INNUOS MK3 MUSIC SERVERS
Our Take on the INNUOS Servers at Atelier 13 Audio
I really don't know where to start when it comes to describing the pleasure I am experiencing with the INNUOS servers in our various systems here at Atelier 13 Audio ...there are many aspects to this.
I am essentially a Vinyl lover, appreciated the convenience of very acceptable CD-playback through top CD Transports and excellent DACs....but I had never been a friend of server-based playback whether Hi-Rez or otherwise. Ripping quality of CDs was dubious, restitution of downloaded hi-rez files not "exactly musical", and this in every sense of the what has been, and still was, commonly known as the sub-optimal "Digital Experience".
With time, digital file quality improved [somewhat], and DACs have certainly improved musically, at least some of them. Nonetheless, what still was a major annoyance was the geeky complexity of server operating application set-up, glitches in interface, and the notorious Wifi/Networking headaches plaguing the entire "Command and Control" aspect of the user experience.
Although I am over 60 , I am not a computer neophyte as I use all manner of sophisticated CAD apps and have hacked my own Windows OS in the days when this was still easy. I personally will always be able to manage my way through the process of setting up server based systems.
But I am also a Dealer -- and very many of my clients are not able to do so, nor do they have the slightest inclination to want to be put through any sort of torture of this kind. As so much of this gear was still GEEK-oriented, something needed to change if servers were going to appeal to all types of users.
Enter the INNUOS servers. Well, suffice it to say that it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to set up these servers and start listening to music ... Awesome ! 15minutes if opting for only UPNP, and about 15 minutes more if wanting to use ROON / Streaming as well. The INNUOS software itself is super-simple and intuitive. Its ability to link and operate with iPENG9 and Logitech LMS players is equally simple. So .. finally ...we now can look forward to no more headaches ... leaving the all important question:
How do the INNUOS servers sound ? The answer is, in one word ... Superb ... and this from a Vinyl lover ... truly superb
General Features - All Innuos Music Servers
Powered by innuOS
innuOS allows complete Music Library management using a tablet or smartphone. Ripping CDs, importing music, editing album data (including covers) and backing up your music library can all be done easily without the need for a PC/Mac computer. innuOS also contains many intelligent features to help organise your Music Library such as our rule-based music import engine or the Assisted CD Ripping mode.
Intelligent CD Ripping
Using AccurateStream technology, extract every last bit of your CDs into WAV or FLAC files.
Automatic CD Ripping
Just pop-in a CD! innuOS will automatically get full album data and cover from multiple online databases, rip your CD and eject when done.
Assisted CD Ripping
Assisted CD Ripping allows you to see and edit all the album data and cover obtained from the online databases before you rip the CD. Great for Classical Music!
Love to listen to music whilst ripping your CDs and want absolute silence? Just engage Quiet Mode for slowing down ripping, making it much quieter and with less vibration.
CDs can be ripped without internet connection. When connected, album data and cover for all offline ripped CDs will be obtained with a simple click.
Digital Music Import
Import Wizards for Existing Libraries
Pre-defined wizards for importing music from USB storage, Music Servers and NAS.
Intelligent Import Engine
innuOS takes all the hard work of importing music by intelligently analysing the music files and applying a number of rules such as:
Organising the music based on format quality (compressed, cd quality or high-resolution), Artist and Album
Removing very long file names or illegal characters
Adding metadata to WAV files based on folder structure
Download from Online Stores
Qobuz, Linn Records, HD Tracks, HiResAudio, B&W Society of Sound, iTunes, Amazon and more. Just download the music files (even if they are in a zip or tar file) to the Auto Import shared folder and the server will take care of adding and updating the music library.
Music Library Management
Edit or Delete Albums
Browse your library, select the album you want to update and just start editing directly on your tablet or smartphone. You can change the cover, manage genres based on previously used genres or simply delete the album - couldn’t be easier.
Quarantine is a staging area, separate from the Music Library, where any albums requiring attention are placed so they can be fixed before they go into the Music Library. These include:
Albums with no metadata
Ripped albums with damaged tracks
Potentially duplicated albums
Albums ripped offline
Automatic Music Library Update
After music is added, modified or deleted, the library is automatically updated as well as any connected systems such as Sonos or UPnP Streamers.
Music Server Management
Automatic Network Identification
No more figuring out IP addresses find your server. Just go to my.innuos.com on your tablet or smartphone to list all Innuos devices on the network and access the innuOS App from there.
Update the system with a touch of a button to benefit from our continuous improvements: new functionalities, enriched customer experience or enhanced sound quality.
Automatic Backup to USB Drive or NAS
Backup of your music library can be set on innuOS to start automatically based on library growth (e.g. every time 50 CDs are added) to either a USB backup drive or to a NAS on the network.
HIFI Music Player
Rediscover Your Music and Discover New One
Play all your music as well as Internet Radio and streaming services with the best sound quality by connecting directly to a DAC or Digital Amplifier via asynchronous USB.
Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz require premium subscription
Supports All Major Music Formats
The innuOS Music Player plays FLAC, DSD, MQA, WAV, Apple Lossless, AIFF, M4A and MP3 supporting bitrates up to 32bit/384KHz and DSD256, when connecting to compatible DACs
Playback from NAS
Play music stored on an external NAS drive.
The innuOS Music Player can optionally become a Roon-Ready player so you can use the amazing Roon interface to explore your music like never before.
STREAMERS & MULTI ROOM SYSTEMS
Perfect Integration with Sonos
innuOS can automatically connect its music library to a Sonos system at the touch of a button as well as automatically rescan the Sonos Music Library when any album is added, modified or deleted from the Music Library.
Fast and Reliable UPnP Server
innuOS also contains a UPnP Server configured out-of-the-box to work flawlessly with a number of UPnP-based systems:
Wireless multi-room: such as Denon HEOS, Bang & Olufsen and BOSE amongst others
Music streamers such as Naim, Linn , Moon, Auralic and many others
innuOS will also optionally integrate Roon Core* so you can use innuOS with other Roon-Ready streamers for a complete multi-room system.
* A Roon license, purchased separately, is required
innuOS can be integrated with the most popular home automation control systems such as RTI, Control4, KNX, AMX, Elan, Crestron and iRidium.