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iFi micro IDSD BL - DAC

by ifi
$799.99 CAD

micro iDSD Black Label

The micro iDSD Black Label is our top-rated desktop DAC and headphone amplifier. The sound of your music just got even better.

Whether listening at home with your speakers or at work with your headphones, connect the micro iDSD Black Label to your computer and instantly hear the quality of your music be taken to the next level.

Warmer. Smoother.

Is the music from your headphones or speakers uninteresting or flat? Then the micro iDSD Black Label is for you.

It adds warmth, depth and smoothness to your favourites tunes. Put simply, your music will sound better than it ever has.

World superpower

The micro iDSD Black Label is the world’s most powerful, battery-powered DAC and headphone amplifier, capable of unrivalled native playback in DSD, PCM and DXD file formats.

And we added our optional ‘sonic enhancements’ to add that little bit extra to your listening…

XBass+® cleans and restores the bass to give you a richer, deeper sound and 3D+® opens up your music to create a live-concert atmosphere.

ifi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label

Sense and sensitivity

The headphone amplifier is a force to be reckoned with.

With 4,000mW, the micro iDSD Black Label can drive from the most sensitive IEMs up to the most power hungry headphones out there.

It comes with 3 power output settings so that it can be adjusted to work with any ear buds or headphones.

She’s once, twice…

The micro iDSD Black Label has a battery life of up to 12 hours, and should your phone need a boost, the micro BLcan charge it from 0% to 100% through the USB charging port on the side — not once, but twice!

And finally, we should mention the sleek black and orange design. She’s funky, fun and a flattering addition to any music lover’s system.

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The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.


Doubling the DAC chips results in 3dB lower noise floor and better channel separation. Together with power supply advancements and advanced channel interleaving, the noise floor of the micro iDSD BL has been halved.

All of this equals stellar sonic performance.


Hi-Res True Native® playback for all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.


3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage.

XBass+® delivers a deep, tighter bass sound. 


With output power at 4,000mW, this headphone amplifier drives all headphones with ease. It has 3 power modes - Eco, Normal and Turbo. Power and gaincan be dialed-in perfectly to suit ALL headphones.


iFi always uses the best components possible. These OS-CON™ capacitors provide excellent noise reduction and have a long life span. They are not often found in products costing <US$1000.

 

This OV series operational amplifier is another example of an top-notch component used to get the best sound quality out of our products.

 

Enjoy high quality sound for up to 12 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.

Specifications

Item Description Remarks

Inputs/Outputs

Inputs (rear) USB 2.0 type A “OTG” Socket
(with iPurifier® technology built-in)
Compatible with computers (Apple/Win/Linux), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Devices, camera kit or USB-OTG cable required. (Full USB3.0 port compatible)
Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial 3 Way combo SPDIF port (Coaxial In/Out; Optical In); Up to 192kHz PCM
SPDIF Optical
Outputs (rear) Audio RCA L+R
Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial Up to 192kHz PCM
Output (right side) SmartPower® Socket Fast charge all portable devices. Compliant with USB Battery Charging Standard 1.2 – 5V @ 1.5A

Controls

Controls (front)
– HP Output Audio 6.3mm Headphone Jack
– Volume with Power On/Off switch Precision analogue volume control <2dB Tracking error
– 3.5mm Input Auto disable the digital section when this is in use
– X-Bass® On/Off
– 3D Holographic Sound® On/Off Auto-switching for Speakers® and Headphones® (two separate and distinct circuits)
Controls (left side)
– Power Mode Turbo, Normal, Eco Computer controlled power and gain scaling
– Polarity Normal/Inverted
– Filter 3 positions, 6 filters (see filter section below)
Controls (bottom)
– Line Direct/Preamplifier Preamplifier function Enable/Disable, 0/9dB gain selectable Fixed 2V or variable with up to 5V available
– iEMatch® Perfect-matching circuit for IEMs (eliminate hiss) Off / High Sensitivity Headphone / Ultra Sensitivity Headphone

DAC section

DAC Dual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown 2-DAC Chip; 4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR
Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect PCM processing
Clock Ultra low jitter GMT computer controlled Femto Clock RMS jitter 12kHz – 1MHz < 280 Femtoseconds
Audio Formats DSD 512/256/128/64
24.6/22.6/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
DXD 2x/1x
768/705.6/384/352.8kHz
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/
48/44.1kHz
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion

Filters

– PCM Bit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/Standard Digital filters selectable
– DSD Extreme/Extended/Standard Range Analogue filters selectable
– DXD Bit-Perfect Processing Fixed analogue filter

Specifications (DAC Section)

Dynamic Range (Line) >117db(A)
THD & N (0dBFS Line) <0.003%
Output Voltage (Line) >2V
Output Impedance (Zout) < 240Ω
Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit

Headphone Power Output

HP Amp Output Power (max) Power (continuous.)
– Turbo mode 10.0V/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm >1560 mW @ 64 Ohm
> 166 mW @ 600 Ohm
– Normal mode 5.5V/1,900 mW @ 16 Ohm > 950 mW @ 32 Ohm
> 100 mW @ 300 Ohm
– Eco mode 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm > 250 mW @ 16 Ohm

Specifications (Headamp Section)

Dynamic Range (HP) >115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)
THD &N (HP 500mW/16R) < 0.008%
Output Voltage (HP) >8V (Turbo Mode)
Output Impedance (Zout) <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
Maximum Output Power 4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Load when using sinewave testing the micro iDSD BL may engage protection circuits
Continuous Output Power 1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load

Micro iDSD BL main accessories

  • 3.5mm rubber feet
  • USB A Female > B Female Cable
  • Caps for RCA sockets
  • iFi bag
  • USB3.0 A MALE > A FEMALE
  • Silicone bracelet
  • Label of battery charging
  • RCA cable
  • 6.35 > 3.5 adapter
  • 3.5 male > male cable
  • Optical Adapter
  • USB A Female > B Female Adapter
  • User manual
  • Warranty Card
  • STS card