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Zidoo - Z9X - 4K UHD Media Player

by Zidoo
$399.00

Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”

When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.

Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?

Is Zidoo the best?

Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?

Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.

And there SHOULD be.

Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.

It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.

Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.

You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!

That is...

Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.

Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.

Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.

What could possibly be worse?

What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.

Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.

Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?

Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?

Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?

We like to think so!

And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:

Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)

Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.

We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.

Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.

All they need to worry about, is talking to us.

Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.

We want to know the picture in your head.

That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.

A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.

The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”

Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.

What kind of budget have you set aside?

What’s the existing set-up look like?

How big is the listening room you have in mind?

How much ambient light is coming in?

Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?

What about room resonance and reflection?

No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.

To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.

We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.

Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.

Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.

Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.

TL;DR

Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:

  • The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
  • A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
  • A commitment to end-to-end service.

At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.

Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!

We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.

Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.

To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Product Description

Functional overview

*New chipset RTD1619DR hexa-core 64bit high-performance processor.

*Built-in VS10 engine could process Dolby Vision very well. All files could be mapped to similar color of Dolby Vision, image quality improves a lot.

*Android 9.0 OS has improved the system performance and stability greatly.

*HDMI 2.0 supports 4k 60Hz point-to-point output,HDR(HDR10/HLG/HDR10+/Dolby Vision), 12Bit, BT2020 wide color range, YCbCr 4:4:4 color space. Supporting audio passthrough.

*More accurate HDR10 static metadata (MaxFall,MaxCll) processing, highlights and shadows display with stark contrast.

*Support HDR10+ dynamic metadata processing, images colors and brightness levels could be obtained accurately frame by frame and scene by scene.

*Advanced Dolby Vision technology, support high-quality Dolby Vision low latency(LLDV)output, the most suitable brightness could be output for images and scenes of each frame. Highlights are brighter while shadows are darker, displaying the best visual effect.

*Support automatic frame rate and resolution switching to ensure smooth video playback.

*Support SATA/USB(3.5/2.5) connection (hard drives up to 14TB) and external unencrypted BD / DVD/CD discs.

*Support BD/BD3D/UHD full Blu-ray navigation and complex MPLS structure Blu-ray seamless branching playback.

*Almost all 3D video formats are supported, including MVC 3D (Blu-ray\MKV).

*Support lossless playback including SACD ISO (stereo),DSF,DFF .

*Support special effect subtitles, download subtitles online and exclusively support Blu-ray and MKV forced subtitles.

*Support Roon Ready, Spotify music streaming and DRM Widevine L1 to enjoy high-quality online video playback.

*HomeTheater3.0 with brand-new UI supports automatic posters scanning, custom classifications and movie trailers.

*Newly upgraded Music Player supports lossless playback and decoding, personalized setting and associated songs data matching.

*Support standard WOL, users could choose Power On mode or Standby mode after switching on.

*Pass through Control 4 smart control certification, connecting to smart home conveniently (power on/off could be controlled).

*IOS and Android ZIDOO Controller APP could control media players easily in same LAN (power on/off could be controlled).

Specification

Model Z9X
Shell Material Aluminum alloy
Front Display LED
OS Android 9.0
CPU Realtek RTD1619DR ARM Cortex-A55 Hexa-core
GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP3
RAM 2GB DDR4
Internal Storage 16GB eMMC
Bluetooth BT 4.2
Wifi Connectivity 2.4G+5G dual-band WiFi, 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC 2R2T MIMO 867Mbps
Ethernet RJ-45 Ethernet jack(10/100/1000Mbps) * 1
HDMI Output HDMI 2.0a, support up to 4K@60p, HDR, 12Bit, YCbCr 4:4:4 color range, support audio passthrough
HDMI Input HDMI 2.0, support 4K@60p, 48khz PCM audio
Video Decode 4K@60p HEVC/H.265 12 Bit HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby vision
Audio Decode Support HD audio passthrough and decode 2 channels
Intelligent Control APP control, HTTP control
Power Supply DC 12V 2A
SATA SATA 3.0 * 1
USB USB 3.0 * 2
USB 2.0 * 2
Other Interfaces 3.5mm AV output * 1
SPDIF optical output (5.1CH) * 1
3.5mm RS232 * 1
high-gain antenna * 2
Accessories Remote control * 1
Power adapter * 1
SATA cable * 1
User manual * 1

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