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iFi Nano iDSD DAC and Headphone Amp

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Native DSD, DXD, and PCM Playback: Incredible Sound

£162.50 Exc. VAT |  


Manufacturer:  iFi


iFi Nano iDSD DAC and Headphone Amp

Portable Device Plays Any Size File with Extraordinary Sonics: True Native DSD/DXD/PCM Playback

Small enough to fit in your pocket, the iFi Nano iDSD DAC and headphone amplifier signifies the first time you can enjoy sterling DSD audio on the go.  

Nano iDSD sets a new price-to-performance benchmark that - until now - wasn't imaginable. In addition, Nano iDSD doubles as a hear-it-to-believe-it headphone amplifier. Equipped with a Burr Brown chipset powered by in-house software, iDSD unlocks new levels of playback on all formats. You will hear every music file as it was intended to be experienced.

Native DSD, DXD, and PCM Playback: Incredible Sound

Key to its overachieving performance, Nano iDSD boasts trademarked True Native DSD/DXD/PCM playback. That means you hear full high-definition USB audio, with support of both DSD (2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2MHz) and DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition, 352/384kHz). A specially selected Burr Brown native DSD/PCM chipset beats as the DAC's heart. What you hear is entirely pure. No manipulation. No colouring. Simply what you - and the artist - want, delivered in stand-up-and-take-notice sound.

Doubles as a Seriously Great Headphone Amplifier

Belying its super-compact size, Nano iDSD comes to play with the big boys with a powerful 80mW headphone amp equipped with trademarked DirectDrive technology. The latter is directly coupled for the shortest signal path and delivers higher power with lower distortion in comparison to most USB-powered devices. As a result, Nano iDSD drives everything from in-ear monitors to high-end open-back 'phones without issue. You get an incredible DAC and serious headphone amp in a device that's barely four inches long. No, you're not dreaming.

Pick a File, Any Size, Any Format: Nano iDSD Has You Covered

Sitting on a plane during an overseas flight? Don't worry. The Nano iDSD has a lithium-polymer battery that lasts for 10 hours, so your nerves will be soothed and emotions relaxed for the duration with the highly dynamic, consistently involving, and tremendously transparent sound. No matter the file size or format, Nano iDSD has you covered. 

Power Source: Battery/USB Bus power
  DAC/Amp always run on battery
Battery Life: ~ 10 Hours playback*
Formats: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384KHz PCM
  2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2MHz DSD
  353/384KHz DXD
  Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown (1-DAC Chip; 2-Channel; 4-Signals)
Filter: PCM: Standard/Minimum Phase digital (selectable)
  DSD: Standard/Extended Range analogue (selectable)
  DXD: Bit-Perfect Processing, analogue filter (fixed)
Input: USB 2.0
  compatible with iPhone,iPod, iPad and Android Devices USB-OTG#
Output SPDIF RCA (only PCM up to 192KHz)
  Audio RCA
  3.5mm Headphone
Dynamic Range: >104dB
THD &N (35mW) < 0.005%
THD &N (Line) < 0.005%
Output Power (16R): > 130mW
Output Voltage: >3.3V (>100Ω)
Output Impedance:(Zout): <1Ω
Power Consumption: < 3W (charging battery and playback together)
Dimensions: 87(l)x68(w)x28(h)mm
Weight: 162g(0.43lbs)
* depends on sample rate and volume setting.
# requires Camera Connection Kit or OTG adapter. Cable sold separately.
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Super Dac
Thursday, 28 August 2014  | 

A first class addition to computer music. The amp is good but I play through a Musical Fidelity V90 HPA to give that extra boost. The ifi Nano is a beautifully made item that performs as good as it looks. Highly recommended.

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iFi iDSD 'Winner'
Tuesday, 17 June 2014  | 

Just arrived and putting this puppy through it's paces. Don't know all the audiophile jargon, suffice to say 'LUSH'. Sound stage incredibly deep. I run a Dac that is more than 10 times dearer than this little mite and the iDSD sounds so much better. Amazing value. Love it.

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