The original ZEN CAN, iFi's all-analog headphone amp, excelled at driving demanding headphone loads with its balanced circuit design, extremely low distortion, and exceptional sonics. The ZEN CAN Signature takes this design further, featuring enhanced circuitry and audiophile-grade components.
Its balanced, symmetrical dual-mono circuitry can deliver 1890mW (11.0V) into 64Ω loads and offer over 15V to loads of 600Ω or higher, all through its balanced output.
Laptops and smartphones typically have a low power output of less than 1.0V. With a quality pair of headphones, you often find yourself running out of power, never truly experiencing their full potential.
Connect your laptop, phone, or DAC to the ZEN CAN Signature and plug in your headphones. Delivering 50 times more power, you’ll finally hear what you’ve been missing. But the ZC Signature offers more than just power: it delivers warm and exceptional sound quality due to its Class A discrete balanced circuitry, inherited from the flagship Pro iCAN headphone amplifier.
The ZEN CAN Signature offers a range of input options including stereo RCA, 3.5mm SE, and 4.4mm Balanced inputs, making it versatile enough to connect with your laptops, phones, or DACs.
For output, it provides a 4.4mm Balanced option for headphones that support it. It also features a 6.3mm jack for headphones with standard SE connectors. If you’re using earphones with a 3.5mm plug, a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter is included.
The unit also includes an analog balanced output on the back panel, ideal for connecting active speakers via a 4.4mm to XLR adapter. As the ZEN CAN Signature is fully balanced and dual-mono circuit design, this is the recommended output option.
The ZEN CAN Signature employs a military-spec PCB to enhance signal integrity. It also incorporates audiophile-grade components:
Unlike other headphone amplifiers that come with standard power supplies like those for notebooks, the ZEN CAN Signature includes the iFi iPower2 power supply. This features Active Noise Cancellation II to eliminate all incoming EMI and RFI noise, ensuring a clean and clear audio experience. The iPower2 is exceptional being more than 10 times quieter than standard power supplies, but to further reduce system interference, consider the DC iPurifier2 as well as the iPowerX power supply.