From Zappiti's latest range of 4K Ultra HD Media Players, the Signature combines all of the colour and crisp detail of true 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ with stunning sound, and is powered by the latest Realtek RTD1619DR chipset. The Zappiti Signature is both a high-end media player and a media server capable of streaming content to other Zappiti devices in a network through the exclusive Zappiti Share advanced streaming protocol.
The Zappiti Signature comes with a dual internal hard drive bay capable of hosting up to 40 TB of movies, TV shows and music files and dual HDMI outputs. It includes a premium 32-bit DAC ESS ES9038 PRO, a massive dual R-Core transformer and offers astonishing picture and sound quality to meet the requirements of the most demanding home theatre enthusiasts.
- 4K UHD Media Player and Media Server powered by a Realtek RTD1619DR chipset
- ARM Cortex-A55 (hexacore) CPU is 77% faster than 4-core ARM A53 in previous models
- 4GB RAM + 32GB NAN eMMC memory onboard
- Video and Audio DSP with hardware acceleration
- Dual HDMI output for separated audio and video routing
- Ultra HD 4K resolution at 50hz/60hz with auto framerate detection
- Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technologies offer the best possible picture
- Zappiti Magic Pixel V3 and VS10 video processing
- Powered by two massives R-Core power transformers for crystal-clear picture and audio
- Android 9.0 OS allows you to download and install apps from GooglePlay
- Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas for connecting wirelessly
- Easy access with streaming contents providers
- Dolby Atmos & DTS:X multichannel home cinema audio
- Bitstream up to 11.2.4 multichannel home cinema audio, and downmix stereo
- ESS flagship SABRE DAC ES9038 Pro delivers Hi-Res Audio quality (up to 384 kHz / 32-bit)
- 32-bit, stereo audio D/A converter designed for audiophile-quality sound and delivers a THD+N of -140dB
- XMOS Processor enables perfect digital audio processing with original sample rate preservation, ultra-low jitter and reclocking
- HDR to SDR conversion for connecting to older TVs
- Widevine L1 DRM allows you to watch premium online video services in HD and UHD
- 10/12-bit YUV hardware decoding for professional-quality video display
- REC. 2020 delivers a wider colour space for richer colours
- Direct Output bypasses processing
- Enjoy all your 3D movies files (3D BD ISO, MKV 3D MVC)
- Connect to your local network and enjoy your content from a PC/MAC or a NAS via SMB or NFS
- Gold-plated output ports
- 6.5mm Headphone Output with dedicated, fully discrete headphone circuit
- Dual HDD rack option with Hot Swap function supports external drives up to 40TB
- Connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage devices
- Full Range of A/V Connectors, including HDMI, RCA, XLR Balanced, S/PDIF coaxial and optical audio outputs
- Advanced silent cooling system based on an ultra-low noise 120mm fan
- Backlit Remote Control
- Designed and developed in France
Zappiti designs and manufactures only professional grade Video Management Systems; delivering the highest quality, outstanding performance and best possible user experience.
All the Zappiti products are designed to provide our end-user customers with convenient and intuitive access to their entire movie library collection, in stunning 4K High-Definition resolution. Your movie files are delivered to your private cinema with the highest video quality available and pure high fidelity, lossless reproductions of the original motion picture soundtracks. The Zappiti Signature combines the best performance possible with an utterly unique design for high-end home entertainment.
Zappiti's award-winning user interface 'Zappiti Video' provides the best AI available on the market to organize your movie library. Zappiti Video offers advanced features that allow you to create custom categories or groups of movies, browse while listening the original soundtracks of your movies in the background, download subtitles, customize the homepage and buttons, including special top banners such as director's cuts or unrated editions, or adding your own personal movie covers, backgrounds, or soundtracks. In addition, the parental control code protects your kids from adult content.
The Zappiti Signature supports the majority of digital audio and video formats, including the most modern 4K HDR standards such as Dolby Vision and HDR10+, almost all recent video file formats, full BD/UHD Menus, HEVC video codec with one billion colours (10-Bit colour encoding), VP-9, 3D video standards with 3D subtitles, high-resolution audio files such as FLAC, ALAC, or MQA up to 352 kHz and features a wide solid chassis, dual HDMI outputs with audio-only for perfect audio-video split, an audio-video sync settings option (forward/backward), 4K 60p compatibility, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, for the best possible home theatre experience. The Zappiti Signature includes Premium DAC (ESS9038 PRO) with ultra-low jitter, High-Performance XMOS XU216 audio processor, bit-perfect digital audio processing, "Direct DSD" mode, dual R-Core premium power transformer with separated circuits for both digital and analog parts, premium balanced XLR connectors, headphone amplifier with 6.35mm output and an OLED display to control the media player without TV.
