iFi Launch ZEN DAC And ZEN CAN Signature V2

Earlier this year we saw the release of updated versions of iFi’s popular ZEN DAC and ZEN CAN models with the V2 editions. At the same time, alternate Signature versions of those models were released separately, then in a set. Now iFi is combining the two, and releasing the ZEN CAN and ZEN DAC Signature V2.

Originally, the ZEN DAC V2 came loaded with a brand new 16-core chipset and a new and improved jitter-clock. The Signature V2 will also include these new features, as they will help decode MQA for a more capable system. You can also expect the same >20dB for improved performance.

ZEN DAC Signature V2

• Full MQA decoding.
• Formats: PCM/Bit Perfect DSD & DXD.
• Digital inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible).
• Analogue outputs: 4.4mm Balanced/RCA.
• Precision analog volume control.

Specs

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
353/384KHz DXD
MQA
DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Line Section
Output:
Balanced 4.4mm: 2V / 6.2V max. (variable) 4.2V fixed
UnBAL RCA: 1V / 3.3V max. (variable) 2.1V fixed
Zout: ≤200Ω (BAL) / ≤100Ω (UnBAL)
SNR: <-116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
DNR: >116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
THD+N: <0.0015% @ 0dBFS (BAL/UnBAL)
Power consumption: ~0.5W (No Signal) / ~2.5W (Max Signal)
Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm (6.2″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″)
Net weight: 505 g (1.11 lbs)
Warranty period: 12 months

ZEN CAN Signature V2

• Analogue inputs: 4.4mm Balanced/3.5mm Single-Ended/RCA.
• Analogue outputs: 4.4mm Balanced.
• Headphone outputs: 4.4mm Balanced/6.3mm Single-Ended.
• Headphone corrections optimized for HIFIMAN headphones.
• XSpace opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere.
• Precision analog volume control.

Specs

Input voltage: 5V/2.5A
Max Output: Balanced S-E
>15.1V/385 mW (@ 600Ω) >7.6V/98mW (@ 600Ω)
>11.0V/1890 mW (@ 64Ω) >7.4V/870 mW (@ 64Ω)
>6.2V/1200 mW (@ 32Ω) >7.2V/1600 mW (@ 32Ω)
THD & N: <0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16Ω) <0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16Ω)
SNR: >121dBA (@ 15.2V ) >120dBA (@ 7.6V )/
Max. Input: 7.4V RMS (Balanced)/3.8V RMS (RCA)/1.92V RMS (3.5mm)
Gain: 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 200kHz (-3dB)
Power consumption: ~5W (No Signal) / ~12W (Max Signal)
Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm (6.2″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″)
Net weight: 550 g (1.21 lbs)
Warranty period: 12 months

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