iFi Reveals Neo iDSD DAC And Headphone Amp

Since its inception in 2012, iFi has been at the forefront of DAC technology for home and portable use, delivering exemplary sound with digital music sources both online and offline. This autumn sees the launch of an all-new mains powered iFi DAC/headphone amp, sporting sophisticated circuits to supply scintillating sonics with every audio format in a home environment.

Features

  • First DAC to support all Hi-Res: DSD512, PCM768, MQA384kHz and Bluetooth 96kHz.
  • Completely purist design without any DSP
  • Bluetooth 5.0 (aptx, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC and SBC) up to 24/96kHz.
  • Fully-balanced differential DAC/amplifier with >1,040mW output.
  • Ultra-fast USB interface with 16 logic cores and up to 2000MIPS 512KB SRAM.
  • Audiophile-grade components designed to reproduce music without any distortion or
    colouration.
  • Native DSD/PCM Burr-Brown® 4-channel DAC chipset.
  • Perfectly natural sound pleasing even the most demanding audio connoisseurs with the built-in MQA file decoding.
  • Extremely low THD: <0.0015 % and ultra-high SNR: >120 dB.
  • Digital inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible)/S-PDIF (coaxial/optical)/Bluetooth 5.0.
  • The special custom aviation-grade aluminium base matched to the NEO iDSD.

Specs

Digital Inputs USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible)/S-PDIF (coaxial/optical)/ TM Bluetooth 5.0 ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
Formats DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) 

MQA 

Bluetooth 96kHz

Line Section Outputs
Balanced XLR 6.3V / 7.7V max. (variable) 4.4V fixed
UnBAL RCA 3.2V / 3.9V max. (variable) 2.2V fixed
Z Out
Balanced <= 100Ω
UnBAL <= 50Ω
SNR -112dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
DNR >116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
THD + N <0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
Headphone Section
Balanced 2V / 6.2V max. 12Ω – 600Ω Headphone
UnBAL 1V / 3.3V max. 12Ω – 300Ω Headphone
Output Power
Balanced >6.4V/68.6 mW (@ 600Ω) 

>5.77V/1040 mW (@ 32Ω)

UnBal >3.25V/17.6 mW (@ 600Ω)

>3V/295 mW (@ 32Ω) 

Output Impedance <1Ω (UnBAL/BAL) 
Dimensions 214 x146 x 41 mm

8.4″ x 5.7″ x 1.6″

Weight 970 g (2.14 Ibs)

 

The iFi Neo iDSD is available for pre-order at Audio 46.

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