Mobile reference DAC/ head amp
Fully balanced 4.4mm outputs with 4,100mW output
Devilishly deep bass reproduction and unbelievable resolution
New PureWave ultra-low THD circuit design - THD 0.002% (BAL), 0.001% (SE)
Packed full of audiophile-grade parts and state of the art features, it would be sinful to miss it.
Dual DAC with 8 channels
32/768kHz and DSD512 with MQA decoder
Ultra-low noise, low distortion, (0.00006%) OC2028 OpAmp
S/pDIF in (3.5mm and Optical)
Dedicated USB-C charging port with BC1.2 fast-charge
Comes with the new iFi Traveller carry case and:
Square to round fibre conversion head
USB-Type A to Type-C cable
6.35 to 3.5 converter
5.5* 2.1 female to Type-C power cable
4.4mm to Twin XLR cable
Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type A “OTG” Socket
(USB2.0 compatible/with iPurifier® technology built-in)
S/PDIF (3.5m coaxial/optical)
Output balanced: 4.4mm SE: 6.3mm/RCADAC
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD, PCM DAC by Dual-core Burr Brown
Clock Ultra low jitter GMT Femtosecond Clock
DSD Extreme/Extended/Standard Bandwidth
DXD Bit-Perfect Processing
Dynamic Range (Line) >117db(A)
THD & N (0dBFS Line) <0.003%
Output Voltage (Line) >2V
Output Impedance <240Ω
Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit
Headphone Power Output
Turbo Mode Power (max) 10.0V/4,100 mW
Power (continuous) >1,560 mW @ 64 Ohm
>166 mW @ 600 Ohm
Normal mode Power (max) 5.5V/1,900 mW
Power (continuous) >100 mW @ 300 Ohm
>950 mW @ 32 Ohm
Eco mode Power (max) 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm
Power (continuous) >250 mW @ 16 Ohm
Dynamic Range (HP) >115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)
THD &N (HP 500mW/16R) < 0.008%
Output Voltage (HP) >10V (Turbo Mode)
Output Impedance <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
Maximum Output Power 4,100 mW @ 16 Ohm Load
Continuous Output Power 1,000 mW @ 64 Ohm Load
Battery Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
Power System charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant
up to1500mA charging current
Dimensions 172 x 67 x 27 mm 6.8" x 2.6" x 1.1"
Weight 295 g (0.65 Ibs)
The ‘magic’ of tubes from solid-state.
Our Class A TubeState® technology is the result of nearly four decades of research of our Chief Designer, Thorsten Loesch, on tube and transistor gear.
The key is not to add distortion, but to avoid certain types of distortion. Once it is understood that specific distortions are endemic to solid-state circuitry and are pernicious with respect to subjective sound quality, we eliminate these from solid-state circuitry, without adding on tube-like distortion and noise.
Read more in our Tech Note.
Precisely match up LP equalisation!
Listen to vinyl recordings in the original and correct way. When so much is invested in an audio system, to leave out the final few percent of correctly matching the equalisation to the LP is almost sacrilege.
Our list of LP recommendations with their precise EQ curve will show you how using the correct EQ curve makes one heck of a difference! We reckon you probably have some of our picks in your collection.
Discover more about the history of recordings and EQ curves here.
Look, mum. No output coupling capacitor.
Direct Drive Servoless® is an important element of the audiophile experience, which is not visible in measurements but is quite audible.
Unlike a standard phono stage design, the iPhono3 Black Label continues the special design tradition of being direct coupled (i.e. no coupling capacitor) from cartridge to output and it does so without requiring a conventional DC servo.
In the iPhono3 Black Label the unique DC-Infinity circuit boosts the circuits DC gain to approach infinity (it is approximately 1 trillion one million times one million; 1012).
Once the feedback loop is closed, this near-infinite DC gain cancels all offset voltages to deliver a direct-coupled output with 0V DC offset. The key to the DC-Infinity circuit is that it only changes the gain below approx. 0.01Hz, while leaving the AC behaviour of the circuit at higher frequencies unchanged, injecting neither noise nor distortion into the audio signal.
Any noise and distortion of the DC-Infinity circuit happens at the same signal level as the output signal and is by design around 100 times less than the noise and distortion of the actual amplifier circuit, so compared to the actual phono stage noise and distortion it effectively disappears.
Nichion audio-grade capacitors, Panasonic OSCON/ECPU capacitors, MELF resistors, TDK C0G capacitors…the list goes on.
The iPhono3 Black Label is jam-packed. Take a look at its internals. Read more here.
Brand new power supply tech to power the iPhono3 Black Label.
iPower X. What’s not to love?
Frequency Response 10Hz – 100KHz (±0.3dB) 20Hz – 20kHz (±0.2dB)
Dynamic Range MM (36dB): > 108dB (A-weighted) MC (60dB): > 106dB (A-weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio MM (36dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 5mV) MC (60dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 0.5mV)
Overload Margin MM (36dB): > 26dB (re. 5mV, @ 1% THD) MC (60dB): > 22dB (re 0.5mV, @ 1% THD)
Crosstalk <-71dB (1KHz)
Maximum undistorted output 7V (Load >= 600 Ohm, THD <=1%)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.005% (MM 36dB 1V out 600R Load)
Output Impedance <100Ω
Input Voltage AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption < 5W. Use with iPower X (15v) do NOT use any other power supply.
Dimensions 6.2' x 2.3' x 1.1' / 158 x 58 x 28 mm
Weight 0.58 lbs / 265 g
In order to improve upon the sector-defining original iPhono, whilst keeping in essence the same design philosophy, our design team went back to the beginning and designed a ground-up, new iPhono2. The design, circuitry, the parts, the specifications and most important of all, the sonic performance meant the end justified the means.
The iCAN – Special Edition is a ‘specially-tuned’ version of the top-selling micro iCAN. Sonically, it boasts Class A, DirectDrive® and TubeState®. Features wise, it features a newly-refined XBass®, 3D Holographic® for headphones and 0dB, 12dB and 24dB Gain adjustment. Powered by the all-new iPower (15V), the special Turbo headamp® circuit pumps out 4,000mW to drive even the most demanding of headphones.
Creating a one-box-fits-all-headphones amplifier was a challenge. That’s because headphones are a diverse lot. So when our engineers designed the new iCAN, they didn’t start with the amplifier; they started with the headphones.
Unlike traditional headphone amplifiers, the design of the iCAN is based on the whole gamut of headphones. This atypical approach has bestowed upon the iCAN a unique ability to realise the full potential of each and every headphone.
First and foremost, it was designed for the finest sound quality. With XBass you hear deeper, richer and cleaner bass. The 3D Holographic Sound system creates headphone-based music that is free-flowing rather than restricted.
The iDAC was good. It was very good and cultivated a very loyal following among customers and reviewers alike.
The iDAC2 is the all-new 2015 version. It is a totally new design that has drawn upon the widespread praise garnered by the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.