Zappiti Signature features HDMI 2.0b output to provide ideal compatibility with the latest UHD 4K video content such as HDR. Zappiti MagicPixel upscales your video files up to UHD (3840x2160) into 4x times Full HD! The high-quality upgrade dramatically improves video image quality.
If you don't own an Ultra HD 4K display, don't worry! With the VS10 processor, any HDR content is converted into traditional SDR with perfect color grading. In addition, the Zappiti MagicPixel processing converts Ultra HD video content into extremely high-quality 1080p uncompressed 4:4:4 video for viewing 4K content on Full HD 1080p displays. This process increases the resolution by about 30% compared to Blu-ray on a 1080p TV or projector. With Zappiti MagicPixel v3 and VS10 technologies combined, you can benefit from the benefits of the 4K UHD contents on your 1080p TV or projector. Less compression. More colors. More details! For some 4K projectors, the HDR > SDR conversion by Zappiti provides even better results than the direct HDR display managed by your projector.
The ultra-vivid image of innovative visual technology Dolby Vision brings entertainment to life with darker darks, brighter brights, and a remarkable colour range you can’t get anywhere else.
Experience a remarkable colour palette, sharper contrasts, and incredible brightness. Discover subtle details you simply can’t see with a standard picture, for a viewing experience without compromise, just as the filmmakers and creators intended. This is HDR like you've never seen it before.
Zappiti Signature media player supports direct playback of full Blu-ray disc images (BDMV and ISO) with menus in Dolby Vision (MEL and FEL), as well as various file formats including MKV, MP4, TS, and M2TS. All popular Dolby Vision profiles (P4, P5, P7 MEL and FEL, P8) are supported. The extended Dolby Vision metadata is used and transmitted to the TV to improve picture quality.
The advanced Dolby Vision VS10 video processing engine ensures maximum image quality when playing any type of content (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision) with any type of video output signal (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision), improves the SDR/HDR/Dolby Vision conversion quality, minimizes the effect of "posterization" ("banding") due to more advanced 12-bit video processing. This gives benefits even when using the media player with older TVs that do not support Dolby Vision.
The Zappiti Signature supports H.265 / HEVC up to 4K video. HEVC is the successor to H.264, with up to 50% file size savings. It also supports VP9, the new open and royalty-free video coding format developed by Google.
The Zappiti Signature is compatible with HDR10+ technology. HDR10+ is the latest and most advanced HDR technology, building upon HDR10 to further enhance the viewing experience. HDR10+ signals not just the dynamic range (the ratio of light to dark) of video content on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, it also provides, with minimal metadata, the scene characteristics between bright and dark so that important detail can be kept. This enables displays to reproduce images more realistically, adhering to the creator’s intent. Whereas static HDR, such as HDR10, utilizes static tone mapping uniformly across the duration of the content, HDR10+ employs dynamic tone mapping to optimize each scene, individually increasing brightness and adding contrast to fit within a display’s capabilities.
Enjoy an extended colour range with the REC.2020 format (much broader colour space than traditional video) and an increased number of shades (1024 levels instead of 256 levels per primary colour) support for 10-bit colour encoding format. The gradients will offer increased nuances; with colours more realistic and vibrant! Additionally, if your TV allows it, you can use 12-bit output for even more subtle nuances.
Forget expensive outboard video processors… with Zappiti, you're living the video dream! The Zappiti Signature incorporates Zappiti MagicPixel v3 technology. Zappiti Magic Pixel V3 and VS10 video processing combined offers an outstanding picture quality - far better than the previous generations - with improved dynamics, accurate colourimetry, increased contrast, solid deinterlacing and better upscaling (up to 4K resolution). Even on a Full HD 1080p TV or a front projector, you will be astounded by the image of your display! 3D also offers better image depth and an impressive, immersive effect.
The Zappiti Signature features a Direct Output function. This powerful feature allows you to display videos in their original resolution and frequency without scaling processing. If the resolution or frequency does not match any video standard, Zappiti automatically adapts the output video signal using the closest resolution and frequency.
With this new feature, your picture quality on Blu-ray ISO and SD content can be greatly improved, especially if you are using a high-end 4K projector or a dedicated scaler.
