iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio

iFi Micro iDSD Black Label \ Transportable DAC and Amp

Regular price $599.00
1 in stock

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).

    Item Description Remarks

    Inputs/Outputs

    Inputs (rear) USB 2.0 type A “OTG” Socket
    (with iPurifier® technology built-in)
    Compatible with computers (Apple/Win/Linux), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Devices, camera kit or USB-OTG cable required. (Full USB3.0 port compatible)
    Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial 3 Way combo SPDIF port (Coaxial In/Out; Optical In); Up to 192kHz PCM
    SPDIF Optical
    Outputs (rear) Audio RCA L+R
    Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial Up to 192kHz PCM
    Output (right side) SmartPower® Socket Fast charge all portable devices. Compliant with USB Battery Charging Standard 1.2 – 5V @ 1.5A

    Controls

    Controls (front)
    – HP Output Audio 6.3mm Headphone Jack
    – Volume with Power On/Off switch Precision analogue volume control <2dB Tracking error
    – 3.5mm Input Auto disable the digital section when this is in use
    – X-Bass® On/Off
    – 3D Holographic Sound® On/Off Auto-switching for Speakers® and Headphones® (two separate and distinct circuits)
    Controls (left side)
    – Power Mode Turbo, Normal, Eco Computer controlled power and gain scaling
    – Polarity Normal/Inverted
    – Filter 3 positions, 6 filters (see filter section below)
    Controls (bottom)
    – Line Direct/Preamplifier Preamplifier function Enable/Disable, 0/9dB gain selectable Fixed 2V or variable with up to 5V available
    – iEMatch® Perfect-matching circuit for IEMs (eliminate hiss) Off / High Sensitivity Headphone / Ultra Sensitivity Headphone

    DAC section

    DAC Dual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown 2-DAC Chip; 4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR
    Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect PCM processing
    Clock Ultra low jitter GMT computer controlled Femto Clock RMS jitter 12kHz – 1MHz < 280 Femtoseconds
    Audio Formats DSD 512/256/128/64
    24.6/22.6/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
    DXD 2x/1x
    768/705.6/384/352.8kHz
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
    PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/
    48/44.1kHz
    All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion

    Filters

    – PCM Bit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/Standard Digital filters selectable
    – DSD Extreme/Extended/Standard Range Analogue filters selectable
    – DXD Bit-Perfect Processing Fixed analogue filter

    Specifications (DAC Section)

    Dynamic Range (Line) >117db(A)
    THD & N (0dBFS Line) <0.003%
    Output Voltage (Line) >2V
    Output Impedance (Zout) < 240Ω
    Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit

    Headphone Power Output

    HP Amp Output Power (max) Power (continuous.)
    – Turbo mode 10.0V/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm >1560 mW @ 64 Ohm
    > 166 mW @ 600 Ohm
    – Normal mode 5.5V/1,900 mW @ 16 Ohm > 950 mW @ 32 Ohm
    > 100 mW @ 300 Ohm
    – Eco mode 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm > 250 mW @ 16 Ohm

    Specifications (Headamp Section)

    Dynamic Range (HP) >115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)
    THD &N (HP 500mW/16R) < 0.008%
    Output Voltage (HP) >8V (Turbo Mode)
    Output Impedance (Zout) <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
    Maximum Output Power 4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Load when using sinewave testing the micro iDSD BL may engage protection circuits
    Continuous Output Power 1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load

     

    • micro iDSD BL Main Accessories
    • 3.5mm rubber feet
    • USB A Female > B Female Cable
    • Caps for RCA sockets
    • iFi bag
    • USB3.0 A MALE > A FEMALE
    • Silicone bracelet
    • Label of battery charging
    • RCA cable
    • 6.35mm > 3.5mm adapter
    • 3.5mm male > male cable
    • Optical Adapter
    • USB A Female > B Female Adapter
    • User manual
    • STS card

    Every order ships free, no minimums, no restrictions. 99% of orders placed by 4pm EDT go out the same day. We typically ship UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail, so transit times range from 1-5 days depending on location (we're in NJ). Signature is required upon delivery. If you have any special requests, give us a shout. We're very accomodating.

    Tracking info will be provided as soon as we ship.