Innuos ZENith NG

15,000.00

Feel the presence of your music

The digital source has become a known sight on Hi-Fi systems for its convenience. Almost all 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 ZENith NG takes our 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 with its Active Rectification, 300VA Audio Grade Transformer, high-performance choke and 130000uF 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, is added directly to the PreciseAudio board. As pSLC contains simplified controllers, they generate much less EMI compared to standard SSDs. Being the OS SSD that bears most of the system work, this results in a considerably lower operating noise with direct impact on sound quality.

This combination brings a new dimension to the ZENith NG. It’s no longer just 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 presented with a transparency that starts feeling like a live presence.

It’s hard to put into words but if you listen, you’ll know.

*Available in Q3

Main Features

01.

Innuos ARC6 NGaN PSU

Combining the trickled-down version of the ARC6 Active Rectification board with a 300VA Audio Grade Transformer, high-performance choke and over 130000uF 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.

02.

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.

03.

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 with 16GB of industrial-grade low-noise DDR4 RAM allowing to cache more databases and files for a speedy response.

04.

Modular Architecture

You can configure the ZENith 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.

05.

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. 

06.

Innuos XSM

High Performance Expandable Storage Management System (XSM) allows a single pool of storage from multiple drives. The ZENith 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.

 

07.

Premium Chassis

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

08.

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.

Specifications

AUDIO OUTPUTS

 

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

 

CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet 2 x LAN RJ45 Bridged Gigabit Ethernet (LAN, Streamer)
USB 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Backup/ImportAux, DAC)
Chassis Ground 4mm ‘Speaker plug’ port

 

FORMATS
Ripping 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 WAC, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, MQA
External USB-connected CD ripper required 

 

SAMPLE RATES
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

 

USER CONTROL INTERFACES
Web Interface Modern Web Browsers from iOS, Android, Windows and OS X
Mobile Innuos Sense App for iOS/Android/Kindle Fire

 

HARDWARE
Storage 1 x pSLC SSD for OS
[Optional] 1 x PCI-E NVme SSD – 2TB / 4TB / 8TB (Factory fitted)
[Optional] 1 x m.2 NVme SSD (User or factory fitted)
CPU Intel Core i78 x Physical Cores
Memory 16GB DDR4 Industrial-Grade RAM

 

STREAMING AND CD STORAGE
UPnP/DLNA AssetUPnP
Streaming Services QobuzTidalDeezerHighResAudio, Internet Radio
Average CD Storage Time 5 Minutes
CD Metadata FreeDBMusicbrainzDiscogs, 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

 

REQUIREMENTS
Network 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.

 

POWER
Mains Supply 230V AC / 115V AC (Switchable)

 

Improves on ZEN NG with greater Power Supply, Processor and OS
SSD designs for a breathaking level of performance and definition.
·· i7, pSLC OS SSD, ARC6 NGaN PSU, 300VA Toroidal
PreciseAudio Mainboard, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Expandable Storage
System, 10mm Aluminium Chassis, Sense 3 AudioCore & RTK
technology

Optional Pre-installed Storage
·· PCI-E NVme internal SSD in 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB options.
16TB option occupies both internal and secondary user-accessible
storage bay.

Optional Pre-installed Modular Output Boards
·· PhoenixUSB Lite board: 3ppb 24MHz OCXO USB 2.0 Reclocker
·· DDC board: 1 x AES/EBU + 1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial
(All with maximum resolution of 24bit/192KHz)

 

No Storage
No Optional Modular Output Board
Black or Silver
€ 15 000

Optional Pre-installed Storage
2TB SSD
(Internal Storage)
+ € 350

4TB SSD
(Internal Storage)
+ € 650

8TB SSD
(Internal Storage)
+ € 1 900

16TB SSD
(8TB Internal + 8TB External Storage)
+ € 3 800

Optional Pre-installed Modular Output Boards
DDC Board + € 600
PhoenixUSB Lite Board + € 1 100

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