ifi Zen DAC V2
The ifi Zen DAC V2 is a flexible high-performance DAC at a bargain price.
Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer only.
The ifi 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.
We’ve used a balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point. This makes it pretty special for the best sound quality. With super-low noise performance, it will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs.
The ZEN DAC sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket. You get both headphone options.
The ifi ZEN DAC v2 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.
|Input||USB3.0 B Socket|
DSD (256/128/64), DXD(384/352.8kHz),
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|Output||Audio RCA (SE) — 2.1V fixed|
1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
4.4mm (BAL) — 4.2V fixed
2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
|Zout||<= 200 Ohm (BAL)|
<= 100 Ohm (SE)
|SNR||< -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|DNR||> 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|THD+N||< 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|Output Power (@1% THD)||4.4mm (BAL)|
330mW@32 Ohm; 6.6V@600 Ohm;
16 Ohm – 600 Ohm Headphone
6.3mm S-BAL (SE)
Note: Using 5v power. If powered from USB, power output may vary.
|Output Impedance||< 1 Ω (BAL/SE)|
|THD & N||< 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)|
|SNR||> 113dBA (6.2V BAL/3.3V SE)|
|Power consumption||< 1.5W via USB power OR 5v DC (power supply not included)|
|Dimensions||160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm|
6.3″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″
|Weight (Gross)||0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)|
|Warranty period||12 months|