iFi Audio ZEN CAN Headphone Amplifier

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...fizzed with a dynamic energy that the combination simply couldn't muster without the headphone amp in play.

...vocals sounded more immediate and lively, the ZEN CAN not only showing its impact with regard to the low-end, but across the music as a whole.

...a captivating balance...dynanism and a light touch...drop-deep bass swells and playful imaging...clear space between the various synthesizer effects... the clarity of its presentation and subjective absence of unwanted noise or grit... was spread sufficiently wide to bring home the intended sonic immersion... breadth of the soundstaging... foot-tapping rhythm.

Straight out of the box it sounds purposeful it had a transformative effect on my day-to-day private listening, both in terms of performance and its plug-and-play nature. This will slot seamlessly into your system and seemingly handle whatever headphones you throw at it - and for a bargain price, too.

Mixing style and ease-of-use with performance prowess and a double-take price tag, this headphone amp proves that the third time's a charm for iFi Audio's Zen lineup.

This is a little amp that delivers a lot!

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- Hi-Fi News - 5 Stars
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    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.

    iFi 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)

    Satisfies all listeners.

    Ace of XBass
    Behind XBass is iFi 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.

    Packed with premium goodness
    Underpinning the Balanced and Active EQ circuitry are:

    • Panasonic ECPU capacitors
    • TDK C0G (Class 1) ceramic capacitors
    • iFi/AMR ‘OV’ ‘Operationsverstärker’ series op-amps
    • MELF resistors
    • Texas Instruments low-noise ICs
    • muRata capacitors and
    • Tokyo Cosmos Electric Co. (TOCOS) multi-track
    • potentiometer, with exceptional channel matching even at low volume

    Features

    • A fully-discrete and balanced amplifier audio circuit. The full symmetric dual-mono headphone amplifier with gold-plated 4.4mm balanced connection. Premium engineering is more expensive but lowers the noise floor to a whisper-quiet levels.
    • 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.
    • This OV series operational amplifier is another example of a top-notch component used to get extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.
    • TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. They are pricey but are a perfect addition to iFi products.
    • Sonically superior – richer, deeper.
      The XBass® analogue bass correction system corrects for the missing headphone/speaker bass response.
    • An ‘Out of Head’ listening experience. iFi 3D Holographic® dual-analogue matrices place the artist with you in the room, not inside your head.

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