ifi ZEN DAC Signature V2 Bluetooth Receiver / DAC
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The ZEN DAC Signature V2 has been improved to offer an even greater, purer listening experience.Just like the original, its sole purpose is to feed an external amp, be it a headphone amp, or an amp and speakers.Unlike the original, it has a 16 core XMOS chip instead of 8. This new and improved digital engine is more powerful than ever. We’ve also upgraded the clock circuitry to enhance the purist, audiophile design even further. Enjoy music without any distortion or colouration.
Balanced. Blissfully quiet.
The ZEN DAC Signature V2 incorporates boutique parts and circuitry inspired by the £3,000 iFi Pro range.It sports a fully-symmetrical, true differential balanced dual-mono signal stage with direct signal paths to ensure optimal signal purity.The new low jitter crystal clock means >20dB better noise reduction. The ZEN DAC Signature V2 will remain quiet wherever it’s used. Outstanding components including C0G capacitors from TDK, Panasonic OS-CON and ELNA Slimic II capacitors complete the design.
16 core means more…
MQA an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.
Thanks to the processing power of the new 16 core XMOS chip, the ZEN DAC Signature V2 is now a full MQA decoder.
The ZEN DAC Signature V2 includes MQA technology, which 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.
Fixed or variable. You decide.
The outputs of the ZEN DAC Signature V2 can be switched between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’.
Variable – use this setting if you wish the ZEN DAC Signature V2 to control the volume of powered speakers or its volume as a preamp.
Fixed – this option is for when you use it with downstream equipment with its own volume control. This will bypass the ZEN DAC Signature V2 as if there was a ‘straight wire’ from the digital source to the analogue amplifier.
Features & Specifications
|Input||USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)|
DSD (256/128/64), DXD(384/352.8kHz),
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|Outputs||Balanced 4.4 mm
|2V-6.2V max. (variable) / 4.2V (fixed)
1V-3.3V max. (variable) / 2.1V (fixed)
|Zout||<= 200 Ohm
<= 100 Ohm
|SNR||<-117 dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|DNR||>117 dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|THD+N||<0.0011% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)|
|Power Consumption||No Signal ~0.5W
Max Signal ~2.5W
|Dimensions||158(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.2″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″
|Weight||505g / 1.11lbs|