Zidoo NEO α(Alpha) 4K UHD Media Streaming Player

By Zidoo


All-in-one HiFi Media Player

NEO α(Alpha) Signature Edition is the flagship of ZIDOO in 2022, it converges years of technologies
and brings refreshingly ultimate audio visual experiences for enthusiasts
430 standard dimension, all-aluminum thickened chassis and silent passive heat dissipation
5-inch OLED touch screen, 4G DDR4 RAM and 32G eMMC storage, 512G internal SSD
ESS9038 Pro DAC, low noise and dual power supplies(linear power supply and digital power supply)
Dual HDMI audio video separation, supporting DSD Native 5.1 (HDMI Audio/DSD port)
NEO α(Alpha) is an all-in-one solution for HiFi player, DSD multichannel digital player

Powerful Processor and Large Storage

RTD1619DR hexa-core 64-bit A55 processor and 64 bit bandwidth with larger processing capability have provided stable and efficient computing for the system. 4G DDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC storage have greatly meet the demand to install massive applications

512G Internal SSD

NEO α(Alpha) is equipped with a 512G enterprise SSD for local music playback. High-quality digital music files can be easily stored, data reading is stable and fast. Heating and noise problem of traditional mechanical hard disk can be avoided

ESS9038Pro DAC

ESS9038 Pro DAC chip is the core component of NEO α(Alpha) audio decoding. -122db THD+N and 140db dynamic range are benchmark indicators among the industry. Support up to DSD512 and PCM768@32bit, both performance and sound quality can meet the demand of audiophiles

XMOS Audio Processor

Octa-core XMOS X216 audio processor can provide excellent digital audio processing with high-definition decoding, low latency, low jitter, and high flexibility. It also supports asynchronous transmission, PCM 768KHz, DSD 512 and 8x MQA decoding

Multichannel DSD Processing Technology

Equipped with a tailored multichannel DSD processing chip and clock reconstruction technology
Just for playing multichannel master recording music
Both multichannel DTS and DSD are supported
It is the first time to achieve DSD Native 5.1 lossless audio output from HDMI DSD port among the industry

Dual Power Supplies

With separate digital and analog power supplies to eliminate interference and improve the sound purity
Linear power supply designed for analog audio circuits
which is composed of multi-winding large toroidal transformers
While switching power supply is for digital circuits with lower ripple and magnetic leakage interference
With the patented technology of smart input voltage switching for linear power supply
it is compatible with voltages worldwide without flipping the switch

Double HDMI for Audio and Video Separation

There are 2 HDMI ports for NEO α(Alpha)
HDMI 2.0a main output can output audio and video signals to 4K TV, projectors and A/V receiver
The other HDMI port(Audio/DSD) is designed to output audio signal only
It is not only compatible with HDMI 1.4 A/V receiver but also can output DSD Native 5.1
With independent high-precision clocks and thus better audio and video performance

Dual High-precision Clocks

There are 2 ultra-low noise femtosecond high-precision clocks for audio decoding circuit (45.1584MHz and 49.152MHz), which correspond to 44.1KHz and 48KHz multiplied sampling. Jitter has been effectively suppressed. It ensures high-precision digital/analog conversion, provides ultra-high integrity and resolution for analog audio output and reproduces the real sound details from music studio

Multiple Digital Inputs

Multiple ports like USB DAC, Optical and Coaxial can be connected with various devices (computer, mobile phone, streamer, set-top box, CD player) to convert digital signal to analog signal by ESS9038pro DAC. No matter which way you use to play music, you will enjoy excellent sound quality

Headphone Amp Output

6.35 headphone jack brings great convenience for headphone enthusiasts. The amp circuit adopts low ripple power supply, multi-level signal buffering, voltage and current staged amplifying processing, so that it has low noise, high current and large thrust. Two gain modes adjustment is to adapt different headphone in 16~300 ohm impedance range

Balanced Circuit and Professional Preamp

As an all-in-one preamp, the volume can be adjusted easily by volume knob, and it can connect with power amp and active monitor speakers. Both XLR and RCA signals are processed by balanced circuit with good noise immunity. Multi-stage operational amplifier buffering and amplification, unique low-distortion filter design and independent signal loop have greatly improve channel separation, maximize the dynamic range and sound integrity

Featured Audio Components

In order to obtain audio indicators and good sound quality, both circuit design and materials are rigorous, such as immersion gold PCB and anti-interference wiring. Audio components like 6pcs of operational amplifier, OMRON relay, WIMA and ELNA resistors are carefully chosen

Master Recording Music Playback

With top hardware and advanced decoding algorithm
NEO α(Alpha) can play music from different storage devices like hard drive/computer/NAS/network disk
Supporting master recording files (SACD ISO/DFF/DSF/DSD)
and MQA and ordinary CD formats (FLAC, WAV, APE, DTS etc)
CUE track and gapless playback are also available

Intelligent Music Library

NEO α(Alpha) is good at managing music resource
Music files from network drives and local hard drive can be added conveniently
then generating exclusive music database
Manage music easily and enjoy lossless music as you wish

Music Streaming Services

NEO α(Alpha) incorporates popular music services like TIDAL, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO. Music can be pushed from music apps installed in mobile phone, tablet and PC to NEO α(Alpha) via Airplay and DLNA protocols. TIDAL connect, Spotify connect and Roon Ready are also available

Roon Ready

Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core. Being Roon Ready means that ZIDOO network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player. Together, Roon and ZIDOO deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Lossless Bluetooth Audio

NEO α(Alpha) has a internal lossless Bluetooth receiver with Qualcomm flagship QCC5125 module. Supporting aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC audio transmission to quick connect with mobile phone and tablet and enjoy CD quality music

