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Innuos ZEN NG Music Server

Innuos ZEN NG Music Server

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    ZEN NG

    Upgrade your streaming

    The digital source has become a known sight on Hi-Fi systems for its convenience. Almost all the music can now be accessible at the touch of a button. But playing sound is one thing and playing music is another. To get the true essence of the recording, your digital signal must be as pristine and well-timed as possible so your DAC can play at its best. Feed it with a noisy signal and that will just be amplified along the chain.

    A pristine digital signal requires a dedicated digital source, with meticulous detail starting from the ultra-low noise power supplies, through the custom processor boards and all the way to specific software development minimizing power noise during operation.

    The ZEN NG is the first model within the ZEN Series to include both new and trickled-down NG technology developments: our new cutting-edge Gallium Nitride regulated NGaN RECAP2 PSU, the new PreciseAudio custom mainboard, Sense 3 with real-time kernel together with AudioCore technology, selected industrial-grade low noise DDR4 RAM and a dedicated, direct-attached, ultra-low noise SSD for the Operating System to name just a few. Connect the ZEN NG to your DAC and be amazed at the difference.

    A new modular approach for storage and audio connectivity options creates a hugely versatile device; use just as a streamer with no on-board storage at all or as a music server with Sense or Roon Core with up to 16TB of seamless storage, whilst maximizing sonic output through your choice of optimal Digital Output Module – all housed in a new premium 10mm CNC-machined aluminium chassis. And if that's not enough, we have designed the ZEN NG to be upgradeable to a ZENith NG at any time.

    The new ZEN NG is a revelation in both sound, performance and flexibility. 

    Main Features

    Innuos NGaN PSU

    New cutting-edge Gallium Nitride power regulation stage to enhance the RECAP2 linear power modules with a tuned switching frequency offering much lower power supply impedance for a more transparent sound with better instrument separation.

    Innuos PreciseAudio Mainboard

    An all-new custom server-grade mainboard, ultra-tuned for low processor latency, power noise and EMI emissions; further improved by enhanced power regulators and solid capacitors.

    High Performance, Low Power

    New generation of Intel Core i3 combining 4 physical cores with 4 virtual cores for responsive speeds yet low heat dissipation, enhanced with Innuos AudioCore providing separate cores dedicated only to audio processes. Supported with 16GB of industrial-grade low-noise DDR4 RAM allowing to cache more databases and files for a speedy response.

    Modular Architecture

    You can configure the ZEN NG as a Music Server/Streamer, Server-only or Streamer-only easily. Choose between no storage or up to 16TB configurations and optional audio output slot for different modules such as USB, I2S, or AES/Coaxial/Optical SPDIF.

    Dedicated OS SSD

    Dedicated industrial-grade 3D TLC SSD for the OS with power-loss protection to prevent any issues with the system in case of a power cut. Extremely low levels of power consumption, electrical noise and thermal output. 

    Innuos XSM

    High Performance Expandable Storage Management System (XSM) allows a single pool of storage from multiple drives. The ZEN NG supports an internal, high performance NVMe PCIe drive up to 8TB with an additional externally accessible M.2 NVMe slot for up to 8TB for a total 16TB of seamless storage. Intelligent management and data protection provided through Sense.

    Premium Chassis

    Newly-designed 10mm thick CNC-machined bead-blasted and anodized aluminium chassis, containing new vibration-dampened transformer platform and with Chassis Ground port connection.

    Sense 3

    Unique benefits for the ZEN NG and ZENith NG through Sense 3, including new Real-Time Kernel, lowering latency even further for the core Operating System, AudioCore for audio process to run in dedicated physical cores, Expandable Storage Management interface, and new CD-ripping via external USB drives with drive-head alignment for accurate ripping.


    The modular construction of the chassis and components means the ZEN NG can be upgraded to a ZENith NG in the future for even better sound quality and performance.


    Digital Output

    USB (Up to 32bit/768KHz, Up to DSD256 via DoP, Up to DSD512 via Native DSD)


    1 x Digital Output Module: PhoenixUSB, PhoenixI2S, AES/Coaxial/Optical SPDIF (Sold Separately)


    Auxiliary Ethernet Port for Streamer or NAS 


    2 x LAN RJ45 Bridged Gigabit Ethernet (LAN, Aux)  


    3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Backup/Import, Aux, DAC)

    Chassis Ground

    4mm ‘Speaker plug’ port


    External USB-connected CD ripper required

    CD Formats

    Red Book

    Disc Compatibility

    CD, CD-R, CD-RW

    CD Ripper Formats

    FLAC (compression level 0), WAV

    Playback Audio Formats


    Sample Rates

    44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 768kHz, DSD over PCM (DoP) up to DSD256, Native DSD up to DSD512 (on selected DACs) 

    Bit Depths

    16bit, 24bit, 32bit

    Web Interface

    Modern Web Browsers from iOS, Android, Windows and OS X


    Innuos Sense App for iOS/Android/Kindle Fire


    3D TLC SSD for OS 


    [Optional] 1 x PCIe NVMe SSD – 2TB / 4TB / 8TB (Factory fitted) 


    [Optional] 1 x m.2 NVMe SSD (User or factory fitted)


    Intel Core i3: 4 x Physical Cores + 4 x Virtual Cores


    16GB DDR4 Industrial-Grade RAM 



    Streaming Services

    Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, HighResAudio, Internet Radio 

    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


    Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD


    Internet connection required for metadata lookup, streaming services and software updates.


    Network access via Ethernet 


    Premium subscription required for streaming services such as Qobuz, Tidal etc. 

    Mains Supply

    230V AC / 115V AC (Switchable) 




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    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery & Returns

    We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

    For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

    Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

    Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.