The iFi micro iPhono2 phono preamplifier gives lie to the belief that sequels aren't better than the original. Touting several significant improvements over the award-winning iPhono, iPhono2 features a new, ground-up design that further enhances the price-defying sonic performance and audiophile-quality versatility. For starters, an ultra-quiet noise floor (85dB SNR) allows you to intimately experience the prized nuances, details, and backgrounds in your records' grooves at any volume you desire without having to worry about hearing phono preamplifier noise. Want more quiet? iFi's ultra-silent iPower outboard power supply (15v) comes with iPhono2. You'll hear your LPs produce a more natural, lifelike sound enriched with lower distortion, increased resolution, and remarkable transient response. But that's just the beginning of what the breakthrough iPhono2 can do with practically any MM or MC cartridge extant.
Greatly expanding and improving upon the acclaimed original, the iFi micro iTube2 buffer stage functions as an all-in-one tubed output stage, tube preamplifier, and impedance-matching device that can be used with and drastically enhance any stereo system. Designed with trickle-down technology derived from iFi's reference Pro Series products, micro iTube2 allows you to essentially tube your entire audio chain and experience the renowned warmth, tones, naturalism, and midrange magic associated with tube gear. Whether you love vinyl LPs or digital, tubes or solid state, headphones or speakers, iTube2 works wonders across all platforms. It instantly elevates the transparency and resolution from any source. And this device is built to keep going and going and going, with circuit regulation and an NOS GE 5760 tube specified to last a time-defying 100,000 hours.
iTube2 takes into account all listeners' desire for individual customization. You can choose from three settings to best suit your system and listening preferences. With the simple flick of a switch, iTube2 offers single-ended triode power amp, push-pull tube power amp, and classic tube amp sonic signatures, so you'll always get the sound you want. Better still, these choices reward experimentation and the use of multiple iTube2s in your rig. Insert iTube2 between your preamp and amp, behind your DAC or streamer, or with your phono preamplifier. Change the settings and hear what works for your needs. This is high-end audio as it should be. You'll enjoy more richness, detail, clarity, and dimensionality. And you'll have more fun.
Speaking of fun, iFi designed iTube2 to ideally match your existing gear. Unless you run an active (DEQX) or balanced system, the impedance-matching iTube2 epitomizes synergy. Of course, you can always adjust the output gain if you like. iFi's refined XBass+ matrix further increases iTube2's value and versatility. By letting your speakers reach down to 20Hz, the technology affords adjustable, degradation-free levels of bass control to enhance listening via speakers with limited low-end extension. iFi also boosted the performance of its 3D Holographic+ technology, which corrects fundamental spatial distortion issues in recordings and increases soundstage width.