Enjoy the most amazing multichannel audio formats included Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD in 5.1 or 7.1, and even DTS:X and Dolby Atmos®, two revolutionary new audio technologies that transport you into extraordinary entertainment experiences. These new audio systems create powerful, moving audio by introducing two important concepts to cinema sound: audio objects and overhead speakers.
The Zappiti Signature features high-quality gold-plated output ports for HD/4K video and HD digital audio, L/R analog audio and coaxial for better sonic accuracy and more detailed natural sound as well as less corrosive effect over time. Zappiti’s gold-plated ports use advanced engineering methods and the highest-quality materials to reduce noise and interference and deliver cleaner, natural, more accurate sound from your components. Gold-plated materials are also used for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas as well as the CVBS output.
With its dual 3.5" SATA hot-swap rack, the Zappiti Signature is capable of supporting up to 40 TB total storage internally; the equivalent of about 1,000 Blu-rays or 500 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. And as it is possible to exchange hard drives, you have no capacity limit! With the Zappiti Signature, you no longer need to worry about storage problems.
External HHD not included.
With ISO files from original video discs, the video bitrate is 4x higher than streaming services — The result is less data loss. Image and sound are crystal clear and more realistic for the best possible home theatre experience.
The Zappiti Signature features two HDMI outputs – one HDMI Out Main port for connecting to the latest UHD 4K TVs, projectors and A/V receivers, and an additional HDMI Out Audio Only port (v1.4) dedicated to audio for connecting to older A/V receivers and for better audio performances. The HDMI Audio Only port features a high-stability, high-precision clock. This design significantly reduces jitter and eliminates timing errors, allowing you to enjoy your audio & video contents with increased accuracy when you use the audio-only HDMI output port for connecting the audio signal to your A/V receiver. In addition, on the video output, the audio stream is automatically muted when the HDMI Audio Only output is used, thereby reducing the effects of video noise on the main HDMI output.
The connector indications are printed in both directions, so that you can read them easily in the correct direction when you connect your device.
The Zappiti Signature also includes Hi-End components from famous vendors such as JEC power connector (used in aerospace industry), Neutrik audio connectors (Germany) Philips diodes (NL), Nichicon Audio Series and Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors (Japan), ERO series from Vishay Roederstein and WIMA capacitors (Germany). Bennic capacitors (Taiwan), WIMA filter capacitors are designed based on low loss polypropylene film and feature high AC capacity at high frequencies as well as low ESL and ESR values.
The Zappiti Signature is powered by two massives R-Core power transformers with separated circuits for analog and digital, which provides superior efficiency over standard power supplies and delivers a very clean and robust power source, producing low noise and significantly lower external magnetic field interference than traditional transformers equipped with a laminated steel core. R-cores transformers offer less capacitive coupling between primary and secondary (less noise getting through) than toroid transformers. They also offer better efficiency than EI cores. Sort of most of the advantages of both without the penalties of both. Finally, R-cores are more cost-effective than other types. Thanks to this high-end transformer, the Zappiti Signature provides crystal-clear picture and an extreme black depth, particularly interesting in video projection. Audio outputs are noise-free for more natural timbres, perfect channel balance, perfect silence and breathing, and faster dynamic accents.
The Zappiti Signature in based on a premium 32-bit DAC ESS ES9038PRO with industry’s leading level low distortion characteristics. The ESS ES9038PRO SABRE32 Signature DAC is a very high-performance, 32-bit, stereo audio D/A converter designed for audiophile-grade power-sensitive applications such as digital music players, or professional applications such as audio studio recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations. Using the critically acclaimed ESS' patented HyperStream. II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9038PRO 32-Bit Audio DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 140dB in mono mode and THD+N of —122dB, the industry's highest performance level that will satisfy the needs of the best home theatre owners. The ES9038PRO handles up to 32-bit 384kHz FLAC / PCM, DSD256 via DoP and native DSD512. Residual distortions are minimized using ES9038PRO's unique THD compensation circuit, while chip-to-chip gain variation is minimized via a built-in auto gain calibration circuit. The ESS9038 PRO SABRE32 Premium DAC sets the standard, SABRE SOUND®, for HD audio performance. You can play music in the most advanced DSD format in "Direct DSD" mode, as well as in various lossless formats. The Signature also includes a Logic Intel Altera MAX II that provides fast propagation delay and clock-to-output times and four global clocks with two clocks available per logic array block (LAB).
