iPowerX
iFi audio iPowerX

Pure silence. Clean power to the maX.

With crème de la crème components and tech, the iFi iPower X deep cleans the background noise created in your mains power. Can now be used with a wider variety of equipment.

Silence. Personified.

The original iFi iPower provides an effective, clean power solution for noise in your system.

But why not push your power upgrade to the max with the all-new iFi iPower X? 

Our new ultra-low noise AC/DC power supply has be optimised to take  advantage of new knowledge, components and tech in the world of super high-frequency power supply design.

iFi audio iPowerX

Active cancellation

The iPower X uses Active Noise Cancellation II  to cancel all incoming EMI or RFI noise.

This is the same tech as in active noise-cancelling headphones! Imagine how well these block out cabin noise on a plane compared to regular headphones?

This is what the iPower X does to your power supply.

Improved capacitance

As usual with iFi, every new design means not only improving how it looks on the outside but more importantly, how it functions on the inside.

The input capacitance is now 50% larger and the output capacitance is 150% larger when compared to the original iPower.

In practical terms, this gives you more filtration, improved dynamics and unsurpassed sound quality.

iPowerX Tear Down

Crème de la crème components

We’re using the latest solid organic capacitors for better suppression of high-frequency noise. And the leakage capacitance is some 20x lower than your normal SMPS!

In a nutshell, there is no escape for unwanted noise!

All in all, the iPower X will give you 20% more power than the original iFi iPower and increased amperage which means it can work with more equipment than ever before.

Sleek, modern design

The iPower X comes dressed in a new cream/beige chassis for a cool, clean look.

We’ve added several openings and the iFi logo backlit by a pleasant cyan LED light. There’s no second guessing when this mini work of art is on and connected to the mains.

And as always, we’re giving you freedom. The iPower X is interchangeable with wall pin types across the world (UK/US/EU/AU purchased separately).

iPower X inverter

Because we play music too…

Musician? Loving your effect pedals but not so much one when goes down in the middle of a gig? And your spare is nowhere to be found?

Our iFi iPower X has a centre negative adapter so you can use this correctly with your gear.

Cleaner sound AND the show goes on! What’s not to like?

iPowerX for LED lights

Photography? No way. iPowerX can also solve my flickering LED light problem?

Yes, a constant current and voltage power supply like iPowerX will ensure that the current supplied to your LED system will remain stable, no matter the fluctuations of the AC power in your wall socket.

Active Noise Cancellation

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.

EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)

EMI is a type of interference caused by errant and unwanted electromagnetic waves that are received and amplified by an audio system. They cause some of the annoying ‘audio gremlins’ we often talk about.

RFI (Radio-frequency interference)

Radio-frequency interference (RFI) is very similar to electromagnetic interference (EMI) but is found in the radio frequency spectrum. It is another source of irritatiing, unwanted noise often talked about as an ‘audio gremlin’.

Top tip: just don’t add water.

Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)

A switched-mode power supply is an electronic power supply that incorporates a switching regulator to convert electrical power efficiently. It transfers power from a DC or AC source to DC loads, such as a personal computer, while converting voltage and current characteristics.

Switch-mode power supplies are widely used because of the advantages they offer in terms of size, weight, cost, efficiency and overall performance. They are in themselves noisy and were not designed with audio in mind.

Based on military tech, our improved Active Noise Cancellation II®  actively cancels all incoming noise.

It does this in a similar way to active noise-cancelling headphones – it generates a signal identical to that of the incoming electrical noise but in the opposite phase, actively cancelling it out. This is highly effective at removing low- and mid-frequency noise, while passive insulating filters deal with higher frequency interference. This combination is measurably more effective at eradicating noise corrupting the USB signal than devices relying solely on passive filtering.

For better suppression of high-frequency noise, we added solid organic semi-conductors to its output filter.

The iPower X leakage noise is 20x lower than normal SMPS (100pf vs 2,200pf).

When compared to the original iPower:

i. Input capacitance is 50% larger; 47uf instead of 33uf.

ii. Output capacitance is 150% larger.

It works with virtually any DC powered device and comes in 5, 9, 12 and 15 volts.

Just check the correct voltage and away you go. Clean, audiophile grade power.

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Input100-240VAC (50-60Hz/1.5A)

(UK/US/EU/AU interchangeable pins. Sold separately)
Output5V/3.0A, 9V/2.5A, 12V/2.0A, 15V/1.5A
Output plug3.5x1.35mm; 4.0x1.7mm; 4.8x1.7mm;
5.5x2.1 mm; 5.5x2.5mm Reverse Polarity Plug (White)
Noise floor~1uV
Dimensions95 (L) 5O (W) 43 (H) mm
Weight195g (0.43 lbs)
Warranty period12 months

Fine upgrade

The Ifi power supply was purchased for use with a Dynavector P75 MIV phono stage (12v input) and is a fine upgrade towards the sound quality from this fine phono stage.
Although Dynavector’s manual says that a cheap low quality psu will do a good enough job I disagree and this psu is well worth purchasing.

Using several Ifi products now: DC Blocker (worth every penny). Zen phono stage (used in 2nd system, fantastic sound for the money) and iFi Zen bluetooth (again a fantastic piece of kit).

Buy with confidence.

