iFi Audio Zen DAC V2

Desktop Digital Analog Converter DAC w/ MQA Decoder, USB 3.0, RCA, 6.3mm Unbalanced & 4.4mm Balanced Connections

Item #IFI:ZENDAC-V2
iFi Audio Item # 311002

iFi Audio Zen DAC V2

Desktop Digital Analog Converter DAC w/ MQA Decoder, USB 3.0, RCA, 6.3mm Unbalanced & 4.4mm Balanced Connections

$199.00
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Overview

The ZEN DAC is a USB DAC/headphone amplifier that connects to PCs, Macs, and smart devices via USB to take your audio experience to a higher plane. iFi Audio presents their upgrade to get even more out of your headphones.

Features

HI-RES DAC

  • NEW! 16-core XMOS chip
  • Now a FULL MQA decoder
  • Completes all 3 unfolds to deliver the highest possible sound quality
  • Handles up to PCM 384kHz and DSD256

UPGRADED GMT

  • NEW! Upgraded Global Master Timing (GMT) clock circuitry
  • Even lower jitter performance
  • Improved sonics

BALANCED ANALOG STAGE

  • Balanced analog circuitry design
  • Outstanding components – including C0G capacitors from TDK
  • Plus PowerMatch – a choice of output levels for varying headphone sensitivities

TRUEBASS

  • Sophisticated, user-selectable ‘bass boost’
  • Subtly enhances low frequencies without muddying the midrange
  • Operates in the analog domain
  • Perfect for earphones and open-back headphones lacking deep bass
Details & Specs

Input - USB 3.0 B socket (USB 2.0 compatible)

Format -

  • 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384kHz PCM
  • 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD 353/384KHz DXD

DAC - Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown

Line Section:

Output -

  • Audio RCA (UnBAL) 2.1V fixed 1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
  • 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) 4.2V fixed 2V / 6.2V max. (variable)

Zout -

  • <= 100 Ohm (UnBAL)
  • <= 200 Ohm (BAL)

SNR - < -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)

DNR - > 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)

THD + N - < 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)

Headphone Section:

Output -

  • 6.3mm (UnBAL) 1V / 3.3V max. (variable) 12 Ohm - 300 Ohm Headphone
  • 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) 2V / 6.2V max. (variable) 12 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone

Output Power -

  • UnBAL: > 280mW @ 32R, > 36mW @ 300R
  • BAL: > 380mW @ 50R, > 70mW @ 600R

Output Impedance - < 1 Ω (UnBAL/BAL)

THD & N - < 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)

SNR - > 113dBA (3.3V UnBAL / 6.2V BAL)

Power Consumption - <1.5W 

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