iFi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label DAC/Headphone Amplifier

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    The micro iDSD Black Label is iFi Audio's top-rated desktop DAC and headphone amplifier. The sound of your music just got even better.
    Whether listening at home with your speakers or at work with your headphones, connect the micro iDSD Black Label to your computer and instantly hear the quality of your music be taken to the next level.

    Warmer. Smoother.
    Is the music from your headphones or speakers uninteresting or flat? Then the micro iDSD Black Label is for you.
    It adds warmth, depth and smoothness to your favourites tunes. Put simply, your music will sound better than it ever has.

    World superpower
    The micro iDSD Black Label is the world’s most powerful, battery-powered DAC and headphone amplifier, capable of unrivalled native playback in DSD, PCM and DXD file formats.
    And iFi added their optional ‘sonic enhancements’ to add that little bit extra to your listening…
    XBass+® cleans and restores the bass to give you a richer, deeper sound and 3D+® opens up your music to create a live-concert atmosphere.

    Sense and sensitivity
    The headphone amplifier is a force to be reckoned with.
    With 4,000mW, the micro iDSD Black Label can drive from the most sensitive IEMs up to the most power hungry headphones out there.
    It comes with 3 power output settings so that it can be adjusted to work with any ear buds or headphones.

    She’s once, twice…
    The micro iDSD Black Label has a battery life of up to 12 hours, and should your phone need a boost, the micro BL can charge it from 0% to 100% through the USB charging port on the side — not once, but twice!
    And finally, we should mention the sleek black and orange design. She’s funky, fun and a flattering addition to any music lover’s system.

    Features

    • The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.
    • Doubling the DAC chips results in 3dB lower noise floor and better channel separation. Together with power supply advancements and advanced channel interleaving, the noise floor of the micro iDSD BL has been halved.
      All of this equals stellar sonic performance.
    • Hi-Res True Native® playback for all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.
    • 3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage. Check it out here..
      XBass+® delivers a deep, tighter bass sound. Discover the details.
    • With output power at 4,000mW, this headphone amplifier drives all headphones with ease. It has 3 power modes – Eco, Normal and Turbo. Power and gain can be dialed-in perfectly to suit ALL headphones.
    • iFi always uses the best components possible. These OS-CON™ capacitors provide excellent noise reduction and have a long life span. They are not often found in products costing Read more about how they benefit sound improvement here.
    • This OV series operational amplifier is another example of an top-notch component used to get the best sound quality out of iFi's products.
      Learn more here.
    • Enjoy high quality sound for up to 12 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.

    Technical Specifications

    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
    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)
    Power Mode Turbo, Normal, Eco Computer controlled power and gain scaling
    Polarity Normal/Inverted
    Filter 3 positions, 6 filters
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    Dynamic Range (HP) >115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)
    THD &N (HP 500mW/16R) < 0.008%
    Output Voltage (HP) >8V (Turbo Mode)
    Output Impedance (Zout) <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
    Maximum Output Power 4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Load when using sinewave testing the
    micro iDSD BL may engage protection
    circuits
    Continuous Output Power 1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load
    Accessories 3.5mm rubber feet
    USB A Female > B Female Cable
    Caps for RCA sockets
    iFi bag
    USB3.0 A MALE > A FEMALE
    Silicone bracelet
    Label of battery charging
    RCA cable
    6.35 > 3.5 adapter
    3.5 male > male cable
    Optical Adapter
    USB A Female > B Female Adapter
    User manual
    Warranty Card
    STS card

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