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AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

$129.95

The most affordable model of the award-winning DragonFly family, DragonFly Black is a portable, plug-and-play USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamp, and headphone amp that connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones to deliver clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems. While DragonFly can natively decode resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz, it can play any file type regardless of resolution, from MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res.

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC-headphone amplifier

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC-headphone amplifier

$399.95

DragonFly Cobalt, the latest and most sophisticated member of the award-winning DragonFly franchise, is a USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamplifier, and headphone amplifier. It bypasses the audio circuitry in laptops, computers, and smartphones to deliver cleaner, clearer, more naturally beautiful music to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems.

AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

$249.95

Combining award-winning performance and exceptional value, DragonFly Red is a portable, plug-and-play USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamp, and headphone amp that connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones to deliver clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems. While DragonFly can natively decode resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz, it can play any file type regardless of resolution, from MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res.

Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier/DAC

Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier/DAC

$3,190.00

AMPLIFY YOUR EMOTIONS
AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR HEADPHONES

Manufactured in France, Arche is a unique electronic solution which combines a digital-analog converter as well as two pure class A amplification modes designed especially for headphones. Ideal to sit between the digital sources and your audiophile headphones, Arche is the perfect solution to fully enjoy your headphones, whilst benefiting from the performance delivered by the converter to drive high-fidelity loudspeakers!

So Arche is an all-in-one solution, which also offers presets for every set of Focal High-Fidelity headphones (Utopia, Stellia, Clear, Elegia et Elear) to make sure you get the absolute best from this ultimate combination: owners of Focal headphones can therefore be sure they are enjoying a combination of electronics and acoustics that is carefully thought out and specially developed from the very outset. Arche will be updated by using a USB stick.

iFi Hip-dac Portable DAC

iFi Hip-dac Portable DAC

$199.00

Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-dac is designed to slip discretely into a pocket and offers an extensive hi-res specification. The hip-dac replaces the inferior DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Convertor) and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to vastly improve headphone sound. Its design and performance set it apart from other DAC/headphone amps in its class – connect your playback device via USB, plug in your favourite corded headphones or in-ear monitors and the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement, effortlessly engaging the listener with all manner of music. The hip-dac’s 2200mAh battery lasts for around eight to 12 hours of playing time, depending on volume level and how power-hungry the connected headphones are. In the home, in the office, on a train or plane – the hip-dac is the music lover’s inseparable friend.

The DAC section is based around a Burr-Brown DAC chip that iFi uses extensively in its products, selected for its fluid, highly ‘musical’ sound quality and True Native architecture. This, combined with custom iFi circuitry, enables the hip-dac to deliver excellent sound quality across all manner of digital audio formats, including bitperfect PCM, native DSD and MQA – the hi-res streaming codec, as used by Tidal’s ‘Masters’ tier. Hi-res PCM and DXD audio data is supported at sampling rates up to 384kHz, alongside DSD from 2.8MHz to 12.4MHz (DSD64, 128 and 256). Thanks to the BurrBrown chip’s True Native design, PCM and DSD take separate pathways – this enables both PCM and DSD to remain ‘bit-perfect’ in their native form right through to analogue conversion, which is not the case with most other DAC/headphone amps. Either side of the rotary volume control reside a pair of LEDs that change colour to indicate the format and sampling rate of the digital audio being played.

The hip-dac’s amp circuitry is of balanced (differential) design – highly unusual in a DAC/headphone amp anywhere near this budget. Balanced audio circuits have long been championed by renowned high-end audio electronics engineer John Curl, now a technical consultant for iFi, given their ability to reduce noise within the signal path. Curl has worked closely with iFi’s in-house technical team, led by Thorsten Loesch, to produce an analogue stage of exceptional quality for a device of this kind. The circuitry incorporates a range of high-quality components, carefully selected for their performance in an audio context, including a custom iFi OV op-amp, TDK C0G class 1 ceramic capacitors, a precision low-noise power supply IC from Texas Instruments and a high-quality analogue volume pot (many portable DAC/headphone amps use inferior digital volume controls). The headphone amp has a nominal power rating of 400mW and is capable of delivering over 700mW from the balanced output depending on the impedance of the attached headphones – impressive in comparison with the hip-dac’s peers, driving all manner of headphone/earphone types with ease.

iFi Pro iCAN Studio Grade Fully Balanced Headphone Amplifier

iFi Pro iCAN Studio Grade Fully Balanced Headphone Amplifier

$2,499.00

The Pro iCAN is a studio-grade, fully-balanced headphone amplifier, and pre-amplifier (line-stage) with tube / Solid-State stages, selectable on a whim. It is unique, top of the line, with 14,000mW of power, that drives anything and everything – from CIEMs through to the AKG K-1000, which are known to need a powerful amp to reach their full glory. It also features selectable XBass and 3D Holographic filters for you to personalize your music the way you want it. As an audiophile line-stage, it is fully balanced from beginning to end. It features 3 single-ended and 1 balanced inputs, and 1 balanced and 1 single-ended output. Pair the Pro iCAN with the Pro iDSD Digital Analog Converter (DAC) for the ultimate Hi-Fi setup. The Pro iCAN’s flexibility means that it is a perfect fit for many different hi-fi systems from home entertainment setups to professional studio settings.

