iFi NEO iDSD | Desktop DAC and Amp

Sale price $699.00
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Our Take

iFi NEO iDSD impresses. Underneath a simple, elegant exterior, it’s an extremely capable unit, especially when you consider its Bluetooth connectivity options and MQA support. Put it all together and its design, connectivity, and high quality construction, coupled with its musical presentation and excellent soundstage make it an excellent choice for a desktop DAC/amp under $1000.

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From iFi

NEO. The new wave of digital sound. Bleeding-edge Bluetooth. MQA decoding. Balanced.

The DAC/amp. Reloaded. The NEO iDSD is our new 3-in-one DAC/amp. With balanced ‘PureWave’ circuitry, unbeatable hi-res Bluetooth5.0 and MQA, it is the ultimate in hi-res playback. Place it horizontally or vertically to suit its surroundings. The OLED display flips to match orientation. One rotary knob controls functionality. Sleek, sophisticated and versatile.

Enjoy the NEO iDSD as a pure DAC. Connect it to a separate integrated amp or preamp using the fixed-level analogue output. Or treat it as a DAC/preamp with a variable output. The ideal companion to a power amp or active speakers. And headphone users will love using the excellent amp stage to create a fabulous ‘head-fi’ system.

Love your music but also love gaming? The NEO iDSD will enhance your current or next-gen gameplay. Feel more immersed than ever before as sound finally matches picture in spectacular fashion. Pair it with new the PS5 or Xbox Series X for the ultimate gaming experience.

  • Supports DSD512, PCM768, and MQA 385kHz
  • Completely purist design without any DSP
  • Fully-balanced differential DAC/amplifier with 1040mW output
  • Bluetooth 5.0 up to 24/96kHz: aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adpative, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC, and SBC
  • Audiophile grade components designed to reproduce music without any distortion or coloration
  • Built-in MQA file decoding to please even the most demanding audio connoiseurs

Features

  • Native DSD/PCD Burr-Brown 4-channel DAC chipset
  • Extremely low THD: <0.0015% and ultra-high SNR: >120dB
  • Digital inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible) S/PDIF (coaxial/optical)/Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Analogue outputs: XLR/RCA
  • Headphone outputs: 4.4mm Balanced/6.3mm Unbalanced
  • Ultra fast USB interface with 16 logic cores and up to 2000MIPS processing power.
  • Digital Inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible)/S-PDIF (coaxial/optical)/
  • TM Bluetooth 5.0 ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
  • Formats: DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
  • DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD
  • PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)
  • MQA
  • Bluetooth 96kHz

Line Section

  • Outputs:
    • Balanced XLR: 6.3V / 7.7V max. (variable) 4.4V fixed
    • UnBAL RCA: 3.2V / 3.9V max. (variable) 2.2V fixxed
  • Zout:
    • Balanced: <= 100Ω
    • UnBAL:: <= 50Ω
  • SNR: -112dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
  • DNR: >116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
  • THD + N: <0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)

Headphone Section

  • Output:
  • Balanced: 2V / 6.2V max. 12Ω - 600Ω Headphone
  • UnBAL : 1V / 3.3V max. 12Ω - 300Ω Headphone
  • Output Power:
    • Balanced: >6.4V/68.6 mW (@ 600Ω)
    • >5.77V/1040 mW (@ 32Ω)
    • UnBAL: >3.25V/17.6 mW (@ 600Ω)
    • >3V/295 mW (@ 32Ω)
  • Output Impedance: <1Ω (UnBAL/BAL)
  • SNR: -112dBA (3.3V UnBAL/6.2V BAL)
  • DNR: -120dB(A)
  • THD + N: <0.0015% (125mW @ 32Ω)
  • Power consumption: No Signal ~0.5W
  • Max Signal ~2.5W
  • Input voltage: DC 5V/2.5A, AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz (with iPower)
  • Dimensions: 214 x146 x 41 mm
  • 8.4" x 5.7" x 1.6"
  • Weight: 970 g (2.14 Ibs)

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