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Innuos

ZENith mk3

£3,499£5,899

The ZENith is Innuos’s best sounding product (unless you look at special models such as the Statement). It can be specified with up to 8TB of solid state storage and is completely silent. Furthermore it cleans RF and other noise from the signal path, thus making your existing network music player sound significantly better.

Available with 1TB, 2TB 4TB or 8TB storage.

Dimensions: 70 x 420 x 320 mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 9 Kg

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.
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Until Innuos released their first “Zenith” integrated CD ripper/server in 2016 we had no simple and elegant solution for ripping CD libraries losslessly. Sure there were some products on the market, but they were generally overpriced and unreliable, hence us advocating ripping with a Mac/PC, DBPoweramp and storing on a QNAP or Synology NAS drive with internal RAID and external backup. How cumbersome!

Thankfully Innuos now have our backs, with three mainline solution products in the Zenith, the Zen and the Zen Mini. Operationally these devices are as close to perfection as we’ve seen. Insert your CD and 5 minutes later it is automatically ejected, having been ripped losslessly to FLAC and correctly tagged with your album’s metadata and cover art.

All Innuos products run their in-house, Linux-based ZenOS, which means features are regularly added and ease-of-use improved further with simple online firmware updates. At Loud & Clear we recommend a similarly sized USB backup disc (around £60 for 2TB) and we’ll configure your backups automatically for additional peace of mind.

Pushing the popular ZENith even further, the new MK3 includes a Triple-Linear PSU with Mundorf CAPS and custom-treated SSD. Ideal for audiophiles who want a smoother, more relaxed sound with a wider soundstage.

ZENITH Overview

  • New Custom Motherboard with reduced EMI
  • Innovative Triple-Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise regulators and premium Mundorf Capacitors
  • Asymmetrical isolation feet inspired by the ZENith SE
  • SSD Storage with newly improved vibration and EMI treatment
  • 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

Rediscover Your Music Collection and Discover New Music
Play all your music as well as Internet Radio and streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz and BBC iPlayer with the best sound quality by connecting directly to a DAC or Digital Amplifier via asynchronous USB.

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 DSD256, 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.

Fast and Reliable UPnP Server
innuOS also contains a UPnP Server configured out-of-the-box to work flawlessly with a number of UPnP-based systems:

  • Wireless multi-room speakers such as Bang & Olufsen, Denon HEOS, BOSE and many others
  • Music streamers from Naim, Linn , Moon, Auralic and many others
  • Roon Server
  • innuOS will also optionally integrate Roon Core* so you can use innuOS with other Roon-Ready streamers for a complete multi-room system.

* A Roon license, purchased separately, is required

Home Automation
innuOS can be integrated with the most popular home automation control systems such as RTI, Control4, KNX, AMX, Elan, Crestron and iRidium.

Overview

Triple-Linear Power Supply
Inspired from the high-end power supply engineering of the SE, the ZENith Mk3 benefits from new premium Mundorf capacitors with ultra-low noise regulators and a medical-grade mains filter to provide even greater audio clarity.

Custom Motherboard
The 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.

Anti-vibration and EMI Treatment
New asymmetrical isolation feet derived from our ZENith SE plus added treatment to the chassis help to combat harmful vibration that affect a clean audio signal, with even greater treatment now applied to the SSD.

In-Memory Playback
With 4GB dedicated memory, the ZENith loads music directly to memory for playback so that it doesn’t need to engage the SSD during playback, improving sound quality.

Powered by innuOS
innuOS allows a complete Music Library management using a tablet or smartphone. Ripping CDs, importing music, editing album data (including covers) and backing up your music library can all be easily done easily without the need for a PC.

innuOS also contains many intelligent features to help organise your Music Library such as our rule-based music import engine or the Assisted CD Ripping mode.

Bit-Perfect Ripping
Using AccurateStream technology, extract every last bit of your CDs 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.

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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 , 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 App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows 10
HARDWARE
CD/DVD drive TEAC Slot-loading drive
Hard Drive 1TB SSD with Vibration and EMI treatment
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 ZENith Mk3 Music Server
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Getting Started leaflet