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Innuos Zen Play XL

Innuos Zen Play XL

Discontinued

Please see our new

Zen Mini Mk.II XL

Designed for music lovers who mostly want to enjoy
music on Multi-room and entry-level Hi-Fi systems.

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Zen Play   ...and discover new music    
HiFi Choice Recommended Award AVForums Recommended Award
REDISCOVER YOUR MUSIC   ...AND DISCOVER NEW MUSIC   HIGH-END AUDIO QUALITY   AWARD WINNING

All your music always ready at your fingertips. Connect to your multiroom system or link it to your streamer in your office and brighten your day with your favorite tunes.

 

The Zen Play XL streams Internet Radio and Online Services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Deezer. Connected to your Hi-Fi, they’ve never sounded so good.

 

With support for 32bit/384KHz high resolution audio and DSD256, gapless playback and asynchronous USB DAC support, the Zen Play XL is a high-end music player but without the high-end price tag

 

Glowing reviews from Hi-Fi Choice and AVForums underpinned 2 Recommended Awards for the Zen.
" ...streaming with a lack of fuss or stress " HiFiChoice
" Reliability, user friendliness and flexibility in one package " AVForums

All your Music, in one place, ready to play!

The Zen Play XL. Small, quiet  and elegantly discreet, this little music box can store up to 7500 CDs or 2000 High Res albums. Whether you have a wireless sound system, music streamers or direct to an amplifier using a DAC (or all of them!), the Zen Play XL will allow you to finally listen to your music anytime without having to turn your computer on. Just imagine waking up in the morning, picking up your smartphone and getting your favorite morning music or radio playing around the house. Without even getting out of bed. 

The Zen Play is your always-on audio companion. Your music collection is always ready to play at a moment’s notice. And if you run out of songs, the Zen Play XL connects to Internet streaming services like BBC, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and more, giving you unlimited choice of tunes forever.  

But because it's from Innuos, we don't compromise on quality, You still get the same high-quality components as other Zen servers, including the high-end enterprise-grade hard drive, only in a smaller package.

Features

Store your digital fileS

If you already have digital music on your PC, such as iTunes music or high-resolution downloads, you can copy it to the Zen Play XL easily over the network. All your music in one place, available all the time.

High-end audio

With features such as support for 32bit/384KHz and DSD256 audio playback, gapless playback, bit-perfect output via asynchronous USB, optional linear power supply and internal low-noise regulators, the Zen Play XL will amaze you with its sound quality.

All the music in the world

Discover new music with the best sound quality. The Zen Play XL connects to Internet radios stations from around the world and online services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Deezer. With the Zen Play XL’s audio quality, they’ve never sounded so good.

Fully flexible set-up

No matter how exacting your audio tastes may be, the Zen Play XL allows you to create the audio experience you want. Whether you simply need a stylish music server to provide music to wireless speakers, or want an audiophile-grade music server to sit at the heart of your Hi-Fi set-up, the Zen Play XL can do both perfectly.

Multi-room support

Twin your Zen Play XL with popular wireless music systems such as Sonos and Squeezebox to play music in any room in your house. Enjoy an album in the living room, whilst your kids are listening to Spotify upstairs and BBC Radio plays to the rest of the family in the kitchen - all at the same time.

Your music library is safe

Just plug our pre-configured USB external drive into the Zen Play XL and you can backup all your music with a single click. The backup is incremental so any subsequent sessions will only copy your new files. The backup drive can be read from any computer so you can even take it with you anywhere. To make it even more convenient, the backup drive doesn't even require a power supply, just connect via USB!
 

Perfect UPnP streaming

The Zen Play XL can also serve music flawlessly as a UPnP Server to network music players such as:
- Naim Uniti - Linn DS - Simaudio Mind
- Pioneer N50A - Cambridge Audio CXN - Denon 720AE


And if that’s not enough, you can even stream music to your smartphone and tablet. Your music, available in any room, however you like.

Sleek design looks great on any shelf

The high grade aluminium finish of the Zen Play is a work of art in itself. The Play XL looks as good as it sounds.

Silent operation

With no cooling fans and an ultra-quiet enterprise grade hard drive, the Zen Play XL is silent. You can enjoy your music at very low volume levels without interruption, distortion or distraction. So there’s no need to hide it away in a cupboard either.

Low power

Drawing just over 10W, you can leave the Zen Play XL running 24/7, making your music available whenever you want without worrying about huge electricity bills.

Unparalleled Service

The Zen Play XL comes with our “love it or return it” guarantee – if not completely satisfied, you can return the Zen Play XL for a full refund (terms and conditions apply). Your new Zen Play is also protected by our dedicated support team who will help you resolve any issues you may have.
   

