The ZEN Mk3 Music Server Series continues Innuos’ pursuit of bringing Digital Music to new heights. Learning from their experience and success of the ZENith MK2 SE, including their collaboration with Dr. Sean Jacobs, the Mk3 family benefits from trickle-down technology.
Innuos have advanced their three key design areas: minimising power noise, reducing vibration and optimising firmware, resulting in their entire new range benefiting from upgraded power supplies, new custom motherboards and new chassis. The ZEN and ZENith also receive upgraded anti-vibration with asymmetrical isolation feet whilst the new ZENmini now also enjoys greater connectivity and an optional Linear Power Supply upgrade.
The unprecedented success of the ZENith SE has led to the design of the new ZENith Statement music server which as the flagship product in their range takes Digital Audio to a whole new level.
Designed for music enthusiasts who want to enjoy their large music libraries with a dedicated server delivering hi-fi quality, the ZEN Mk3 represents new value for money in digital audio performance.
Pushing Innuos' 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 soundstage.
Reclock and Regenerate the USB signal from any source
Innuos’ latest addition to their digital audio product range isn’t a server or streamer, it’s a product that promises to takes the USB signal from any source and completely regenerate it to an extremely high precision signal to feed your DAC, elevating it’s sound quality and allowing it to perform at its best.
The PhoenixUSB offers in one unit the equivalent of 3 separate components: A USB regenerator, a linear power supply and an external master clock with its own linear power supply.
Innuos applied 3 main design approaches learning from their experience with their flagship music server, the Statement:
Designed from the ground up for network audio
Typical IT network switches/routers are designed with the sole purpose of taking data from A to B with a noise floor and precision that is "enough" for the rate of transmission. This is fine for data networks but when sensitive components such as DACs and Pre-Amplifiers are involved, it will have an audible impact on sound quality.
The PhoenixNET is the realisation of Innuos' philosophy of simplicity and signal purity applied to the network switch. Having started with improvements to the Ethernet ports' clock on our flagship Statement, Innuos has now taken the concept to the next level with a completely new network switch design that focuses exclusively on audio use.
Using the same 3ppb 25MHz OCXO oscillator as used in the Statement, individually powered by its own linear power supply and connected directly to the network switch chip, avoiding precision losses from using external master clocks.
2 independent Statement-grade linear power supplies with Mundorf Caps to power individually the OCXO clock and the mainboard, keeping the power path short with less opportunity for EMI contamination.
Vibration was managed at 3 levels: Anti-Vibration feet tuned to the resonant frequency of the chassis, top cover treatment to convert vibration captured from sound waves into small amounts of heat and sturdy RJ45 ports with silicone connection to the chassis.