Innuos ZEN Mk.III Music Server

£1,895.00

Brand Innuos

ZEN Mk.III

The ZEN Mk3 provides another leap in sound quality compared to the ZENmini with its integrated dual-linear PSU, isolated dual-ethernet ports and asymmetrical anti-vibration feet. The ZEN Mk3 represents new value for money in digital audio performance. 

Rediscover Your Music and Discover New One

Play all your music as well as Internet Radio and streaming services with the best sound quality by connecting directly to a DAC or Digital Amplifier via asynchronous USB.

Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz require premium subscriptions

Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz require premium subscriptions

Supports All Major Music Formats

The innuOS Music Player plays FLAC, DSD, MQA, WAV, Apple Lossless, AIFF, M4A and MP3 supporting bitrates up to 32bit/384KHz and DSD256, when connecting to compatible DACs

Playback from NAS

Play music stored on an external NAS drive.

Roon-Ready Player

The innuOS Music Player can optionally become a Roon-Ready player so you can use the amazing Roon interface to explore your music like never before.

Powered by innuOS

innuOS allows a complete Music Library management using a tablet or smartphone. Ripping CDs, importing music, editing album data (including covers) and backing up your music library can all be easily done easily without the need for a PC.

innuOS also contains many intelligent features to help organise your Music Library such as our rule-based music import engine or the Assisted CD Ripping mode.

Bit-Perfect Ripping

Using AccurateStream technology, extract every last bit of your CDs into WAV or FLAC files.

Automatic CD Ripping

Just pop-in a CD! innuOS will automatically get full album data and cover from multiple online databases, rip your CD and eject when done.

Assisted CD Ripping

Assisted CD Ripping allows you to see and edit all the album data and cover obtained from the online databases before you rip the CD. Great for Classical Music!

Quiet Mode

Love to listen to music whilst ripping your CDs and want absolute silence? Just engage Quiet Mode for slowing down ripping, making it much quieter and with less vibration.

Offline Ripping

CDs can be ripped without internet connection. When connected, album data and cover for all offline ripped CDs will be obtained with a simple click.

Import Wizards for Existing Libraries

Pre-defined wizards for importing music from USB storage, Music Servers and NAS.

Intelligent Import Engine

innuOS takes all the hard work of importing music by intelligently analysing the music files and applying a number of rules such as:

  • Organising the music based on format quality (compressed, cd quality or high-resolution), Artist and Album
  • Removing very long file names or illegal characters
  • Adding metadata to WAV files based on folder structure

Download from Online Stores

Qobuz, Linn Records, HD Tracks, HiResAudio, B&W Society of Sound, iTunes, Amazon and more. Just download the music files (even if they are in a zip or tar file) to the Auto Import shared folder and the server will take care of adding and updating the music library.

Edit or Delete Albums

Browse your library, select the album you want to update and just start editing directly on your tablet or smartphone. You can change the cover, manage genres based on previously used genres or simply delete the album - couldn’t be easier.

Quarantine

Quarantine is a staging area, separate from the Music Library, where any albums requiring attention are placed so they can be fixed before they go into the Music Library. These include:

  • Albums with no metadata
  • Ripped albums with damaged tracks
  • Potentially duplicated albums
  • Albums ripped offline

Automatic Music Library Update

After music is added, modified or deleted, the library is automatically updated as well as any connected systems such as Sonos or UPnP Streamers.

 

Overview
  • New Custom Motherboard with reduced EMI
  • Dual-Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise
    regulators and Nichicon MUSE Capacitors
  • Asymmetrical isolation feet inspired by the ZENith SE
  • Medical-Grade Mains Filter
  • Dual Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer
    with dedicated isolation transformers
  • 8GB RAM with 4GB In-Memory playback
  • Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output
  • New Generation Quad-core Intel CPU

 

Dual-Linear Power Supply

The ZEN ensures a cleaner digital signal by reducing power noise. Through a dual-linear power supply, designed by Dr. Sean Jacobs, with ultra-low noise regulator design, Nichicon MUSE Capacitors and medical-grade mains filter, your music opens up and reveals new levels of realism.

Custom Motherboard

Our own custom-made Innuos motherboard is completely reworked for optimised audio performance. Sources of EMI have been removed and internal clocks optimised, resulting in a "blacker" music background and enhanced realism.

Ultra-low Noise Streamer Output

Dual-ethernet ports with isolation transformers provide an ultra-low noise network connection for your streamer, removing noise from the path and improving sound quality on all network audio.

Anti-vibration Treatment

New asymmetrical isolation feet derived from our award-winning ZENith SE plus added chassis treatment help to combat harmful vibration that affect a clean audio signal.

In-Memory Playback

Now with twice the memory of the Zen Mk2, the new Zen MK3 has 8GB RAM with 4GB dedicated memory. Music is loaded directly to memory for playback so that it doesn’t engage the hard drive, improving sound quality.

Specification

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Digital Output USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2, DoP, Native DSD and MQA
Dedicated Ethernet Streamer Port
 

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet 2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet
USB 1x USB 2.0 (DAC), 1x USB 3.0 (Backup)
 

FORMATS

CD Formats Red Book
Disc Compatibility CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio format for stored CDs FLAC (zero compression), WAV
Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, MQA (with supported DACs)
 

SAMPLE RATES

Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , up to DSD128 via DoP, Native DSD on selected DACs
Bit Depths 16bit, 24bit, 32bit
 

USER CONTROL INTERFACES

Web Interface Web Browsers from iOS, Android (4.0 and up) or up-to-date Windows and OS X browsers
Mobile App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows 10
 

HARDWARE

CD/DVD drive TEAC Slot-loading drive
Hard Drive 1TB WD Red HDD
CPU Intel Quad Core N4200
Memory 8GB DDR3 Low-Voltage RAM (4GB Dedicated for RAM Playback)
 

STREAMING AND CD STORAGE

UPnP/DLNA Integrated UPnP Server
Streaming Services Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Internet Radio
Roon Compatibility Roon Core and Roon Bridge
Average CD Storage Time 5 minutes
CD Metadata FreeDB, MusicBrainz, Discogs, GD3, Gracenote
Compatible Music Systems Sonos Multi-room Wireless Music System
DLNA/UPnP compatible devices
USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2
USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol
Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD
 

REQUIREMENTS

Network Internet connection to access album metadata when storing CDs, Internet Radio, Streaming Services and software updates
Network router with at least one available ethernet port
Premium subscription required for some streaming services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal
Recommended App (USB Connection Only) iPeng 9 (iOS), OrangeSqueeze (Android), Squeeze Control (Windows 10)
 

POWER

Mains Supply 230V AC / 115V AC - Internal Dual-Linear Power Supply
Power Consumption 12W when idle, 15W peak
 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions 70 x 420 x 320 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 9 Kg
In the box Innuos ZEN Mk3 1TB Music Server
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Getting Started leaflet