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  • Supports all high-res music formats up to PCM 768kHz, DSD512, and MQA
  • Equipped with a USB-C input for plug-and-play connectivity
  • Offers both 6.3mm Single - Ended and 4.4mm Balanced headphone outputs, delivering up to
  • 390mW of power for various headphones and earphones
  • Features RCA and 4.4mm balanced outputs with variable and fixed volume settings, allowing for
  • seamless connection to your active speakers, preamplifiers, or power amplifiers
  • Includes XBass+ to restore lost bass frequencies from open headphones
  • Comes with PowerMatch, a switchable gain to ensure optimal power for the headphones you
  • are using
  • Improved low-jitter GMT (Global Master Timing) clock provides >20dB better performance
  • Improved circuitry, including enhanced DC offset, ensures heightened signal purity and accuracy
  • Incorporates a 16-Core XMOS low-latency microcontroller for DSD512 and MQA full decoding
iFi Zen DAC 3 Balanced Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp Specifications
Digital Stage
Hi-res Support 768kHz PCM; DSD512 (22.6MHz); full MQA decoding
Line Output Section
Output Power Balanced 4.4mm 2V / 6.2V max. (variable); 4.2V fixed
Single-Ended RCA 1V / 3.3V max. (variable); 2.1V fixed
Output impedance Balanced 4.4mm ≤200Ω; Single-Ended RCA ≤100Ω
SNR ≥113dB @ 0dBFS
DNR ≥113dB @ 0dBFS
THD + N 4.4mm <0.0015% @ 0dBFS; RCA <0.003% @ 0dBFS
Headphone Output Section
Max.^ Output Power Balanced 4.4mm >70 mW @ 600Ω; >300mW @ 32Ω
Single-Ended 6.35mm >18mW @ 600Ω; >210mW @ 32Ω
RMS Output Power Balanced 4.4mm >390mW @ 64Ω
Output impedance ≤1Ω
SNR ≥109dB @ 0dBFS (6.2V 4.4mm/3.3V 6.35mm)
DNR ≥109dB @ 0dBFS (6.2V 4.4mm/3.3V 6.35mm)
THD + N 4.4mm <0.005% (2V @ 600Ω); 6.35mm <0.013% (1.27V @ 32Ω)
Frequency Response 5Hz - 90kHz (±3dB)
Power supply requirement USB-C or DC 5V/0.5A (centre +ve)
Power consumption No Signal ~0.5W; Max Signal ~2.5W
Dimensions 158 x 115 x35 mm (6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4")
Net weight 456g (1.0 Ibs)
  • ZEN DAC 3
  • RCA Cable
  • 3.5 to 6.3 mm Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Card

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