ZENmini Mk3

Our gateway server with all the full benefits of innuOS, offering wide connectivity options and an upgrade path through the add-on LPSU for better sound quality. Ideal for simple integration into multi-room systems or for those taking the first step to a dedicated music server and streamer.

Benefitting from a lightning-quick Solid-State Drive (SSD) and 8GB of low-latency RAM for rapid system performance and swift responsiveness, protected by a power-loss protection circuit so that no music library data is lost in the event of sudden power cuts.

SSD options include 1TB, 2TB or 4TB capacities. SSD & RAM upgrades are available for owners of the HDD-based ZENmini Mk3.

⦿ CD Ripper, NAS and Streamer
⦿ Compact design with quiet, fanless operation
⦿ Includes both analogue and digital outputs
⦿ Can be used as Roon Core (Optional)
⦿ Custom audio treated components
⦿ Upgradeable with Linear Power Supply
⦿ SSD with power-loss protection circuit
⦿ 8GB RAM
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RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

EUR €
1TB SSD € 1 999
2TB SSD € 2 199
4TB SSD € 2 499
GBP £
1TB SSD £ 1 799
2TB SSD £ 1 999
4TB SSD £ 2 299
USD $
1TB SSD $ 2 399
2TB SSD $ 2 649
4TB SSD $ 3 049
CAD $
1TB SSD $ 3 149
2TB SSD $ 3 449
4TB SSD $ 3 899

Controlled via 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

ZENmini

Looking for a tidy solution for all your CDs and the files laying around on the computer? Need an easy way to stream and listen to all your favorite music? Now there’s a simple way to store, manage and play all of it: the ZENmini.

01.

Convenient Design

With its compact footprint, low-power efficiency, quiet operation and range of connectivity, the ZENmini is a convenient and discreet music server for all your Digital Audio needs – from CD ripping and purchased downloads to streaming services and internet radio.

02.

Hi-Fi Engineering

The ZENmini offers more than just casual usage. Floating optical and storage drives paired with a custom motherboard and premium components offer far greater musical performance than conventional computers and NAS drives.

03.

Perfect CD Player replacement

Featuring additional Optical and Coaxial digital outputs as well has a high-resolution 24bit/192kHz Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). This means you can now connect directly to all your favourite devices such as Soundbars, AV Receivers or Integrated Amplifiers the easy way.

04.

Powerful Performer

Using our own exclusive innuOS operating system, our servers are configured and optimised from the ground up for the perfect balance of performance and simplicity. Control your library from the comfort of your tablet or smartphone – no computer required.

05.

Superbly Solid State

The ZENmini S brings all the benefits of an SSD, including quieter operation and no moving parts to the venerable ZENmini mk3, whilst also increasing system RAM from 4GB to 8GB, achieving even greater performance from an already established, award-winning music server and streamer. The ZENmini S may be one of the best value HiFi sources available anywhere.

06.

MQA Core Decoding

ZENmini 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. ZENmini 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.

Specifications

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Digital Output USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2, DoP, Native DSD and MQA
Coaxial S/PDIF up to 24bit/192KHz
Optical S/PDIF up to 24bit/192KHz
Dedicated Ethernet Streamer Port
Analogue Output RCA Analogue up to 24bit/192KHz

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet 2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet
USB 4x USB 3.0

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 on 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 Modern Web Browsers from iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X
Mobile App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows 10

HARDWARE

CD/DVD drive TEAC Slot-loading drive
Storage 1TB, 2TB, 4TB SSD
CPU Intel Quad Core N4200
Memory 8GB DDR3

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 streamers
USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2
USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol
Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD
HQPlayer NAA Endpoint support

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

POWER

Mains Supply Low ripple Power Adapter, 12V 5A, CEC Level V efficiency
Power Consumption 10W when idle, 15W peak

PHYSICAL

Dimensions 215mm x 245mm x 75mm (W x D x H)
Weight 4,5 Kg
In the box Innuos ZENmini Mk3 Music Server
AC/DC Power Adapter
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Getting Started leaflet

Awards

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Fairaudio

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Hi-Fi +

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STEREO

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Hi-Fi +

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Reviews

ZENmini mk3 review

``And also in terms of sound, as our hearing test on analog and digital output shows: With the melancholic ``Carolina Low`` of the indie folk band The Decemberist, it quickly becomes clear that the Innuos is particularly convincing in terms of space. Large and open, it develops a lively relationship between instruments, background and singer, which seems to draw us deeper and deeper into music.`` (Translated)

Julian Kienzle, Stereo

``The price-performance ratio of the Innuos ZENmini Mk3 is quite outstanding``

Fairaudio give a fantastic review to the ZENmini Mk3, where Good workmanship meets an exemplary intuitive user interface - not only the app, but also the browser-based music server management interface.
They were also greatly impressed by the sheer resolution and - especially - the wonderfully vivid, precise and spacious presentation of its sound quality.

Ralph Werner, Fair Audio

“Le serveur DAC Innuos ZENmini Mk3 est une incontestable affaire à tous points de vue.”

BEST BUY Award received by Haute Fidelite for the ZENmini and LPSU with high ratings in Timbre, Dynamics, Soundstage and Price/quality Ratio

Dominique Mafrand, Haute Fidélité Magazin, Issue #246

“Changing how I feel about digital music, this combo was a pleasant surprise.”

Great review by Audio Beatnik where he describes how the ZENmini and LPSU has changed his perception on digital systems and how he found it, “musically engaging”

Jack Roberts, Audio Beatnik

“With the addition of the Innuos ZENmini Mk 3 and LPSU, my complacency is gone, and I’m excited about my digital sound again.”

A wonderful review by Audio Beat on the ZENmini and LPSU as, “highly engaging pair of music-makers.”

Mark Blackmore, The Audio Beat

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