I am proud to be a HeadFi sponsor and would like to introduce a new brand and product that I have been working on:
What is LIO?
LIO is a refreshing new concept in high performance audio electronics. It is more than a product – it is an audio system platform you can configure, upgrade and evolve to fulfill your changing audio needs. LIO’s user replaceable Performance Modules include a phono preamp, tube linestage, DSD/PCM DAC, power amplifier, and headphone amplifier. LIO is any one of these components, or all of them, and so much more.
Vinnie Rossi’s ultracapacitor-powered, modular hi-fi systems are designed for long-term ownership by giving you the ability to add features and upgrades at any time – meeting your current and future needs. LIO includes an all-new, patent-pending power supply design that completely isolates all audio circuitry from the AC mains power at all times. You don’t need expensive power filters, power cords, or conditioners to achieve the ultimate in musical resolution.
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BUILD YOUR OWN LIO
With LIO you can configure an audio system that perfectly combines all of your current needs into one chassis. When you are ready to add functionality or upgrade to new technology, simply add and/or change circuit cards. LIO is 100% user updatable via plug in modules. Compare the cost of a well-configured LIO with the cost of similar ultra-high-end performance separate components. LIO will cost you hundreds, even thousands less and will never become obsolete.
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The death of obsolescence, the rebirth of lasting value.
LIO is a modular system that gives you the ability to add features and upgrades at any time. It is designed for long-term ownership, with the ability to easily configure it for your current and future needs.
Unlike conventional high-end audio components, where multiple boxes are connected to each other by costly noise-and-distortion-inducing interconnect cables, LIO offers a modular approach that offers flawless signal flow, combats planned obsolescence, and offers the highest value by consolidating multiple functions into one chassis and power supply. Compare the cost of a well-configured LIO with the cost of similar ultra-high-end performance separate components. LIO will cost you hundreds, even thousands less and will never become obsolete!
With LIO you can configure a system that perfectly combines all of your current audio needs into one chassis. When you are ready to add functionality or upgrade to new technology, simply add and/or change circuit cards. LIO is 100% user updatable via plug in modules (no soldering or special electronics knowledge needed). You never have to take a big loss on a used component sale to maintain state of the art.
- Clean and intuitive user interface
- Front panel display, and mode select to view operational data (Volume level, Input source, DAC frequency, Phonostage loading, display on/off)
- Full function remote control included
- Smart phone / tablet interface (via Bluetooth) for full control with Android and iOS devices.
- Easy to remove sliding top plate for quick access to internal modules
- Dedicated, super-low noise linear power regulation and isolation between modules
- Small, external ac/dc power adapter – keeps any ac noise away from your music
- User-replaceable front, side, and top plates to allow for the customization of the product aesthetics at any time.
Absolutely no noise.
LIO includes an all-new, patent-pending power supply design that completely isolates all audio circuitry from the AC mains power at all times. You don’t need expensive power filters, power cords, or conditioners to achieve ultimate in musical resolution. Click to learn more
LIO’s internal power supply uses Vinnie Rossi’s all-new, revolutionary and patent-pending “PURE DC-4-EVR” technology that employs ultracapacitor banks in place of conventional AC power or batteries. While one bank of ultracapacitors are feeding pure DC current to the audio circuits the other bank is charging. The audio circuitry is NEVER connected to the charging ultracapacitor bank and is 100% isolated from the AC mains at ALL times. This approach provides dramatic performance and durability advantages over every other power supply technology whether AC or battery.
[LIO prototype shown at NY Audio Show 2014. Photo credit – Stereophile magazine.]
[LIO prototype shown at RMAF 2014. Photo credit - Scot Hull -- The Audio Traveler]
Want to Learn More?
- Check out the LIO BLOG >>
- About LIO TECHNOLOGY >>
- Place your LIO PRE-ORDER >>
[LIO Official Launch at RMAF's CanJam 2014 >> ]
Questions? Comments? This is the thread!
Just like I've been doing on our Vinnie Rossi Audiocircle Forum, I encourage you to ask questions to get a better understanding of what LIO is all about, what we are currently doing, and what we'll be doing with it in the future. I will try my best to respond to posts here on a daily basis.
Some of your questions might already be answered on our FAQ PAGE, but if not, please feel free to post them in this thread. This thread is for LIO customers (and potential customers) who deeply enjoy learning from each other, sharing their experiences, discussing what they would like to see next, etc - I want everyone to get the most from it! No matter what your age is, what genres of music you like, prefer vinyl or digital, or what your headphone preference is – you will know that you are in the right place if you are here to have fun and enjoy this hobby, and most importantly, acquire a deeper connection to your music in the process.
Welcome, and thank you for being a part of this!
Edited by Vinnie R. - 11/26/14 at 2:17pm