It's ultra-capable while still being super-affordable. Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp, it delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag. The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains'bit-perfect' thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design. Get a major uplift in music enjoyment with the ZEN DAC.
Work or play, connect via USB to your computer/laptop and stream Bit Perfect audio through your iEMs/headphones or active speakers. Use ZEN DAC as a pre-amp by hooking up the balanced 4.4mm output at the rear via XLR to a balanced amplifier/active speaker.Now using the 16 core XMOS Chip which allows the product to fully decode MQA and run DSD256 on the same firmware due to the extra processing power of the chip. New and improved low jitter clock with >20dB better performance. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or'bit-perfect'.
This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded. IFi use Burr Brown extensively in our products having selected it for its natural-sounding'musicality' and True Native architecture.
Our experience with this IC means we know how to make the most of it. The XMOS 16-Core chip processes the audio data received via the USB digital input.This new low-latency XMOS microcontroller has greatly enhanced processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight-core chips, this new 16-core IC delivers double the clock speed (2000MIPS) and four times the memory (512KB), as well as the latest SuperSpeed USB standard. IFi's in-house digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimise sound quality and ensure a perfect partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC. (Also on S/PDIF on the NEO iDSD/Diablo).
GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR HEADPHONES. Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer only.This enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. Usually, the computer has carried out the decoding. The ZEN DAC is a USB DAC/headphone amplifier that connects to PCs, Macs and smart devices via USB to take your audio experience to a higher plane.
Now we present our upgrade to get even more out of your headphones. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is supported through the USB with full decoding of MQA files up to 384kHz thanks to the processing power of the new 16-core XMOS chip. Check out how to set up your MQA decoder via Tidal, Roon and Audirvana here. This means that the full'three unfold' decoding process is performed internally, as opposed to only the final unfold in the manner of an MQA'renderer'.
Globally, MQA has become an important consideration for any comprehensively equipped DAC. It is available through for Tidal Masters, Audirvana and Roon.Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384. Now a FULL MQA decoder.
Completes all 3 unfolds to deliver the highest possible sound quality. Handles up to PCM 384kHz and DSD256. A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance.The super-low noise performance means the ZEN DAC V2 will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs. The balanced design for the analogue stage - rare and not found at this price point - makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models. The ZEN DAC V2 sports Balanced 4.4mm outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there's also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket. It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference - clearer sound. You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN Signature but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.
Our headphone amp has Power-Match - switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones. For IEMs, normally high-sensitivity, leave Power-Match at its lower setting for hiss-free listening. On/over-ear headphones with relatively low impedance require more power - press Power-Match to increase the level of drive. Outstanding components - including C0G capacitors from TDK. Plus Power-Match - a choice of output levels for varying headphone sensitivities.Switch effortlessly between'variable' and'fixed'. Set to'Variable,' use the ZEN DAC V2 as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers. On'Fixed' to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp. Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer. The low-jitter crystal clock has been updated to provide >20dB better performance. Upgraded Global Master Timing (GMT) clock circuitry. The ZEN DAC V2 boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable'bass boost' operating in the analogue domain. There's no DSP with iFi gear. TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lack bass.
TrueBass® - delivers genuine bass with realistic depth and definition. Everything from timpani to a bass guitar, to an electronic bassline, is conveyed with power and poise. The ZEN DAC V2 is the ultimate chilling machine. Tune in and ZEN out.
Sophisticated, user selectable'bass boost. Subtly enhances low frequencies without muddying the midrange. Operates in the analogue domain. Perfect for earphones and open-back headphones lacking deep bass. High-octane audio that takes your breath away.
You love music, so that's why we create products that improve sound quality and eradicate noise, distortion and hiss from your: Headphones, Speakers, Portable audio devices, Phones, TVs. Which means you hear studio-quality audio as your favourite artists intended. With our vast catalogue of devices, you can bring the live experience into your home. Or if you prefer your music on-the-go, we deliver every cymbal crash and pluck of a string in clear isolation straight to your ears. · Formats: PCM/Bit Perfect DSD & DXD.· Digital inputs: USB3.0 (USB2.0 compatible). · Analogue outputs: 6.3mm Unbalanced/4.4mm Balanced/RCA. · PowerMatch adjustment for iEMs/On & Over Ears. · TrueBass to add bass to iEMs. · Precision analogue volume control.
1 x ZEN DAC V2. 1 x USB3.0 Cable. 1 x 3.5 to 6.3 mm adapter. Input voltage: DC 5V/2.5A. Input: USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible).
Formats: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz PCM. 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD. DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown. Balanced 4.4mm: 2V / 6.2V max. UnBAL RCA: 1V / 3.3V max.
UnBAL 6.3mm: 1V / 3.3V max. SNR: >113dBA (6.2V BAL / 3.3V UnBAL). Power consumption: No Signal 0.5W / Max Signal 2.5W. Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm / 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4.
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