iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label

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  • The nano iDSD Black Label is an MQA compatible DAC/headphone amp that can be both portable or home-based. It drives headphones up to 600Ohm and will work with an amp or active speakers via the 3.5mm line out.

    Perfect your listening pleasure
    The nano iDSD Black Label lets you choose between the ‘Listen’ (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and ‘Measure’ (Linear Phase Transient Aligned Filter) options. It’s the only portable DAC to give you so much control.

    Compatible. Like no other.
    The new headphone amplifier delivers more than double the power of the original nano iDSD into 16 Ohm and over four times the power into high-impedance headphones.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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*. It is also certified ‘High-Res Audio’ according to the stringent criteria set down by JEITA and JAS (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association and Japan Audio Society). Don’t accept low-resolution music!(*firmware upgrade needs to be applied to enable DSD256 on all devices)

  • • Galvanic Isolation of the SPDIF signal
    • REclock® and REgenerate®
    • 10MHz Global Master Timing® low-jitter clock
    • Gold-plated copper EMI/RFI shielding
    • Tantalum capacitors
    • USB Type-C power socket
    • Quieter than battery" super-silent iPower 5V included
  • General Specifications
    Input(rear) USB2.0 type A ‘OTG’ Socket (with iPurifier® technology built-in)
    Output(rear) 1 x audio fixed line out L+R 3.5mm
    Digital Filter 2 positions. 2 filters
    Outputs(front) 2 x 3.5mm headphone audio outputs. ‘Direct’ and ‘iEMatch®’
    DAC DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect DXD processing
    Clock Low-jitter crystal clock
    Audio Formats DSD 256/128/64/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
    DXD 384/352.8kHz
    PCM 384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
    MQA 88.2/96/176.4/192kHz filters
    Filter–PCM Listen (transient optimised minimum phase)
    Measure (frequency response optmised)
    Filter–DSD Listen (extended bandwidth transient optimised)
    Measure (narrow bandwidth, low output band noise optimised)
    Filter–DXD Fixed Bit-Perfect Processing
    Filter–MQA Fixed MQA Filter
    Headphone Amplifier
    Amplifier Dual Mono 2 x 285mW Direct Drive, coupling capacitor free circuit for highest fidelity
    Volume Control 3.5mm TRRS with Balanced compatible wiring
    Dynamic Range(including DAC) > 109dB(A) @ 3v (Direct)
    > 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (iEMatch®)
    THD &N (@ 125mW/30R) < 0.005%
    Max. Output (<10% THD) > 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Direct) (20mW/600Ω)
    > 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Direct) (285mW/30Ω)
    > 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (200mW/15Ω)
    Output Impedance < = 1Ω (Direct)
    < = 4Ω (iEMatchsup>®)
    Channel Separation > 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Direct)
    > 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (1kHz, TRRS plug Balanced wiring)
    Line Output
    Dynamic Range(Line) > 109dB(A)
    THD & N(0dBFS Line) < 0.004%
    Output Voltage(Line) 2.15V (+/-0.05V)
    Output Impedance < 240Ω
    Channel Separation > 99dB (@ 1kHz)
    Jitter(correlated) Below test set limit
    Dimensions 96(l) x 64(w) x 25.5(h)mm
    Weight 139g (0.31 Ibs)
    Warranty period 12 months