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Innuos Zen XL

Innuos Zen XL

Discontinued

Please see our new

Zen Mk.II XL

Ideal for Hi-Fi enthusiasts with large music libraries,
looking for improved sound stage and rhythm.

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Rediscover new music...   ...and discover new music   High-end audio qualty  
HiFi Choice   Recommended Award AVForums Recommended   Award
REDISCOVER YOUR MUSIC...   ...AND DISCOVER NEW MUSIC   HIGH-END AUDIO QUALITY   AWARD WINNING

Clear up your living room shelves and play any music you want easily and quickly, without discs.

 

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

 

With support for 32bit/384KHz and DSD256 high resolution audio, gapless playback and asynchronous USB DAC support, the Zen 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.
"Ripping and streaming with a lack of fuss or stress" HiFiChoice
"Reliability, user friendliness and flexibility in one package" AVForums

Evolving for the next Generation of High-Resolution Music

The emergence of high-resolution audio, which takes 4 to 8 times the storage space of a CD, means that extending your existing music collection in CD with high-resolution albums will require more storage. The Zen XL is our answer. One silent box for storing and playing your CDs, high-resolution music, Internet Radio and online streaming services such as Spotify and Qobuz. And the Zen XL can take care of all high-resolution formats* so that you can choose the music you love, not the format that your system is compatible with. Using bit-perfect asynchronous USB to your high-resolution DAC, the music will come out of the Zen XL pristine.

The Zen XL is based on open platforms, so it supports almost every audio device out there. Want multi-room audio with your Sonos system? Check. Want to stream high-resolution audio via UPnP to your Naim or Linn Music Streamer? Check. Want to use the Zen as a high-end music player connecting to an USB DAC and your Hi-Fi? Check. All three at the same time? No problem. The Zen XL is vastly more powerful than most NAS devices on the market, so no matter how large your music library is, the Zen will provide a great user experience.

* Requires compatible Digital to Analog Converter or Music Streamer.

Features

Automatic CD ripping

Just insert the CD and the Zen XL will automatically store it on its hard drive, retrieving CD cover art and track listings automatically. Once finished, the Zen XL automatically ejects the CD and it’s ready for the next one.

Store your digital files too

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

Lossless audio format

The FLAC format used by the Zen XL prevents the loss of even the smallest audio detail during transfer. Your music sounds as good as a CD, without the CD.

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 XL will amaze you with its sound quality.

All the music in the world

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

Fully flexible set-up

No matter how exacting your audio tastes may be, the Zen 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 XL can do both perfectly.

Multi-room support

Twin your Zen 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. 
The Zen XL updates the music library automatically once it finishes storing the CD so your music is immediately ready to play anywhere.
 

Perfect UPnP streaming

The Zen XL can also serve music flawlessly as an UPnP Server to network music players such as:
- Naim Uniti - Linn DS - Simaudio Mind
- Pioneer N50 - Cambridge Audio NP30 - Denon 720AE


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

Sleek design looks great on any shelf

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

Your music library is safe

Just plug our pre-configured USB external drive into the Zen 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.

Silent operation

With no cooling fans and an ultra-quiet enterprise grade hard drive, the Zen 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 XL running 24/7, making your music available whenever you want without worrying about huge electricity bills.

Unparalleled Service

The Zen XL comes with our “love it or return it” guarantee – if not completely satisfied, you can return the Zen for a full refund (terms and conditions apply). Your new Zen XL 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   2x front panel, 4x USB 2.0,1x USB 3.0
 

FORMATS

CD Formats   Red Book
Disc Compatibility   CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio format for stored CDs   FLAC
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

CD/DVD drive   TEAC Slot-loading drive
Hard Drive   3Tb Western Digital Red hard drive
CPU   Intel Dual Core 2.41GHz
Memory   2Gb DDR3
 

STREAMING and CD Storage

UPnP/DLNA   UPnP Server DLNA device compatible
USB   Connect and play to USB DACs (USB Audio Class 1 and Class 2, DoP)
Average CD Storage Time   4 minutes
CD Metadata   MusicBrainz.com, FreeDB.com
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 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
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 - Contact Us)
Power Consumption   10W when idle, 15W peak
 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions   100 x 250 x 240mm (H x W x D)
Weight   4.5 Kg
In the box   Innuos Zen XL Music Server
AC/DC Power Adapter
UK Mains Cable (Please contact us if you need EU plugs instead)
Getting Started leaflet

MANUALS

 
Zen 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 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 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 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 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 Music Server

Zen User Manual

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

Download the user Manual for Zen Music Server
 
Zen 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 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, 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