iFi ZEN DAC V2 Headphone Amp/DAC
iFi ZEN DAC V2

iFi ZEN DAC V2 Headphone Amp/DAC

Your Price: CAN$229.00
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Chill out at home or office.
The ZEN DAC V2 is the same award-winning hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp as before but with added performance!
 
We’ve upgraded its digital engine from an 8 core XMOS chip to a 16 core chip making it ultra-capable while still super affordable.
 
Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp.
 
The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design.
 
16 core = hardcore.
Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer.
 
This enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
 
MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. This product will include ‘stream lock’ but is not able to decode an MQA stream or authenticate it.
 
Smooth and balanced.
A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance. The ZEN DAC V2 now is super-quiet and lower jitter improves smoothness for a more natural sound.
 
The balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point – makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models.
 
Flexible.
Switch effortlessly between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’.
 
Set to ‘Variable,’ use the ZEN DAC V2 as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers.
 
On ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp.
 
Power. Drive. Performance.
Our headphone amp has PowerMatch – switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones.
 
For IEMs, normally high-sensitivity, leave PowerMatch at its lower setting for hiss-free listening.
 
For harder to power headphones, press PowerMatch to increase the level of drive.
 
Ace of Bass.
The ZEN DAC V2 boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue domain. There’s no DSP with iFi gear.
 
TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lack bass.

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