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iFi Audio Zen DAC V2

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Description
The ZEN DAC V2 is a combination USB DAC/headphone amplifier that connects to PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets via USB to take your audio experience to a higher plane.
Designed for home use – on a desk or in the living room – the ZEN DAC V2 connects to PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones via USB. Its hi-res digital-to-analogue conversation technology processes all forms of digital audio to a high standard, while the simple integrated headphone amplifier delivers the sound to your headphones, from in-ear monitors to larger over-ear designs.

It's even stylish enough to use in your home system as a USB DAC. Just add your favourite active speakers or amp.

The new ZEN DAC V2 includes a new 16-core XMOS chip – this is the engine that handles the digital data received over USB prior to analogue conversion. The chip’s increased processing power, coupled with iFi’s custom firmware, enables MQA support to be upgraded from rendering to full decoding. The ZEN DAC V2 also features an upgrade to iFi’s GMT (Global Master Timing) crystal clock circuitry, delivering even lower jitter performance with corresponding sonic benefits.
Features
  • Improve the sound quality of your music with the ZEN DAC quickly and easily
  • Connect the ZEN DAC via USB in between your PC, Mac or smart device – tablet or phone – and chill. Power consumption < 1.5W via USB power. Or, add a 5v DC power supply for even better performance (we suggest the iFi iPower 5V)
  • Add the ZEN DAC to your home audio system and use it as a USB DAC, with or without the sound engaged
  • Whether you are hooking up headphones, an external amp or active speakers, you can choose between a single-ended or balanced connection – a remarkable facility at this price
  • Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket, so you get both headphone options
  • The ZEN DAC V2 delivers hi-res, ‘bit perfect’ PCM and DXD to 24-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and full MQA decoding
  • The analogue output stage of the ZEN DAC is a balanced design which means less interference and cross talk
  • Benefit from PowerMatch – a single switchable gain mode – to cater for headphone sensitivity
  • Turn on TrueBass to add missing bass to open back headphones or IEMs

Product instruction

What's in the box?
  • iFi Audio Zen DAC V2
Specification
Department Headphone Amplifiers / DACs
Channels 2
Inputs 1
Outputs 2
AD Conversion Yes
DA Conversion Yes
S / PDIF No
AES/EBU Connector No
Word Clock No
ADAT No
Headphones DAC Yes
Remote Control No
Wireless Capability No
USB USB 3.0
Dimensions 16 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm
Weight 800 g