iFi AUDIO Micro IDSD Black Label - Portable DAC/Headphone Amp for High-Resolution Audio

BH #IFMIDSDBL • MFR #303014
iFi AUDIO
iFi AUDIO Micro IDSD Black Label - Portable DAC/Headphone Amp for High-Resolution Audio
Key Features
  • Portable High-Resolution Audio Playback
  • 2 x Burr-Brown DAC Chips
  • Support for MP3, PCM, DSD & DXD
  • S/PDIF, Optical & USB Connections
The newest flagship product in iFi's micro series, the iDSD Black Label is a portable DAC and headphone amplifier capable of playing MP3, PCM, DSD, DXD files. For digital I/O, the unit supplies a coaxial jack that supports coaxial and optical S/PDIF input, and coaxial S/PDIF output, with auto-switching between ins and outs. A USB input also adorns the device, which can charge the iDSD while supplying it with audio from a smartphone or tablet.
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iFi AUDIO Micro IDSD Black Label - Portable DAC/Headphone Amp for High-Resolution Audio

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iFi AUDIO Micro IDSD BL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High-Resolution Capability
  • 3Burr-Brown DAC Chip
  • 43D+ and XBass+ Sound
  • 5High-Quality Op-Amps and Capacitors
  • 6Headphone Power Modes
  • 7S/PDIF Digital and Optical Coaxial Connection
  • 8Built-In Battery
  • 9Precise Clock

The newest flagship product in iFi's micro series, the iDSD Black Label is a portable DAC and headphone amplifier capable of playing MP3, PCM, DSD, DXD files. For digital I/O, the unit supplies a coaxial jack that supports coaxial and optical S/PDIF input, and coaxial S/PDIF output, with auto-switching between ins and outs. A USB input also adorns the device, which can charge the iDSD while supplying it with audio from a smartphone or tablet.

On the analog side, the iDSD Black Label provides a stereo 1/4" output for headphones, as well as stereo RCA line outputs for connection to consumer gear. A 3.5mm (1/8") stereo input is available for auxiliary sources as well.

Along with its Burr-Brown DAC, high-quality op-amps and Sanyo OSCON capacitors, the iDSD Black Label provides interesting sonic options, such as 3D+ to focus the stereo image of the sound, and XBass+ to both deepen and tighten your bass frequencies. Its built-in battery can last between six to 12 hours at a clip, while its side-USB port is capable of charging an iPhone completely two times over.

High-Resolution Capability

This device is capable of true native playback of all music formats from MP3 all the way up to DSD at 512 MHz, PCM at 768 kHz, and 2xDXD.

Burr-Brown DAC Chip

This unit features a Burr-Brown native DSD/PCM chipset, a piece of technology held in high esteem.

3D+ and XBass+ Sound

The latest iterations of iFi's 3D+ and XBass+ technology aim to improve the stereophonic soundstage and implement a deeper, tighter response in the low end.

High-Quality Op-Amps and Capacitors

The operational amplifiers in this unit use HCOFC copper lead-frames and 4N Gold bond-wire to ensure a high-quality sound. Likewise, the Sanyo OSCON capacitors found in the micro iDSD Black Label are the same used in revered gear such as the AMR CD-77 Reference Class CD Processor.

Headphone Power Modes

There are three power-output modes: Eco, Normal and Turbo. Using these modes in conjunction with the built-in iEMatch feature, you'll be able to finely match the micro iDSD Black Label with most headphones.

S/PDIF Digital and Optical Coaxial Connection

Digital Audio Players (DAPs) and home S/PDIF sources abound. The micro iDSD Black Label retains the S/PDIF in/out socket for optical/coaxial signals. So for those who wish to upgrade their DAP, simply use it as a transport and feed the micro iDSD BL.

Built-In Battery

From the HiFi Man HE-6 to the Sennheiser IE-800, the micro iDSD Black Label is able to play high-resolution audio for between 6 to 12 hours on a single charge. Even when not in use, the unit can charge an iPhone from 0% to 100% two times over through its side USB charging port.

Precise Clock

This unit features an AMR Global Master Timing femto-precision clock-system to avoid unwanted phase-noise and jitter problems.

iFi AUDIO Micro IDSD BL Specs

I/O
Inputs1 x USB 2.0 Type-A OTG Socket
1 x co-axial S/PIF jack (accepts optical via included adapter)
1 x 3.5 mm auxiliary input
Outputs2 x RCA line outputs
1 x co-axial S/PIF jack (shared with input, no optical out)
1 x stereo 1/4" headphone output
1 x SmartPower Socket for charging
Controls
FrontVolume, with power on/off
X-Bass on/off control
3D holographic sound on/off control
LeftPower Mode: turbo, normal, eco
Polarity: normal/inverted
Filter: 3 positions, 6 filters
BottomLine Direct/Preamplifier: preamplifier function, enable/disable, 0/9 dB gain selectable
iEMatch: circuit-matching with hiss elimination selector, off / high-sensitivity headphone / ultra-sensitivity headphone
DAC Output
DAC4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR
DAC TypeDual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown; 2-DAC chip
Audio FormatsDSD 512 / 256 / 128 / 64
DXD 2x / 1x
PCM
Sample RatesDSD: 24.6 / 22.6 / 12.4 / 11.2 / 6.2 / 5.6 / 3.1 / 2.8 MHz
DXD: 768 / 705.6 / 384 / 352.8 kHz
PCM: 768 / 705.6 / 384 / 352.8 / 192 / 176.4 / 96 / 88.2 / 48 / 44.1 kHz
FiltersPCM: bit-perfect processing / minimum phase / standard, selectable digital filters
DSD: extreme / extended / standard range, selectable analog filters
DXD: bit-perfect processing, fixed analog filter
Dynamic RangeLine: > 117 dBA
THD & NoiseLine: < 0.003%, 0 dBFS
Output VoltageLine: > 2 V
Output Impedance< 240 Ohms
JitterBelow AP2 test set limit, correlated
Headphone Output
Max Power ConsumptionTurbo: 10.0 V / 4000 mW @ 16 Ohms
Normal: 5.5 V / 1900 mW @ 16 Ohms
Eco: 2.0V / 500 mW @ 8 Ohms
Continuous Power OutputTurbo: > 1560 mW at 64 Ohms, > 166 mW at 600 Ohms
Normal: > 950 mW at 32 Ohms, > 100 mW at 300 Ohms
Eco: > 250 mW at 16 Ohms
Dynamic Range>115 dBA, eco mode, 2V out
THD & Noise< 0.008%, 500 mW/16 R
Output Voltage> 8 V (Turbo Mode)
Output Impedance< 1 Ohm, iEMatch not engaged
Output PowerMaximum: 4,000 mW, 16-Ohm load
Continuous: 1000 mW, 64-Ohm load
General
BatteryLithium-ion polymer (LiPo), 4800 mAh
Power SystemUSB BCP V 1.2 compliant, up to 1500 mA charging current
Power<2 W idle, 4 W max
Dimensions (L x W x H)7.0 x 2.6 x 1.1" / 177.0 x 67.0 x 28.0 mm
Weight10.9 oz / 310.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.15 x 3.6 x 3.35"
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