Yes Yes Yes
Thumbnails in Explorer Yes Yes Yes
DVD Chapters Yes Yes Yes
Trinnov Trailers Yes Yes Yes
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