iFi AUDIO nano iDSD LE Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier for PCM, DSD & DXD

BH #IFNIDSDLE • MFR #304005
iFi AUDIO
iFi AUDIO nano iDSD LE Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier for PCM, DSD & DXD
Key Features
  • High-Resolution Audio Playback
  • Burr-Brown DAC Chip
  • Support for PCM, DSD & DXD
  • No Conversion of DSD Files
The nano iDSD LE from iFi AUDIO is a portable DAC and headphone amplifier designed to facilitate high-fidelity audio playback for on-the-go devices, working well with both DSD audio players and smartphones alike. It supports PCM playback from 44.1 to 384 kHz, at resolutions of 16- to 32-bit. For high-resolution formats, the unit plays both DSD and DXD files at extremely high sample rates without file conversion, ensuring your playback is heard exactly as it was intended to be heard. A Burr-Brown DAC chipset is employed, as are AMR military-grade temperature-compensated clocks to mitigate and eliminate digital noise and jitter.
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iFi AUDIO nano iDSD LE Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier for PCM, DSD & DXD

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iFi AUDIO Nano iDSD LE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High-Resolution Capability
  • 3High-Resolution Playback
  • 4Burr-Brown DAC Chip
  • 5Precise Clock
  • 6Built-In Battery
  • 7Analog Volume Control
  • 8DirectDrive Output Signal Path

The nano iDSD LE from iFi AUDIO is a portable DAC and headphone amplifier designed to facilitate high-fidelity audio playback for on-the-go devices, working well with both DSD audio players and smartphones alike. It supports PCM playback from 44.1 to 384 kHz, at resolutions of 16- to 32-bit. For high-resolution formats, the unit plays both DSD and DXD files at extremely high sample rates without file conversion, ensuring your playback is heard exactly as it was intended to be heard. A Burr-Brown DAC chipset is employed, as are AMR military-grade temperature-compensated clocks to mitigate and eliminate digital noise and jitter.

On the analog side, a smooth and precise analog volume knob gives you detailed control over the output level, and a DirectDrive signal path ensures sonic transparency. The built-in LiPo battery lasts for eight hours at a clip.

High-Resolution Capability

The nano iDSD LE is able to play True Native, meaning there is no conversion; PCM stays PCM and DSD stays DSD. This means no signal loss or sound-quality difference usually attributable to file conversion.

High-Resolution Playback

The nano iDSD LE supports Hi-Resolution formats up to 384 kHz and DSD 128.

Burr-Brown DAC Chip

This unit features a Burr-Brown native DSD/PCM chipset.

Precise Clock

The clocks used in the iDSD LE have been supplied by AMR, and are military-grade temperature-compensated master-clock modules. They avoid the creation of unwanted beat frequencies. The crystals in these clocks reduce overall digital noise and eliminate jitter. The iDSD LE utilizes more than an Asynchronous USB transfer for its clocking; to truly mitigate jitter, it also employs AMR's Zero Jitter Lite technology from the AMR DP-777, which sports Asynchronous as the starting, not finishing, point.

Built-In Battery

A built-in LiPo battery ensures 8 hours of music on the go. To connect a smartphone/tablet, just use the appropriate cable for iOS and Android alike to extract the digital signal and let the iDSD LE do the rest. Even at home, battery-power will ensure a higher sound quality than normal USB power.

Analog Volume Control

The iDSD LE features a built-in precision analogue volume control. Its smooth action allows for smooth, contoured volume control.

DirectDrive Output Signal Path

DirectDrive technology allows for no output-coupling capacitors, providing sonic transparency.

iFi AUDIO Nano iDSD LE Specs

Connections2 x RCA line output jacks
1 x stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x USB 3.0 (2.0 compatible) input
Supported FormatsPCM: 44.1 to 384 kHz / 16- to 32-bit
DSD: 2.8, 3.1, 5.6, and 6.2 MHz / 1-bit
DXD: 352.8 and 384kHz / 24-bit
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0: 384 kHz / 32-bit
BatteryLithium-ion polymer (LiPo), 1000 mAh
Power1.5 W, max
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.2 x 2.6 x 1.1" / 106.0 x 67.0 x 28.0 mm
Weight5.9 oz / 167.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 3.6 x 1.9"
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