The Innous Zen is a truly remarkable unit, elevating the performance of your music collection. Now on the third iteration, the Zen delivers a wonderfully full and dynamic listen to you system.
Customer built motherboards are at the heart of its operation, these are power by dual linear power supplies with ultra-low noise regulators to deliver a clear wonderfully transparent sound.
This is a very focused unit the Zen Mk3 does not have either analogue or electrical digital output, it has only USB connection directly to the DAC of your choice. This focus ensures that the Zen Mk3 delivers the optimum performance via the USB as no other conversation stage is required.
The Zen MK3 also has a huge 8GB or memory, 4GB of which is used to purely cache the audio playback, this means that the music is not pulled directly from a hard drive and it limits the amount of time the hard drive needs to be spooling, further reducing the internal noise within the Zen Mk3.
The unit has been designed with maximum performance in mind, from the chassis to even the asymmetrical placement of feet done to enable the Zen to deliver the best possible sound.
At its heart runs InnuOS the proprietary customer written software that runs the Zen. This software is so very carefully written and designed above all else to ensure that the sound quality is the very best it can be. Controlled via their custom app you are able to monitor exactly what the Zen is doing, be it watch it rip a CD or edit the metadata to fit your custom requirements, you can import music that you have already ripped or purchased elsewhere and allow the Innuos system to optimise the music to offer the very best sound.
Ripping of CD's can be done to either WAV or FLAC whichever is your preference, it can be as simple as just pop the CD into the Zen and away it goes, ripping a perfect copy of your CD, all the album artwork, the track names, the artist names all pulled down from the internet. However there maybe times you want to closely watch what the Zen does, a great example of this is classical music, using Assisted Ripping allows you great initial control over the naming of the albums, if you'd prefer that it was by composer or by the conductor or even orchestra you are in control!
Innous are very focused on the sonic ability of their products, this end all Innous products are fanless this ensures not only super quiet running but a fan is a very noisy inefficient drain on a power supply that will push noise back into the crucial audio circuits.
As streaming is becoming a bigger part of our music consumption, Innous has built-in support for Tidal and Qobuz to allow you to easily mix your music with music from streaming services*
InnuOS also offers the ability to serve music around your home, so if you have other network devices that can play music in your home you are able to play music stored on your Innuos directly to them, as long as they are UPNP ready that's all that is needed.
||USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2, DoP, Native DSD and MQA
|Dedicated Ethernet Streamer Port
||2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet
||1x USB 2.0 (DAC), 1x USB 3.0 (Backup)
||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)
||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , up to DSD128 via DoP, Native DSD on selected DACs
||16bit, 24bit, 32bit
||Integrated UPnP Server
||Qobuz, Tidal, Radio Paradise, Internet Radio
||Roon Core and Roon Endpoint
|Average CD Storage Time
||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
||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)
||230V AC / 115V AC – Internal Dual-Linear Power Supply
||12W when idle, 15W peak
||420mm x 340mm x 83mm (W x D x H)
|In the box
||Innuos ZEN Mk3 1TB Music Server
|2m Ethernet Cable
|Getting Started leaflet
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Statutory Cancellation Right
You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - email@example.com or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.
Our Voluntary Returns Policy
As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.
Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.
Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.