iFi

iFi is a brand new line of electronics with trickle-down technology licensed from AMR and aimed primarily at the future, Computer Audio generation. iFi products boast Class A analogue circuitry with no DSP and the signal stays ‘Bit Perfect’ throughout.

How a product looks and performs matters, but so does its impact on the environment. That’s why nearly every iFi product and its packaging are made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, paper, recycled plastic and why we refuse to use harmful toxins in our components. We do this to ensure that every product we release meets our environmental standards.

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Aurora Musical System284001299
Micro
micro iDSD Black Label12999
599
micro iTube28900399
micro iPhono2 11999549
micro iPhono321000999
HipDAC3550149
Nano series
nano IDSD Black Label 4600199
nano iGalvanic8200379
nano iONE 4600199
“X” series
xCAN6600299
xDSD *8700399
ZEN Series
Zen DAC3180129
Zen Blu3180129
Peripherals
iSilencer 3.0115049
iDefender 3.0115049
SPDIF iPurifier3200149
iPower(5V/9V/12V/15V)(MOQ 50sets)115049
iPurifier2- Type A (with micro USB pigtail2500119
Pro
Pro iDSD 4.4 Quad DAC580002799
Pro iESL320001499
Pro iCAN380001799
Pro iRack4400269
Cables
Gemini Dual-Headed Cable 2.0- 0.7m4400199
Gemini Dual-Headed Cable 2.0- 1.5m5800289
Mercury USB Cable2.0- 0.5m 2800119
Mercury USB Cable 2.0- 1.0m3400149
Mercury cable 3.0 (USB2.0 ‘B’ connector) 0.5m 4600209
Mercury cable 3.0 (USB3.0 ‘B’ connector) 0.5m4600209
Mercury cable 3.0 (USB2.0 ‘B’ connector) 1.0m5800269
Mercury cable 3.0 (USB3.0 ‘B’ connector) 1.0m5800269
iPower 5,9,12,15V115050
iEMatch 3.5115050
iEMatch 2.5150060

Other DACS use just one Burr-Brown Bit-Perfect chip. The Pro iDSD has four, making it the only ‘Quad-Stack’ DAC on the market.

But what really sets it apart is that it comes with:

  • Wireless playback
  • Built-in Spotify and Tidal
  • Upsampling to DSD1024

This is ground-breaking technology at its finest. There’s simply nothing like it.

The gang of four – a quad “stack” of Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DACs by Burr-Brown.

The “interleaved” configuration means that up to eight pairs of differential signals can be used and mixed – four pairs of signals per channel.

The new XMOS XU216 X-Core 200 Series 16-Core processor has a maximum of 2,000 MIPS (two billion instructions per second) calculation power in dual-issue mode as a USB interface.

All-digital processing is Bit-Perfect, without employing ASRC or up-sampling unless digital filters are explicitly selected.

It can decode signals from all Inputs, from USB (up to 768kHz/DSD512), AES/EBU or S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24Bit) and Wifi/Network/Mass-storage (up to 192kHz/32Bit).

A first! The Pro iDSD brings Studio Grade DSD1024 to a wider audience.

For the DSD1024, if the MultiBit DAC is one half of the ‘heart’ of the Pro iDSD’s digital engine, then the other half is surely the Crysopeia FPGA.

This is where we believe FPGA excels, by handling the remastering duties to attain the DSD1024 audio format.

In fact, the Pro iDSD can handle all audio formats to to DSD1024 or DSD512 or PCM 768kHz with user-selectable digital filters.

For all inputs data is sent to the Memory Buffer.

Here it is de-jittered to eliminate any transmission of source jitter to the DAC output.

The data from the Memory Buffer is further re-clocked by with the low-jitter Global Master Timing® clock, which also drives the X-Core 200 and FPGA.

Firstly, we use the best tubes – General Electric 5670.

Second and just as important is the circuit design.

Unlike other amplifiers that have the same circuit and just switch in/out the tube section, the Pro iDSD is the very first of its kind that has two individual input circuits – one tube and one Solid-State.

This results in the best sonics of both worlds because the signal path is the shortest and there is no compromise to ‘shoe horn’ the tubes into an already existing solid-state circuit.

Multi-talented!

The Pro iDSD can directly link to a router for online music play.

With LINKPLAY™ WiFi/network playback, built-in Spotify and Tidal, and wide protocol support for 32-Bit/192kHz and DSD64, the Pro iDSD can directly link to a router for online music play.

The amplifer audio circuit is fully discrete, fully-balanced with either tube or J-FET input switchable, bipolar second stage and MOSFET-buffered bipolar class A Power stage.

The resulting circuit may be best described as a ‘tri-brid’ where each device is used to greatest sonic advantage while minimising any drawbacks.

Furthermore, the circuit is pure DC coupled to avoid using any sonically-degrading coupling capacitors.

The Pro iDSD has a premium Japan Alps motorised rotary volume potentiometer.

This is the ‘6-Track’ version with 4 tracks used for a true balanced volume control.

This is the litmus test for any amplifier to see if it is truly balanced or operates internally in single-ended mode.

Those using ‘2-Track’ volume controls may offer balanced in and out but are not true balanced designs. The Pro iDSD however is fully-balanced from beginning to end.

Just like its sibling the Pro iCAN.

To maximise dynamic performance, especially with bass, the analogue stage is backed by audio-grade ELNA Silmic Capacitors located within a few millimetres of the audio circuitry supplied.

Elna Silmics are used in the final stages of the main DC bus which is filtered using multiple stages of inductor/capacitor filters.

