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Battery – How does it work?

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You can run and power the device straight from your PC taking from the USB power line, however you must connect the unit then switch on, whilst the on board…
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Can my DAC fully unfold MQA?

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MQA (Master quality audio)
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All iFi MQA compatible DACs can do the last MQA unfold, thus fully unfold MQA master tracks. MQA renderer DACs do the last unfold and require Tidal etc. to do…
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Can this be used as a pre-amp?

nano iDSD nano iDSD LE
Yes of course, this can be used as a pre-amplifier. You just control the volume. If you want to bypass it then put the volume on 100% (max).
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Frequency response for all iFi DSD DACs

DAC General Lifestyle
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All iFi DSD playing DACs have a -3dB point for around 75kHz / 90kHz (depending on the precise model) if the sample rate is > 96khz. At sample rates lower…
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SPDIF – Shed more information?

nano iDSD nano iDSD LE
Question: It states that the coaxial digital output is PCM 192kHz, is this PCM 24 bit or is it variable depending on source from 16 to 32bit? Answer: SPDIF only…
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What do the standard, ‘b’ and ‘c’ variants of the firmware do?

DAC Digital Softwares
Digital Features MQA (Master quality audio) Operation Sound Windows
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The standard, ‘b’ and ‘c’ variants of our more recent firmware versions for many devices are ultimately the same firmware, but with some slight variations that may make them more…
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Why does my virus software flag the driver as a potential threat

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Firstly, it should be stated that ifi’s USB driver is a safe and reliable software that will not cause any adverse malfunctions to your computer. There are generally three situations…
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Will 4-pin 3.5mm TRRS connectors work?

nano iDSD nano iDSD LE
With 4-pin 3.5mm plugs on smartphone headsets it cannot be guaranteed that the ground makes reliably the correct contact with sockets designed for 3 in 3.5mm plugs TRS. Therefore we…
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