Innuos ZENith NG

£14,200.00

ZENith NG is a new high performance modular music server and streamer Innuos featuring next generation technology. Connect the ZENith NG to your DAC and be amazed at the difference.

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Description

Feel the presence of your music

The digital source has become a common sight in hi-fi systems, in large part due to its convenience. Your entire music collection is now 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 minimising power noise during operation.

The ZENith NG takes Innuos innovations such as the PreciseAudio mainboard, NGaN regulator and AudioCore technology to new heights compared to the ZEN NG. First, the ARC6 NGaN power supply, trickled-down from the power supply of the acclaimed Statement NG. Active rectification, a 300 VA audio grade transformer, high-performance choke and 130000 uF of Mundorf capacitors, provide all the current the system needs with very low impedance so that no transient is missed.

The ZENith NG upgrades the ZEN NG with a Core i7 embedded processor with 8 performance cores, providing further core separation for AudioCore whilst maintaining excellent overall performance for a responsive system at all times.

The ZENith NG also features a pSLC (pseudo single level cell) industrial-grade SSD for the OS, powered independently and added directly to the PreciseAudio board. As pSLC contains simplified controllers, they generate much less EMI compared to standard SSDs. Being that the OS SSD bears most of the system work, this results in considerably lower operating noise with a direct impact on sound quality.

This combination brings a new dimension to the ZENith NG. It is no longer about the frequencies, pace or even the size of the soundstage. Details in music now emerge as if by revelation. The breathiness of a voice. The vibrations on a drum’s skin. The presence of fingers sliding down a guitar neck. They are all presented with a transparency that starts feeling like a live presence.

Key Features

  • New cutting-edge Gallium Nitride regulated ARC6 NGaN power supply unit
  • New PreciseAudio custom mainboard with Intel Core
  • Innuos Sense 3 software with real-time kernel and AudioCore technology
  • Selected industrial-grade low noise DDR4 RAM
  • Superior ultra-low noise pSLC 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 ARC6 NGaN PSU

Combining the trickled-down version of the ARC6 active rectification board with a 300 VA audio grade transformer, high-performance choke and over 130000 uF of Mundorf capacitors with the cutting-edge Gallium Nitride Innuos NGaN regulation stage results in a marked improvement in sound transparency and realism compared to the ZEN NG.

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 i7 with 8 physical cores for enhanced Innuos AudioCore performance, providing separate cores dedicated only to audio processes. Supported by 16 GB of industrial-grade low-noise DDR4 RAM allowing to cache larger databases and more files for a speedy response.

Modular Architecture

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

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

pSLC OS SSD

Superior industrial-grade pSLC SSD for the OS for even lower operating noise, independently powered and with power-loss protection for extra resiliency and durability. 

Innuos XSM

High performance Expandable Storage Management (XSM) system allows a single pool of storage from multiple drives. The ZENith NG supports an internal, high performance NVMe PCIe drive up to 8 TB with an additional externally accessible M2 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 toroidal 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.

Additional information

Brand

Audio Outputs

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

Network

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

AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, MQA, WAV

Control Software

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

CPU

Intel Core i7 (8 physical cores)

Storage

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

Memory

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 ZENith NG 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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