After years of development, iFi is releasing a new revolutionary DAC for your home set-up. iFi announced the Quad DAC combines a number of different features to provide the most pristine of playback. Meet iFi Audio Pro iDSD.
New Release iFi Audio Pro iDSD
The quad section of this DAC is built using a quad “stack” of the iFi Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DAC by Burr-Brown in a custom “interleaved” configuration. This arrangement enables a total of eight pairs of differential signals to be used and mixed totaling four pairs of signals per channel.
iFi Audio Pro iDSD will support both USB 3.0 Type B connection. It is self-powered and galvanically isolated. In fact, all the inputs are galvanically isolated (separated from one another to deter stray current from causing any damage). iFi also advised the SPDIF inputs use technology derived from the AMR DP-777 including a new, solid-state implementation of the HD-VDi, memory buffer and the Global Master Timing clock system.
The iDSD Pro also features the new XMOS XU216 X-Core 200 Series 16-Core processor with a maximum of 2,000 MIPS (two billion instructions per second) calculation power in dual-issue mode as a USB interface. It can decode signals from all inputs, from USB (up to 768kHz/DSD512), AES/EBU or S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24Bit) and Wifi/Network/Mass-storage (up to 192kHz/32Bit).
Whoa! This thing is built like a truck. Are you getting excited? We are. This baby will be on the market February 15 retailing for $2499 USD.