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Innuos Zen mini mk3 Music Server

  • Innuos Zen mini mk3 Music Server - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • Innuos Zen mini mk3 Music Server - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California

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Innuos Zen mini mk3 Music Server

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The ZEN Mk3 Music Server Series continues our pursuit of bringing Digital Music to new heights. Learning from our experience and success of the ZENith MkII SE, including our collaboration with Dr. Sean Jacobs, the Mk3 family benefits from trickle-down technology.

We advanced our three key design areas: minimising power noise, reducing vibration and optimising firmware, resulting in the entire range benefiting from upgraded power supplies, new custom motherboards and new chassis. The ZEN and ZENith also receive upgraded anti-vibration with asymmetrical isolation feet, whilst the new Mini now also enjoys greater connectivity, and an optional Linear Power Supply upgrade.

ZENmini available in black

Our gateway server with all the full benefits of innuOS, now with improved connectivity and a new upgrade path for even greater flexibility. Ideal for simple integration into multi-room systems or for those making the first step to a dedicated audio server. New features include:

· Custom motherboard with dual ethernet ports - Optimisation for audio performance and network passthrough to nearby network devices.

· Digital coaxial, Optical, and Analogue output stages.

· Optional Linear Power Supply upgrade

Improve sound quality using our external LPSU upgrade in matching chassis, backward compatible with the ZENmini MkII.

The NEW Innuos ZEN Mini Mk3 music server is the perfect companion for many hi-fi and multi-room systems such as Sonos, Bluesound, and wireless/active speakers like the Kii Three.

You can rip CDs in FLAC or WAV formats for optimum sound quality, and also play back AIFF, ALAC, AAC and MP3 files.

Streaming services supported are Spotify, TIDAL, and Qobuz, and Internet radio is also accessible.

The ZEN mini Mk3 has two 3.0 USB sockets for extra storage and back-up, as well as dual ethernet connections, allowing daisy chaining to Ethernet-connected DACs.

The optional standalone linear power supply, in the same case as the ZEN mini Mk3, provides better, cleaner power and improves sound quality.
As the only Innuos music server to have an onboard DAC, the ZEN mini Mk3 can be connected to any conventional stereo system via RCA/analogue inputs. So as well as adding stored digital music to an older system, it also brings streaming services too, bringing any older hi-fi system fully up to date.
For greater flexibility, an optical and coaxial digital outputs allows the ZEN mini Mk3 to be connected to a wider variety of DACs, home theatre receivers, or digitally equipped hi-fi amplifiers, for direct audio playback rather than relying on your local network or USB ports.

The custom 'innuOS' operating system includes software that makes it extremely easy to change or add metadata and artwork via any web browser on a desktop PC,  or even a phone or tablet. Easy to use, versatile, and above all reliable.

The ZEN mini Mk3 is also Roon compatible, allowing it to function as part of a Roon ready system both as an endpoint, or as a Roon Core.

The metal casework of the ZEN mini provides proper sound insulation for quiet operation, and much better heat dissipation than conventional plastic cased NAS drives.