All things to all people
The nano iOne caters for all.
It works with smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, Google Chromecast, Nvidia Shield and Smart TVs. Not to mention just being part of a regular hifi set-up. Phew!
The nano iOne plays high quality audio files up to DSD256 and keeps them in the ‘Bit Perfect’ format you appreciate. Now with added MQA!
It will add warmth, depth and zing to your audio.
Plus, it’s Roon tested for easy set-up of Roon should you wish to give it a go.
Connect via RCA and SPDIF (optical/coaxical) to an A/V or amplifier or choose USB.
Enjoy the freedom of Bluetooth®. The iOne will remember up to 8 wireless devices at one time – handy for today’s ‘connected’ home.
Connect the iOne to your amp and relax.
Stream Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal wirelessly from the comfort of your favourite armchair using your phone, iPad or laptop.
The iOne has both aptX™ and AAC™ Bluetooth® for CD-like quality. With standard Bluetooth®, the sound quality drops by 30% but not so with the iFi Bluetooth® implementation.
Your sound. Your way.
Whether you are finishing first on Forza 4, singing along to The Greatest Showman or jamming with John Coltrane, the iOne is the one that you want.
DACs convert digital information, stored or streamed by computers, into music we can hear through speakers or headphones.
Every device that’s a source of digital sound has a built-in DAC (TVs, games consoles, CD players, phones, portable music players etc). Dedicated external DACs sound much better than standard DACs used in digital devices such as phones.
DSD is a very high-quality digital audio format that’s even better than CD quality. The higher the ‘DSD rate’ – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024 – the greater the amount of music information available, which means better sound quality.
Files can be remastered to higher file rates to improve sound quality. The pinnacle of this is DSD1024. Not many machines out there are capable of this feat.
If a file is “Bit Perfect’ it means it has stayed the same. For example, if a PCM file is played through a DAC to improve the sound quality and the DAC does not change the file format. The file is ‘Bit Perfect’.
aptX Bluetooth transmission is found in most Android phones, media players, Apple computers (macOS on iMacs and MacBooks) and on higher-quality Bluetooth headphones. It is not available on iOS (iPhones and iPads use Advanced Audio Codec).
AAC is one of the most commonly-supported Bluetooth codecs in the wireless headphone and speaker markets. It’s also the default audio compression codec used by Apple’s iTunes and YouTube and is supported across both iPhone and Android smartphones.
MP3 – this is the most popular format, every device in the world can use it.
DSD – Direct Stream Digital is a very high-quality audio format, better than CD quality. The higher the number (sample rate), the better the recording – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024.
PCM – Pulse Code Modulation is the most common format for CDs and DVDs.
DXD – Digital eXtreme Definition is a very high-quality PCM format. It was developed to edit hi-res (high quality) recordings recorded in DSD.
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.
Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits to eliminate stray currents that contain noise. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced by AC power, do not pass. This means little or no noise interference to the audio signal from stray currents.