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|Input||USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)|
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|<= 200 Ohm
<= 100 Ohm
<-117 dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
>117 dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
<0.0011% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
|Outputs||Balanced 4.4 mm
|2V-6.2V max. (variable)/4.2V (fixed)
1V-3.3V max. (variable)/2.1V (fixed)
|Power consumption||5V / 174ma, P = 0.887W (on idle using included iPower)|
|Dimensions||117 (L) x 100 (W) x 30 (H) mm
4.6‘’(L) x 3.9”(W) x 1.2’’(H)
|Weight||0.75kg / 1.65lbs|
The USB Type B input supports the ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 standard, as well as USB 2.0 for backwards compatibility.
It is asynchronous, meaning that the data rate is regulated solely by the ZEN DAC Signature’s specialised audio clock circuitry for accurate, jitter-free data transfer from the source device.
There is a pair of RCA sockets for single-ended connection to an amp, plus a Pentaconn 4.4mm output – this enables balanced signal transfer between compact products that cannot accommodate traditional, bulky XLR connections.
When connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input – either a 4.4mm Pentaconn input, or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable – the full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature’s balanced circuit design can be heard. It will speak to your soul.
The ZEN DAC Signature’s digital stage retains the True Native DAC architecture much loved here at iFi as well as
It delivers bit-perfect PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz), native DSD (up to DSD256), DXD and MQA – the hi-res streaming technology, as used by Tidal’s ‘HiFi’ tier.
The sample rate of incoming audio data is indicated by a multicoloured LED residing behind the aluminium volume control.
The iFi-programmed XMOS chip, which processes data received at the USB input, and jitter-eradicating, audiophile-grade oscillators, contribute to exemplary handling of digital audio signals as they are received, processed and converted to analogue form.