INNUOS Zenith MK3

MUSIC SERVER

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SUBLIME DIGITAL REPRODUCTION - MASTER-CLASS USER INTERFACE

Pushing our popular ZENith even further, the advanced MK3 includes a Triple-Linear PSU with Mundorf CAPS and custom-treated SSD. Ideal for audiophiles who want a smoother, more relaxed sound with a wider soundstages.

​OVERVIEW

  • Full-width Dual Chassis Design

  • New Custom Motherboard with reduced EMI

  • Dual Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer with dedicated isolation transformers

  • Innovative Triple-Linear Power Supply with ultra-low noise regulators and premium Mundorf Capacitors

  • 8GB RAM with 4GB In-Memory playback

  • Asymmetrical isolation feet inspired by the ZENith SE

  • Ultra-low Noise USB Audio Output

  • SSD Storage with newly improved vibration and EMI treatment

  • New Generation Quad-core Intel CPU

  • Medical-Grade Mains Filter

  • Standard Storage : 1 TB

ZENith MK3

$ 4,699 - 1TB

$ 5,349 - 2TB

$ 6,099 - 4TB

$ 7,949 - 8TB

Contact us for Bundle Quote w/ LessLoss Cable Upgrades

 

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Triple-Linear Power Supply

Inspired from the high-end power supply engineering of the SE, the ZENith Mk3 benefits from new premium Mundorf capacitors with ultra-low noise regulators and a medical-grade mains filter to provide even greater audio clarity.

Custom Motherboard

Our own custom-made Innuos motherboard is completely reworked for optimized audio performance. Sources of EMI have been removed and internal clocks optimised, resulting in a “blacker” music background and enhanced realism..

Anti-vibration and EMI Treatment

Inspired from the high-end power supply engineering of the SE, the ZENith Mk3 benefits from new premium Mundorf capacitors with ultra-low noise regulators and a medical-grade mains filter to provide even greater audio clarity.

Ultra-low Noise Streamer Output

Dual-ethernet ports with isolation transformers provide an ultra-low noise network connection for your streamer, removing noise from the path and improving sound quality on all network audio.

In-Memory Playback

 With 4GB dedicated memory, the ZENith loads music directly to memory for playback so that it doesn’t need to engage the SSD during playback, improving sound quality.

Controlled via Innuos SENSE App

InnuOS allows complete Music Library management using a tablet or smartphone.

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What they say ...

 

Ed Selley  |  HiFi Choice

July 2019

 

Conclusion

The Zenith Mk3 delivers a potent and flexible specification, with one of the best interfaces going ... and is compatible with Roon front ends. The price may be high, but it delivers an outstanding performance that will inspire confidence even for those starting out in network audio, and so should be near the top of any shortlist.

 

 

Hans Beekhuyzen  |  Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

November 2019

Hans Beekhuyzen has followed up on his comprehensive ZEN Mk3 video review by taking a look at the next model up in the range - the ZENith Mk3.
 

"The Innuos ZENith Mk3 is the ZEN Mk3 on steroids. It is also a one box server/streamer solution of high quality"

 

"It keeps surprising me to what degree sound quality can be improved by taking more care when sending a digital signal over USB to a DAC - and the ZENith Mk3 does a damn good job doing just that."


 

 

David Gryzb  |  HiFi Knights

May 2020

 

 

Summary

"Audio playback based on files came a long way since its infancy days.

Early machines designed with this task prioritized were troublesome, sounded nowhere near as good as they do now, didn’t look as nice, surely weren’t as stable, and required quite the know-how to handle. It took years, but finally this inaccessible geeky stuff blossomed into easy to use versatile audiophile packages such as today’s. Innuos ZENith Mk3 not only is a fine example of how it should be done, but it also emerged as the most accomplished of its kind I came across.

 

Many network audio devices gladly rely on buttons and displays, however Innuos ZENith Mk3 renders them unnecessary and on functionality ticks all checkboxes with no questions asked. Its minimalist bling-free modern look scores high by my standards and so does assembly. Today’s goes the extra mile with its ripping drive, fully embedded Roon platform, broad compliance with other devices, and hassle-free operation. Keen execution of all tasks without hiccups, nearly instant readiness and overall stability are clear indicators of thoroughly polished engineering work, which is admirable. Considering all this, very shortly I stopped missing UPnP rendering.

 

Innuos ZENith Mk3 on functionality shines as brightly as it does on sonic performance. All its noise removal traits kept the usual digital culprits at the door and provided firm substructure for tonal evenness, fluency, spatial might and wide dynamic contrasts, which in effect resulted in aural experience many seasoned aficionados would associate with costly boutique music boxes and not PCs. But overall balance is where Innuos ZENith Mk3 truly excels. Not only it finely connects audiophile sonics with mainstream needs, but also is priced attractively considering what it does and how"

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS

  • Digital Output  - USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2

MQA, DoP, Native DSD              

 

CONNECTIVITY

  • Ethernet - 2x isolated RJ45 Bridged Gigabit Ethernet - LAN and Streamer connection      

  • USB - 1x USB 2.0), 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.

  • MQA (for supported DACs)        

 

SAMPLE RATES

  • Sample Rates  - 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , DSD64, DSD128, Native DSD up to DSD512 (for supported DACs)

  • 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 - 1TB SSD with vibration and EMI treatment   

  • CPU - Intel Quad Core N4200   

  • Memory - 8Gb DDR3 - 4Gb dedicated for Memory Playback       

 

STREAMING / CD STORAGE / COMPATIBILITY

  • UPnP/DLNA - Integrated UPnP Server

  • Streaming Services - Qobuz, Tidal, Radio Paradise, Internet Radio

  • Roon Compatibility - Roon Core and Roon Endpoint

  • Average CD Storage Time -  5 minutes

  • CD Metadata - FreeDB, MusicBrainz, Discogs, GD3

  • Compatible Music Systems - Sonos Multi-room Wireless Music System

  • DLNA/UPnP compatible devices

  • USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2

  • USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol

  • Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD

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

  • DAC / Converter  -- DAC with USB input supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 or DoP protocols

 

POWER

  • Mains Supply -- 120V AC 

  • Power Consumption 12W when idle, 15W peak

 

PHYSICAL

  • Dimensions Chassis : 83 x 420 x 340mm (H x W x D)

  • Weight : 9kg

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