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iFi - Nano iDSD DAC Black Label Edition


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MQA Decoding for Under $200: Compact, Lightweight, and Battery-Powered iFi nano iDSD Black Label DAC/Headphone Amplifier Supports High-Res Up to 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256

MQA ability for under $200? Meet the super-compact, lightweight, battery-powered nano iDSD Black Label DAC/headphone amplifier, prepped for direct connection (via OTG A-Type USB) to Apple and Android mobile devices. Don't even try to resist it. Able to support up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256, nano iDSD Black Label features an integrated iPurifier for USB noise isolation and a dual-mono analog stage. A dedicated fixed-level line output, S-balanced wiring system for headphone outputs, and iEMatch circuit to ensure hiss-free performance throughout the volume range from even high-sensitivity ‘phones. And with maximum output power (285mW) ten times that of an iPhone6, nano iDSD Black Label possesses excellent drivability.

Certified "high-res audio" by the Japan Electronic Technology Association, this 0.31-pound mini marvel can go anywhere you do – and last a long time by way of its 10-hour lithium polymer battery. If you turn on nano iDSD Black Label before you plug-in your phone, it won't touch your phone's battery. A slew of top-rated components – including thin film resistors for low noise and distortion, tantalum polymer capacitors for power supplies, TDK capacitors for the analog filter, an analog volume control, TRRS balanced wiring, and MELF resistors – fuel the price- and size-defying performance. Our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee puts the bow on this real-world giant-killer.

Powerful Output Drives Most ‘Phones, Battery Lasts 10 Hours
With maximum output power around 10 times that of an iPhone 6 (285mW vs. 27mW), nano iDSD Black Label can drive most headphones. You can take it everywhere you go and it won't drain your phone's battery. Just switch on the BL first and then plug in your device. The lithium-polymer battery gives nano iDSD Black Label 10 hours of non-stop musical enjoyment. It also has a special USB male 'A' connector for a direct connection. Just use a USB-to-Lightning (Apple) or OTG connector (Android). If at home, simply employ the included USB3.0 cable to connect to a PC.

Native High-Resolution DSD Performance
nano iDSD Black Label is a native highest-resolution DAC, supporting PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz and up to DSD256 even on Mac OSX and mobile phones. It also lets you choose between the "Listen" (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and "Measure" (Linear Phase Transient Aligned Filter) options.

Built-In IEMatch Circuit and S-Balanced Wiring System
A built-in IEMatch circuit ensures even extremely sensitive headphones and IEMs remain hiss-free throughout the volume range. The nano iDSD Black Label also includes the S-Balanced wiring system for the headphone outputs, giving the full benefit of balanced outputs when used with headphones and IEMs (fitted with balanced wiring). Even unbalanced headphones benefit, as S-Balanced cuts crosstalk in half.

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Input(rear): USB2.0 type A “OTG” Socket (with iPurifier technology built-in)
Output(rear): 1 x Audio fixed line out L+R 3.5mm
Digital Filter: 2 positions, 2 filters
Outputs(front): 2 x Headphone Audio 3.5mm one direct and one with iFi iEMatch integrated
DAC: DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect DXD processing
Clock: Low-jitter crystal clock
Audio Formats:
   DSD 256/128/64/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
   DXD 384/352.8kHz
   PCM 384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
   MQA 88.2/96/176.4/192kHz filters
Headphone Amplifier: Dual Mono 2 x 285mW Direct Drive
Volume Control: 3.5mm TRRS with Balanced compatible wiring
Dynamic Range(including DAC):
   > 109dB(A) @ 3v (Direct)
   > 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (iEMatch)
THD & N (@ 125mW/30R): < 0.005%
Max. Output (<10% THD):
   > 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Direct) (20mW/600Ω)
   > 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Direct) (285mW/30Ω)
   > 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (200mW/15Ω)
Output Impedance :
   < = 1Ω (Direct)
   < = 4Ω (iEMatchsup>)
Channel Separation:
   > 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Direct)
   > 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (1kHz, TRRS plug Balanced wiring)
Dynamic Range (Line): > 109dB(A)
THD & N (0dBFS Line): < 0.004%
Output Voltage (Line): : 2.15V (+/-0.05V)
Output Impedance: < 240Ω
Channel Separation: > 99dB (@ 1kHz)
Jitter (correlated): Below test set limit
Warranty: 12 months

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