While other consider them ’boutique’ components, we consider them ‘must haves’ to achieve the best sound quality.

All incoming DC is converted to a high-frequency waveform then rectified and filtered by a choke input capacitor filter. This produces a first-level DC bus from which all further voltages are derived. The circuit also generates a galvanically-isolated power supply voltage for the USB input circuitry.

The digital section is powered by a bank of Super Capacitors totaling 6.6 Farad (6,600,000uF). iFi uses Elna Dynacap DZ (TM) Super capacitors because they have a 400 times lower internal impedance than common grades of super capacitors. Individual low-noise TI LDO Regulators with local LC filtering provide the final low-noise power for all individual digital sections, a total of six individual regulators cover Clock, SPDIF Input and the DAC’s digital section. For the analogue stage (especially the tubes) higher voltages are needed.

The whole stage effectively operates on a 60V rail offering massive potential dynamic range.

  • Micro – iDSD BL Signature

    Our top-of-the-range desktop/transportable DAC and headphone amp will supercharge your tunes.

    Based around two Burr-Brown DAC chips in a custom ‘interleaved’ configuration, the digital engine has four pairs of differential signals – two pairs per channel. This means a lower noise floor improved channel separation finer musical detail and micro-dynamics

    The micro iDSD Signature handles up to PCM 768, DSD 512, 2xDXD and MQA.

    All this is done natively. Both PCM and DSD remain ‘bit-perfect’. Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital engine, including iFi’s GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer.

    The micro iDSD Signature also comes with iFi’s GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimized) digital filter installed. And exclusive firmware available on our website means you can change digital filters as you wish.

    With up to 4100mW of power the micro iDSD Signature can drive all manner of headphones with aplomb, from highly sensitive in-ear monitors to current hungry planar headphones. The signal path has been refined to maximise sonic texture. High spec components featuring class-leading qualities such as low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance), high stability and low distortion mean top-notch sound quality and maximum musical enjoyment.

    Add in the direct-coupled nature of the circuit – no coupling capacitor is present – and the micro iDSD Signature definitely runs rings around the competition. The digital stage of the micro iDSD Signature features a variety of filter settings: ‘Standard’, ‘Minimum Phase’ and ‘Bit-Perfect’ for PCM files ‘Standard Bandwidth’, ‘Extended Bandwidth’ and ‘Extreme Band width’ for DSD

    The amp stage also has three settings to adjust power and gain. As well as ‘Normal’, you get ‘Turbo’ to ramp up the level of drive for current-hungry headphones ‘Eco’ to dial down the power to suit high-sensitivity in-ear monitors and/or to extend battery life

    Complete this with our iEMatch technology that adjusts output level and our XBass+ and 3D+ signature sonic tweaks, and the micro iDSD Signature is flexible to the max. The micro iDSD Signature features two digital audio inputs – USB Type-A and an S/PDIF socket that accepts both electrical, via a 3.5mm connector, and optical signals – adapter supplied. It also houses a pair of RCA analogue outputs to connect to a pair of powered speakers or a power amp and passive speakers, to act as a DAC and preamplifier.

    There is a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single-ended connector (headphones with a 3.5mm jack can be connected using an adapter) and a 4.4mm Pentaconn output for headphones offering balanced connection. Both headphone outputs utilise our ‘S-Balanced’ output circuitry. This delivers the sonic benefits of balanced connections with all headphone/earphone types – even those with single-ended connectors – cutting crosstalk and associated distortion in half.

  • Micro – iDSD BL

    The iFi micro iDSD Black Label is the newest iFi micro flagship product.

    At the heart, beats the Burr-Brown DSD512/PCM768/2xDXD True Native® DAC with headphone amplifier.

    The Black Label looks very good on the outside yet the inside is even better where relentless attention has been paid to advancing the sonics with the very latest components:

    • DAC digital signal and digital power sections upgraded
    • AMR Global Master Timing® femto-precision clock system upgraded for ‘super low’ phase-noise/jitter
    • Analogue signal and power sections revised
    • 3D+® performance-tuned / XBass+® performance-tuned
    • Latest Output stabilisation network offers less distortion

    The micro iDSD Black Label. The best, evolved.

    The High-Res heart remains – DSD512/PCM768/DXD2x
    The micro iDSD BL retains the unrivalled technical capabilities of its predecessor. This means it is capable of true native playback of all music formats from MP3 all the way up to 512DSD/768PCM/2xDXD.
    Burr-Brown Chipset x 2
    The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was one of the last chipsets from BB Japan (though it was introduced post-merger). This chipset was Burr-Brown’s ‘swansong’ and embodied all their converter technology. It is unrivalled in terms of subjective musicality and is a mainstay of the iFi line including the micro iDSD Black Label and is used in the upcoming showstopper, the Pro iDSD.
    3D+® and XBass+®
    The latest iterations of 3D+ and XBass+ are appreciated technologies that further enhance the enjoyment of music. With a larger soundstage and deeper, tighter bass respectively, both are even more engaging and satisfying than ever.
    Operationsverstärker

    iFi/AMR ‘OV’ series stands for ‘Operationsverstärker’ (German for Operational Amplifier). The ‘OV’ range IC’s use HCOFC copper lead-frames and 4N Gold bond-wire which are streets ahead of mainstream commercial chips that use inexpensive aluminum bond-wire, low-grade/low-cost copper in the lead-frames.

  • Micro-iTube 2

    The micro iTube2 is a tubed output stage, tube preamp, tube buffer AND an impedance-matching device all in one. There is nothing like it. You can put the micro iTube2 before a solid-state preamp and another one after it, creating the effect of tubing the whole audio chain. Or you can choose to simply use the micro iTube2 as a very high-quality preamp by itself.

