CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 Battery-Powered Portable USB DAC and Balanced High-Powered Amplifier

BH #CEHIFIM8V2 • MFR #HIFI-M8 V2
CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 Battery-Powered Portable USB DAC and Balanced High-Powered Amplifier
Key Features
  • Use with Laptop, Phone, or Audio Player
  • For In-Ear, On-Ear, or Any Headphone
  • Balanced Circuits, 4 Headphone Outputs
  • Bluetooth & USB Inputs
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This CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 is a battery-powered portable digital audio converter and headphone amplifier featuring Bluetooth and USB inputs. With a design that's at home on the desktop yet also ready to travel, this revised version offers balanced circuitry for an ultralow noise floor and high power amplification for up to two balanced headphones and two unbalanced headphones.
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CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Studio-Grade Quality
  • 3Hybrid Power System
  • 4For All Headphones
  • 5Professional Meters
  • 6Stamina Mode
  • 7Charging Flexibility

This CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 is a battery-powered portable digital audio converter and headphone amplifier featuring Bluetooth and USB inputs. With a design that's at home on the desktop yet also ready to travel, this revised version offers balanced circuitry for an ultralow noise floor and high power amplification for up to two balanced headphones and two unbalanced headphones.

The tough, lightweight chassis is made from extruded, anodized aircraft aluminum. Operation is easy and intuitive, with recessed controls to help you avoid accidental bumping. You can turn on the HiFi-M8 V2 and put it in your backpack without worrying about accidentally changing a setting. The built-in rechargeable battery offers a low-power Stamina mode for up to 15 hours of on-the-go listening using the Bluetooth input. For additional flexibility, the battery also serves as a power buffer when used at home in full-power mode.

Studio-Grade Quality

The HiFi-M8 V2 builds on 20 years of studio product design and supports 4 headphones (2 balanced and 2 unbalanced) for flexibility. It features USB and Bluetooth inputs, digital gain control for perfect channel matching, and subtle, musical EQ.

Hybrid Power System

The portable design is great not just for travel, but also for desktop listening. The battery buffers the mains supply, making the device insensitive to brownouts and line interference. And since its output power is so high, the HiFi-M8 V2 removes the need for a separate desktop DAC/Amp. Use it on a desktop or on a trip.

For All Headphones

To satisfy both in-ear and over-ear headphones, the HiFi-M8 uses separate amps. The Cool Side is ultra-quiet, for driving IEMs, while the Hot Side will push planars and high-impedance models to very loud levels. The HiFi-M8 V2 has four separate headphone outputs, meaning eight mono amps are inside.

Professional Meters

See the mastering levels of your favorite tunes on the unit's 10-segment VU meters; calibrated to 0 dB FS, with over 40 dB of dynamic range. Brightness is adjustable from zero to daylight. Best of all, LED meters consume only a fraction of power of an LCD screen, so the battery lasts much longer.

Stamina Mode

The smart power management system adjusts battery life to match your lifestyle. Far away from a charger? Turn on the Stamina mode and enjoy up to 15 hours of continuous high-quality playback. Working at a desktop? Unleash watts of power from the Hybrid Power System.

Charging Flexibility

The HiFi-M8 V2 is smart enough not to drain the battery of your phone. The unit can charge from the laptop you stream from or a standard 5V USB charger. There are two USB Type-C jacks on the product: one for USB audio and charging and another for charging only. You can reconfigure them with the flick of a switch.
UPC: 899862001429

CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 Specs

Form FactorMobile
Converter TypeD/A Converter
Number of Channels2 x D/A
Display2 x Color Multi-Segment LED Meter
Max Sample Rate/Resolution384 kHz / 32-Bit
Number of Mic PreampsNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 4-Pin Balanced Headphone Output
1 x 2.5 mm TRS Balanced Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Performance
Frequency ResponseSystem:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB
Max Output LevelXLR Balanced Headphone Outputs:
+17.9 dBu (Balanced)
1/4" Headphone Outputs:
+12 dBu (Unbalanced)
2.5 mm Balanced Headphone Outputs:
+11.5 dBu (Balanced)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Outputs:
+5.5 dBu (Unbalanced)
Headphone Output Power1/4": 532 mW (Max)
1/8" / 3.5 mm: 130 mW
ImpedanceXLR Balanced Headphone Outputs:
2.5 Ohms
1/4" Headphone Outputs:
2 Ohms
2.5 mm Balanced Headphone Outputs:
0.3 Ohm
1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Outputs:
0.5 Ohm
THD+N< 0.01 dBFS
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 kHz (PCM)
Bit Depths24 / 32-Bit
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityAndroid
iPadOS
iOS
Windows
macOS
Linux
Included SoftwareNone
Power
Power RequirementsBattery, USB Bus Power
Rail VoltageAnalog:
±10 V
DC Input Power5 VDC at 2A (USB Bus Power)
Internal BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Approximate Battery Life15 Hours (Stamina Mode)
Physical
Dimensions4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4" / 121 x 70 x 36 mm
Weight8.8 oz / 250.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.1 x 1.8"
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