Ifi Zen Dac Signature V2
Even more pure Dac performance
Our specialized desktop DAC, Zen Dac Signature V2, has been updated to offer even more pure performance than the original.
Enjoy an improved experience
The Zen Dac Signature V2 has improved to offer even more and more pure auditory experience.
Like the original, its only purpose is to feed an external amplifier, whether a headphones amplifier or an amplifier and speakers.
Unlike the original, it has a 16 -nuclei xmos chip instead of 8. This new and improved digital engine is more powerful than ever. We have also improved watch circuits to further improve purist and audiophile design.
Enjoy music without distortions or colorations.
Balanced. Blissfully silent.
The Zen Dac Signature V2 incorporates boutique pieces and circuits inspired by the IFI Pro range of £ 3,000.
It has a dual dual-dual signal signal balated differential symmetrical true, with direct signal routes to guarantee an optimal signal purity.
The new low jitter glass clock (fluctuation) means a noise reduction> 20 dB better. The Zen Dac Signature V2 will remain silent wherever it is used.
The outstanding components that include C0G condensers of TDK, Panasonic OS-Con Condensors and Elna Slimic II capacitors complete the design.
A special "little" ...
The Zen Dac Signature V2 digital scenario retains its architecture True Native Dac. It offers Bit-Perfect up to 32 bits / 384 kHz and native DSD to DSD256 and DXD.
The XMmos chip scheduled by IFI, which processes the data received at the USB input, and the audiophile degree oscillators that eradicate phase fluctuation, contribute to exemplary management of digital audio signals as they are received, processed and converted Analog.
16 nuclei means more ...
The MQA format is a British award -winning technology that offers the sound of the original master recording.
Thanks to the processing power of the new 16 -nuclei Xmos chip, the Zen Dac Signature V2 is now a complete MQA decoder.
The Zen Dac Signature V2 includes MQA technology, which allows you to reproduce MQA audio files and transmissions, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED lights in green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and reproducing a MQA flow or file, and denotes the origin to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It is illuminated in blue to indicate that a MQA Studio archive is being reproduced, which has been approved in the study by the artist / producer or has been verified by the owner of the copyright.
You can rely on a precise data transfer and without fluctuations from your origin device. Type B USB input is asynchronous, which means that data speed is regulated only by specialized and now improved audio clock circuits of Zen Dac Signature V2.
A pair of RCA connectors provide a single -end connection to an amplifier and a 4.4 mm pentacon output allows a balanced signal transfer between compact products that cannot accommodate traditional and voluminous XLR connections.
The complete benefit of the balanced circuit design of the Zen Dac Signature V2 can be heard when connected to an active amplifier or speakers equipped with a balanced input. It can be a 4.4 mm pentacon input or XLR stereo inputs through a 4.4 mm to XLR cable.
Fixed or variable. Up to you.
Zen Dac Signature V2 outputs can be changed between "variable" and "fixed."
- Variable: Use this configuration if you want the Zen Dac Signature V2 to control the volume of active speakers or their volume as a preampler.
- Fixed: This option is for when it uses it with later equipment with its own volume control. This will avoid the Zen Dac Signature V2 as if there is a "straight cable" from the digital source to the analog amplifier.
The Zen Dac Signature V2 works well with both the Zen Can Signature 6xx and with the new Zen Can Signature HFM model.
These products can be purchased separately or as special sets of Zen firms, either 6xx or HFM. Sets include a high performance 4.4 mm pentacon cable to connect the units with each other.
When they are used together, the two Zen Signature form a fantastic headphones of the size of a desktop computer for digital and analog sources, which further expands the reputation of the IFI Zen Signature series for offering exceptional performance and versatility At notable prices.
16x Xmos Chip:
The 16 -nuclei Xmos chip processes the audio data received through the USB*digital input.
This new low latency microcontroller has a very 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® chips set means that the file formats remain unchanged or 'Perfect Bits'. This means that he is listening to music as the artist conceived in the format in which he was recorded.
In Ifi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products and select it for its "musicality" of natural sound and its architecture True Native. Our experience with this IC means that we know how to make the most of it.
Reproduction of True Native® Hi-RES of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.
MQA High Fidelity Format (Master Quality Authenticated)
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 manner of a "rendering" MQA.
Worldwide, MQA has become an important consideration for any comprehensive equipped DAC. It is available through Tidal Masters, Audirvana and Roon.
Low fluctuation clock
Extensive Jitter eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT femtoprecision clock (Global Master Timing) and smart memory buffer.
The low fluctuation clock has been updated to offer a performance greater than 20 dB.
The boundaries of Panasonic OS-with that total a total of 5410 µF provide a very low equivalent series resistance, an excellent noise reduction capacity and frequency response characteristics. In addition, OS-with capacitors have a prolonged useful life and their vsg changes little even at low temperatures, since the electrolyte is solid.
They are often found in products that cost less than $ 1000.
Integrated Texas Instruments Circuits
Integrated Texas Institutions Integrated Instruments Circuits offer a large unitary gain bandwidth, very low noise and distortion level, high output transmission capacity, food source rejection relations and common mode of more than 100 dB, wide bandwidths of maximum output oscillation and high response speeds.
A multipist potentiometer of Tokyo Cosmos Electric Co. is used. This has a nearby channel coincidence tolerance for optimal performance (always use above 11 o'clock).
High Q MulticaPa condensers of ESR and Murata Control. The aspect of "ESR control" of the Murata is something special. Your noise suppression capabilities are impressive.
Elna Japan Silmic II capacitors for food sources
The main dielectric component recently developed is silk fiber. It was believed that this material was as unfathomable as an electrolytic aluminum condenser. The new material expires to the silk fiber and the mixture with manila hemp fiber to provide dielectric to an aluminum electrolytic condenser used for high quality music. The result are unsurpassed acoustic properties and excellent linearity.
USB3.0 B connector inputs (USB 2.0 compatible)
PCM: 44.1 / 48/88.2 / 96/176.4 / 192/352.8 / 384 KHz
DXD: 2.8 / 3.1 / 5.6 / 6.2 / 11.2 / 12.4 MHz
DSD: 353/384 kHz
MQADACBIT-PERFT DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Balanced output 4.4 mm: 2v - 6.2V max. (variable) / 4.2V (fixed)
RCA Single Eded: 1v - 3.3v max. (variable) / 2.1V (fixed) zout≤100 ohms (not balanced)
≤200 ohms (balanced)
Signal/noise ratio (SNR) <-117 dB (a) @ 0dbfs (balanced/non-balanced)
Dynamic noise ratio (DNR)> 117 dB (a) @ -60dbfs (balanced/not balanced)
Total harmonic distortion (THD+n) <0.0011% @ 0 dbfs (balanced/not balanced)
RCA (not balanced) departure headphones section (non -balanced)
1V /3.3V Max. (variable)
Output 4.4mm pentaconn (balanced)
2V / 6.2V Max. (variable)
12 ohms - 600 ohms atrial
Non -balanced output power> 280mw @ 32Ω,> 36mw @ 300Ω
Balanced> 380mw @ 50Ω
Energy consumption without signal ~ 0.5w maximum sign ~ 2.5w
Dimensions 35 mm (high) x 158 mm (width) x 117 mm (background)
Sku: ZEN DAC SIG V2 US