    The micro iTube2 sounds by and far, like a tube amplifier ‘done right with the inimitable magic of tubes.‘ Tonality and heft, especially in the mid-range and bass frequencies are increased to elevate the whole audio chain – regardless of whether it’s a $1k or $100k system. The micro iTube2 injects a serious does of tube magic into any audio system.

    The micro iTube2 is a tubed output stage, preamp, buffer and impedance matching device rolled into one.

    The micro iTube2 separates and emphasises each vocal and instrument. It adds warmth, removes harshness and kicks your speakers into action.

    But there’s more… The micro iTube2 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

    The micro iTUBE2 rocks… Why?

    Because you can listen in three key sonic signatures:

    • Single-Ended Triode
    • Push-Pull Tube
    • Classic Tube

    In other words, it replaces flat recording with studio-quality sound.

    Only the best tube for our products. The GE5670 made by General Electric. Nothing comes close for quality.

  • Nano iOne

    The nano iOne plays high quality audio files up to DSD256 and keeps them in the ‘Bit Perfect’ format you appreciate. Now with added MQA! It will add warmth, depth and zing to your audio.

    Connect via RCA and SPDIF (optical/coaxical) to an A/V or amplifier or choose USB. Enjoy the freedom of Bluetooth®. The iOne will remember up to 8 wireless devices at one time – handy for today’s ‘connected’ home. Connect the iOne to your amp and relax. Stream Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal wirelessly from the comfort of your favourite armchair using your phone, iPad or laptop.

    The iOne has both aptX™ and AAC™ Bluetooth® for CD-like quality. With standard Bluetooth®, the sound quality drops by 30% but not so with the iFi Bluetooth® implementation. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’.

    This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded. At iFi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products having selected it for its natural-sounding ‘musicality’ and True Native architecture.

    Our experience with this IC means we know how to make the most of it. Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384. A galvanically isolated SPDIF output means that electrical circuits are separated to eliminate stray elements – a signal can pass but nothing else. Interference-free audio.

    And with added Reclock® and Regenerate® the signal remains true and strong. Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all.

  • NEO iDSD

    The NEO iDSD is our new 3-in-one DAC/amp. With balanced ‘PureWave’ circuitry, unbeatable hi-res Bluetooth5.0 and MQA, it is the ultimate in hi-res playback.

    Place it horizontally or vertically to suit its surroundings. The OLED display flips to match orientation. One rotary knob controls functionality. Sleek, sophisticated and versatile. Enjoy the NEO iDSD as a pure DAC. Connect it to a separate integrated amp or preamp using the fixed-level analogue output.

    Or treat it as a DAC/preamp with a variable output. The ideal companion to a power amp or active speakers. And headphone users will love using the excellent amp stage to create a fabulous ‘head-fi’ system.

    The Burr-Brown DAC chipset still fuels the NEO‘s ‘digital engine’. But we’ve souped it up with a new 16-core, XMOS microcontroller that processes the data via USB and S/PDIF digital inputs. Double the clock-speed. Four times the memory. Add in jitter eradication including our GMT femto-precision clock, intelligent memory buffer and our GTO filter as standard, and you’ve got one heck of a super DAC.

    The NEO iDSD supports PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to 512 and DXDx2. All remain ‘bit-perfect’. The NEO provides full MQA decoding to ensure the best possible sound quality. Check out our MQA set-up tutorial for Tidal, Roon and Audirvana here. Plus with MQA over S/PDIF, take advantage of any MQA CDs in your collection.

    iFi uses Qualcomm’s new QCC5100 Bluetooth processing IC. All current high-definition Bluetooth audio formats are supported – aptx, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC and SBC. The NEO iDSD ‘remembers’ up to 7 devices and has impressive range on Bluetooth5.0.

    Not only is the NEO iDSD a purist design – no DSP, no digital filter selection and no change in analogue playback – it is also all designed around a balanced circuit design named ‘PureWave‘. Read more below. It uses audiophile-grade components and delivers sonic ‘purity’ thanks to the extraordinarily low levels of noise and distortion.

    The headphone amp stage maintains an engaging balance between sonic power and poise – no matter what it is tasked to drive. From high-sensitivity in-ear monitors to current-hungry planar headphones, it drives them with aplomb.

    It has a continuous power output of over 1000mW into 32ohms available through the balanced headphone socket. Plenty of oomph for headphone user.

    The NEO iDSD contains top-notch audio components to back-up the outstanding balanced circuit design. Scroll down for more. Even the

    OLED SilentLine display is engineered to ensure there is no electrical noise to interfere with the audio signal as it switches itself off when not in use. Quality components mean more clarity and texture, a more engaging performance. You just hear more of the music.

  • Nano iDSD BL

    Power your headphones. Big style. 

    With  maximum output power (32R) around 10 times that of iPhone 6 (285mW vs. 27mW), the nano iDSD Black Label can drive most headphones on the market.

    From In-Ear-Monitors to mid-size headphones, the nano iDSD BL is able to drive them with ease. Below is more background information on the S-Balanced circuit and iEMatch/Normal outputs. We just dont do standard. Take your headphones to the max.

    Uber convenient
    It’s small, lightweight and battery powered. You can take the nano iDSD Black Label 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 the nano iDSD Black Label up to 10 hours of non-stop musical enjoyment. It also has a special USB male ‘A’ connector for a direct connection. Use a USB-to-Lightning (Apple) or OTG connector (Android). Or if at home, just use the enclosed USB3.0 cable to connect to a PC. Stream Apple Music/Google Play/Spotify/Tidal/Youtube content from your phone to a whole other level of quality. Add kick-a** sound to your gaming by connecting your console or computer.

