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Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server

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The Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server is a true HiFi component with a number of improvements on top of the ones offered by the Zen Mini.It will surely change your mind on how and why! For music enthusiasts who want... Read More
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The Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server is a true HiFi component with a number of improvements on top of the ones offered by the Zen Mini.

It will surely change your mind on how and why! For music enthusiasts who want to enjoy their large music libraries with a dedicated server delivering Hi-Fi quality, the ZEN Mk3 represents new value for money in digital audio performance.

The Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server 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.

Features:

  • 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

Custom Motherboard
The Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server has a custom-made Innuos motherboard that is completely reworked for optimized audio performance. Sources of EMI have been removed and internal clocks optimized, 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 on the Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server are derived from the 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 Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server 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.  1TB, 2TB, 4TB models available.

Specifications:
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: 8TB 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
  • 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
  • Dimensions: 70 x 420 x 320 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 9 Kg

Available in Black or Silver Finish. 1TB, 2TB or  4TB models available.  Please see ordering options.

In the box:

  • Innuos ZEN Mk3 8TB Music Server
  • Mains Cable
  • 2m Ethernet Cable
  • Getting Started leaflet
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