4 separate systems on hand, Pulse was just added to the secondary rig to take advantage of the Sense software. Main rig and secondary will be pulled off ROON And fed via Innuos Sense streaming software, Quboz and Tidal. The Innuos Sense software in my listening experiences and obviously subjective taste is simply better suited to my sound quality preference. Other streamers are fine, the Sense software is what sells me hardest on Innuos, it’s simply better and designed to take advantage of the hardware. My money was spent with this in mind and 3 years of experience w/ the Zenith mk3 previous.
I also use SOtM units, enjoy them, but moved them over to my HP rig. I’ve had the pleasure of getting some extensive listening time on Antipodes, Auralic, and Sonor units. All lovely pieces but again, the Innuos Sense software was what finally won me over. The current version of ROON is excellent but starting to push the software requirements harder with more and more features and in the end I don’t want more computing than absolutely necessary to play the music. I understand and agree w/ the Innuos philosophy and am sticking with them for the foreseeable future.
The Pulse unit is breaking in very nicely, it was easy to get operational, it integrated smoothly with the Zenith and is not showing any negative SQ characteristics as captured in some of the previous posts. I am feeding the unit direct fiber via a Sonore network switch, associated converters all w/ quality LPS’s, and cables. I won’t recommend equipment to folks, it’s a very personal experience, personally I am very pleased with the Innuos products. More power to those of you who can double and triple your spending budgets, go for it, i enjoy reading about your experience. This has been mine thus far and if it changes one way or another I’ll be happy to post an update.