    Master Quality Authenticated
    iFi always strives to bring you choice. We’ve added yet another file format to our portfolio in the form of MQA in the new BL. Take TIDAL or your MQA file to a whole new level.MQA is an audio technology developed by Bob Stuart. This technology makes hi-res audio streaming a reality and delivers studio master quality audio to your headphones.

    An original Master file of up to 384kHz/24Bit which has been encoded in MQA, is transmitted as a 48 kHz/24Bit file. At the end of the chain, whether the decoding and rendering takes place in the same device, or whether the process is split between a software application and a separate DAC, the result will still yield the full, original 384kHz/24BIt file.

    For mobile DACs with both portability and power considerations, MQA Rendering is the ideal solution as the workload is shared between the host (computer) and the client (DAC). In this case, for a DAC such as the nano iDSD BL, less CPU processing and lower electrical power are needed. This approach for the iFi portable range remains a full end-to-end MQA solution and the listener still enjoys the full benefits of MQA without compromise.

    We are committed to working with MQA to bring MQA support (be it as Renderer or joint Decoder and Renderer where appropriate) to as many iFi products, including existing products, as possible to our customers.

    High-Res Audio Certified


    The nano iDSD Black Label is one of the best native highest-resolution DACs you can find, supporting PCM up to 32/384 kHz and DSD up to 256 times the sample rate of a CD, even on Mac OSX* and mobile phones*.

  • xCAN

    The xCAN delivers CD-Quality Bluetooth via AAC, aptX and aptX LL with added iFi magic. Stream wirelessly from your smartphone. Bluetooth from your TV to the xCAN. No need for wires. Just plug your headphones into the xCAN at your side. Give soundtracks extra energy. Add oomph to your gaming! Hear the whoosh of an arrow or the full throttle of F1 car in all their glory.

    Connect via analogue 2.5/3.5 connection. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced technology means that you gain the advantages of a balanced connection even when using an unbalanced one. On headphones this means lower distortion, less interference and less crosstalk. And it enables you to take advantage of the growing number of balanced sources, such as high-end DAPs.

    Quad-DSD256 and PCM384kHz. Future-proofed by iFi

    The xCAN is a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel. It will happily drive your favourite headphones. And we added our signature sonic extras as well. 3D+® opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere. The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the midrange frequencies.

    With a separate power input (USB Type C) to charge the internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone or playback device. Playback time is 12 (via Bluetooth® as input) to 18 (as analogue amplifier only) hours.

    iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

  • xDSD

    ConneX.

    The xDSD delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favourite music from:

    • iTunes
    • Spotify
    • Apple Music
    • Tidal

    As well as your laptop and TV, straight to your earphones. And with the option to stream MQA audio tracks, the xDSD steps it up a notch.

    Working with almost every set of headphones out there, from everyday models to high-end iEMs and over-ears, the xDSD produces high-octane audio that leaves you breathless.

    The xDSD has two modes:

    • Speakers
    • Headphones

    Which means you can listen at home, but with its cool slimline metallic design you’ll want to take it everywhere.

    And with up to ten hours of battery life, you’ll enjoy admiring glances as you do.

    The xDSD 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

    Deliver CD-Quality music wirelessly to your headphones from your smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android), DAP (Apple iPod and similar), laptop or smart TV.

    Wired, the USB type A OTG/CCK connector offers the ultimate High-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input gives older DAPs and CD players a new lease of life as a transport to serve High-Resolution audio.

    With a separate power input (micro USB) to charge its own internal battery. It does not draw from your smartphone. Playback time is up to ten hours.

    Plus it boasts a USB Type A connector for a stable wired connection. Just use an Apple CCK cable or Android OTG cable and away you go.

    The Cyberdrive headphone amplifier stage is one of the pivotal new circuit designs in the x-series. This new design places all parameters of the fully analogue system under digital control for a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.

    The Cyberdrive design incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator to deliver a new level of sound-quality.

  • ZEN-DAC

    Cute, compact and stylish
    This superb hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag.

    Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk with your much-loved headphones.

    Stylish enough to use in your home system as a USB DAC. Just add your favourite active speakers or amp.

    DAC to the future

    The ZEN DAC supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr Brown chip design.

    Our R&D maxes out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res. The ethereal music quality will leave you grinning ear to ear.

    Ace of Bass.

    The ZEN DAC boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue domain. There’s no DSP with iFi gear. TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lose out on bass. So, in the words of the great Eric Clapton and from the film Back to the Future, Heaven is One Step Away.

    So flexible it almost does yoga
    Switch effortlessly between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’.

    Set to ‘Variable,’ use the ZEN DAC as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers.

    On ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp.

    Power. Drive. Performance.
    Our headphone amp has PowerMatch – switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones.

    IEMs are high-sensitivity, Leave PowerMatch at its lower setting for hiss-free listening.

    On/over-ear types with relatively low impedance require more oomph – press PowerMatch to increase the level of drive.

  • ZEN-Blue

    Chill. Relax. Enjoy.
    You only achieve true ZEN when totally chilled. We’ve given you peace of mind (and pocket) with the ZEN Blue.

    Whether you’re a Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music lover or totally prefer Tidal, the ZEN Blue will deliver fabulously flawless music to suit your mood via breathtaking hi-res Bluetooth®.

    Hi-res to the nth degree.

    All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported.

    This includes Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively, AAC, Apple’s favoured format and SBC, the standard Bluetooth® codec.

