iFi audio ZEN CAN Headphone Amplifier

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  • Nitro for your headphones
    Fully-balanced. 1,600mW. Battleship headphone amplifier.

    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. Low impedance feedback circuit enhances circuit performance with no resistor noise. 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. 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).

    Ace of XBass
    Behind XBass is our 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.

  • -Balanced, dual-mono analogue circuit design 
    -High-quality, discrete circuit components
    -Capable of driving even tough headphone loads
    -Four-step adjustable gain – 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB
    -3D analogue spatialiser – compensates for in-head localisation
    -XBass’ EQ adjustment – rebalances bass-light headphones 

  • General Specifications
    Gain 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (-3dB)
    Power consumption No Signal -5W
    Max Signal -12W
    Dimensions 158 x 117 x 35 mm
    Net weight 515g (1.14 lbs)
    Warranty period 12 months
    Input voltage DC 5V/2.5A, AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz (iFi iPower included)
    Max Output


    >15.1V/385 mW (@ 600 Ohm)

    >6.0V/1150 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
    S-E >7.6V/98 mW (@ 600 Ohm)
    >7.2V/1600 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
    THD &N


    <0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16 Ohm)

    S-E <0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16 Ohm)
    Balanced >120dBA (@ 15.2V )
    S-E >118dBA (@ 7.6V )
    Max. Input
    Balanced 7.4V RMS
    RCA 3.8V RMS
    3.5mm 1.92V RMS