432 EVO is an audiophile music server brand founded in 2013 by parent company Klinkt Beter, itself founded in 2008.
Between 2008 and 2013, Klinkt Beter operated as a high-end audio reseller in the Benelux area. They were unhappy with music servers & streamers on the market at that time, with most of them difficult to service through bad design and often lacking support from the manufacturers, not extensible, generally slow and invariably based on outdated software or outsourced OEM software. They decided to do something about it!
“We found most streaming solutions were average sounding and not as good as our cost no object CD transport we were using for demos and shows. When we discovered that 432 Hz tuning improved the playback of all of our existing music files things started to the shape. It wasn’t long before we also realised 432 hz also improved playback on the most exclusive high-end systems. At this point we decided to combine our IT & audiophile knowledge into a new 432 EVO music server based around 432 Hz tuning. The 432 EVO is the first music server in the world which can play both bit perfect as well as live conversion of digital music into the better sounding 432 Hz. This has been confirmed by research from Maria Renold and several others, who found 90% of listeners preferred music played at 432 Hz. Three years after designing our first music server, the 432 EVO had won Best of Show at Munich 2017, and continues to win further awards on shows such as New Music Brussels (Belgium) and X-FI (The Netherlands).”