what is zöet ?
the world’s first truly plug and play, multichannel, multiroom, audiophile quality distributed audio system. zoet is the culmination of over 5 years of research and development in state of the art audio over IP technology. Using your existing Ethernet network zoet enables you to live inside the music.
Ultimate performance and convenience
zoet can be controlled from any room simply by pointing the remote control directly at any speaker, even if it is located rooms away from the main processor. In addition, the system can be controlled and customized using any web enabled handheld device (like an Android Phone or iPhone) to access the zoet web interface. No need to have stacks of equipment in each room interfering with useful space and décor.
All of this is possible thanks to zoet technology enabling intelligent use of 2-way communication between the speaker and processor. zoet uses technology to simplify setup and operation while also improving performance. The core design culture was to make sure anyone can use zoet. Now a stunning high end system is possible without all of the intimidation and hassle normally associated with typical home theater and multizone devices.
Automated bass integration and channel steering
zoet also automates the subwoofer integration process. Even experts have a very hard time perfectly blending subwoofers with speakers. Poor quality bass integration means muddy, detached bass that sounds unnatural. THIEL SmartSub® technology seamlessly mates THIEL zoet subwoofers with companion zoet speaker systems resulting in unparalleled depth, precision, and bass impact that is not at all dependent on the user s ability to configure it correctly.
Channel steering and mixdowns are automated now, too. For example, whenever you’re playing a 5.1 soundtrack on only 3 speakers (due to placement restrictions or personal preference), zoet knows, and automatically remixes these channels for optimal reproduction.
How does it work?
Using Ethernet zoet requires no messy and lossy miles of speaker wire to distribute audio. The digital audio is preserved from the source device all the way to the final delivery point – zoet speakers, zoet dacs, or zoet amplifiers. The entire system can be operated from a surprisingly simple and intuitive remote control or iPhone App, eliminating the necessity for a trained specialist to get the system up and running. zoet lets you make changes and upgrades yourself via an intuitive web interface and automatic firmware updates.
A big problem in all other networked and wireless audio systems is that sound between speakers is never properly “synchronized.” zoet incorporates innovative patented technology that preserves signal synchronization, avoiding sonic pitfalls such as poor imaging and an “echo effect” common to other network-based systems. Using proprietary algorithms, zoet maintains synchronization so well that its performance equals that of traditional high-end audio systems. zoet systems are comprised of, in the most basic 2 channel systems, an audio distribution processor and a pair of powered, bookshelf size speakers. Add additional self-powered THIEL zoet speakers or subwoofers, and you have the most effortless 5.1 or 7.1 surround system ever conceived. Furthermore, zoet can easily integrate your existing speakers by using zoet amplifiers which provides an easy way to breathe new digital life into your old analog gear.
The zoet dB1, the heart of the system, is the digital audio processor. The dB1 takes input from your existing source components, analog or digital, and sends the audio to self-powered, IP-addressable speakers, amps, dacs, and subs over your existing home Ethernet network.
THIEL + zoet = THIEL zoet
zoet features custom integration of THIEL speakers. zoet versions of THIEL speakers take the renowned speakers to the digital age by integrating 250W Class D ICEpower® monoblock amplifiers with a 32-bit Network DSP to handle zoet synchronization ensuring the signal is preserved all the way to the speaker’s driver.
IP Based Audio
zoet traces its roots from over 20 years of design experience from telecommunications design house BICOM. BICOM developed a custom patented solution that completely solves inherent issues for IP-based media, specifically audio in the case of zoet. As a result of this revolutionary technology zoet can support up to 255 speakers all in synch with each other.