iFi's multi award winning ZEN DAC has had an upgrade. The ZEN DAC V2 has everything you loved about the original ZEN DAC and now features the XMOS 16 core chip which allows the product to fully decode MQA and run DSD 256 on the same firmware due to the extra processing power of the chip. It also sports a new and improved low jitter clock.
This superb hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag. Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk with your much-loved headphones. Stylish enough to use in your home system as a USB DAC. Just add your favorite active speakers or amp.
The ZEN DAC supports PCM and DXD to 24-bit/384kHZ, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr Brown chip design. Our R&D maxes out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res. The ethereal music quality will leave you grinning ear to ear.
We’ve used a balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point. This makes it pretty special for the best sound quality. With super-low noise performance, it will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs. The ZEN DAC sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket. You get both headphone options.
|Input||USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)|
|Formats||44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384kHz PCM 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD 353/384KHz DXD|
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|Output||Audio RCA (UnBAL) — 2.1V fixed
1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 4.2V fixed
2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
|Zout||<= 100 Ohm (UnBAL)
<= 200 Ohm (BAL)
|SNR||< -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|DNR||> 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|THD+N||< 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|Output||6.3mm (UnBAL) — 1V / 3.3V max.
12 Ohm - 300 Ohm Headphone
4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 2V / 6.2V max.
12 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone
|Output Power||UnBAL > 280mW @ 32R, > 36mW @ 300R
BAL > 380mW @ 50R, > 70mW @ 600R
|Output Impedance||< 1 Ω (UnBAL/BAL)|
|THD & N||< 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)|
|SNR||> 113dBA (3.3V UnBAL / 6.2V BAL)|
|Power consumption||< 1.5W|
|Dimensions||117(l) x 100(w) x 30(h)mm|
|Weight||491g (1.08 lbs)|
|Warranty period||12 months|