    Phew! This means every possible source device is covered, at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification.

    Not all Bluetooth is created equal.
    Have utter confidence in the sound quality of the ZEN Blue.

    It uses Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, and the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data.

    There ESS Sabre DAC chip is there to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion.

    Banish standard ‘Bluetooth Blues’ with the iFi hi-res implementation.

    Enjoy. Your way.
    Chill with the best of both worlds.

    Analogue – connect via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input.

    Digital – use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input; your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.

    Balanced design is special indeed.
    The analogue output stage is balanced, not normally seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise interference/crosstalk. This equals more ZEN in our book.

    It has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and thus is compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems.

    All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK. All fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie.

  • ZEN-CAN

    52x more power. Pump up the volume. Laptops and smartphones have a really low power output of <1.0v. On a good set of headphones you’re always running out of juice. You never get to really hear what they can do. Use a laptop, phone or DAC to feed your music to the ZEN CAN and connect your headphones. Pumping out 52x more power, now you’ll hear what you have been missing.

    Balanced to thrill The ZEN CAN has trickle-down Class A discrete balanced circuitry from iFi audio’s US$1,699 flagship Pro iCAN. With 15.1v @300 Ohms on tap, it has serious power that will make even difficult-to-drive headphones thump to the beat. Class A discrete output buffer from the flagship Pro iCAN using Op-Amp (OV2637A) FET input avoids loading volume control – low distortion/noise SE inputs (1M Ohm) ensures loading of the source so always in Class A operation Output amplifier gain of four steps in +6dB perfect for headphone matching

    Puts you at the venue. Not other way round. Audio recordings are made for speakers and when played back on headphones, the sound is always driving you nuts by being only in your head. Our 3D special sound circuit solves this: Stereo image that is truly out of your head, in front with height, width & depth Without colouration or loss of resolution All analogue circuitry (i.e. without costly and complex digital signal manipulation)

    Ace of XBass Behind XBass is our active EQ circuit which meets a common gripe with headphones head-on, a lack of bass. Open-back headphones in particular, let all frequencies (especially those precious bass frequencies that the drivers generate so little of) leak freely out of the back instead of trapping and redirecting them back to your ears. XBass equalisation is a much more elegant solution to bass correction than seen elsewhere. It consists of active and passive components and its frequency response curve corrects their low-end response problems with precision.

    Class A Discrete is a circuit that has come straight out of the iFi’s flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN, which at £1,699 is 11 times the price of the ZEN CAN

  • ZEN-Phono

    Mil-spec RIAA The EQ circuit uses multiple TDK C0G capacitors in parallel. This is for best stability and the least distortion. They beat polystyrene capacitors and are close to Teflon.

    Already using the lowest tolerance capacitors combined with multiples in parallel, tolerance is exponentially improved by the square root of the number of capacitors.

    This is quite a natty circuit design. The RIAA EQ tolerance level (+/- 0.15dB) is impressive as it is en par with hand-selected capacitors!

    Spec’d to make you smile Unlike any other entry-level phono stage.

    The ZEN Phono has:

    • MM/MC from 36dB >72dB gain.
    • Super-silent noise floor -151dBV
    • Precise RIAA with Balanced output, performance comparable to +$1k phono stages
    • AI sub-sonic filter. Addresses warp without eliminating bass or causing phase issues

    Gain settings

    • MC (v lo) 72dB (+/- 1dB)
    • MC (lo) 60dB (+/- 1dB)
    • MC (hi) 48dB (+/- 1dB)
    • MM 36dB (+/- 1dB)

    Input impedance

    • MM: 47K Ohms
    • MC High: 47K Ohms
    • MC Low: 1.4K Ohms
    • MC V Low: 110 Ohms

    EIN (equivalent input noise):

    0.6nV|/Hz (unweighted) MC lo/vlo

    • -151dBV (A weighted)
    • -141dBV (unweighted)

    6.5nV|/Hz (unweighted) MM/MC hi

    • -130dBV (A weighted)
    • -119dBV (unweighted)

  • iPhono 3 BL (+iPowerX)

    With a stunning, super-low 85dB noise floor (per Stereophile standard) the iPhono3 Black Label is out there. One of the quietest phono stages. Period.

    Like any good phono stage, it amplifies the signal, not the noise. The whisper-quiet noise floor is there for any home audio system to discern. Take it for a test drive from the comfort of your favourite listening chair.

    recise EQ curve and explosive 108dB dynamic range. Your listening room becomes a concert hall.

    The AMR PH-77, the $12,000 larger sibling with 23 equalisation curves, remains the vinyl benchmark to this day. Trickle-down tech used in the iPhono3 Black Label means it features the 6 most popular stereo EQ curves.

    Try the infamous 1812 Overture ‘torture test’. Won’t be the same again. The iPhono3 Black Label will have you trying ‘just one more LP’ into the wee, small hours.

    Your pickup (stylus) has been lovingly crafted. Whether it’s MM or MC, no two cartridges are identical in performance.

    The iPhono3 Black Label, like the AMR PH-77 from which it descends, enables you to set the precise load/gain for the cartridge you have. Squeeze every last drop of performance out of your precious pickup.

    Visit our iPhono Calculator to assist.

    Beneath the modest footprint of the iPhono 3 Black Label are Class A TubeState and DirectDrive Servoless technologies. Specially developed by AMR for iFi audio.

    All underpinned by some quite special audiophile components from Burr-Brown, TDK and Nichicon. To name but a few.

    With such dedicated circuitry and devoted components, it has a whisper-quiet noise floor and measured THD of an incredible <0.005%.

