FAQs

3D, is it a cross feed?

Analogue DAC General Lifestyle
Aurora micro iCan SE micro iDSD micro iDSD BL Pro iCAN Pro iCAN Signature Retro Stereo 50 xCan xDSD ZEN DAC
Here is some information regarding the 3D effect inside our products; The bottom line is that all classic ‘cross-feed’ systems produce, with well-recorded music with a natural rendering of space,…
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Apple Lossless

DAC Digital General Softwares
Android Apple - iOS Apple - OSX Digital Features General MQA (Master quality audio) Quality Sound Technical Windows
Aurora Hip-dac iDSD Diablo micro iCan SE micro iDAC (discontinued) micro iDSD NEO iDSD Pro iCAN Pro iDSD Pro iESL xCan xDSD Zen Blue ZEN Blue V2 ZEN CAN Signature 6xx ZEN DAC ZEN DAC Signature ZEN DAC Signature V2 ZEN DAC V2
Our products will work with the new Apple Lossless streaming software. More information will follow once Apple releases the software sometime in June!
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Can my DAC fully unfold MQA?

DAC
MQA (Master quality audio)
Hip-dac micro iDAC2 micro iDSD micro iDSD BL micro iUSB3.0 nano iDSD (discontinued) nano iDSD BL nano iDSD LE (discontinued) nano iOne nano iUSB3.0 Pro iDSD xDSD ZEN DAC
All of our DACs at iFi (except the Pro iDSD and NEO iDSD) are MQA renderers only and will require software such as Tidal to perform the decoding. Whereas the…
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Charging compliance

DAC
Charging
xDSD
The xDSD will draw the maximum safe current from any power supply unit (PSU), using the standard ID methods (Apple, Samsung, USB standard). Any standard-compliant PSU should signal it’s current…
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Consumption rate

DAC
Bluetooth General Power
xDSD
The Bluetooth module consumes around 130mW continuous whilst the XMOS (USB) consumes around 350mW continuous at higher sample rates (less at 44.1k). The remainder of the xDSD (clock, reclocking, DAC,…
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Does it support aptX HD?

xDSD
The current generation xDSD does not include aptX HD, only “general aptX”. This delivers CD-quality audio over Bluetooth and has comparably low latency, low enough to, for example, avoid lip-sync…
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DSD filtering with filter switches on iFi products

DAC
Technical
micro iDAC2 micro iDSD micro iDSD BL nano iDSD (discontinued) nano iDSD BL nano iOne Pro iDSD Pro iDSD Signature xDSD
By its very functional principle, DSD has RFI of twice the maximum level of the audio signal and four times the nominal DSD “0dB” point between, 1.4MHz and 2.8MHz. DSD…
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Frequency response for all iFi DSD DACs

DAC General Lifestyle
Aurora Hip-dac micro iDAC2 micro iDSD micro iDSD BL nano iDSD (discontinued) nano iDSD BL nano iDSD LE (discontinued) nano iOne Pro iDSD Pro iDSD Signature Retro Stereo 50 xDSD ZEN DAC
All iFi DSD playing DACs have a -3dB point for around 75kHz / 90kHz (depending on the precise model) if the sample rate is > 96khz. At sample rates lower…
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