iFi Nano iDSD Black  Portable Headphone Amp and DAC
iFi Nano iDSD Black  Portable Headphone Amp and DAC

iFi Nano iDSD Black Portable Headphone Amp and DAC

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nano iDSD Black Label

The nano iDSD Black Label is a portable DAC and headphone amplifier. It will enhance your personal audio.

On your daily commute or even once you get to in the office, the nano BL will boost the sound quality of your music and supercharge to your day.

Stream, stream, stream…

The nano iDSD Black Label is for those who enjoy great music on-the go.

From your phone, amplify your Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal using an Apple CCK cable or OTG cable for Android.

At home or in the office, use the USB3.0 cable provided to connect to your PC.

Res’ing it up!

The nano iDSD Black Label plays Hi-Res audio up to DSD256
so you can enjoy your tunes in the original format just as the artists intended.

Getting into MQA? The nano BL is MQA ready.  Use it with Tidal Masters on your computer or mobile.

The mighty nano

The nano iDSD Black Label is small but mighty with 10x more amplification power than an iPhone.

It can drive most headphones and has our iEMatch technology built-in, so it can work with In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs).

The in-built iFi iPurifier means it delivers clean, quality music with no buzz, no hiss and no fuss!

Brilliant balancing act

The iFi exclusive S-Balanced circuit provides all the benefits of balanced outputs such as low-noise and less distortion when used with headphones and IEMs fitted with balanced wiring.

For single-ended headphones, S-Balanced cuts crosstalk in half. The benefits are ‘clearly’ audible.

Listen. Measure.

Fancy getting technical? The nano BL has a Listen option (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and a Measure option (Linear Phase Transient-Aligned Filter) for those who like to try a variation to the playback.

We say just switch it on, plug in your device, and listen away.

There is no going wrong with 10 hours of battery life.

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.

Zero Jitter® equals good audio. Is it essential to have a very precisely buffered digital signal before it goes to a DAC.

We pushed the envelope even further by doing this not only with the nano iDSD BL‘s USB input, but the rest of the digital interfaces as well.

This unit has up to 10 hours of non-stop playing time. Always make sure you switch it on first and then plug in your device.

The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.

Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.

Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.

iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

General

Input(rear): USB2.0 type A ‘OTG’ Socket (with iPurifier® technology built-in)
Output(rear); 1 x audio fixed line out L+R 3.5mm
Digital Filter: 2 positions. 2 filters
Outputs(front): 2 x 3.5mm headphone audio outputs. ‘Direct’ and ‘iEMatch®’

DAC

DAC: DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect DXD processing
Clock: Low-jitter crystal clock
Audio Formats: DSD 256/128/64/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
DXD 384/352.8kHz
PCM 384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
MQA 88.2/96/176.4/192kHz filters
Filter–PCM: Listen (transient optimised minimum phase)
Measure (frequency response optmised)
       –DSD: Listen (extended bandwidth transient optimised)
Measure (narrow bandwidth, low output band noise optimised)
       –DXD: Fixed Bit-Perfect Processing
       –MQA: Fixed MQA Filter

Headphone Amplifier

Amplifier: Dual Mono 2 x 285mW Direct Drive, coupling capacitor free circuit for highest fidelity
Volume Control: 3.5mm TRRS with Balanced compatible wiring
Dynamic Range(including DAC): > 109dB(A) @ 3v (Direct)
> 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (iEMatch®)
THD &N (@ 125mW/30R): < 0.005%
Max. Output (<10% THD): > 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Direct) (20mW/600Ω)
> 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Direct) (285mW/30Ω)
> 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (200mW/15Ω)
Output Impedance : < = 1Ω (Direct)
< = 4Ω (iEMatchsup>®)
Channel Separation: > 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Direct)
> 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (1kHz, TRRS plug Balanced wiring)

Line Output

Dynamic Range(Line): > 109dB(A)
THD & N(0dBFS Line): < 0.004%
Output Voltage(Line): : 2.15V (+/-0.05V)
Output Impedance: < 240Ω
Channel Separation: > 99dB (@ 1kHz)
Jitter(correlated): Below test set limit
Dimensions: 96(l) x 64(w) x 25.5(h)mm
Weight: 139g (0.31 Ibs)
Warranty period: 12 months

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