The iFi Audio Pro iDSD Digital to Analog Converter Player is designed to play PCM audio up to 768 kHz, as well as DSD and DXD files. It utilizes a quad-core Burr Brown multibit/DSD hybrid DAC, supporting DSD up to DSD1024.
The Pro iDSD can be used as a wireless high-resolution network player as well as a digital-to-analog converter in a high-end home system. The Pro iDSD features a Wi-Fi antenna to be used with the MUZO Player app. It plays audio files by connecting the Pro iDSD to the local Wi-Fi system to stream Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, QQ Music, and more.
With a variety of XLR balanced inputs and outputs, the player provides an AES/EBU XLR interface to connect to CD transport or DAW Digital Audio Workstations. This system includes Bit-Perfect, Bit-Perfect+, Gibbs Transient Optimized, Apodizing, and Transient Aligned PCM filters for the discerning audiophile. The DSD connection, which necessitates playback over USB, sports a dedicated filter that rounds audio off at 80 kHz to mitigate any aliasing. Also, this filter offers a 6 dB boost to compensate for the inherent signal loss of DSD.
On the front end, three different analog playback modes shape the sound, altering your sonic experience. These include Solid-State and Tube modes, and a Tube+ mode that reduces negative feedback to give you tube-saturated harmonic excitement. Listen on headphones through a 1/4" jack, a 3.5mm single-ended output, or a balanced 2.5mm connection.