Retro Stereo 50
Retro Stereo 50

Retro Stereo 50

Connect. Plug. Play.

Want a listening experience that makes it sound like your favourite artists are playing live in your living room?

The Retro Stereo 50 is the all-in-one solution for your music enjoyment at home.

Just as the artists intended.

Connect your way.

Whether you stream wirelessly or you’re old school and get a kick out of vinyl, the Retro Stereo 50 delivers something for everyone.

Connections include:

  • Bluetooth (aptX/AAC) with NFC
  • Optical (S/PDIF)
  • USB
  • Analogue via Co-ax or 3.5mm
  • Phono for a turntable

Stream on your smartphone or plug in your laptop or turntable.

It’s your music, your way.

Ifi Audio Retro LS3.5

Speaks volumes.

Accompanying the Retro Stereo 50 are two LS3.5 speakers made from bamboo. And this is not only because it gives them a timeless elegance, but also because organic products rock (in more ways than one!)

Bamboo removes distortion and creates a cleaner, more natural sound.

We know how much you love music, and we go to great lengths to produce pitch-perfect audio.

Sound and vision.

The days of clunky sound bars are over.

Connect the Retro Stereo 50 to your TV then experience your much loved shows and movies in crystal-clear clarity.

You’ll feel like you’re at the flicks.

Ifi Audio Retro Stereo 50

A timeless modern classic.

The Retro Stereo 50 and LS3.5 bamboo speakers create an old-school yet modern vibe for your living space and reach the audio highs your ears have been longing for.

There’s nothing else like it.

The tech spec.

It might be compact, but it’s loaded with the latest technology, including:

  • XBass+ To clean up and restore a rich, deeper bass line
  • 3D+ To recreate the live stage atmosphere

Get ready for the live experience without leaving home.

Enjoy your music, your way.

Stream from your set top box, smart device or computer via S/PDIF or USB port.


True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.


A class act refined. Every nuance defined. All-new Burr Brown Soundplus® J-FET type amplifier now beats at the heart of the Class A TubeState®.

This new circuit significantly reduces the loading seen by the main amplification circuit which improves the circuit inherent linearity while allowing it to drive even punishing 600 ohm studio inputs with impunity. The power supply filtering has been increased 5X in value. The Signal-to-Noise ratio of the iPhono2 is 3dB quieter on MC and 10 dB quieter on MM than the original iPhono.

More than ever, listening to vinyl, one can hear ‘into’ the recording itself with the blackest of backgrounds and every nuance, inflection is picked up by the system.


XBass+® for Speakers. No degradation in sound quality.

Provides adjustable levels of bass control to enhance listening enjoyment through speakers that have limited bass extension.


The 3DHolographic+® for Speakers takes high end systems to another level.

It corrects spatial distortions and increases the width of the soundstage beyond that of the speaker placement.

Support

Specifications

Wireless Input

Bluetooth (aptX) 1

Digital Input

USB (DSD512/768kHz/2xDXD) 1
Coaxial (192kHz) 1
Optical (192kHz) 1

Analogue Input

Phono(MM/MC Low/MC High/Line 3) 1
Line 1 1
Line 2 1
3.5mm (share with Line 2) 1

Outputs

Loudspeaker Output 1
3.5mm Headphone Output 1 (Output impedance 3.5mm < 3 Ohm)
6.3mm Headphone Output 1 (Output impedance 6.3mm < 6 Ohm)

Audio Section

Power output (Music) > 25W(majority Class A)
Total Harmonic Distortion(THD) < 0.2% (@ 2.83V/1W)
Output bandwidth 10Hz ~ 60kHz
Frequency Response 10Hz ~ 80kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > Amplifier 101dB (@ max output)
> Phono MM: 90dB(A)
> Phono MC: 80dB(A)
DAC Dynamic Range > 113dB(A)
Tone Control Bass(100Hz) +/-8dB
Treble(10KHz) +/-8dB
Analogue Signal Processing (ASP) XBass, 3D Holographic
Phono Gain 38, 50, 62dB
MM 220pF//47k
MC 200pF//330R
RIAA Accuracy <0.5dB
Tubes 2 x ECF82; 4 x EL84X

Digital Section

PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DSD 512/256/128/64 24.6/22.6/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8MHz
DXD 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz
Filters Minimum Phase (PCM 192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)
Bit Perfect (DXD/PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8)
Analogue (DSD)

General

Power Supply AC 100V-240V
Power consumption 75W
~0.1W (Standard mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 300 x 153 x 226mm
Weight 5.8kg
Tutorials

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Reviews

iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Review

“…the Retro Stereo 50 is one of the most beautiful integrated tube amplifiers on the market.”

“you can see how much iFi Audio care about every detail simply by opening the Retro Stereo 50”

“Not only does the Retro Stereo 50 offer a lot of input options, but it also has many built-in features including a phono pre-amp for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and a headphone amp.”

“The mid-range is upfront and present which adds a beautiful clarity and enhances the sound stage. The highs are a little bright, especially with the LS3.5 or other bookshelf speakers, however, with the tone control, you have the ability to dial this back if necessary. Overall, the Retro Stereo 50 is extremely well-balanced and will be great for listening to your favorite vinyl, digital audio, or even Bluetooth playback.”

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iFi Retro Stereo 50 is the only tube amp you’ll ever need

iFi has been on a roll lately with some amazing audio products…From everyday music lovers to audiophiles, the iFi Retro 50 is well equipped to please everyone with its ample features and phenomenal sound…The bottom line is the Retro 50 is a compelling and powerful headphone and speaker amplifier.

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Retro 50 featured in Haute Fidelité (French) magazine

Verdict: iFi Audio managed a great achievement, both for aesthetics as for the technical design. Rarely will a boombox played at this point the role of bridge between the hi-tech and vintage, with admirable relevance, as ergonomics and audio performance. A try!”

French customers, head on over to Haute Fidelité to download your digital copy today!

Haute Fidelité and Elite Diffusion (iFi:France)

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Retro coolness at vintage pricing

My first tube experience in many years!……Hour after hour, day after day, the combo of the Stereo 50 and LS3.5 speakers provided me with clear and balanced sound……So what is my overall sound impression of the Stereo 50 and LS3.5 system? Balanced, controlled, and neutral……What do you want to plug in? Your PC or Mac? No problem! Stream music from your phone via Bluetooth? Done! CD player, DVD player, or Blu-ray player? Check, Check and Check. What about pure analog? You know who you are. Dusting off your old turntable and record collection? The iFi Audio Stereo 50 has an extensive collection of refinements for virtually any turntable you choose to connect……So how do I wrap up my experience with the iFi Audio Stereo 50 and LS3.5 speakers? Well, I was sad to return them and miss having the ability to listen to virtually any source, in any format, at any time.
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The Retro Stereo 50: ‘olde + new fusion, iFi just knocked it outta the park’

Sean Fowler of Zero Fidelity kindly made a very comprehensive overview/review of the Stereo 50.

Hop skip and jump to 9.10 if you wish to get to the crux of the review. We can only concur the Stereo 50 is ‘fun, fun, fun.’ Listening to it just puts a smile on your face. J

ps: we loved the fact that the headphone section was noted for being a big hit. Yes, the HE-1000 absolutely sings (swings?) with the Stereo 50

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