Innuos, a company that was founded in 2009, offer an easy solution to store your CD collection to its internal hard drive. This can be done by either ripping your CD’s or importing an existing music library via USB. Internal disk storage is available from 1TB up to 8TB.
We were really impressed by the previous model and this new Innuos Zen Mini MK3 is even better.
The new Zen Mini MK3 now features analogue and two digital outputs (coaxial & optical) so it can be directly connected to an amplifier. Another option is to connect the server to a USB DAC via one of the four USB sockets - Nice. A second low-noise Ethernet socket to which one can directly connect a third party Roon Ready / UPNP music streamer.
Set-Up and Connecting it:
We connected our Zen Mini MK3 via an Ethernet cable to our network, applied power to it and switched it on. It was found on the network within seconds.
Once switched on you will see a menu bar and we go straight to settings.
In there, we set the ripping file format to either WAV or FLAC and left the ripping speed set to Quick Mode (and it is quick!) - That’s it We are ready to rip our first CD.
Not long and the correct artwork and information has been found and the Zen Mini MK3 starts ripping the first CD.
Very useful: Missing artwork and CD information can be added or edited if necessary.
As mentioned before existing music libraries can be imported .
For those who have a have a Tidal, Qobuz or a Spotify account, just add your log-in details and the services will be available via the control app.
All in all, the new Innuos Zen Mini MK3 sounds great and is easy to use.
Please get in touch with us here in the shop and we will be happy to give you a demonstration.
Thanks for reading. Stefan & Andy Audio T Swindon
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