iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE - Headphone Amplifier with X-Bass and 3D HolographicSound (Special Edition)

iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE - Headphone Amplifier with X-Bass and 3D HolographicSound (Special Edition)

iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE - Headphone Amplifier with X-Bass and 3D HolographicSound (Special Edition)

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Product Highlights

  • Class-A TubeState
  • Headamp Turbo: Output Power of 4000mW
  • DirectDrive: No Output Capacitors
  • Boutique-Quality Components
  • iPOWER: Uses Latest ANC Technology
  • RCA and 1/8" Input Jacks
  • Single 1/4" Headphone Output
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iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE overview

  • 1Description

The special edition iFi Audio micro-iCAN SE - Headphone Amplifier with X-Bass and 3D HolographicSound is a "specially-tuned" version of the popular micro-iCAN, boasting Class-A DirectDrive, and TubeState technology. The refined XBass and 3D HolographicSound technology offer a wide sound field with a more frontal location, which helps the headphones disappear for a more natural experience.

The DirectDrive circuit is sonically transparent without the need for output capacitors. This means no output coupling, which provides the most direct signal path to retain the essence of the music. There are three gain settings (0, 12, and 24 dB), which can power any set of headphones with 4000mW of Class-A power.

Class-A, TubeState
  • The micro-iCAN uses a discrete circuit that deliberately models the way tubes amplify audio
  • The TubeState creates a warm, spacious and natural sound, without the noise and distortion most tube circuits produce
  • This TubeState circuit is exclusive to iFi, and it dishes out quite a large dollop of sonic improvement, over and above other mains powered Class-A headphone amplifiers
Headamp Turbo
  • The micro-iCAN SE also receives the same technology as output power has been upped ten-fold to 4000mW. Coupled with user-adjustable gain settings, from the smallest to the largest of headphones, the iCAN SE can handle them all (including the incredibly power hungry HE-6)
Quality Components
  • Inside the micro-iCAN SE, one finds ELNA Silmics, MELF resistors and C0G capacitors. These ‘boutique’ components deliver the very best sonics
3D HolographicSound for Headphones and XBass Revised
  • Because recordings are almost exclusively made for speakers rather than for headphones, this explains the oft-found ‘inside the head’ headphone listening experience. The 3D HolographicSound system for headphones corrects this to make the headphones disappear as if the performer is not inside the head, but in the room
  • For the Special Edition, the 3D HolographicSound circuitry has been further refined so there is not just a ‘widening’ of sound field but there is a more ‘frontal location’ which sets the stage for hours and hours of fatigue-free listening
DirectDrive
  • Another of the core reasons that gave the original iCAN its cult status is DirectDrive which means there are no output coupling capacitors
  • This ‘direct signal’ path is without peer and the micro-iCAN SE retains this circuit topology. The sonic transparency is there for all to hear
iPOWER
  • Using the latest Active Noise Cancellation technology trickled-down from AMR, the noise floor is even better than the original
  • The iPower has an astonishingly low audio band noise floor of just 1uV
  • iFi’s very own Ultra-Low Noise AC/DC adapter was in a class of its own at 10uV
  • Compared to a very good audiophile Linear Power Supply which measured at 20uV, it is demonstrably clear AMR/iFi power supply technology is unparalleled
In the Box
iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE - Headphone Amplifier with X-Bass and 3D HolographicSound (Special Edition)
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    iFi AUDIO micro-iCAN SE specs

    Connections Input: 2 x RCA, 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
    Headphone Output: 1 x 14" / 6.35 mm
    Gain 0, 12, and 24 dB user selectable
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) >123 dB(A)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.003% (400 mV/150 R)
    Frequency Response 0.5 Hz to 500 kHz (-3 dB)
    Output Impedance <1 Ohm
    Output Power >4000 mW (16 Ohms)
    Output Voltage >10 V (>600 Ohms)
    Input Voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption <5 W idle, 12 W maximum
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.2 x 2.7 x 1.1" / 158.0 x 68.0 x 28.0 mm
    Weight 7.6 oz / 216.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 3.6 x 3.4"

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