    Our Class A TubeState® technology is the result of nearly four decades of research of our Chief Designer, Thorsten Loesch, on tube and transistor gear.

    The key is not to add distortion, but to avoid certain types of distortion. Once it is understood that specific distortions are endemic to solid-state circuitry and are pernicious with respect to subjective sound quality, we eliminate these from solid-state circuitry, without adding on tube-like distortion and noise.

    Direct Drive Servoless® is an important element of the audiophile experience, which is not visible in measurements but is quite audible.

    iFi audio iPhone 3 BL

     X-Men

    The iPhono3 Black Label is special. It should be powered by something special.

    It comes with the iPower X, the very latest in power supply technology.

    iPhono3 Black Label + iPower X = Super Duo.

    Unlike a standard phono stage design, the iPhono3 Black Label continues the special design tradition of being direct coupled (i.e. no coupling capacitor) from cartridge to output and it does so without requiring a conventional DC servo.

  • HipDAC

    Working with your MacBook in Starbucks? Running in the fresh morning air? Snoozing with your smart device on a flight? Take the hip-dac, our mini DAC/headphone amplifier, with you wherever you go. Improved music on the move. Great looks and fabulous sound.

    For music lovers everywhere

    Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC or Mac. Simply connect the hip-dac via USB, insert headphones and away you go.

    Relax with your favourite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal as the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.

    Small but mighty

    Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair.

    Thanks to the Burr Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be.

    The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.

    Balanced. Because you’re worth it.

    Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise.

    The hip-dac boasts a balanced, analogue stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around.

    It sports a 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors.

    For those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced. Enjoy all the benefits of balanced from your single-ended connection.

    Feel the Force…

    Let it guide your actions…

    Our small but mighty hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain.

    Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones.

    Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require more oomph.

    It’s still all about the bass…

    xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open back headphones.

    Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the hip-dac.

    Enjoy high quality sound for up to 8 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.

    Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.

  • Aurora

    French design.
    Japanese inspiration.

    Our designer, Julien Haziza, drew inspiration from Japanese industrial designers and architecture – namely Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando and the Omotesandō and Harajuku districts in Tokyo.

    Clad in bamboo and elevated by a distinctive aluminium frame, the Aurora’s design is striking. It mimics the grand scale of Japanese architecture – crisp, clean lines intertwined with a hint of vintage. Very fitting for the tour de force that is the Aurora.

    Music amplified by emotion

    Aurora is driven by PureEmotion®, an ingenious fusion of amp technologies – brand new and original to iFi.

    It delivers a sound that combines purity of tone with a high level of engagement, speed and dynamic gusto, ensuring the emotive quality of music is delivered in full effect – which is why we call it PureEmotion®.

    Analogue. Authentic.

    Many audio products use digital signal processing (DSP) to deliver a big, spacious sound from a single box. This is an artificial, lossy process that detracts from the sound quality.

    The clever technologies in the Aurora (and all iFI products), avoid this completely as they operate in the analogue domain.

    SoundSpace® delivers a room-filling sound and gives music a sense of scale and space you wouldn’t expect from an all-in-one system.

    TrueBass® delivers genuine bass with depth and definition. Everything from timpani to a bass guitar is conveyed with power and poise.

    No space too big or small

    With Auto Room Tailoring (ART)®, the Aurora can auto-configure the speaker array according to its position in the room.

    The effect is similar to the adjustments made by a sound engineer at a live venue.

    And what makes ART® special is that it’s executed in the analogue domain. Forget tinny and imagine deep, voluminous sound that captivates you.

    Barnstorming Bluetooth

    Aurora uses Bluetooth5.0® — the very latest version with the newest Qualcomm 5100 series chipset. There’s also the super-smooth ESS Sabre DAC chip.

    All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported including aptX and aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively. Also, we have  Apple’s favoured format, AAC.

    Every codec is covered at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification.

    Inputs

    Hi-Res Bluetooth audio with aptxHD/aptX/LDAC/HWA(LHDC)/AAC
    Networked Audio with playback from NAS or server, Airplay, streaming audio (Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon Music/Tidal hifi/Deezer etc.) and USB storage /SD Card 44.1kHz/16Bit – 192kHz/32Bit
    Coaxial and optical S/P-DIF (Blu-ray Player, Games Console, smart TV etc) 44.1kHz/16Bit – 192kHz/24Bit
    RCA & 3.5mm (for Alexa or analogue audio)

    Speaker System

    4 x 4.5” (120mm) coated paper cone wideband driver
    2 x 1.1” (28mm) silk dome tweeter (8 kHz crossover)
    2 x 4.5” x 8” (120mm x 200mm) steel passive radiators
    Frequency Response: 27Hz – 40kHz
    Maximum SPL: 115dB / 1m

    Amplifier

    Hybrid with tube class A amplification. Power buffers operating at 1.411MHz/1.536MHz clock-locked.
    Frequency Response 15Hz to 150kHz
    Maximum Power 320VA (12v input for Marine/Car power supplies)
    Distortion < 0.05%

    Dimensions

    Device 59cm(w) x 27cm(h) x 28cm(d) — 15Kg 24″(w) x 11″(h) x 11″(d) — 33lb
    Shipped 69cm(w) x 50cm(h) x 40cm(d) — 20Kg 28″(w) x 20″(h) x 16″(d) – 44lb
  • iPower X

    Pure silence. Clean power to the maX.

    With crème de la crème components and tech, the iFi iPower X deep cleans the background noise created in your mains power. Can now be used with a wider variety of equipment.

    Silence. Personified.

