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Innuos Zen Mk3 Music Server

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ZEN MK3.con
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From $4,200

Laser-eyed focus on transport quality in music servers

Having a great library of music is great until you are given the task of browsing / playing through it all with convenience AND quality. The innuOS-based Zen Mk3 Music Server is a thousand-disc CD changer, Spotify / Tidal / Qobu host, Sonos / Roon device and much more--yet thanks to its custom software and hardware design, it walks all over a general-purpose PC for ease-of-use and output quality.

 

With its integrated dual-linear power supply, isolated dual ethernet ports and asymmetric anti-vibration feet, the ZEN Mk3 represents new value for money in digital audio performance and will bring new balance to your home audio system.

   

The Innuos ZEN Mk3





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

 

 


Powered by innuOS

The Zen's unique innuOS operating system was developed in-house and allows complete Music Library management from your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Ripping CDs, importing music, editing album data (including covers), playing, streaming and backing up your music library can all be performed from the comfort of your smart device.

innuOS also contains many intelligent features to help organise your Music Library, such as a rule-based music import engine and Assisted CD Ripping mode. innuOS can also run in Roon Core or Roon Bridge mode.

 

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 a medical-grade mains filter, your music opens up and reveals new levels of realism.

Custom Motherboard

Innuos' custom-made motherboard is built from the ground up for optimised audio performance. Sources of EMI are removed and internal clocks optimised, resulting in a "blacker" music background and enhanced realism.

 

 

Ultra-low Noise Streamer Output

The dual ethernet ports are equipped with isolation transformers, providing 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 Innuos' award-winning ZENith SE, plus added chassis treatment, together combat harmful vibration to preserve a clean audio signal.

In-Memory Playback

The new Zen MK3 has 8GB RAM with 4GB memory dedicated to music playback. Music is loaded directly to memory for playback, decoupling the audio data from the hard drive for improved sound quality.

Bit-Perfect Ripping

Using AccurateStream technology, extract every last bit of your CDs' quality audio 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.

Discover and Rediscover Music

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 Native DSD, 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.

Perfect Integration with Sonos

innuOS can automatically connect its music library to a Sonos system at the touch of a button as well as automatically rescan the Sonos Music Library when any album is added, modified or deleted from the Music Library.

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.

 

More Information
Model Number ZEN MK3.con
RRP 4,200.00
Specs
 

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 1 / 2 / 4 / 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
 

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

 

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