iFi Pro iDSD 4.4mm Desktop DAC/Tube/Solid State/Headphone Amplifier/Wireless Audio Streamer

iFi Pro iDSD 4.4mm Desktop DAC/Tube/Solid State/Headphone Amplifier/Wireless Audio Streamer

$3,999.00

If you have high quality or hi fidelity headphones you are going to need power from an amplifier to drive them to their true performance potential also an exceptional external HiFi Digital to Analog Converter DAC to process your music files in high resolution to enhance your experience even further The DACs in a smartphone computer tablet or audio player on the market are not designed for processing high quality sound iFi audio has developed top of the line products to meet the preferences whether you are an everyday listener or an experienced audiophile There’s no wrong way to enjoy your music as long as you’re enjoying it so we’ve created the Pro iDSD reference grade DAC and amp combo to be the centerpiece for whatever strikes your mood In this upgraded version of Pro iDSD we have switched out the 2.5mm output for the 4.4mm added a little more juice with 4,200 mw for balanced outputs and 1,575 mw for single ended and upgraded the PBC When convenience matters stream from your favorite services like Spotify Tidal and Qobuz over WiFi for up to 24 bit / 192 kHz high resolution streaming audio For the ultimate in hi res audio connect your PC laptop tablet digital audio player Android or iPhone with Apple Camera Connection Kit not included to the high speed USB 3.0 input for native playback of all formats including FLAC WAV PCM DSD and even MQA decoding The micro SD TF card slot and USB A inputs let you connect your external library and you can run a network usb drive through the built in ethernet port Dust off your CD collection and plug in your DVD player via the SPDIF optical toslink jack On the back RCA jacks and a balanced 3 pin XLR output connection work directly with your home audio amplifier or receiver allowing the it to function as the preamplifier for your home audio When speaker listening isn’t an option the built in headphone amplifier will drive your favorite pair of headphones Choose a filter from one of five options or apply DSD

iFi xCAN Portable Balanced Headphone Amplifier

iFi xCAN Portable Balanced Headphone Amplifier

$419.00

If you have high quality or hi-fidelity headphones you are going to need some power in the form of an amplifier to drive them to their true performance potential. A smartphone, computer, tablet or audio player on the market are not designed for processing or producing high quality sound. iFi audio has developed top of the line products to meet the various needs and preferences whether you are an everyday listener or an experienced audiophile.

If you are looking to improve the sound quality of your music from a highly rated portable device and your wired headphones while maintaining portability this is the amplifier for you. The xCAN is a next generation portable and pocket size hi res headphone amp introduced into the x series.

With more than 1000mW of power per channel, full analog volume control, advanced analog signal processes (3D+ Matrix and XBass II), and optional aptX and AAC Bluetooth connectivity,it can be connected from a music source wired or wireless. The xCAN is a major sonic step up for smartphones, digital audio players, and computers. With high end Bluetooth connectivity just about every modern device is able to stream audio to it without the need for cumbersome cables. The xCAN delivers high-end audio quality from both Balanced and S-Balanced outputs using a balanced dual-mono circuit topology in an extremely portable package. The 3D+ Matrix for Headphones and the new XBassⅡ system enhance your enjoyment of music by correcting common flaws even in high end headphones and offering the most musical enjoyment from the widest range of headphones. With it’s smooth contours, futuristic design made up of an extruded Magnesium body, 6mm machined front plate, and it’s small black lightweight stature, you will enjoy not only top performance in sound, but also the high quality feel of this diamond in the rough without the bulk. Fit for any lifestyle and far from a basic gadget, listen at home, in a professional work setting, at the beach, on the commute, exploring around the world, or anywhere you want to take your music to the next level. It is compatible with any Apple iPhone or Android phone. Expect nothing less than extraordinary from the iFi audio brand.

ifi xdsd portable dac and headphone amplifier

ifi xdsd portable dac and headphone amplifier

$549.00

The xDSD is a top rated, award winning, ultra portable, lightweight Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) and amplifier. It is designed to be used with headphones and mobile digital sources such as smartphones, Digital Audio Players, as well as stationary devices or audio systems like computers, TVs, and game consoles. It delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favorite music from popular services, such as: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. It is small enough to fit right in your pocket while packing big sound. Fit for any lifestyle, you will fall in love with it. Far from a basic gadget, listen at home or work, on a relaxing day out, on the commute, and anywhere you want to take your music to the next level. It is compatible with any iPhone or Android that supports audio over Bluetooth or USB. Get the best performance from your headphones and enjoy listening to your music in amazing detail. Expect nothing less than extraordinary from the iFi audio brand.

