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Zen Mk.II Std

Zen Mk.II Std
Ideal for Hi-Fi enthusiasts with large music libraries, looking for improved sound stage and rhythm.
Unit Price
£ 1,499.00
Quantity
Subtotal
£ 1,499.00

Zen

  • Full-width Design
  • Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise
    regulators and Nichicon MUSE Capacitors
  • Anti-Vibration treatment on chassis
    and electronic components
  • Independent floating optical drive
    and hard drive platform
  • Medical-grade Mains Filter
  • Dual Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer
    with isolation transformers
  • In-Memory playback with 2GB Cache
  • Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output
  • Quad-core Intel CPU, 4GB RAM

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innuOS allows complete Music Library management
using a tablet or smartphone.
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The Zen is a true HiFi component with a number of improvements on top of the ones offered by the Zen Mini.

Linear Power Supply

The Zen uses our linear power supply design with ultra-low noise regulators (40 uV), specialised audio capacitors (Nichicon MUSE) and medical-grade mains filter to ensure audio transparency and realism.

Ultra-low Noise Streamer Output

Dual-ethernet ports with isolation transformers on Ethernet ports significantly improve sound quality on streamers when compared to a direct router connection.

Reduced Vibration

Vibration kills good sound quality so we have added significant anti-vibration treatment to chassis and electronic components.

In-Memory Playback

With 2GB dedicated memory, the Zen loads music directly to memory for playback so that it doesn’t need to engage the hard drive during playback, improving sound quality.

 
  • Review & Awards

  • very good case for using a dedicated audio server
    rather than a NAS drive

    All in all the Innuos Zen MkII makes a very good case for using a dedicated audio server rather than a NAS drive and network switch, it sounds considerably better for one, making even a high end NAS seem distinctly crude by comparison. It also gives excellent results with both USB and Ethernet connections thanks to the efforts that the company has put into creating a quiet power supply and well isolated outputs.

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    Jan 2017

  • Einsnull considered the Zen to be Enlightened

    Einsnull concluded the Zen clearly had the strength to finally establish this device category as a true HiFi System. The magazine considered it to be very user-friendly and with high audiophile standards - a Server that has earned the word "Music" in its name!

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    Mar 2017

  • HiFi IFAS awarded the Zen 6 out of 6 points

    According to HIFI-IFAs - a well-respected German Hi-Fi blog, our Zen is a step towards true dimensionality with unbelievable dynamics which let you truly experience music, besides being gorgeous and self-explanatory. They conclude that the Zen is a highly recommendable device with high-end sound quality and great value for money.

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    Mar 2017

   

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Digital Output   Ultra Low Noise USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 and DoP
   

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet   2x isolated RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet - LAN and Streamer connection
Other   1x VGA (service connection only)
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
 

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   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   2Tb WD Red Hard Drive
CPU   Intel Quad Core 2GHz
Memory   4Gb DDR3 - 2Gb dedicated for Memory Playback
 

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   5 minutes
CD Metadata   OneMusicAPI aggregating multiple CD metadata sources
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) 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   220V AC - Internal Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise regulators
Power Consumption   10W when idle, 15W peak
 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions   70 x 420 x 320 mm (H x W x D)
Weight   9 Kg
In the box   Innuos Zen Music Server
UK or EU Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable (to connect to router)
Getting Started leaflet