FAQs

3D, is it a cross feed?

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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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4.4mm outputs

ZEN DAC
The ZEN DAC sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front (for headphones) and back (for output into another amplifier via 4.4mm to dual XLR). We’ve used a balanced…
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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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Bridge rectifiers power supplies (AC to DC)

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Operation Power
Aurora DC iPurifier2 iPower iPowerX micro iCan SE micro iPhono2 micro iTube2 micro iUSB3.0 nano iUSB3.0 Pro iCAN Pro iCAN Signature Pro iDSD Pro iDSD Signature Pro iESL Zen Blue ZEN Blue V2 ZEN DAC
I have an iFi device that is powered by the iPower but might it be possible to use a different power supply that is not dependent on bridge rectifiers (AC…
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Can my DAC fully unfold MQA?

DAC
MQA (Master quality audio)
hip-dac hip-dac2 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 NEO iDSD Pro iDSD Pro iDSD Signature xDSD ZEN DAC ZEN DAC Signature V2 ZEN DAC V2
All iFi MQA compatible DACs can do the last MQA unfold, thus fully unfold MQA master tracks. MQA renderer DACs do the last unfold and require Tidal etc. to do…
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DACs without digital filter switch, what do they use?

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Aurora hip-dac hip-dac2 micro iDAC (discontinued) nano iDSD LE (discontinued) Retro Stereo 50 xCan ZEN DAC
All current iFi products that do not have filter selection use the minimum filter for sample rates up to 192kHz and bit-perfect above 192kHz.
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Frequency response for all iFi DSD DACs

DAC General Lifestyle
Aurora hip-dac hip-dac2 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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What is Burr-Brown MultiBit?

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Features
hip-dac hip-dac2 iDSD Diablo micro iDSD BL micro iDSD Signature nano iDSD BL nano iOne NEO iDSD xDSD ZEN DAC
The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’. This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was…
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What is the barrel size?

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Aurora DC iPurifier2 iPower iPowerX micro iCan SE micro iPhono2 micro iTube2 micro iUSB3.0 nano iUSB3.0 Pro iCAN Pro iCAN Signature Pro iDSD Pro iDSD Signature Pro iESL Zen Blue ZEN Blue V2 ZEN DAC
5.5*2.1mm is the DC barrel size.
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Why didn’t I receive a power supply?

DAC
General Operation Power
ZEN DAC
This was a mistake on our end, we have amended the online manual and also physical manual. The Zen DAC doesn’t come with a power supply, only a USB cable…
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Why no on/off switch?

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General Power
micro iCan SE micro iPhono2 micro iUSB3.0 nano iUSB3.0 Zen Blue ZEN Blue V2 ZEN DAC
Generally speaking, electronics are best left running. In 99% of the cases components in iFi products are ran at power/voltage that means there is little difference between shelf life and…
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