This precise, analogue volume control is normally found on items at a much higher price point. Its transparent sonic nature delivers a smooth sound with no loss in music retrieval. It delivers the sonic goods.
Our iDAC2 fits perfectly into any home system. Whether you are a computer audio buff or prefer a big rig, the iDAC2 is the DAC for you.
Is your heavy metal feeling a little lightweight? Your Jagger jaded? Or does your ambient lack atmosphere? Then we have the very thing.
The micro iDAC2 is a precise, one box solution for people who like quality music – whatever the genre.
The micro iDAC2 plays high quality music files up to DSD256. File formats remain unchanged to deliver Bit Perfect playback.
Plus it is MQA compatible out of the box via Tidal Masters on your computer.
No need to upgrade for a long time to come.
Whether you choose to use it as a DAC amp or purely as a solid-state DAC, it will not let you down. Connect via USB.
You music will feel more natural, more textured, more alive.
The soundstage the micro iDAC2 produces is vast, making your music sound as if it is coming from outside the width of your speakers or the confines of your headphones.
Connect via RCA or 3.5mm respectively, close your eyes and enjoy the orchestra in your living room.
Couple the above with an ultra powerful dual-mono headphone amplifier – 2.4V/350mW, military grade Active Noise Cancellation, high-grade components and solid casing, well, there’s not much left to say.
The micro iDAC2 puts the super into supersonic.
We use the USB Type-A connector as it provides a more stable audio connection for better playback and because of the OTG cable for Android and CCK Lightning to USB cable for Apple. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo SPDIF input allows connection to older DAPs and CD players.
|Input:||USB3.0 (USB2.0 compatible)|
|Output:||SPDIF RCA (only PCM up to 192KHz)|
|DAC:||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown (1-DAC Chip; 2-Channel; 4-Signals)|
|-PCM:||Bit-Perfect/Minimum Phase/Standard, Digital filters selectable|
|-DSD:||Extreme/Extended/Standard, Analogue filters selectable|
|-DXD:||Bit-Perfect Processing, Fixed Analogue filter|
|Output:||2.1V (+/-0.05V) fixed|
|Zout:||< 39 Ohm|
|SNR:||> 114dB(A) @ 0dBFS|
|THD+N:||< 0.0025% @ 0dBFS (100k Load)|
|< 0.025% @ 0dBFS (600R Load)|
|Output:||> 350mW (2.40V) into 16R (<10% THD+N)|
|> 34mW (3.20V) into 300R (< 0.1% THD+N)|
|Output Impedance (Zout):||< 2 Ω|
|THD+N:||< 0.0025% (1V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)|
|SNR:||> 114dBA (3.2V into 16 Ohm, 0dBFS)|
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We recommend the iDAC2 as being worthy of purchase. It pairs particularly well with other iFi products – we love using it with the iCAN SE…
* Delivers on audio quality
* Versatile and adaptable
* Comes with accessories that let you get going in minutes
Late last year when we were at the Athens Audio Show, we met Mr Kyriakos Kougioumtzoglou – President of the ACA since 2016. Mr Kougioumtzoglou who also happens to be an EE, knows his onions, He has an ultra-fidelity system which is something to behold; including the Micro Seki RX-1500 and Tascam BR-20 Reel-to-Reel.
We were quite taken aback when Mr Kougioumtzoglou told us he bought an iDAC2 for digital duties fed by the Metronome C2A. It has stayed there ever since.
iDAC2: Even on the first hour of playback, you will not regret what you paid. I’m sure many readers will not go into any search for a long time.
From detail level to real instrument tones, has big and good soundstage. Successful DAC in every areas. Must be in your shopping list.