The iDAC was good. It was very good and cultivated a very loyal following among customers and reviewers alike. The iDAC2 is the all-new 2015 version. It is a totally new design that has drawn upon the widespread praise garnered by the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.
What is it?
State-of-the-art DAC/headphone amplifier
For home, desktop or portable use.
Signal stays original: Burr-Brown True Native®
Starting with the EISA award-winning Nano iDSD, the Burr-Brown chipset has become an integral part of the iFi Audio DNA. That is True Native® playback on DSD and PCM. What does this mean? the iDAC2 (and all other iFi DACs) will keep the integrity of the file format unchanged all the way through. So DSD stays DSD and PCM stays PCM. From beginning to end. You hear it as the artist intended.
Quad-DSD256 and PCM384kHz. Future-proofed by iFi
iFi’s unique approach to outstanding sonic performance and exceptional value for money is well-known. From 16/44 through to Quad-Speed DSD256, the iDAC2 is able to handle all these formats with consummate finesse.
This evokes a sonic ‘rightness’ about listening to music on the iDAC2 as there is no format conversion or re-sampling.
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.
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.
Stream Apple Music/Google Play/Spotify/Tidal/Youtube content from your phone to a whole other level of quality. Add kick-a** sound to your gaming by connecting your console or computer.
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)
|Input:||USB3.0 (USB2.0 compatible)|
|Output:||SPDIF RCA (only PCM up to 192KHz)|
|DAC:||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown (1-DAC Chip; 2-Channel; 4-Signals)|
|-PCM:||Bit-Perfect/Minimum Phase/Standard, Digital filters selectable|
|-DSD:||Extreme/Extended/Standard, Analogue filters selectable|
|-DXD:||Bit-Perfect Processing, Fixed Analogue filter|
|Output:||2.1V (+/-0.05V) fixed|
|Zout:||< 39 Ohm|
|SNR:||> 114dB(A) @ 0dBFS|
|THD+N:||< 0.0025% @ 0dBFS (100k Load)|
|< 0.025% @ 0dBFS (600R Load)|
|Output:||> 350mW (2.40V) into 16R (<10% THD+N)|
|> 34mW (3.20V) into 300R (< 0.1% THD+N)|
|Zout:||< 2 Ohm|
|THD+N:||< 0.0025% (1V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)|
|SNR:||> 114dBA (3.2V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)|