Quiet! Active Noise Cancellation+® (ANC+) at work!
Exceptionally quiet power. The measured noise floor is 100x quieter than the common noise filter.
Elder Scrolls on the xBox? The latest box office hit on your 4K TV? Relaxing with Rachmaninoff? Whatever your passion, the iOne will improve the quality of the soundtrack.
The nano iOne caters for all.
It works with smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, Google Chromecast, Nvidia Shield and Smart TVs. Not to mention just being part of a regular hifi set-up. Phew!
The nano iOne plays high quality audio files up to DSD256 and keeps them in the ‘Bit Perfect’ format you appreciate. Now with added MQA!
It will add warmth, depth and zing to your audio.
Connect via RCA and SPDIF (optical/coaxical) to an A/V or amplifier or choose USB.
Enjoy the freedom of Bluetooth®. The iOne will remember up to 8 wireless devices at one time – handy for today’s ‘connected’ home.
Connect the iOne to your amp and relax.
Stream Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal wirelessly from the comfort of your favourite armchair using your phone, iPad or laptop.
The iOne has both aptX™ and AAC™ Bluetooth® for CD-like quality. With standard Bluetooth®, the sound quality drops by 30% but not so with the iFi Bluetooth® implementation.
Whether you are finishing first on Forza 4, singing along to The Greatest Showman or jamming with John Coltrane, the iOne is the one that you want.
|Power Source:||USB Bus power, embedded AMR Active Noise Cancellation® technology|
|DAC System:||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
(1-DAC Chip; 2-Channel; 4-Signals)
|PCM:||Measure/Listen digital (selectable)|
|DSD:||Measure/Listen analogue (selectable)|
|DXD:||Bit-Perfect Processing, fixed filter|
|Input:||USB 3.0 compatible with USB 2.0, Bluetooth (TM)
with aptX & AAC support Codec, S/PDIF RCA &
|Output:||Coaxial S/PDIF for USB/Bluetooth (PCM up to192kHz)
Audio RCA L/R
|Frequency Response:||20Hz – 20kHz <+0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz SR, Measure Filter)
1Hz – 44khz <+0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz SR, Measure Filter)
|Output Voltage @ 0dBFS:||2.05V (+/-0.05V)|
|Dynamic Range:||109dB (A)|
|Signal/Noise ratio:||109dB (A) @ 0dBFS|
|THD & N @ 0dBFS:||< 0.0015% 10k Load|
|Output Impedance:||< 50Ω|
|Power Consumption:||< 2.5W|
|Dimensions:||100 (l) x 64 (w) x 25.5 (h) mm|
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I wanted to use this with a computer and traditional amplifier and speakers, but also thought it would be nice to allow steaming from my phone or tablet too, since I did not have that arranged in my office system.
I connected directly via USB to my Windows 10 PC then into an older stereo amp and speakers. No drivers were needed and it all just worked by selecting it as the output in Windows. I configured my PC to leave the USB power on when shutdown, so I can use it directly from my phone without booting the PC. It also comes with a power supply if you just wanted to use it as a DAC and Bluetooth receiver in your hifi setup.
This product is great for this kind of use. The sound quality is excellent even with Bluetooth. Nice too that, depending on how you stream to the device, the front panel uses colour to show you what the source quality is too.
I liked this enough to add it to my main system for a while and played with a Mac Mini/Tidal/MQA source. It really is an amazingly good sound for something so small and reasonably priced. It also feels very solid and the flick switches add a little touch of class too. Tired it with Bluetooth, USB and COAX and all sounded very fine to me. I think you would be hard pressed to do much better at this price. Just as a test, I also plugged it directly in to my iPad via USB and that also worked surprisingly well too.
In summary, this seems excellent to add a DAC to a PC or Mac, or if you need to stream from a computer or phone with an older conventional hifi amp and speakers.
Easy to set up and easy use. Makes a substantial difference to the sound quality through bluetooth. Much better listening experience with reduced distortion and better top and lower end.
“For such small footprint the iFi iOne provides a wealth of features and flexibility, giving you a gamut of connectivity options. Whatever you do plug into this DAC, though, you will find a neutral and well balanced sound quality that gives you more music for your money due to its low noise output. Great value for money.”
“The iFi nano iOne is the epitome of a digital Swiss knife”
Best money i ever spent!! Android phone connect to play tidal streaming. WHY IS IT ONLY THE ENGLISH GET THAT SMOOTH NON SCRETCHY SOUND. A++++PRODUCT
i have an older system and while upgrading components and speakers can be a tempting and costly quest at auditory nirvana, i currently have greater interests that distract me. looked into an affordable option to stream music through my stereo with the emphasis on decent quality sound.
i narrowed it down between this ifi Nano and the arcam rBlink, but ended up with the ifi since both came equipped with the same Texas Instruments DAC chip, yet the ifi was slightly less expensive. there are already a plethora of reviews on this gadget about the bluetooth stream quality and i mainly concur with them in its sonic achievements.
im unexpectedly getting enjoyment while using it with my CD player. i have an old Arcam transport that was considered very good back in the mid to late 2000’s. the DAC in the unit has to be close to 15 years old. so i decided to bust out my silver sonic digital audio cable from DH Labs and go from the CD player into this tiny ifi. it has nicely added a new dimension of sound i was not getting with just the CD player. it now sounds more spatial and holographic depending on the recording. now i was starting to notice elements in the recordings that i never picked up on before, especially on a few remastered discs, mainly in the higher frequency range. its gotten me to trek on down to the used CD store to fill a few bags with good ol’ fashioned discs.
DACs convert digital information, stored or streamed by computers, into music we can hear through speakers or headphones.
Every device that’s a source of digital sound has a built-in DAC (TVs, games consoles, CD players, phones, portable music players etc). Dedicated external DACs sound much better than standard DACs used in digital devices such as phones.
DSD is a very high-quality digital audio format that’s even better than CD quality. The higher the ‘DSD rate’ – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024 – the greater the amount of music information available, which means better sound quality.
Files can be remastered to higher file rates to improve sound quality. The pinnacle of this is DSD1024. Not many machines out there are capable of this feat.
If a file is “Bit Perfect’ it means it has stayed the same. For example, if a PCM file is played through a DAC to improve the sound quality and the DAC does not change the file format. The file is ‘Bit Perfect’.
aptX Bluetooth transmission is found in most Android phones, media players, Apple computers (macOS on iMacs and MacBooks) and on higher-quality Bluetooth headphones. It is not available on iOS (iPhones and iPads use Advanced Audio Codec).
AAC is one of the most commonly-supported Bluetooth codecs in the wireless headphone and speaker markets. It’s also the default audio compression codec used by Apple’s iTunes and YouTube and is supported across both iPhone and Android smartphones.
MP3 – this is the most popular format, every device in the world can use it.
DSD – Direct Stream Digital is a very high-quality audio format, better than CD quality. The higher the number (sample rate), the better the recording – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024.
PCM – Pulse Code Modulation is the most common format for CDs and DVDs.
DXD – Digital eXtreme Definition is a very high-quality PCM format. It was developed to edit hi-res (high quality) recordings recorded in DSD.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) reduces unwanted sound by the addition of a second sound wave specifically designed to cancel out the first. This basically results in no sound at all as it reaches unwanted sound even at the lowest frequencies.
Passive noise cancellation is done by means of insulating filters and works best on the middle to high frequencies. It does not work on the lower frequencies meaning that some sound can still be heard.
Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits to eliminate stray currents that contain noise. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced by AC power, do not pass. This means little or no noise interference to the audio signal from stray currents.