nano iDSD BL – Firmware

MQA and iFi audio have iFi XMOS firmware version 5.3 ‘MQA Beta’ ready for public download for the nano iDSD BL.

Setup Required
For those who have TIDAL (on computer) and/or MQA compatible music files and playback software (eg Audirvana), please download the USB firmware to run MQA on your nano iDSD Black Label.

For this firmware version, only the WINDOWS DFU is supported at this stage. The final release will include Mac OSX support.

How to get the MQA firmware
This latest firmware v5.3 Beta works only on the nano iDSD BL.

Do not attempt to flash this firmware on any iFi product other than the iDSD nano Black Label.

Non-iFi customers should NOT download this firmware for other non-iFI XMOS devices. This firmware is proprietary XMOS firmware and is for iFi-specified products only. You risk damage to your machine if you attempt to flash your non-iFi XMOS dac with this firmware.

For the nano iDSD Black Label:

No. Version Date Description Windows Download MAC Download
2 5.3C 16 Nov. 2017

This is the latest version of the nano iDSD BL firmware.

2 5.3
(MQA Beta)
6 Nov. 2017

Minor Optimisations Similar to v5.2 but with:
• MQA compatibility.
• Note: LEDs do not directly correspond to the Sampling rate but this is
   purely cosmetic. TIDAL confirms MQA is playing.

1 5.2 2 Nov. 2017

• the original version

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