iFi Micro iDSD Black Label DAC/Headphone Amplifier

  • Revisit Utopia

    Remember your first gig?

    Remember the beat kicking in, the feeling as the adrenaline hit and how everything, right there, right then felt like Utopia?

    The micro iDSD Black Label takes you back to your very first time.

    Supercharge your sound.

    The micro iDSD Black Label is our flagship desktop digital to analogue converter (DAC) and comes with three power modes: Eco, Normal, and Turbo that inject a kick-ass supercharged edge into your tunes.

    Say goodbye to flat, dull music.

    Feel the power.

    iFi's flagship DAC looks awesome at home, but it’s even cooler when you’re out and about.

    And with up to twelve hours of battery life, you can show off your musical chops – with enough power left over to charge your mobile phone.

    Now, you weren’t expecting that!

    Features:

    The micro iDSD Black Label is loaded with the latest technology, including:

    • X-Bass+ To clean up and restore a rich, deeper bass line
    • 3D+ To recreate live stage atmosphere

    If you’ve been searching for the pinnacle of sound, you’ve found it.

    • iFi's 3D+ Holographic® dual-analogue matrices create a louder, deeper soundstage that puts the artist with you in the room, not just in your headphones.
    • The XBass+® analog bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a deeper tighter, rich and more prodigious bass.
    • True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.
    • Hear music as the artist intended. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged for the truest sound.
    • Power and style.
      • With output power at 4,000mW, the headphone amplifier in this iFi powerhouse drives headphones with style and aplomb.
      • Plus with three power output modes, Eco, Normal and Turbo, it is able to have the power and gain dialed-in perfectly to suit ALL headphones.
    • Os-Cons, originally from Sanyo (now taken over by Panasonic) have been used in AMR components up to the revered CD-77 Reference Class CD Processor.
      • Despite costing ten times more than that of common electrolytic capacitors, the micro iDSD Black Label is one of the first products to cost less than US$1000 to feature them.
    • Top-notch operational amplifier: This is iFi/AMR quality at its best. The 'OV' ICs are streets ahead of mainstream commercial chips and use HCOFC copper lead-frames and 4N Gold bond-wire.
      • Most commercial amplifiers use inexpensive aluminum bond-wire and low- grade/low-cost copper in lead frames.
    • Hi-Res on the go, go go!
      • Even with the hungry Hifi Man HE-6 or Sennheiser IE-800, enjoy your music for 6 -12 hours.
  • Item Description Remarks

    Inputs/Outputs

       
    Inputs (rear) USB 2.0 type A “OTG” Socket
    (with iPurifier® technology built-in)
    Compatible with computers (Apple/Win/Linux), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Devices, camera kit or USB-OTG cable required. (Full USB3.0 port compatible)
      Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial 3 Way combo SPDIF port (Coaxial In/Out; Optical In); Up to 192kHz PCM
      SPDIF Optical  
    Outputs (rear) Audio RCA L+R  
      Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial Up to 192kHz PCM
    Output (right side) SmartPower® Socket Fast charge all portable devices. Compliant with USB Battery Charging Standard 1.2 – 5V @ 1.5A

    Controls

       
    Controls (front)    
    – HP Output Audio 6.3mm Headphone Jack  
    – Volume with Power On/Off switch Precision analogue volume control <2dB Tracking error
    – 3.5mm Input   Auto disable the digital section when this is in use
    – X-Bass® On/Off  
    – 3D Holographic Sound® On/Off Auto-switching for Speakers® and Headphones® (two separate and distinct circuits)
    Controls (left side)    
    – Power Mode Turbo, Normal, Eco Computer controlled power and gain scaling
    – Polarity Normal/Inverted  
    – Filter 3 positions, 6 filters (see filter section below)
    Controls (bottom)    
    – Line Direct/Preamplifier Preamplifier function Enable/Disable, 0/9dB gain selectable Fixed 2V or variable with up to 5V available
    – iEMatch® Perfect-matching circuit for IEMs (eliminate hiss) Off / High Sensitivity Headphone / Ultra Sensitivity Headphone

    DAC section

       
    DAC Dual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown 2-DAC Chip; 4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR
      Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect PCM processing  
    Clock Ultra low jitter GMT computer controlled Femto Clock RMS jitter 12kHz – 1MHz < 280 Femtoseconds
    Audio Formats DSD 512/256/128/64
    24.6/22.6/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
      DXD 2x/1x
    768/705.6/384/352.8kHz
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
      PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/
    48/44.1kHz
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion

    Filters

       
    – PCM Bit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/Standard Digital filters selectable
    – DSD Extreme/Extended/Standard Range Analogue filters selectable
    – DXD Bit-Perfect Processing Fixed analogue filter

    Specifications (DAC Section)

       
    Dynamic Range (Line) >117db(A)  
    THD & N (0dBFS Line) <0.003%  
    Output Voltage (Line) >2V  
    Output Impedance (Zout) < 240Ω  
    Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit  

    Headphone Power Output

       
    HP Amp Output Power (max) Power (continuous.)
    – Turbo mode 10.0V/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm >1560 mW @ 64 Ohm
        > 166 mW @ 600 Ohm
    – Normal mode 5.5V/1,900 mW @ 16 Ohm > 950 mW @ 32 Ohm
        > 100 mW @ 300 Ohm
    – Eco mode 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm > 250 mW @ 16 Ohm

    Specifications (Headamp Section)

       
    Dynamic Range (HP) >115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)  
    THD &N (HP 500mW/16R) < 0.008%  
    Output Voltage (HP) >8V (Turbo Mode)  
    Output Impedance (Z out) < 1 Ω (iEMatch not engaged)  
    Maximum Output Power 4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Load when using sinewave testing the iDSD micro may engage protection circuits
    Continuous Output Power 1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load

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