First the team at Trueaudiophile: The team pulled a rabbit out of a hat in arranging an expedited drop shipment to me so that I could leave the new streamer looping for break before I left for a 2 week trip. Also, I had a startup issue (my fault for having a 2nd LMS on my network that made the Innuos very unhappy. The Trueaudiophile team and specifically Marc followed up multiple times and got the Innuos tech on the phone to trouble shoot and solve. Now the product: Only got to listen for a couple hours before heading out the door for a flight BUT it was a huge step up from the bridge-II card in my PS Audio Direct Stream... and this was fresh green out of the box! More to come.
Innuos Zen Mini Mk3 Music Server. Performance That Fits Any Music Streamer Server Budget.
Now at True Audiophile
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- Part-time Audiophile, April 2021:
The Zen Mini, however, was so enjoyable to have in the system that I’ll have to use it as a benchmark for everything else that comes along…
In other words, the Innuos Zen Mini Mk. III with the LPSU was the last hint I needed to enter a world without physical media, at least the digital kind. I see the path I need to travel with a little more clarity, and the Zen Mini is just the searchlight I needed.
HiFi Einsnull praise the ZENmini MkII. as an ideal introduction to music servers and home streaming
Thanks to the combination of excellent user interface and dedication to high quality reproduction, HiFi Einsnull recommend the ZENmini in its class as an excellent introduction to the world of hi-res audio streaming.
Audio Art Forum in Taiwan considered the ZENmini a wonderful start
ZENmini had a great review by the Audio Art forum in Taiwan, which considered it to be very easy to use, stable, very well designed and a transparent digital source.
LowBeats awarded the ZENmini 4,8 out of 5 points - Outstanding
Low Beats, a reference German Hi-Fi blog tested the ZENmini and the ZEN MkII. They concluded that both were very innovative, incredibly fast, easy to use with a convincing sound quality and a great price/performance ratio. They found the additional price difference between the ZENmini and ZEN worth it and less expensive than usual in HiFi systems, given the sound improvement provided by the ZEN.
HiFi IFAS awarded the ZENmini 6 out of 6 points
and considered it a IFA highlight
HiFi IFAS - a well-respected German Hi-Fi blog, tested the ZENmini with different songs and found the sound to be cleaner, the timing better and a very audible deeper sound stage when compared to their QNAP NAS.
|Digital Output||USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 and DoP|
|Ethernet||1 x rear panel RJ45 – Gigabit Ethernet|
|Other||1x VGA, 2x 3.5mm (service connections only)|
|USB||2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0|
|CD Formats||Red Book|
|Disc Compatibility||CD, CD-R, CD-RW|
|Audio format for stored CDs||FLAC (zero compression) , WAV|
|Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing||WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3|
|Sample Rates||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , DSD64, DSD128|
|Bit Depths||16bit, 24bit, 32bit|
USER CONTROL INTERFACES
|Web Interface||Web Browsers from iOS, Android (4.0 and up) or up-to-date Windows and OS X browsers|
|Mobile||App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows 10|
|CD/DVD drive||TEAC Slot-loading drive|
|Hard Drive||1Tb hard drive|
|CPU||Intel Quad Core 2GHz|
STREAMING AND CD STORAGE
|UPnP/DLNA||UPnP Server DLNA device compatible|
|USB||Connect and play to USB DACs (USB Audio Class 1 and Class 2, DoP)|
|Average CD Storage Time||5 minutes|
|CD Metadata||OneMusicAPI aggregating multiple CD metadata sources|
|Compatible Music Systems||Sonos Multi-room Wireless Music System|
|Naim Mu-so Multi-room Wireless Music System|
|Denon HEOS Multi-room Wireless Music System|
|Squeezebox Multi-room Wireless Music System|
|Naim Uniti music streamers|
|Linn DS music streamers|
|Cambridge Audio CXN|
|DLNA/UPnP compatible devices|
|USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 1 or 2|
|USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol|
|Network||Internet connection to access album metadata when storing CDs, Internet Radio, Streaming Services and software updates|
|Network router with at least one available ethernet port|
|Premium subscription required for some streaming services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal|
|Music Controller||Remote control app compatible with the Logitech Media Server (Free and Paid versions available) or Web Browser - Most modern web browsers and platforms are supported|
|DAC / Converter||DAC with USB input supporting USB Audio Class 1, USB Audio Class 2 or DoP protocols|
|Mains Supply||Low ripple Power Adapter, 12V 5A, CEC Level V efficiency|
|Power Consumption||10W when idle, 15W peak|
|Dimensions||70 x 220 x 220 mm (H x W x D)|
|In the box||Innuos Zen Mini Music Server|
|AC/DC Power Adapter|
|UK or EU Mains Cable|
|2m Ethernet Cable|
|Getting Started leaflet
I purchased from True Audiophile. Great purchae and communication - Top Notch professionals. Product is shipped straight from factory in Portugal -- so be a little patient (faster than I expected though). Guaranteed factory fresh! The Mini is awesome library functions.. organized and imported -tremendous enhancement for a streamer. Software is easy and intuitive. Be prepared if using Roon it takes over much control (it's in the manual) but it is easy to switch back and forth for direct access to Zen mini server functions. Mostly use roon anyway. Sound quality is superb! SOme run in required. I left it run and get input for a couple days -- smoothed out considerably. Competes with my Auralic G1. with the optional power supply. it is cheaper than G1 even with power supply - which I believe is mandatory. Great experience so far - purchase and product. Well Done True Audiophile!