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Zenith Mk.II XXL

Zenith Mk.II XXL
Our flagship model, designed for Audiophiles who want to extract all the detail and dynamics out of their music on high end hi-fi systems.
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£ 4,599.00
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£ 4,599.00

Zenith

  • Full-width Design
  • Innovative Triple-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 SSD platform
  • Medical-grade Mains Filter
  • SSD Storage
  • Dual Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer with isolation transformers
  • In-Memory playback with 4GB Cache
  • Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output
  • Quad-core Intel CPU, 8GB RAM

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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

  • All in all, it’s a very hard act to beat for anyone looking to push streaming quality to the max.

    ZENith delivers a highly coherent, vibrant, and engaging sound that hangs together very well indeed.
    It delivers instrument timbre, reverb, and more importantly does so in such a fashion that it sounds like musicians playing together. This is not something that streaming systems do as a matter of course, or arguably digital audio as a whole for that matter.

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    Sep 2016

  • Multifaceted - was Fairaudio's verdict

    The well respected German website Fairaudio did a thorough test of our Zenith and concluded it had an outstanding usability, far better than its competitors. It took its "hat off" to its overall performance: ease of use, tempo and sound quality.

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    Mar 2017

  • Just perfect - was Stereo's verdict

    The well-regarded German Hi-Fi magazin Stereo review focuses on the Zenith's usability while praising its value-for-money. This detailed look on how the operating system and playback apps are structured gives a good introduction on how easy it is to use one of our music servers.

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    Mar 2017

  • HiFi Live awarded the Zenith the Best Quality/Price ratio Award

    After reviewing the Zenith, HiFi Live - a reference Spanish Hi-Fi blog, concluded that the Zenith is destined to become a true success given its high quality construction standards, its very complete and easy to use interface and its irreprehensible operation. HiFi Live considered the Zenith to be the most complete example of how much digital reproduction has advanced.

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    Mar 2017

  • Well done, Innuos!

    The reference Portuguese blog HiFi Clube reviewed the Zenith and considered it to be versatile, stable and user-friendly. From a sound quality perspective JVH found it produced a "juicy" sound with texture, dynamics and harmonic richness.

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    Feb 2017

  • It’s solid, pretty job of real aficionados

    My laptop has been adapted to play files, since it features SSD, and one of the latest versions of the JPlay software player installed personally by Martin Ostapowicz, and I had a chance to use it with dozens of different DACs, so I know it well.
    The server under review offers better performance, hands down. In terms of reliability, convenience and sound quality.

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    Feb 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   4Tb Samsung EVO SSD
CPU   Intel Quad Core 2GHz
Memory   8Gb DDR3 - 4Gb 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 Triple-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 Zenith Music Server
UK or EU Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable (to connect to router)
Getting Started leaflet