Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box
Zen Dac 3 - Open Box

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Zen Dac 3 - Open Box

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Plug it in. World out.

The headphones amplifier/Dac awarded for the home and office.


New fresh appearance. Free every musical detail.

The Zen Dac 3 serves as a gateway to the world of high -resolution music and offers support for sampling frequencies of up to 768 kHz. This function prepared for the future guarantees total compatibility with all music formats available on transmission platforms, providing the best sound quality.

Equipped with a built -in headphones amplifier and the versatility to function as DAC and DAC/Pre, this integral device is the only team that will need on your desk. It connects perfectly to headphones, preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers or active speakers, offering a comprehensive audio solution to the home and office.


Refined to perfection.

The acclaimed Zen Dac series has won numerous awards, including the appointment of What Hi-Fi? 'S Best Dac of less than £ 200 for four consecutive years.

The Zen Dac 3 continues its legendary status by duplicating its high resolution support up to 768 KHz, DSD512 and MQA decoding capabilities.

USB-C connectivity speeds up cable management and provides protection against USB input overthens, protecting them against possible damage. In addition, a significant reduction in CC displacement minimizes audio clicks when adjusting the configuration. These improvements promote Zen Dac 3 to new heights of excellence in audio.

Light your headphones

The Zen Dac 3 goes beyond being simply a USB DAC, since it has a built -in headphones amplifier equipped with balanced 4.4 mm headphones outputs and is 6.3 mm.

With its high performance 390 MW headphones output power, you can use it with a wide range of headphones.

XBBASS+ is a pure switching analog signal processing designed to improve serious ones without compromising the clarity of the average range. It is perfect to use with Open headphones, which can lack serious response.

The amplifier stage includes a commutable gain function called PowerMatch, which provides an increase in more demanding headphones gain. If you have headphones that require even more power, you can connect the Zen Dac 3 to the Zen Can headphones amplifier using a 4.4 mm connector to 4.4 Balanced mm cable, stacking them as a Zen system.



The Zen Dac 3 has a variable or fixed output switch.

In the variable mode, adjust the volume using the knob when connecting directly to active speakers through our 4.4 mm to XLR or RCA cable cable.

Use the fixed mode to connect line outputs to a main receiver or amplifier.

The Zen Dac 3 is the most versatile DAC USB of its class and offers multiple use options.

Fed by USB-C, update performance.

The Zen Dac 3, fed by USB-C, simplifies cable management. However, for audiphiles that seek to improve their system, the 5 V feeding input offers an update option.

When an external power supply is connected, the USB-C port will only transmit data, which guarantees a purest signal.

The IFI IPower2 is an ultra -silent and ultra clean audiophile grade power supply, which has Active Noise Cancellation II technology to cancel all the emi and rfi incoming noise, you will never feel impotent again against noise and granuuries.

It is more than 10 times quieter than most audiophile feeding sources.


High -resolution audio compatibility is last generation with TRUE® reproduction. Manage PCM data to 32 bits/768 kHz, DSD to DSD512 and simple and double speed DXD.

Thanks to the True Native design of four channels of the DAC chip of Burr-Brown, PCM and DSD they take separate paths, allowing DSD to, as well as PCM, remain 'bit-perfect' in their native form until the analog conversion. This is not the case of all DAC devices of other brands; Even if DSD compatibility is indicated, many of these DAC turn DSD signals to PCM.


The 16 -nuclei Xmos chip processes the audio data received through the USB*digital input.

This new low latency microcontroller has an enormously improved processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight -core chips, this new 16 -core IC offers twice as a watch speed (2000 mips) and four times the memory (512 kB), as well as the last USB Superspeed standard.

IFI's internal digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimize sound quality and guarantee a perfect association with the DAC Burr-Brown.

(* Also in S/PDIF in NEO IDSD/Devil)


The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means that file formats remain unchanged or "bit-perfects." This means that you are listening to music as the artist conceived it in the format in which he was recorded.

In Ifi we widely used Burr Brown in our products and select it for its "musical" natural sound and its architecture True Native. Our experience with this IC means that we know how to make the most of it.


MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is compatible through the USB with complete MQA files of up to 384 kHz thanks to the processing power of the new 16 -core new XMOS chip.

This means that the complete decoding process of 'three deployments' is carried out internally, instead of only the final deployment in the way of a 'rendering' MQA.

Worldwide, MQA has become an important consideration for any fully equipped DAC. It is available through Tidal Masters, Audirvana and Roon.


It is a method superior to the traditional one -end circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and diaphonia. Less interference: clearer sound.

Normally you will find this product configuration at the upper end of the price spectrum, such as Pro Ican Signature, but IFI now uses it throughout its range to produce audio of the best quality for all our customers.


Soundly superior: richer, deeper.

The XBBBAS® Graves® Graves Correction System Corrects the absence of the absence of the headphones/speakers.


Large technologies of fluctuations eradication to the digital stage are applied, including our GMT femtoprecision clock (Global Master Timing) and the smart memory buffer.

The low fluctuation clock has been updated to provide better performance> 20 dB


Input and formats
Specification Detail
Input USB type c
Formats PCM: 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 KHz
DSD: 512/256/128/64
DXD: 768/705.6/384/352.8 kHz
MQA (decoder)
Dac Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DAC of Burr Brown
Line output
Specification Balanced 4.4 mm Single -end rca
Output power 2V / 6.2V Max. (variable); 4.2 V fixed 1V / 3.3V Max. (variable); 2.1 V fixed
Departure impedance ≤ 200Ω ≤ 100Ω
SNR ≥ 113 DBA at 0 dbfs ≥ 113 DBA at 0 dbfs
DNR ≥ 113 DBA at 0 dbfs ≥ 113 DBA at 0 dbfs
THD+N. <0.0015 % to 0 dbfs <0.003 % to 0 dbfs
Headphones output
Specification Balanced 4.4 mm A single end of 6.35 mm
Max. > 70 MW at 600 Ω; > 300 MW @ 32Ω > 18 MW at 600 Ω; > 210 MW @ 32Ω
RMS output power > 390 MW @ 64Ω > 210 MW @ 32Ω
Departure impedance ≤ 1Ω ≤ 1Ω
SNR ≥ 109 DBA at 0 dbfs (6.2 v) ≥ 109 DBA at 0 dbfs (3.3 v)
DNR ≥ 109 DBA at 0 dbfs (6.2 v) ≥ 109 DBA at 0 dbfs (3.3 v)
THD+N. <0.005 % (2 V at 600 Ω) <0.013 % (1.27 V at 32 Ω)
General specifications
Specification Detail
Frequent response 5 Hz - 90 kHz (± 3 dB)
Power supply requirement USB-C or CC 5 V/0.5 A (CENTRO +VE)
Energy consumption No signal ~ 0.5 w; Maximum sign ~ 2.5 w
Dimensions 158 x 115 x 35 mm (6.2 ”x 4.6” x 1.4 ”)
Net weight 456 g (1.0 pounds)


Sku: Z Dac 3

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