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Great addition to the iFi ZEN DAC

I bought this PSU for my ifi Zen DAC (v2) which by default takes its power from the USB circuit of the connected music streamer, in my case a Raspberry Pi running MoOde. Having connected the PSU I immediately noticed a huge improvement to the soundstage of my system as well as an improvement in clarity and separation of the different instruments. £109 is a large investment for a PSU and I was more than ready to return it if I didn’t feel it was worthwhile but it didn’t take long to realise the improvement to my listening experience this made was well worth the money. I haven’t done any A to B testing with other PSUs and it may be that the addition of any PSU to the Zen DAC would be beneficial but the iPower X has a a significant number of features that are designed to give you the best possible power delivery to sensitive electronic equipment and from my personal experience it works incredibly well and I’d be more than happy to recommend it.

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Impressed by the difference this made

I own a high end hifi system so decided to try this to power my switch. I must admit that I was somewhat sceptical that it would make a difference but decided to try it because if it didn’t work I could send it back.

So I was pleasantly surprised that the difference was audible so their claims on lowering noise are true. It’s also significantly cheaper than most linear mode power supplies and also made my standard consumer grade switch sound better than an “audiophile switch” I tried before which was 5x the cost of this power supply.

Needless to say, I won’t be returning it!

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Super Clear with Full Natural Bass

Sounds awesome it is worth spending the extra money on it over the regular black one because this one produces a accurate sound that is not too bass heavy. Jameco reliapro 2770 is nice also, but if you have the extra money this one is absolutely the clearest sounding while still producing strong bass like the black one, but unlike the regular one it is when accurately needed. I use it with Topping E30 dac and Topping PA3 amp for the E30. This power supply helps the DAC alot but make sure you plug it into a good power conditioning surge protector along with your Amplifier, and maybe your source as well, to really get the most clarity out of your system. Insulated speaker and USB cables go along way toward clarity as well.

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Distinctive sound quality improvement for relatively little cost.

This power supply replaced the stock unit that came with my Pro-ject RPM 9 turntable. It improved the sound quality of my system overall. Specifically, it reduced background noise and provided better defined placement of instruments and voices. The differences were subtle – not dramatic. However, they were distinctive enough that I would not part with the iFi. This was $100 well spent!

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ifi Audio iPower & iPower X Review – Noise Annoys

““Audiophile” power supplies such as the iPower and iPower X are no snake oil, although results vary with setup. I experienced major sonic improvements in my testing, particularly with the iPower X, against unfiltered power from generic supplies.”
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Very pleasant surprise

Why don’t say it.. Either I dragged subjectivity or the feeling of “sonic perception” became clear becoming even more accurate (much precision also for the rest of my installation) I exchange it in use for a Xiaomi mi tv S (fantastic and made it more fantastic) and the previous Zen Phono of you. Both very highly recommended… (Facilitate the purchase of your 4.4 to XLR connection) A grateful greeting

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Very low noise switch mode power supply.

WoW, this is a really low noise power supply. Great for audio (and video) purposes.

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This one is for real!

I replaced the el-cheapo power supply that came with my Schiit Mani phono preamp with this unit and yes, the sound improvement is instantly noticeable. Just like advertised: noticeably lower noise floor and better sound dynamics. I’ve been recently thinking about upgrading Mani but the way it sounds now, why bother. $100 well spent.

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Just buy one. Cheapest way to hotrod your DAC.

Using this on an RME ADI-2 FS v2 (AKM4493 version with SDLD filter). Bought it as a curiosity but I’m SUPER GLAD I did!!!!

Immediately discernible improvements in blackness, smoothness, detail, air, imaging width/depth, & separation.

Unit also runs slightly cooler by a couple degrees F, but that’s a non issue.

Before a rank objectivist chimes in, I’m professional audio editor, an expert witness in courts of law on audio, and a full voting AES member. I can hear a difference. Empirical statement.

Bottom line: highly recommended for the money. Very highly. ?

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Honest

However, it is a good quality compact power supply. I installed it on a high-end audio DAC to replace the original power supply of the same rating. The differences are really minimal but there are in favor of this iFi iPower X, in particular there is a greater precision on the reproduction of high notes, practically no resonance in the difficult transients of high female voices.

So in my opinion it is worth the money it costs, you should not expect the performance of large and expensive power supplies (at least 5-10 times as much) that are used for special applications, but it is certainly better than power supplies of this size.

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Some sound improvement

Seams to improve the sound of my DAC but it’s not a night and day difference.

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Costly but good quality

Bought this to replace a broken linear power supply for a streamer. It is well built and comes with a good array of connectors including usb c .

Sounds the same as the more expensive linear supply. The 3A current output is usefully higher than most low noise psus

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Great for audio

Absolutely fantastic. Made a noticeable difference in my audio setup.

Great option if you’re not wanting to put down £300 on an expensive linear psu

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worth the wait

i liked the difference in sound.

used it with a revo axis x3 radio.

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A worthwhile purchase

I couldn’t be happier with my power supply. Pairs very well with Pi4 based streamers and has a USB C adapter in the box (5v version)

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Great piece of kit

Great product fantastic improvement over standard power supply

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Ultra Low noise PSU

I use the 5vdc at 3amps. The PSU works well an clearly does what I expected from it. Used on a SBC for audio.

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150% capacity increase: ifi Audio iPower X audiophile grade transformer

The products launched by ifi Audio in the United Kingdom have always been very popular, because not only are they powerful, small in size, but more importantly, the price is very close to the people.

The iPower X fever-level transformers introduced this time provide the purest DC power supply equipment. Power supply, iPower X is an AC / DC transformer with extremely low noise. Its small volume is filled with a lot of ifi Audio’s exclusive technologies and fever materials

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