    The original iFi iPower provides an effective, clean power solution for noise in your system.

    But why not push your power upgrade to the max with the all-new iFi iPower X? 

    Active cancellation

    Based on military tech, our improved Active Noise Cancellation II®  actively cancels all incoming noise.

    It does this in a similar way to active noise-cancelling headphones – it generates a signal identical to that of the incoming electrical noise but in the opposite phase, actively cancelling it out. This is highly effective at removing low- and mid-frequency noise, while passive insulating filters deal with higher frequency interference. This combination is measurably more effective at eradicating noise corrupting the USB signal than devices relying solely on passive filtering.

    It reduces the noise floor by > 40dB (> 100x).

    This is what the iPower X does to your power supply.

    Improved capacitance

    As usual with iFi, every new design means not only improving how it looks on the outside but more importantly, how it functions on the inside.

    The input capacitance is now 50% larger and the output capacitance is 150% larger when compared to the original iPower.

    In practical terms, this gives you more filtration, improved dynamics and unsurpassed sound quality.

    Crème de la crème components

    We’re using the latest solid organic capacitors for better suppression of high-frequency noise. And the leakage capacitance is some 20x lower than your normal SMPS!

    In a nutshell, there is no escape for unwanted noise!

    All in all, the iPower X will give you 20% more power than the original iFi iPower and increased amperage which means it can work with more equipment than ever before.

    Input 100-240VAC (50-60Hz/1.5A) (UK/US/EU/AU interchangeable pins. Sold separately)
    Output 5V/3.0A, 9V/2.5A, 12V/2.0A, 15V/1.5A
    Output plug 3.5×1.35mm; 4.0×1.7mm; 4.8×1.7mm; 5.5×2.1 mm; 5.5×2.5mm Reverse Polarity Plug (White)
    Noise floor ~1uV
    Dimensions 95 (L) 5O (W) 43 (H) mm
    Weight 195g (0.43 lbs)
    Warranty period 12 months
  • iPurifier3

    The iPurifier3 cancels out system and power supply noise, allowing you to hear those finer details in clean, clear quality.

    The iPurifier3 is small but mighty and it’s packed with:

    • REclock/REgenerate/REbalance Technology – To improve music flow
    • Active Noise Cancellation – To cancel all incoming noise

    Together they enhance your audio by several levels.

    And the iPurifier3 is set up for all future PCM, DSD and DXD formats. No need to  worry about upgrading for years to come.

    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, our Active Noise Cancellation2® (ANC2) actively cancels all incoming noise.

    Enjoy the silence! Our Active Noise Cancellation2® tech means that measured noise drops by one hundred times or 40dB in comparison to the common nose filter.

    Stylish new look on the outside. Upgraded parts on the inside – OS-CON capacitors, tantalum capacitors, high-precision MELF resistors and new copper-alloy shielding.

  • nano iGalvanic3

    Digital signals create buzz and jitter in your audio, and power cables create multiple earths and power loops that degrade sound.

    So, whether you’re listening on a:

    1. Mac – Which produces natural hum and buzz as they aren’t earthed
    2. Laptop – Whose earth adds distortion due to multiple cables

    The iGalvanic3.0 plugs into any USB port via your DAC and creates a new signal.

    The iGalvanic3.0 includes:

    • Galvanic Isolation – To stop noise contaminating the signal
    • Power Station Stealth Converter – To lower the noise floor
    • REclock/REgenerate/REbalance Technology – To ensure you hear audio in its natural form

    Reclock2/Regenerate2/Rebalance2 – cleaner, clearer music. The 2nd gen of this technology creates an all new signal, eliminates computer jitter and removes noise contamination to restore a ‘balanced’ signal.

    This is the world’s 1st audiophile-grade galvanic isolation on USB3.0. Electrical circuits are separated to eliminate stray elements – a signal can pass but nothing else.

    Inteference free audio. Cleaner than clean and with Reclock®/Regenerate® our fastidious attention to sound quality never waivers.

    Ultra audiophile grade 0.5uV) super quiet power supply. That is 0.0000005V noise!

    All computer audio systems are different. This product is dedicated for computer audio use and incorporates Ground Link (ISO, RF, DC-RF). A flick of the switch optimises isolation in systems where there is no, one or multiple Grounds(Earths) which cause hum and/or buzz.

    A highly advanced isolation technology, without any added conversion, processing, timing uncertainties or delays. It is native, and Bit-Perfect with minimal latency.

  • SPDIF Purifier 2

    The SPDIF iPurifier plugs into your SPDIF port and solves audio issues instantly.

    Vocals and instruments on songs are separated, TV and movie audio becomes bigger.

    Solution to SPDIF splutters S/PDIF is the main digital audio output signal for devices such as Apple TVs, PS5, Xbox and 8K Smart TVs.

    Mainstream devices that output an S/PDIF signal typically suffer from really low-quality transmission due to huge amounts of jitter. Read: terrible sound quality.

    The SPDIF iPurifier2 solves spdif splutters.

    The brand-new SPDIF2 is bang up-to-date with features that lower jitter, lower jitter and lower jitter.

    The SPDIF iPurifier includes:

    • Super-fast 10Mhz Global Master Timing femto clock
    • Tantalum 100uF capacitors x 4; better power supply ripple
    • Improved MCU firmware; better performance optimisation
    • Galvanic-isolation,
    • gold-plated EMI/RFI shielding and
    • iPower (5v) via USB-C all underpin the phenomenal performance of the enlarged unit.

    The signal goes through 4 comprehensive stages, and the result is a fully-restored, perfect SPDIF with jitter eliminated. The result is sound quality that has greater warmth, resolution and dynamic contrast.

