Our Take The first thing that came to mind when we first started testing the Micro iDSD Black Label was, "how is this thing only six hundred bucks?" This thing could easily sell for a thousand and still be considered a great value given its capabilities and sound quality.
From iFi Audio The micro iDSD BL is a portable DAC and headphone amp intended for use at home, in the office, in a professional system, casual settings, or on the go. It features a specially selected Burr Brown chipset in a Dual Core configuration with PCM384, DSD256 and MQA, or playback up to DSD512 and double speed DXD 705.6/768kHz with a quick complimentary firmware update. With customizable features, turned on/off with the flick of a switch, 3D+, X Bass+, iEMatch, positive or negative polarity, power mode, filter, and direct/preamp, the micro BL handles ultra sensitive In Ear Monitors as well as demanding Over Ear headphones, or speakers with ease.
Designed with a femto clock system and a digital engine using custom OV2028 and OV2627 op amps. The analogue section benefits from OS CONs and Panasonic ECPU capacitors. Inputs include digital high speed asynchronous USB 2.0 A male (32bit/768khz), SPDIF Coaxial + Optical, and 3.5mm line in while featuring a digital coax output, 6.3mm jack (1/4 inch adapter included) and RCA line out (2V fixed, 2V-5V variable).
HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO: Playback any hi-res audio format natively with our signature Dual Core Burr Brown True Native digital to analog signal processing chip, which means media file formats and information remains unchanged for the truest sound. Now supports native PCM 384, quad DSD 256, and MQA (rendered) straight out of the box or choose high resolution audio up to PCM 768kHz and Bit Perfect Octa Speed Octa DSD 512 with a quick firmware update
POWERFUL AMPLIFIER: Experience the full dynamic range of high impedance headphones with an impressive dual mono headphone amp. Direct Drive circuitry to delivers up to 4,000mW of power per channel, driving headphones from 16 to 600 ohms. Three power output modes (Eco, Normal and Headamp Turbo) so power and gain can be dialed in to suit ALL headphones. Also can be used as a preamplifier
UNIVERSAL DESIGN: Constructed with a stylish black matte finish and a durable but lightweight aircraft grade aluminium case that is unbeatable in EMI and RFI handling. A Rechargeable lithium polymer battery with up to 12 hours of playback, depending on usage, and a 5V/1.5A SmartPower USB that can be used as a power source to charge another device when not in use. All making it perfect for use on desktops or on the move
TECH PACKED: 3D Matrix Plus and XBass Plus performance tuning delivers an incredible sound stage and phenomenal bass boost, while the AMR Global Master Timing precision clock system upgraded for ‘super low’ phase-noise and jitter, and built in iPurifier technology rebalances the USB signal to reduce jitter and packet errors. IEMs are made super quiet with our built-in iEMatch for sensitive in-ear monitors
EASY CONNECTIVITY: Connect directly to your iPhone or Android, Digital Audio Player (DAP) or tablet using the male USB input (Apple Camera Connection Kit or Android OTG cable required, sold separately), then plug in your headphones (1/4 inch adapter included). At home, use the included USB 3.0 cable to connect your PC or Mac and the RCA line out to connect with active speakers or an amp. More inputs include SPDIF Coaxial + Optical, 3.5mm aux line in plus a digital coax output
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