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iFi Audio Micro iDAC2 DAC / Headphone Amplifier

iFi Micro iDAC2
iFi Audio Micro iDAC2 DAC / Headphone AmplifierPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $629.00 Wellington 150 Willis Street, Te Aro Wellington New Zealand 174.7741078 -41.2902039
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iFi Micro iDAC2 Amp / DAC

 

State-of-the-art DAC / headphone amplifier

The iDAC was good. It was very good and cultivated a very loyal following among customers and reviewers alike. The iDAC2 is the improved version. It is a totally new design that has drawn upon the widespread praise garnered by the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.

 

The Burr-Brown chipset has become an integral part of the iFi Audio DNA. That is True Native playback on DSD and PCM. The iDAC2 (and all other iFi DACs) will keep the integrity of the file format unchanged all the way through, so DSD stays DSD and PCM stays PCM. From beginning to end. You hear it as the artist intended.

 

iFi’s unique approach to outstanding sonic performance and exceptional value for money is well-known. From 16/44 through to Quad-Speed DSD256, the iDAC2 is able to handle all these formats with consummate finesse. This evokes a sonic ‘rightness’ about listening to music on the iDAC2 as there is no format conversion or re-sampling.

 

The iDAC2’s analogue stage has two special audio grade, Elna Japan Silmic II (the highest available grade and likely the best audio grade electrolytic capacitor money can buy). The Analogue stage also uses a discrete, Class A buffer that combines an N-Channel J-Fet and a PNP bi-polar transistor that allows this buffer to handle loads of even 600 Ohms.

 

Specifications...

 

Formats supported:

  • 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384KHz PCM
  • 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD
  • 353/384KHz DXD

Filters:

  • PCM - Bit-Perfect/Minimum Phase/Standard, Digital filters selectable
  • DSD - Extreme/Extended/Standard, Analogue filters selectable
  • DXD - Bit-Perfect Processing, Fixed Analogue filter

Inputs/outputs:

  • USB3.0 (USB2.0 compatible) input
  • SPDIF RCA (only PCM up to 192KHz)
  • Audio RCA
  • 3.5mm Headphone

Line Section:

  • Output: 2.1V (+/-0.05V) fixed
  • Zout: < 39 Ohm
  • SNR: > 114dB(A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD+N:
    • < 0.0025% @ 0dBFS (100k Load)
    • < 0.025% @ 0dBFS (600R Load)

Headphone Section:

  • Output:
    • > 350mW (2.40V) into 16R (<10% THD+N)
    • > 34mW (3.20V) into 300R (< 0.1% THD+N)
  • Zout: < 2 Ohm
  • THD+N: < 0.0025% (1V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)
  • SNR: > 114dBA (3.2V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)

Check out some great reviews - HiFi Plus Review / The Master Switch Review

For further information, see the manual here 

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iFi Micro iDAC2 Headphone Amplifier / DAC

iFi Micro iDAC2 Headphone Amplifier / DAC

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