ZEN Mk3

ZEN Mk3 available in silver
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 tremendous value in digital audio performance.

⦿ New Custom Motherboard with reduced EMI
⦿ Dual Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer with dedicated isolation transformers
⦿ Dual-Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise regulators and Nichicon MUSE Capacitors
⦿ 8GB RAM with 4GB In-Memory playback
⦿ Asymmetrical isolation feet
⦿ Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output
⦿ Medical-Grade Mains Filter
⦿ New Generation Quad-core Intel CPU
⦿ Can be used as Roon Core (Optional)
ZEN Mk3 available in silver

EUR €
1TB HDD € 2 999
2TB HDD € 3 099
4TB HDD € 3 299
GBP £
1TB HDD £ 2 699
2TB HDD £ 2 799
4TB HDD £ 2 999
USD $
1TB HDD $ 3 649
2TB HDD $ 3 799
4TB HDD $ 4 049
CAD $
1TB HDD $ 4 849
2TB HDD $ 5 049
4TB HDD $ 5 349

Controlled via the Innuos Sense App

Managing your music should never get in the way of listening to your music - it should complement the experience. The Innuos Sense app is a powerful music management tool that works the way you do – it is made to help you manage, organize and play your music and navigate streaming services with ease. Sense is available as a free download and tightly integrates with high-end online music services and our in-house developed innuOS Operating System to deliver optimal music playback with the following features:

  • Seamless and automatic ripping of CDs on Innuos music servers
  • Qobuz and Tidal MAX integration including Artist Bios, Related Artists, Top Tracks and expanded streaming experience with Deezer and Hi-Res Audio
  • Management of Qobuz and Tidal MAX albums together with albums stored on one or more Network Attached Storage (NAS) for a unified Music Library
  • Internet Radio with easy preset facilities, plus access to FLAC Radio Paradise streams and mixes
  • Fast, integrated searches through internet radio, streaming services, local files and NAS drives
  • Easy creation of playlists from multiple streaming services, local files and NAS drives
  • Ability to play music from connected USB storage drives
  • Curated and configurable Smart Mixes based on your music
  • Home Screen widgets allow you to customize and access your favorite features at the touch of a button
  • Multiple ways to browse music (by Artist, Albums, Tracks, Tags etc...) with fast A-Z navigation

Main Features

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

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.

04.

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.

05.

In-Memory Playback

Now with twice the memory of the Zen Mk2, the 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.

06.

MQA Core Decoding

ZEN supports MQA Core Software Decoding, which means you can playback MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. MQA Core software decoding is provided free of charge and enables streaming and playback of MQA files up to 24bit/96 kHz for non-MQA DACs and up to 24bit/384 kHz for MQA Renderer/Decoder DACs. ZEN can also passthrough MQA files to MQA Full Decoder DACs.

InnuOS Operating System 2.3 or higher is required for MQA Core Decoding.

Visit our MQA page for more information.

ZENith Mk3 music server and streamer

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, 768KHz, DSD64, DSD128, Native DSD up to DSD512 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 Innuos Sense App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire

HARDWARE

CD/DVD drive TEAC Slot-loading drive
Hard Drive 1TB, 2TB or 4TB 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, Tidal, HighResAudio, Deezer, Radio Paradise, Internet Radio
Roon Compatibility Roon Core and Roon Endpoint
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 Innuos Sense App

POWER

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

PHYSICAL

Dimensions 420mm x 340mm x 83mm (W x D x H)
Weight 9 Kg
In the box Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide

Awards

HiFi Einsnull

HiFi IFAs

Fair Audio

Awards

HiFi Einsnull

HiFi IFAs

Fair Audio

Reviews

Innuos Zen MK3 Music Server

``There are many companies that offer music servers, often based on standard motherboards and run-of-the-mill housings. Innuos is not one of those. They use their own motherboard, housing and firmware, all designed for low noise - both acoustically and electrically. And it’s versatile, does LMS, UPnP, Sonos and Roon. Yep, also Roon Core.``

The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

Complimentary review of ZEN Mk3 from fairaudio.de

The ZEN Mk3 receives a great review from German review site Fairaudio, who praise the ZEN for its high functionality, uncomplicated usability, attractive design and excellent sound quality

Frank Hakopians, Fair Audio

ZEN Mk3 awarded Best of HiFi Einsnull 2019

HiFi Einsnull

``Innovation Engine``

HiFi Vision commends the value for money of the ZEN Mk3 thanks to the wonderful operation, wide number of features, and its great sound.

Philipp Schneckenburger, HiFi Vision

A short film about the Innuos ZEN MK3

John Darko provides a great review of the ZEN Mk3, along with a fantastic discussion on the world of high-end Digital Audio.

John Darko, Darko Audio

HiFi-IFAs awards full 6/6 to ZEN Mk3

The ZEN Mk3 receives full marks from German blog HiFi-IFAs, who praise the ZEN for its intuitive operation and natural, spacious sound.

Bernd Weber, HiFi-IFAs

Outstanding review from HiFi Einsnull

The ZEN Mk3 receives a fantastic review from German HiFi magazine HiFi Einsnull, recommending the ZEN Mk3 to any digital audio enthusiast due to its many features and exceptional sound.

Philipp Schneckenburger

HiFi Einsnull

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