ZEN MK II

ZEN MK II

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ideal for Hi Fi enthusiasts who want to make the most of their audio systems
-full linear power supply,  Dual isolated Ethernets for LAN and streamer
-In Memory cache for playback
-Ultra low noise USB output

 

CONVENIENCE AND IMPROVED SOUND QUALITY IN ONE BOX

The Zen Mk.II is ideal for hi-fi enthusiasts who want the convenience of a digital source and improved sound stage and rhythm.

The Zen Mk.II’s hardware was designed to minimise power noise, which highly influences sound quality:

  • Linear power supply with ultra-low noise regulators and high-end capacitors.
  • Ultra-low noise USB output, with up to 10Xs less power noise than typical USB outputs.
  • Dedicated isolated Ethernet port with optimised settings to produce less noise during packet communications, improving sound quality for streamers compared to a direct router connection.
  • Medical grade mains filter

Its Quad-core Intel CPU and 4GB RAM based architecture enables fast performance with large libraries and the ability to play from memory, which substantially improves sound quality.

We took care of every detail and the Chameleon LED is a proof of that. You can choose your Zen’s LED colour to match your existing system components or you can even turn it off when listening to music.

As your passion for music grows you might want to upgrade your hi-fi system. The Zen Mk.II is fully prepared for that as it is factory upgradable to a Zenith, allowing you to take your music to new heights.

 

MAIN FEATURES

MAIN HARDWARE
FEATURES

• Fully Linear Power Supply
• Dual-Isolated Ethernet Ports for LAN and Streamer
• In-Memory playback with 2 GB Cache
• Ultra Low-Noise USB Audio Output
• Quad-core Intel CPU, 4GB RAM
• Factory upgradable to a Innuos Zenith

INTELLIGENT CD RIPPING
AND STORAGE

• Automatic and Assisted mode
• Offline CD Ripping
• Duplicate and Unidentified Albums Management

MUSIC LIBRARY
MANAGEMENT ON TABLET

• Edit Album Data and Cover Art
• Music import wizard from USB, NAS or computer
• Automatic Backup to USB or NAS

HI-FI MUSIC
PLAYER

• Tidal1, Spotify1, Deezer, BBC iPlayer and Internet Radio
• Up to 32 bit/384 kHz, DSD256 and MQA2 via USB
• Connect via Optical or Coaxial using optional accessory

MULTI-SYSTEM
COMPATIBILITY

• Wireless multi-room, such as Sonos, Naim Mu-so, Denon, HEOS, amongst others
• UPnP Music streamers such as Naim, Linn, Auralic and many others
• Hi-Fi systems such as DACs, Digital Amplifiers, Active Speakers and others
1 Requires premium-subscription
2 When connected to compatible DACs

 

SPECIFICATION

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)
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 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