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Analog Output   3.5mm jack
Digital Output   USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 supporting USB Audo Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 and DoP
   

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet   1 x rear panel RJ45 – Gigabit Ethernet
Other   1x HDMI (service connection only)
USB   4x USB 2.0,1x USB 3.0
 

FORMATS

Audio format for mobile conversion   MP3
Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing   WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC, MP3
 

SAMPLE RATES

Sample Rates   44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Bit Depths   16bit, 24bit, 32bit
 

USER CONTROL INTERFACES

Web Interface   Any Internet browser
Mobile   User interface app for iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8
 

HARDWARE

Hard Drive   3Tb Western Digital Red hard drive
CPU   Intel Dual Core 2.41GHz
Memory   2Gb DDR3
 

STREAMING

UPnP/DLNA   UPnP Server DLNA device compatible
USB   Connect and play to USB DACs (USB Audio Class 1 and Class 2, DoP)
Compatible Music Systems   Sonos Multi-room Wireless Music System
Naim Mu-so Multi-room Wireless Music System
Denon HEOS Multi-room Wireless Music System
Squeezebox Multi-room Wireless Music System
Naim Uniti music streamers
Linn DS music streamers
Pioneer N50A
Cambridge Audio CXN
Denon 720AE
DLNA/UPnP compatible devices
USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 1 or 2
USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol
 

Requirements

Network   Internet connection to access 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
Music Controller   Remote control app compatible with the Logitech Media Server (Free and Paid versions available - See Downloads) or Web Browser - Most modern web browsers and platforms are supported
DAC / Converter   DAC with USB input supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 or DoP protocols
 

POWER

Mains Supply   Low ripple Power Adapter, 12V 5A, CEC Level V efficiency (Optional linear power supply - see Accessories)
Power Consumption   10W when idle, 15W peak
 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions   77 x 197 x 197mm (H x W x D)
Weight   3,1 Kg
In the box   Innuos Zen Play XL Music Server
AC/DC Power Adapter
UK Mains Cable (Please contact us if you need EU plugs instead)
Getting Started leaflet

MANUALS

 
Zen Play Music Server Quick Start Guide for Sonos

Quick Start Guide for Sonos

This quick start guide will show you the basic setup for your Zen Play Music Server and how to connect to your Sonos wireless music system.

Download Quick Start Guide for Sonos
 
Quick Start Guide for UPnP Players

Quick Start Guide for Naim Uniti / Mu-So

This quick start guide will show you the basic setup for your Zen Play Music Server connecting to your Naim Uniti or Mu-So system.

Download Quick Start Guide for Naim Uniti / Mu-So
 
Quick Start Guide for Zen Music Player

Quick Start Guide for Linn DS

This quick start guide will show you the basic setup for your Zen Play Music Server connecting to a Linn DS system.

Download Quick Start Guide for Linn DS
 
Quick Start Guide for UPnP Players

Quick Start Guide for Zen Music Player

This quick start guide will show you the basic setup for your Zen Play Music Server and how to connect to streaming music players using the UPnP/DLNA protocol such as the Naim Uniti, Linn DS and many others.

Download Quick Start Guide for Zen Music Player
 
Download User Manual for Zen Play Music Server

Zen User Manual

This is the full manual for the Zen line of music servers

Download the user Manual for Zen Play Music Server
 
Zen Play Music Server Manual

Innuos Video Tutorials

Rather than providing hefty manuals, we provide video tutorials to show step by step how to perform certain operations with the Zen. Make sure to subscribe our channel as we will be updating it permanently.

Go to Innuos Video Tutorials Youtube Channel
 

REMOTE CONTROL APPS

 
 
iPeng Help

iPeng 9 (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

iPeng 9 provides a reote app that is easy to use and looks great. With both a mobile and tablet interface, it will suit all your iOS devices. A player plugin for iPeng can be bought as an in-app purchase if you'd like to stream music from the Zen directly to your device. Now also available for the Apple Watch. You can get iPeng from the Apple App Store.

Go to iPeng 9 on iTunes Store
 
Orange Squeeze

Orange Squeeze (Android)

Orange Squeeze is currently our reference Android remote app. An excellent user interface, phone and tablet UI and ability to download music directly from the Zen to your device. A player app (SqueezePlayer) can be bought separately if you'd like to stream music directly to your mobile device. You can buy Orange Squeeze from the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.

Go to Orange Squeeze on Google Play Store
 
Squeeze Remote

Squeeze Remote (Windows 8/10)

Squeeze Remote is a Windows 8/10 app for controlling the Zen Play on your PC. Not only does it enable browsing and playing your music, it automatically gets Artists Biographies so you have all information about your favourite bands. Available from the Windows Store.

Go to Squeeze Remote on Windows Store
 

Music TagGers

 
Kid3 Audio Tagger Windows Help

Kid3 (Windows)

Kid3 is an open source music tagger supporting the most popular music formats such as FLAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless and many others. Its simple interface makes it an easy tool to edit any unknown albums you may get on the Zen Play, allowing to change the album metadata from online sources, get cover art from Google Images and rename folders and files automatically. We have created a Windows installation package with pre-configured defaults for ease of use.

Download Kid3 for Windows
 
Download Kid3 for Mac

Kid3 (Mac OS X)

The Mac OS X version of Kid3 providing a native OS X interface to manage the tags on your music library.

Download Kid3 OS X