The Zappiti Signature incorporates an XMOS XU216-512-TQ128 2000MIPS audio processor that contains two tiles. It is equal to two XMOS XU208 combined in one chip, one dedicated tile is used for the USB data and the other tile is dedicated to processing the audio data to the DAC. It delivers perfect digital audio processing with original sample rate preservation, ultra-low reclocking and jitter. The XMOS XU216 chip offers significant power allowing fast and efficient data processing for the minimum latency required for bit-perfect reading. It is accompanied by 6 separate clocks precisely respecting each multiple of 44.1kHz and 48kHz from 16 to 32-bit but also by an ultra-low noise voltage regulator ADP150 and MLCC decoupling capacitors for precise and clear reproduction. The most advanced DSD formats are supported in "Direct DSD" mode, as well as various lossless formats, including FLAC/PCM up to 384kHz.
The modern world is awash in electrical interference signals. These come from all sorts of sources including nearby electronics, or things like microwave ovens, or anything with a radio transmitter in it (such as a cordless house phone or cell phone), or even the electrical wiring both inside the walls of your house (50 or 60 Hz) and on the utility poles outside your house. The Zappiti Signature has been specifically designed to reject external interference signals like this and is equiped with high quality connectors from Neutrik for both XLR and RCA analog outputs which offers excellent RF protection and shielding. The XLR connection carries a balanced signal. The hot pin carries the signal, the cold pin also carries the signal but inverted (think mirror image) and the third carries the earth. The connector indications are printed in both directions, so that you can read them easily in the correct direction when you connect your device.
With the power of the new Realtek processor and Zappiti applications, enjoy real multitasking. Imagine: you can watch a movie during the indexing of TV series and files are being transferred via Zappiti Explorer at the same time! You can also cancel the copying of a particular file in the list of files being transferred using the current task window. And as the Zappiti Explorer and Zappiti Media Center applications are active simultaneously in the background, you can switch from one to the other instantly.
Movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps), but most video or Blu-ray files are recorded at 23.976 fps. Today, many multimedia players output a video signal at 24 Hz. However, this conversion generates problems of stuttering, in particular on video projectors. Zappiti Real Cinema technology maintains the original frame rate of the file, whether in 23.976 fps or 24 fps until the final display in order to enjoy the same fluidity as in the cinema and preserve the original integrity of the work displayed. On the other hand, thanks to auto framerate, the player automatically switches to the correct output frequency depending on the frame rate of the file, namely: 23.976 Hz, 24 Hz, 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz (60 Hz) depending on the type of file being played.
Enjoy all your 3D BD ISO and 3D MKV MVC movies files in true Full HD quality when linked up to any 3D-enabled TV or front projector for enhanced depth and improved on-screen image detail (two times better resolution than 3D Side-by-Side or Top-Bottom) with 3D subtitle support. Many 3D settings are available, including 3D image depth, 3D subtitle depth, 3D interface depth, manual reversal of left-right images.
Zappiti Signature includes Zappiti Video — the best entertainment hub available on the market, featuring an impressive user interface with movie covers. Zappiti scans your video content (movies and tv shows) located on a local drive connected to your Zappiti player, or on a NAS through the local network. Zappiti then collects the cover art and various info such as casting, director, release date, rating, etc. Sit back in your home theatre seat with your friends or family. Choose your film easily. Choose your film easily. Browse a genre. Sort movies by rating, duration, or release date. Read a synopsis. Then, press PLAY to enjoy your movie. After the end credit roll, wait for the auto-launch of the next episode of your favourite tv show.
Zappiti Video features an astonishing GUI, and optional beautiful skins. Zappiti features an automatic top banner (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, etc...), and a special top banner for Final Cut, Director's Cut, Theatrical Cut, Unrated, Disc 1/2, Bonus, Concert, Special Edition, etc. It also features: 2.35:1 mode, soundtracks while browsing movies or Tv shows, parental control and admin functions using a tablet or smartphone, exclusive Zappiti AI for the best movie identification possible, exclusive top-quality multilingual movie covers, utilization of fanarts database, Zappiti DB and TMDB search engines, filtering and sorting, automatic playback of the next TV show episode and many more exclusive features.
Display the DVD, Blu-ray and UHD menus and get access to additional content (director's cuts, theatrical versions, bonus extras, bookmarks, etc.) This feature is compatible with both ISO and BDMV (DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K UHD). Or, if you do not want to display menus, you can start a movie immediately without trailers or warnings. The seamless branching is also perfectly supported for perfect gapless playback on director cut editions.
