It was only a month ago when iFi revealed the upgraded edition of their popular ZEN DAC model. The V2 brought a few new additions like a more capable chipset and an improved jitter clock. Now, iFi looks to give the ZEN Blue the same treatment.
Version 2 of the ZEN Blue features the same upgraded GMT clock circuitry as ZEN DAC V2, as well as a new antenna that extends Bluetooth reception by up to 80 percent.
Power Source: DC 5V
Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
Input: Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA CODEC
Output: Optical/Coaxial, Audio RCA L/R, 4.4mm balanced Lineout
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +0dB/-0.5dB (44.1kHz) 1Hz – 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
Signal/Noise ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
THD & N @ 0dBFS: <0.0015% 10k Load
Output Impedance: <50Ω
Power Consumption: <2.5W
Dimensions: 158 x 100 x 35 mm
6.2″ x 3.9″ x 1.4″
Net weight: 476g (1.05 lbs)
Warranty period: 12 months
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The iFi ZEN Blue V2 will be available for the price of $159, and you can find it at Audio 46.