Innuos Zen Mini Music Server
Innuos Zen Mini Music Server
Innuos Zen Mini Music Server

ZENmini Mk3 Music Server

The gateway server with all the full benefits of innuOS, now with improved connectivity and an upgraded path for even greater flexibility.

2 Years


Ideal for simple integration into multi-room systems or for those making the first step to a dedicated audio server.

At Innuos, they love to listen. They listen to music and they listen to you. They heard that the ZENmini could be improved if it had an SSD option so the ZENmini S takes one of their most popular music servers and replaces the hard drive with a quiet, lightning-quick Solid-State Drive (SSD). ZENmini S upgrades the RAM from 4GB to 8GB for additional performance benefits when searching for music or copying files. It even has a power-loss protection circuit so if you lose your power, you don’t lose your music. Owners of ZENmini Mk3 can upgrade to ZENmini S by contacting their dealer.

SSD options include 1TB, 2TB or 4TB capacities. ZENmini S upgrades are available now for owners of the ZENmini Mk3.

  •  CD Ripper, NAS and Streamer
  • Compact design with quiet, fanless operation
  • Includes both analogue and digital outputs
  • Can be used as Roon Core (Optional)
  • Custom audio treated components
  • Upgradeable with Linear Power Supply
  • Upgradeable to SSD with power-loss protection circuit (ZENmini S)
  • 8GB RAM (ZENmini S)

Controlled via Innuos Sense App

Managing your music should never get in the way of listening to your music – it should complement the experience. The Innuos Sense app is a powerful music management tool that works the way you do – it is made to help you manage, organise and play your music and navigate streaming services with ease. Sense is available as a free download, and tightly integrates with high-end online music services and our innuOS Operating System to deliver optimal music playback with the following features:

  • Seamless and automatic ripping of CDs on Innuos music servers.
  • Qobuz and TIDAL integration including Artist Bios, Related Artists, Top Tracks and more.
  • Management of Qobuz and TIDAL albums together with albums stored on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) for a unified Music Library
  • Internet Radio with easy pre-set creation
  • Radio Paradise, a popular music stream
  • Fast, Integrated searches through internet radio, streaming services and music on a NAS
  • Easy creation of playlists from multiple streaming services and music on a NAS
  • Curated and configurable Smart Mixes based on your music
  • Home Screen widgets allow you to customize and access your favourite features at the touch of a button

Convenient Design
With its compact footprint, low-power efficiency, quiet operation and range of connectivity, the ZENmini is a convenient and discreet music server for all your Digital Audio needs – from CD ripping and purchased downloads to streaming services and internet radio.

Hi-Fi Engineering
The ZENmini offers more than just casual usage. Floating optical and storage drives paired with a custom motherboard and premium components offer far greater musical performance than conventional computers and NAS drives.

Perfect CD Player replacement
Featuring additional Optical and Coaxial digital outputs as well has a high-resolution 24bit/192kHz Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). This means you can now connect directly to all your favourite devices such as Soundbars, AV Receivers or Integrated Amplifiers the easy way.

Powerful Performer
Using our own exclusive innuOS operating system, our servers are configured and optimised from the ground up for the perfect balance of performance and simplicity. Control your library from the comfort of your tablet or smartphone – no computer required.

Superbly Solid State
The ZENmini S brings all the benefits of an SSD, including quieter operation and no moving parts to the venerable ZENmini mk3, whilst also increasing system RAM from 4GB to 8GB, achieving even greater performance from an already established, award-winning music server and streamer. The ZENmini S may be one of the best values in HiFi sources available anywhere.

MQA Core Decoding
ZENmini supports MQA Core Software Decoding, which means you can playback MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. MQA Core software decoding is provided free of charge and enables streaming and playback of MQA files up to 24bit/96 kHz for non-MQA DACs and up to 24bit/384 kHz for MQA Renderer/Decoder DACs. ZENmini can also passthrough MQA files to MQA Full Decoder DACs.

Audio Outputs
Digital Output
USB 2.0 supporting USB Audio Class 2, DoP, Native DSD and MQA
Coaxial S/PDIF up to 24bit/192KHz
Optical S/PDIF up to 24bit/192KHz
Dedicated Ethernet Streamer Port

Analogue Output
RCA Analogue up to 24bit/192KHz

2 x rear panel RJ45 – Bridged Gigabit Ethernet

4x USB 3.0

CD Formats
Red Book

Disc Compatibility

Audio format for stored CDs
FLAC (zero compression), WAV

Audio Formats Supported for streaming and playing
WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, MQA (with supported DACs)

Sample Rates
Sample Rates
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4KHz. 192kHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz , DSD64, DSD128, 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 Mac OS

App for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows 10

CD/DVD drive
TEAC Slot-loading drive

Storage drive
1TB, 2TB, 4TB WD Red HDD
1TB, 2TB, 4TB SSD (S Model only)

Intel Quad Core N4200

8GB DDR3 (S Model only)

Streaming and CD Storage
Integrated UPnP Server

Streaming Services
Internet Radio, Qobuz, Radio Paradise, Tidal

Roon Compatibility
Roon Core and Roon Endpoint

Average CD Storage Time
5 minutes

CD Metadata
FreeDB, MusicBrainz, Discogs, GD3

Compatible Music Systems
Sonos Multi-room Wireless Music System
DLNA/UPnP compatible devices
USB DACs complying to USB Audio Class 2
USB DACs supporting DSD over DoP protocol
Selected USB DACs supporting Native DSD

Internet connection to access 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

Power Supply
Mains Supply
Low ripple Power Adapter, 12V 5A, CEC Level V efficiency

Power Consumption
10W when idle, 15W peak

215mm x 245mm x 75mm (W x D x H)


Innuos ZEN Mk3 Music Server, AC/DC Power Adapter, 2m Ethernet Cable, Quick Start Guide