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iFi ZEN CAN v3 | Class A Analog Headphone Amplifier

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Rediscover Your Music and the Tiniest Detail with iFi's 3rd Generation ZEN CAN Desktop Headphone Amp

  • Delivers up to 2000mW of output power
  • Compatible with xMEMS micro speaker technology
  • Class A Discrete circuitry similar to iFi's flagship iCAN Phantom
  • Movie and Gaming analog EQ modes
  • XBass+ and XSpace restores bass and recreates lost soundstage

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Incredible Power. Uncompromising Clarity

Today the world is busy, fast, and full of noise. iFi knows the power of music, and the unrivaled clarity of the ZEN CAN 3 envelops you with raw, unadulterated emotion. Hear the crack of a voice, the crescendo of a chorus, the delicate whisper of a piano... every note delivered with breathtaking precision.

The ZEN CAN 3 ignites late-night listening sessions with its ability to effortlessly drive headphones from xMEMS-based IEMs to high-end planars. It delivers up to 2000mW output power through the same Class A circuitry found in their flagship iCAN Phantom. And with all-new analog EQ-modes, isolate yourself from the chaos of the outside world and allow for full immersion during intense gaming and movie marathons.

In a world full of noise, welcome to ZEN.

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Crisp Footsteps. Clear Voices. Future-Proof Features

Ever watched a movie and struggled with the dialogue during a critical scene? Incredibly frustrating, we know.

Enter Movie Mode, an EQ specifically designed to address the clarity of dialogue in streamed content, enabling you to fully immerse in the narrative without straining to decipher it.

Game Mode caters directly to the needs of those looking for any advantage during competitive play. Hearing even the faintest sounds give away an opponent’s position or signal an approaching threat. Game mode’s EQ enhances this aspect of gameplay by sharpening subtle, low-level sound effects, ensuring that every sound becomes more distinct and easier to pinpoint.

Finally, ZEN CAN 3 now supports IEMs using xMEMS, an innovative micro-speaker technology pushing the boundaries of headphone performance:

  • Ultra-fast mechanical response, 150x faster than a typical dynamic driver
  • Flat 2° phase response for more accurate sound reproduction
  • +/- 1° phase matching for more accurate spatial sound
  • Silicon speaker diaphragm, 95x more rigid than plastic, for reduced speaker break-up and less muddy midrange

By incorporating xMEMS amplification, ZEN CAN 3 can deliver the voltage required for optimal operation of this cutting-edge technology, bringing the power of xMEMS to a whole new audience and ensuring that you are ready for the future as it happens.

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Prodigious Power

With its impressive 2000mW output power, the ZEN CAN 3 offers a significant upgrade to the way you experience music through headphones, with unprecedented clarity and headroom. Its ability to handle dynamic peaks with ease means you can experience vivid, immersive and profoundly moving music. Whether it be planar magnetic headphones requiring more power for accuracy or high-impedance models needing ample current, the ZEN CAN 3 rises to the challenge.

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DSP-Free Purity

Unlike other audiophile offerings, ZEN CAN 3’s features are done with analog circuitry, as opposed to Digital Signal Processing (DSP) where audio is manipulated before being converted to true analog sound. Instead, the ZEN CAN 3 leverages the natural advantages of analog circuitry: it maintains the integrity of the sound, introduces less phase shift and distortion, and boasts a more natural-sounding adjustment of frequencies.

Specifications

  • Input Voltage: DC 5V/2.5A | AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Analog Inputs
    • RCA L/R: 2.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegΩ Zin
    • 3.5mm: 1.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegΩ Zin
    • 4.4mm BAL: 4.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 24kΩ Zin
  • Gain: 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-200kHz (-3dB)
  • Power: ~5W (no signal) | ~13W (max signal)
  • Dimensions: 6.2 "x 4.6" x 1.4”
  • Net Weight: 1.09 lbs
  • iFi 1 Year Limited Warranty

Headphone Out

  • Impedance: 4.4mm BAL <2Ω | 6.3mm <1Ω
  • Output (RMS)
    • 4.4mm BAL: >11.5V/2000mW @64Ω
    • 6.3mm: >7.2V/1600mW @32Ω
  • Output (MAX)
    • 4.4mm BAL: >15.1V/385mW @600Ω | >6.2V/1200mW @32Ω
    • 6.3mm: >7.6V/98mW @600Ω | >7.2V/1600mW @32Ω
  • xMEMS: 4.4mm BAL >21Vpp, 22Ω, 11V DC bias
  • SNR
    • 4.4mm BAL: ≥125dB (7.3V 4.4mm Input 0dB @ 600Ω)
    • 6.3mm: ≥122dB (1.9V Input 0dB @600Ω)
  • DNR: 4.4mm BAL: ≥119dB(A) @0dBFS | 6.3mm: ≥119dB(A) @0dBFS
  • THD+N
    • 4.4mm BAL: <0.006% (@360 mW/2.4V 16Ω)
    • 6.3mm: <0.006% (@100mW/1.27V 16Ω)

Line Out

  • Impedance: <200Ω
  • Output Level: 4Vrms (0dB 200kΩ load)
  • SNR: ≥125dB (7.3V 4.4mm Input 0dB @200kΩ)
  • DNR: ≥119dB(A)
  • THD+N: 0.006% (0dB 200kΩ load)

In the Box

  • ZEN CAN v3
  • RCA Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter
  • Quick Start Card + Instruction Card

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