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

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Zen Dac - Open Box

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Zen Dac

Relax at home or office.

Find your Zen with this compact and super affordable headphone amplifier. It makes your music move you.

Nice, compact and elegant

This magnificent headphone amplifier/DAC high resolution offers a level of specifications and performance that exceeds its super affordable price.

Compact enough to use it as a DAC/USB amplifier in your work desk with your beloved headphones.

Elegant enough to use it in your domestic system as DAC USB. Simply add your favorite active speakers or amplifiers.

DAC to the future

The Zen Dac admits PCM and DXD at 32 bits/384 KHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD is still "perfect" thanks to the True Native Burr Brown chip design.

Our R&D department maximizes circuits with custom firmware and easy to install to provide you with the cheerful musicality of high resolution. The quality of ethereal music will leave you with a smile from ear to ear.

Provides balance (in more than one sense)

We have used a balanced design for the analog scenario, something rare and that is not at this price. This makes it quite special to get the best sound quality. With a super low noise performance, it will remain silent even in noisy situations such as yachts or recreational vehicles.

The Zen Dac has balanced exits of 4.4 mm both in the front and in the rear. On the front, there is also the popular 6.3 mm headphones. You get both headphones options.

Dac. Simply add your favorite active speakers or amplifiers.

So flexible that I almost makes yoga.

Change effortless between "variable" and "fixed".

Configure in 'Variable' and use the Zen DAC as a preampler to feed a power amplifier or active speakers.

In 'fixed' to omit volume control. Connect it to an external preampler or an integrated amplifier.

Force. Drive. Performance.

Our headphone amplifier has PowerMatch: switching gain to combine perfectly with its headphones.

The IEM are high sensitivity. Leave PowerMatch in its lowest configuration to listen without whistles.

The types on/over ear with relatively low impedance require more thrust: PowerMatch press to increase the conduction level.

Bajo.

The Zen Dac has Truebass. This patented technology is a "serious reinforcement" that works in the analog domain. There is no DSP with the IFI team.

Truebass improves serious but does not cloud the media. Perfect to use with Open headphones that often lose serious.

Then, in the words of the great Eric Clapton and the film returned to the future, the sky is one step.

Go looking for your Zen.

 

Listen to authenticated audio with master quality as soon as I get it out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and mark the option to transmit MQA.

MQA is an award -winning audio technology that allows music fans to transmit the original master recording to their home, car or mobile device. In the words of Gilbert O’sullivan, iconic singer -songwriter born in Ireland, “the best thing about MQA is that it offers the delicacy that was in the desktop sound. It's tremendous, it sounds very good. ”

Our video tutorials on YouTube show you how to do it.


True Native® Hi-Res reproduction of all music formats, from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.


The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means that the 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, having selected 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.


A fully discreet and balanced amplifier audio circuit. The totally symmetric dual monkey headphones amplifier with a balanced connection of 4.4 mm gold plans. Premium engineering is more expensive but reduces background noise to silent levels.



Do you use Mac or Linux? Then see our exclusive IFI firmware. Download 'Limoncello' 5.2a to unlock Dop256 for Mac/Linux.

Do you feel like adding the special Gto filter introduced for the first time in our DAC Insignia, the Pro IDSD? Use 'cookies and cream' 5.3c. More about the Gto filter here.

 


TDK C0G capacitors (class 1 ceramics) offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications.

Each and closer to the theoretical ideal of pure constant frequency, these capacitors reduce capacitor -induced distortion at extremely low levels.

They are expensive but they are a perfect complement to our products.



Truebass®: It offers genuine serious with realistic depth and definition.

Everything, from timbales to a low and a low electronic line, is transmitted with power and poise.

 

Specifications

 

Entrance
USB 3.0 B (compatible with USB2.0)

Formats
PCM (384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1khz)
DSD (256/128/64), DXD (384/352.8 kHz),
MQA (decoder)


Dac
Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DAC of Burr Brown

 

Line section

 

Audio output
RCA (SE) - 2.1 V fixed
1V / 3.3V Max. (variable)
4.4 mm (BAL) - 4.2 V fixed
2V / 6.2V Max. (variable)

Zout

<= 200 ohms (bal)
<= 100 ohms (se)

SNR
<-116 dB (a) to 0 dBfs (Bal/SE)

DNR
> 116 dB (a) to -60 dbfs (Bal/se)

THD+N.
<0.0015 % to 0 dbfs (Bal/SE)

 

Headphones section

 

Output power (@1% THD)
4.4 mm (BAL)
330 MW at 32 ohms; 6.6 V at 600 ohms;
16 ohm headphones - 600 ohms

6.3 mm (se)
230 MW at 32 ohms; 3.3 V at 600 ohms
16 ohm headphones - 600 ohms

Note: Using 5V feed. If you feed from USB, the output power can vary.

Departure impedance
<1 Ω (Bal/SE)

Thd and n
<0.005 % (125 MW at 32 r)

SNR
> 113 dba (6.2 V bal/3.3 v se)

Energy consumption
<1.5 W via USB or 5 V CC feed (power supply not included)

Dimensions
160 (width) x 117 (depth) x 35 (high) mm
6.3 "x 4.6" x 1.4 "

Weight
(gross) 0.8 kg (1.8 pounds)

 

Sku: Zen Dacob

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