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.
⦿ 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 inspired by the ZENith SE
⦿ Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output
⦿ Medical-Grade Mains Filter
⦿ New Generation Quad-core Intel CPU
|1TB HDD||€ 2 299|
|2TB HDD||€ 2 399|
|4TB HDD||€ 2 599|
|1TB HDD||£ 2 199|
|2TB HDD||£ 2 299|
|4TB HDD||£ 2 499|
|1TB HDD||$ 2 849|
|2TB HDD||$ 2 999|
|4TB HDD||$ 3 249|
|1TB HDD||$ 3 749|
|2TB HDD||$ 3 949|
|4TB HDD||$ 4 249|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
|Digital Output||USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2, DoP, Native DSD and MQA|
|Dedicated Ethernet Streamer Port|
|Ethernet||2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet|
|USB||1x USB 2.0 (DAC), 1x USB 3.0 (Backup)|
|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||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|
|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, Tidal, 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|
|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)|
|Mains Supply||230V AC / 115V AC – Internal Dual-Linear Power Supply|
|Power Consumption||12W when idle, 15W peak|
|Dimensions||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|
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.``
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.``
``ZEN Mk3 awarded Best of HiFi Einsnull 2019``
``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.
A short film about the Innuos ZEN MK3John Darko provides a great review of the ZEN Mk3, along with a fantastic discussion on the world of high-end Digital Audio.
HiFi-IFAs awards full 6/6 to ZEN Mk3The ZEN Mk3 receives full marks from German blog HiFi-IFAs, who praise the ZEN for its intuitive operation and natural, spacious sound.
Outstanding review from HiFi EinsnullThe 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.
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