ifi iDSD Diablo 2

£1,299.00

ifi iDSD Diablo 2

The latest offering iteration  from of iFi Audio iDSD Diablo offers power and refinement in equal measure as well as additional flexibility.

The ifi iDSD Diablo 2 is the world’s first portable DAC/Amp with Bluetooth 5.4, it supports aptX Lossless, the only Bluetooth codec for lossless CD-quality streaming without sacrificing audio quality.

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GTIN: 5060738787647
Brand: ifi
ifi audio

Description

ifi iDSD Diablo 2

The latest offering iteration  from of iFi Audio iDSD Diablo offers power and refinement in equal measure as well as additional flexibility.

The ifi iDSD Diablo 2 is the world’s first portable DAC/Amp with Bluetooth 5.4, it supports aptX Lossless, the only Bluetooth codec for lossless CD-quality streaming without sacrificing audio quality.

The predecessor of Diablo 2 pioneered support for xMEMS solid-state micro-speaker technology, enhancing IEM and headphone performance with several unique benefits:

  • A 15µsec mechanical response, 150 times faster than typical drivers.
  • A 2° flat phase response for precise sound and precise +/- 1° phase matching for enhanced spatial sound accuracy.
  • A speaker diaphragm made of silicon, 95 times stiffer than plastic, reducing speaker break-up and delivering clearer mid-high frequencies.

Due to the high voltage requirements of xMEMS, iFi has partnered with them to integrate this technology into the new Diablo 2. It utilises the piezoelectric effect to create paper-thin solid-state speakers by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy, exciting an integrated silicon membrane to generate powerful acoustic sound waves for enhanced audio output.

Struggling with your power-hungry headphones? Press the NOS button, and our Diablo goes into beast mode. The Diablo 2 offers three power modes: Normal for IEMs, Turbo for mid-sensitivity headphones, and Nitro for demanding headphones, boasting a 19.2V maximum output.

A switch underneath activates iFi’s iEMatch technology. This feature is tailored for high-sensitivity headphones and earphones, greatly benefiting your in-ear monitors (IEMs).

When examining the Diablo 2’s front panel, you’ll find a new Volume Lock switch next to the volume control, preventing accidental adjustments during transport.

At the back panel’s left side, there’s a switch for mode selection and Bluetooth pairing. On the right side, two USB-C ports streamline cable management—one for audio and the other for charging.

Diablo’s Energy Sources

The Diablo 2 can be powered by battery or mains.

Battery power provides ultra-clean and stable DC current, avoiding mains electricity issues like dips, spikes, and noise inducing RFI/EMI pollution. However, there are sonic downsides due to low output voltage and inconsistent output impedance as batteries discharge.

The bundled iPower2 power supply features Active Noise Cancellation II, effectively cancelling out all incoming EMI and RFI noise and making it more than 10 times quieter than most audiophile power supplies.

To make less efficient headphones, like planar magnetics, sing, the voltage needs to be stepped up from 3.7V to +/- 15V. We use a step-up converter operating at 1.2MHz – a frequency far beyond audibility and easier to filter than a typical switch-mode supply, ensuring high linearity and ultra-low noise.

Specifications
Digital
Hi-res support768kHz
DSD512
full MQA
Bluetooth formatsaptX Lossless
aptX Adaptive
aptX
LDAC
LHDC/HWA
AAC
SBC
Maximum output power
Output4.4mm
6.3mm
4.4mm>19.2V/611mW (@600Ω);
>12.87V/5180mW (@32Ω)
6.3mm>9.6V/153mW (@600Ω);
>8.85V/2450mW (@32Ω)
xMEMS>28Vpp (4.4mm output)
RMS output power
4.4mm>19.2V/611mW (@600Ω);
>7.4/1710mW (@32Ω);
>11.5/2060mW (@64Ω)
6.3mm>9.6V/150mW (@600Ω);
>8.1V/2050mW (@32Ω);
>9.3V/1360mW (@64Ω)
Line output
Output impedance≤200Ω
SNR≥114dB(A)
DNR≥114dB(A)
THD+N0.002% @ 0dBFS 200kΩ
General
Power consumptionNitro 12W
Turbo 5W
Normal 2W
xMEMS 8W
BatteryLithium-polymer 4800mAh
ChargingVia USB-C – BC v1.2 compliant up to 1900mA
Dimensions166x85x28.5mm
Net weight455g (1.0Ibs)
Connectivity
Digital inputs1x USB-C; 1x S/PDIF (optical/coaxial)
Bluetooth 5.4™
Headphone outputs1x balanced 4.4mm
1x 6.3mm
Line output1x balanced 4.4mm
Power/charging1x USB-C

Brand

ifi

ifi Audio at Audiologica
ifi audio
ifi Audio at Audiologica

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