Innuos ZEN NG Music Server


The ZEN NG is the first model within the Innuos ZEN Series to include both new and trickled-down next generation technology. Connect the ZEN NG to your DAC and be amazed at the difference.

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Playing sound is one thing. 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 minimising power noise during operation.

The ZEN NG is the first model within the Innuos ZEN Series to include both new and trickled-down NG (next generation) technology developments. Connect the ZEN NG to your DAC and be amazed at the difference.

The new ZEN NG is a revelation in both sound, performance and flexibility. Available from Q3 2024.

Key Features
  • New cutting-edge Gallium Nitride regulated NGaN RECAP2 power supply unit
  • New PreciseAudio custom mainboard
  • Innuos Sense 3 software with real-time kernel and AudioCore technology
  • Selected industrial-grade low noise DDR4 RAM
  • Dedicated direct-attached ultra-low noise SSD for the operating system.
  • Modular storage up to 16 TB
  • Modular connectivity with a choice of optional digital output module
  • 10 mm CNC machined aluminium chassis
Innuos NGaN PSU

ZEN NG employs a new cutting-edge Gallium Nitride power regulation stage to enhance the RECAP2 linear power modules with a tuned switching frequency. This new design offers 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, and 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 databases and files for a speedy response.

Modular Architecture

You can configure the ZEN NG as a music server and streamer, server only or streamer only easily. Choose between no storage or up to 16 TB configurations.

The optional audio output slot supports different modules such as USB, I2S or AES and coaxial / optical S/PDIF.

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

Premium Chassis

Newly-designed 10mm thick CNC-machined bead-blasted and anodised aluminium chassis, containing a new vibration-damped transformer platform and with chassis ground port connection.

Sense 3

Sense 3 offers some unique benefits for the ZEN NG and ZENith NG. There is a new real-time kernel, lowering latency even further for the core operating system. AudioCore allows audio processes to run on dedicated physical cores. There is an Expandable Storage Management interface and 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.

Additional information


Audio Outputs

1 x optional Digital Output Module (PhoenixUSB, PhoenixI2S or AES / coaxial / optical), 3 x USB type A


2 x bridged Gigabit Ethernet

Sample Rates

DSD up to DSD256 (DoP), DSD up to DSD512 (native), PCM up to 32 bit / 768 kHz

Supported Formats


Control Software

Innuos Sense app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, Web browser


Intel Core i3 (4 x physical cores and 4 x virtual cores)


1 x optional M2 NVMe SSD (user or factory fitted), 1 x optional PCIe NVMe 2, 4 or 8 TB SSD (factory fitted), 3D TLC SSD for OS


16 GB DDR4 industrial-grade RAM

Compatible Products

DLNA / UPnP compatible devices, Selected USB DACs supporting native DSD, Sonos multi-room wireless music systems, USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Innuos ZEN NG Music Server will normally be delivered in 3-4 weeks.

Delivery is free on orders over £100. We deliver anywhere in the UK using premium tracked delivery services from DPD Local, UPS, TNT and Royal Mail.

When you by a product from us, you will have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide to return it for any reason, even if you just changed your mind, it will not cost you a penny. Just let us know that you want to return it and we will take care of the rest.

We will agree a collection date with you and send you a pre-paid shipping label for the return trip. You can have full refund or you can try something else instead. It is up to you. All we ask is that you take good care of the product, along with any accessories and packaging, while you are deciding whether or not to keep it.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa and American Express. We also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. Payments are securely managed by industry leading payment processor Stripe and protected by SSL encryption. We will not store your card number or other payment information.


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