innuos zen mkII
The Innuos ZEN MkII is the ideal digital storage device for good quality hi-fi separates systems and one box systems such as Naim Uniti and Cyrus Lyric type systems..
CDs can be ripped in FLAC or WAV, but will also play back AIFF, ALAC, AAC and MP3 files.
On board streaming services also allow access to Spotify, TIDAL, and Qobuz, bringing even greater flexibility to an already great package. Internet radio is also accessible.
The ZEN MkII provides one 2.0 USB and one 3.0 USB connections, as well as ethernet. A second ethernet connection allows direct ethernet streaming.
Being entirely digital, the ZEN can be plugged directly into a USB equipped DAC and used as a media player. An AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC can be added to give an analogue output to plug directly into any amplifier or hi-fi system.
Bespoke 'innuOS' editing software makes it extremely easy to change or add metadata and artwork via any web browser on a desktop PC or even a phone or tablet. Easy to use, versatile, and above all reliable.
The ZEN is also Roon compatible, allowing it to function as part of a Roon ready system, or to be used as a stand alone Roon source.
The metal casework of the ZEN MkII provides proper sound insulation for quiet operation, and much better heat dissipation than conventional plastic cased NAS drives.
The full width ZEN media server uses a Quad Core Intel PCU, and comes equipped with either 2TB or 4TB of digital storage.