With the parental control feature, you can designate movies as "children's" and block access to other movies with a PIN code. Thus, your children can safely access only their movies! In addition, the child mode provides direct access to movies without the synopsis for greater ease of use.
With the new "Zappiti Share" feature, you can share video files stored on the internal (or external) hard drive to other Zappiti media players (including older generation). So with "Zappiti Share", you can benefit from a true multiroom video system and playback up to 4 files at the same time in different rooms in Blu-ray quality!
You can also share other types of media files such as music or photo content.
Thanks to Zappiti Sync, your movie collections are automatically synchronized to your other Zappiti players (multiroom) and to all your computers MAC and PC! This feature is compatible with Zappiti Player 4K and Zappiti 4K HDR ranges.
The Zappiti Signature features a high sensibility infrared sensor that cover a wide-angle on long-distance (60° / 26 ft). In addition, the remote control is equipped with two IR diodes.
The Zappiti Signature comes with an IR extender. This allows you to place your Zappiti Signature behind closed doors in a cabinet or in another room and still be able to control them from in front of your TV. It comes with self stick tape on the back of the IR bud for easy installation on any flat surface.
Easily control the Zappiti Signature media player with the IR remote control (accessory included). You can also control the player using a wireless mouse or keyboard (not supplied). In addition, the Zappiti Signature can be controlled by the leading brands of universal remote controls such as Crestron, ProControl, RTI, Control4, Elan, Savant or Logitech Harmony.
Switch instantly from one application to another (Zappiti or Explorer) using the direct access buttons: image ratio, 3D, subtitles, audio tracks, repeat mode, ... The remote control of the Zappiti Signature features a true STOP button and direct playback access to 1 min. forward / backward and 10 sec. forward / backward.
Control your Zappiti player with the virtual remote control via your tablet or smartphone, explore your movie collections and enjoy most Zappiti features directly from your tablet or smartphone: edit a movie cover, launch the trailer, edit a movie sheet, mark a movie for children, etc.
The Zappiti Signature offers a new feature to adjust the audio/video sync forwards and backwards. This pro-level functionality is especially useful when using an external scaler.
Zappiti products have been specially designed to operate in high-end installations and integrations using multi-level security locking, IP and IR control codes for ProControl, RTI, Control4, Crestron, Savant, Philips Pronto, Elan, URC and Logitech Harmony, a Middle Atlantic rack mount kit and even a Zappiti API for high-end custom integrations.
"We have watched Zappiti’s collection of movie players evolve from full-HD to Ultra High-Definition and now to delivery of High Dynamic Range too, all the while maintaining their effortless and attractive user interface which rivals the world’s most expensive server systems, yet comes together at a fraction of their price. They can be used with internal hard drives to store and serve both movies and music, and Zappiti also has available multi-bay NAS drives to provide enormous storage capacities for media which can then be served all around the home, and which can also come with a disc drive to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray straight to storage. For movie collectors, or for anyone wanting to clear their shelves of movie boxes and get things instantly accessible, we reckon Zappiti provides the most cost-effective high-quality solution available."
- Rack Mounting Ears
- High-Quality Backlit IR Remote Control
- IR Extender
- Wi-Fi Antennas
- Bluetooth Antenna
- Power Cables
Zappiti designs and manufactures only professional grade Video Management Systems; delivering the highest quality, outstanding performance, and best possible user experience.
All of the Zappiti products are designed to provide end-users with convenient and intuitive access to their entire movie library collection, in stunning 4K, High Definition resolution. The award-winning Zappiti devices are being successfully used to improve the movie-watching experience in residential and commercial environments all over the globe.
Chipset: Realtek RTD1619DR
Dual HDD Rack Enclosure Option: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5'' SATA hard drives up to 40 TB (2x 20 TB).
Easy and Fast File Transfers: up to 90 MB/s via SATA and USB 3.1 / 115 MB/s via Ethernet.
Subtitle Options: Option to download subtitles. Forced subtitles support for MKV, ISO and BDMV (simultaneous display of multiple subtites no supported). Customization of sync, size, color and encoding. Changing the vertical position of subtitles, including on Blu-ray (PGS) subtitles. Multiple external subtitles supported. Customization of the default subtitles.
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).
Dimensions: 43.0cm × 11cm × 34.3cm