The xDSD supports high resolution PCM 768, DSD 512 (with quick complementary firmware update), or the latest MQA (rendered) formats with PCM 384 and DSD 256. With the iFi S-Balanced 3.5mm TRRS headphone circuit, which delivers 500mW of power per channel and full analogue volume control the xDSD is a major sonic step up for your music source. It shines both inside and out from its AAC/aptX Bluetooth connectivity which will provide CD quality sound to its luxurious magnesium alloy construction. It can be operated either in wireless or wired mode via dedicated aptX/AAC Bluetooth component (wireless) or (wired) USB A connector, 3.5mm, SPDIF (Coax/Optical combo, 192kHz supported). A large 2200mAh Lithium-Polymer battery provides an average of six to eight, up to 10 hours of playing time.

iFi Zen CAN Headphone Amplifier

iFi Zen CAN Headphone Amplifier

$269.00

As an all-analogue headphone amp, the ZEN CAN has no digital input of any kind, USB or otherwise. It connects to any audio source with an analogue output, such as the headphone output from a DAP (Digital Audio Player), a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, or the RCA outputs from, say, a CD player or phono stage. It could be paired with the ZEN Blue to add Bluetooth reception, or combined with the ZEN DAC to upgrade the DAC’s headphone amp stage. As well as a headphone amp, it can double as a preamp to feed a power amp and speakers or a pair of active speakers.

IFI ZEN DAC/headphone amp

IFI ZEN DAC/headphone amp

$249.99

iFi was born in 2012 with one goal in mind: to produce ‘ultra-fidelity’ audio products that push the sonic envelope whilst still priced within the mainstream.

iFi audio is under our parent company, AMR, Abbingdon Music Research, which designs and produces top-end luxurious audio products. AMR saw in 2010 that customer demand for wireless and portable headphones was expanding as the whole audio dynamic was changing. Thus, iFi was launched.

iFi offers small but prodigious personal audio products thanks to the superior knowledge of AMR’s technology. Today, we are proud of our British (and international) roots. We continue to design and produce over 35 different products. We are headquartered in Southport, UK with distribution including retailers such as B&H and etailz with production overseas.

We source parts from around the world from manufacturers including AMOS (UK), GE Valves (USA), WIMA (Germany) and TDK (Japan).

ZEN DAC close up view of the front
iFi Zen Dac
Hot on the heels of the ZEN Blue hi-res Bluetooth streamer, iFi expands the ZEN family of desktop-sized audio products with the ZEN DAC – a USB DAC/headphone amp offering a level of specification and performance that belies its super-affordable.

Designed for home use – on a desk, perhaps, or in the living room – the ZEN DAC connects to PCs and Macs, or smart devices such as tablets of phones, via USB. Its hi-res digital-to-analogue conversation technology processes all forms of digital audio to a super-high standard, while the integrated analogue headphone amplifier delivers superb sound with all headphone types, from in-ear monitors to larger on- and over-ear deigns. Compared to simply plugging headphones directly into a computer or smart device, the ZEN Blue transforms the listening experience – sound is clearer, more detailed, more expansive and engaging, making the most of whichever headphones are connected.

As well as driving headphones, the ZEN DAC can be used as a USB DAC in a home audio system, with or without its volume control engaged. What’s more, whether you’re hooking up headphones, an external amp or active speakers, you have a choice of single-ended or balanced connection – a remarkable facility.

In common with other ZEN Series products, the ZEN DAC sports a sturdy, smartly finished aluminium enclosure. Even the rotary volume control is aluminium, giving a reassuringly solid feel. Behind the volume control resides an LED that changes color to indicate the sampling rate of the audio data received.

Please Note: If you are using headphones or IEMs with high sensitivity you will benefit from our Earbuddy or iEmatch (sold separately) to combat common noise they produce.

Krell Illusion II Preamp w DAC & Headphone amp

Krell Illusion II Preamp w DAC & Headphone amp

$10,780.00

The Illusion II is the perfect centre piece for a world class digital and analog audio system. Added to the normal selection of balanced and single- ended inputs are five digital inputs. The digital module features AES/EBU, coaxial, and optical digital inputs for use with streaming devices or other digital sources.

Circuitry Highlights
The Illusion II preamplifier is a dual monaural design with the left and right channels afforded their own power supply regulation and individual circuit boards. All signal gain is executed with surface mount technology using proprietary multiple-output current mirrors with nearly 500 times the open loop linearity of other designs. Featuring 700 kHz bandwidth in a zero feedback, balanced, Krell Current Mode design, the Illusion II shares the same design philosophy as its bigger brother, the flagship Illusion preamplifier. Negative feedback is not used anywhere in the preamp, nor is it necessary. Open-loop distortion is typically less than 0.003%. The volume control is realised with a balanced resistor ladder – bandwidth and transient response of the preamp circuitry are virtually unaffected by the volume setting. The headphone circuitry is identical to the main circuitry, offering private listening with the same performance as speaker playback.

Digital Module Highlights
The digital module supports up to 24 bit/192kHz LPCM. All digital signals are fed to an ESS Sabre DAC and then sent to Krell’s Current Mode, discrete, balanced analog circuitry.

Power Supply Highlights
Oversized for a preamplifier, the power supply features a 95 VA transformer and 40,000 µF of capacitance giving it the ability to respond quickly to musical demands. The large power supply improves noise rejection and renders the Illusion II impervious to all but the most severe AC voltage power fluctuations. A new eco-friendly standby mode reduces power consumption to 2W.

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