    AMR/iFi prides itself on assuring Bit-Perfect signal transfer. This means the signal remains original and unchanged. This device ensures a Bit-Perfect transfer which is highly unusual for S/PDIF devices. It can handle 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz; 16 to 24 Bit, DSD/DoP, and even Dolby Digital and DTS.

    AMR’s Global Master Timing (GMT)/ Memory Buffer System represents a total ‘out of the box’ systematic digital solution that solves the digital S/PDIF jitter once and for all. The Intelligent Memory System holds a large number of complete audio samples, so it may completely absorb a large amount of variation (jitter and drift) in the incoming signal, while still sending out data at a fixed and precise clock rate, regardless of variations in the incoming clock.

  • DC iPurifier2

    One small device, many, many applications – noise reduction for 5v -24v SMPS.

    Just add between the SMPS and the device, for example, a router, DAC, set-top box, media streamer, laptop or desk mixer.

    Noise will be reduced by a factor of 316x to 100,000x.

    • Compatible with 5-24 volt DC power supply units (up to 3.5A, 84W)
    • Construction: iFi ‘FINAL’ aircraft-grade RFI shielded aluminium chassis
    • With 3 DC barrel versions: 5.5×2.1mm (adapters for 5.5×2.5mm and 3.5×1.35mm included)
    • With polarity inverter (white)

  • Gemini3.0

    Super speed. The USB3.0’s ultra-speed bandwidth of 5.0Gbps offers an incredibly wide bandwidth, ten times that of USB2.0’s 480Mbps.

    As with the original Gemini cable, in the Gemini3.0 the power cable is heavier gauge and audio has more cores.

    Furthermore, signal and ground have their own respective geometry for optimal conductivity.

    With generic mass-produced USB cables, the data and power cables are normally packed together. This means that they do not conduct as well as they should and they are not sufficiently shielded from each other. This has a negative impact on USB signal integrity and degrades sound quality.

    Our quadruple shielding fully separates and protects the delicate USB data signal from the power. This protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise to provide the cleanest transfer medium possible.

    Most USB cables use moulded plastic covered connections that do not shield the high frequencies present in the USB data link. Noise radiates out. Durability is compromised as few manufacturers make their own final connectors.

    The FINAL USB connectors provide impeccable end-to-end RF shielding, being machined entirely from solid, aircraft-grade aluminium.

    Plus gold-plated connections make for years of steadfast service.

    Most standard USB cables do not address RF issues and are fitted with filters that work over too narrow a range and are only fitted at the ends of the cables, leaving the length of the cable to act as an antennae.

    iFi’s three custom-made metal oxide ceramic filters have a different effective range to broaden the range over which RF noise is silenced. The middle silencer is adjustable and can be moved along the whole length of the cable. This then “detunes” the antennae formed by the cable. The other two silencers should be kept as close to each respective end as possible.

  • Mercury3.0

    Generic USB cables make listening a total wipe-out. The Mercury3.0 clears the waters and makes you want to ride the audio sound wave again and again.

    And for the ultimate audio experience, couple it with the iGalvanic3.0 or micro USB3.0.

    The Mercury3.0 has:

    • USB3.0 – For supersonic audio speed
    • RF3 Custom Noise Silencers – For effective silencing

    These add texture to music and create a faster, smoother audio experience.

    With generic mass-produced USB cables, the data and power cables are normally packed together. This means that they do not conduct as well as they should and they are not sufficiently shielded from each other. This has a negative impact on USB signal integrity and degrades sound quality.

    Our quadruple shielding fully separates and protects the delicate USB data signal from the power. This protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise to provide the cleanest transfer medium possible.

    Most standard USB cables do not address RF issues and are fitted with filters that work over too narrow a range and are only fitted at the ends of the cables, leaving the length of the cable to act as an antennae.

    iFi’s three custom-made metal oxide ceramic filters have a different effective range to broaden the range over which RF noise is silenced. The middle silencer is adjustable and can be moved along the whole length of the cable. This then “detunes” the antennae formed by the cable. The other two silencers should be kept as close to each respective end as possible.

  • Pro iRack

    And when we say all, we mean all.

    • Pro iDSD
    • Pro iCAN
    • Pro iESL

    Your Pro series units will look even cooler in a unit lauded for its cutting-edge design and futuristic look.

    The Pro iRack is flexible. Its modular nature means that each ‘shelving unit’ is sold separately so it will grow with your collection.

    One, two or three (or maybe even four, who knows?) means you’ll always have the perfect number to suit your collection.

  • iRack

    Let the pictures do this justice. What better way to put it all together!

    Easy… it’s made with some pretty neat stuff, including:

    • Non-magnetic stainless steel pillars
    • Micro vibration control
    • Resonance-dampened organic glass shelves
    • Natural rubber ‘O’ rings for sound dampening
    • Precision-machined spikes with matching cups

    They help cut down vibration and reverb to provide an even smoother musical experience.

    Solid stainless-steel with natural rubber O-rings for aesthetics and damping.

    Solid-stainless steel for timeless looks and minimum resonance.

    The O-rings protect the columns and the iFi component from coming into contact with each other.

    Copper RCA cable system. The iRack Premium ships with a cable pure copper loom for wiring the “Ultimate Big Rig”.

    The RCA cable loom ships with 1 pair of RCA pure copper interconnects (length: 43cm) and 2 pairs of RCA pure copper interconnects (length: 20cm). There is also a ribbon 3.5mm > 3.5mm cable for connection to the headphone output of a smart device.