CD Ripping and Playback

NEO α(Alpha) can play CD discs (DTS CD and MQA) by connecting with CD-ROM. CD ripping is based on ZIDOO HASH algorithm, album name and track names can be ripped losslessly, detailed album and artists info can be generated automatically

4K UHD Resolution Technology

NEO α(Alpha) video decoding is based on Linux and supports almost all video decoding including 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10+. The output up tot 3840 x 2160 60Hz, HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG), 12bit and BT.2020 wide color range

Video Decoding and Output Based on Linux Framework

Based on Linux video decoding and output framework, NEO α(Alpha) has less data loss and image quality with high reproduction. Clear voices and vivid images bring us excellent home theater experience

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision dynamic metadata processing technology will output luminance and color info frame by frame
Shadows are darker while highlights are brighter

Dolby Vision VS10 Engine

Dolby Vision VS10 engine can convert HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR. The image quality from NEO α(Alpha) VS10 engine is better than any display device(HDR, SDR) for any files (Dolby Vision, HDR and SDR)
Even in the dark and weak-light environment, it can also display the best visual effect

HDR Technology

NEO α(Alpha) supports HDR10, HLG and also HDR10+
The peak luminance of HDR10+ is up to 4000nits
Dynamic metadata is processed and output accurately frame by frame
That is, image color and luminance level is obtained frame by frame and scene by scene

10Bit/12Bit Color Depth

The powerful image processor supports 10/12Bit processing and output, which provides rich colors and natural color transition, color banding effect has been effectively avoided. BT.2020 wide color range brings bright image color and good image space

Accurate Resolution and Frame Rate

Mainstream movies are shot at the frame rate 23.976 Hz. Generally it has been converted to 24Hz for media players on the market, ZIDOO media players can output accurate resolution and frame rate (23.976 Hz and 59.94 Hz)

Network Protocols

NEO α(Alpha) supports a variety of network services like NFS, SMB v1/v2/v3, UPnP and Web DAV
Media from NAS or network drives can be accessed efficiently via Gigabit LAN
even high bit-rate 4K Blu-ray files can be played smoothly
SMB sharing function can share media file stored in hard drive to other devices or computers

Smart Home Control Protocols

NEO α(Alpha) can be integrated into mainstream home control system due to diverse smart control ports, such as IR, RS232, HDMI CEC, HTTP(WOL) etc


Model NEO α(Alpha)
Display 5-inch OLED HD touch screen
Chassis Aviation aluminum alloy
CPU Realtek RTD1619DR ARM Cortex-A55(hexa-core)
GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP3
Internal SSD 256G SSD (M.2 SATA 3.0 2280, up to 1TB)
Audio DAC ESS 9068*2
Wi-Fi 2.4G+5G dual band WiFi, 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC 2T2R MIMO 867Mbps
Ethernet RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
HDMI Output 2.0a (4K@60fps/12Bit/HDR/BT2020/YCbCr 4:4:4 output)
Support audio passthrough
Video Decoding 4K@60p HEVC/H.265 12Bit HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
Audio Decoding Support true-hd HD audio passthrough, stereo PCM decoding
Built-in DAC audio decoding: support up to stereo DSD512, PCM 768KHz 32Bit, MQA
Bluetooth Audio Input CSR8675 flagship Bluetooth audio module(BT5.0)
Support lossless audio protocols such as SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC
USB Audio Input USB audio compatible system: Windows(7,10), Mac, Android
Support up to stereo DSD512, PCM 768KHz 32Bit, MQA
Digital Audio Input USB DAC IN, AES/EBU input, Coaxial input, Optical input
Digital Audio Output Coaxial output, HDMI output, USB Audio output, Bluetooth output
Analog Audio Output Preamp output: XLR(balanced), RCA
Headphone amplifier output: 4.4mm balanced, 6.3mm single-ended
Headphone Impedance 16-300Ω(low-gain mode: 16-32Ω; high-gain mode: 32-300Ω)
XLR(balanced) Output Output Level(Vrms): 4.1 Vrms
THD+N: -118dB
Noise: 2uVrms
SNR: 120dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -120dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 119dB
RCA(single-ended) Output Output Level(Vrms): 2.16 Vrms
THD+N: -116dB
Noise: 2.5uVrms
SNR: 119dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.258dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -130dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 118dB
Headphone 4.4mm Balanced Output(low-gain mode) Output Level(Vrms): 2.26Vrms
Output Power/Impedance: 310mW/32Ω
THD+N: -116dB
Noise: 1.7uVrms
SNR: 118dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -128dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 118dB
Headphone 4.4mm Balanced Output(high-gain mode) Output Level(Vrms): 4.1Vrms
Output Power/Impedance: 110mW/300Ω
THD+N: -118dB
Noise: 3.5uVrms
SNR: 120dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -130dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 119dB
Headphone 6.3mm Single-Ended Output(low-gain mode) Output Level(Vrms): 1.5Vrms
Output Power/Impedance: 138mW/32Ω
THD+N: -114dB
Noise: 3.2uVrms
SNR: 116dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -128dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 115dB
Headphone 6.3mm Single-Ended Output(high-gain mode) Output Level(Vrms): 2.7Vrms
Output Power/Impedance: 47mW/300Ω
THD+N: -114dB
Noise: 3.5uVrms
SNR: 118dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB(20Hz-20kHz)
Crosstalk: -132dB(1kHz,Fs=44.1kHz)
DNR: 118dB
USB Ports USB3.0*2, USB2.0*2
Control Ports IR IN, Bluetooth, TCP/IP control(WOL)
Power Supply AC 110~240V 50/60Hz
Dimensions 213(L)*292(W)*101(H)mm
Packing List Remote control*1, Power cable*1, Antennas*3, Product manual*1