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
THE ION-001 IONIZER RETRICTS THR GENERATION OF OZONE BY CONTROLLING THE POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE PROPERLY, AND IS DISIGNED TO HAVE A CONCENTRATION OF 0.01 PPM OR LESS. THEREFORE, THERE IS NO CONCERN SUCHNAS OXIDATION BY OZNE.
THE IONIZER ITSELF HAS A LIFETIME (APPROXIMATELY)AMOUNT OF IONS AFTER 10,000 HOURS OF USE). PLEASE TURN OFF THE POWER WHEN NOT USING THE IONIZER, IT TAKES ABOUT 10 YEARS TO USE 10,000 HOURS FOR 3 HOURS EVERY DAY.
THE CHARGE DEGREE OF THE RECOORD DIFFERS DEPENDING ON THE ENVIRONMENT SUCH AS TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY .
DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER OR STICK INTO THE IONIZER OULTET AS IF MAY CAUSE A MALFUNCTION.
SIZE: 84MM X 84MM X 250MM
INPUT VOLTAGE: DC12V (AC100V-240V0
NUMBER OF IONIZERS: POSITIVE (+) ION X 2 NEGATIVE (-) X 2
AMOUNT OF OZONE: LESS THAN 0.01PPM
SIGNAL OUTPUT PHONO- ELECTRIC CONVERSION
OUTPUT SIGNAL LEVEL 500mV AND MORE (at Equalizer output)
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB AND MORE
NEEDLE PRESSURE 1.6g--1.8g (1.7g is Recommended)
Stylus Elliptical needle
Body Material Aluminum
RATED OUTPUT VOLTAGE 500mV (1KhZ)
INPUT TERMINAL RCA TERMINAL (2 OUTPUT BY THE SWITCH SWITCHING)
OUTPUT TERMINAL RCA TERMINAL
SIZE 200W X 70H X 160D (MM)
IMPEDANCE 120 ohm
Cleaning cycle: 5 minutes
Dimensions: 33cm wide x 20cm deep x 27cm high
Weight (empty): 5,5 kg
Water capacity: 4,5 Litres, cleaning concentrate 20 ml
Manufacturer’s guarantee: 2 years / Made in Germany
Formats supported: DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
Digital Inputs: USB 3.0 type ’A’
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
Headphone Outputs: Balanced 4.4mm
Single-Ended S-Balanced 3.5mm
Power Output: 2.0V/400 mW @ 16 Ohm
Battery: Lithium-polymer 2200mAh
Power System: Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current
Power (max): <2W idle, 4W max
Dimensions: 102(l) x 70(w) x 14(h) mm Weight: 125g (0.28 lbs)
High-resolution wireless streamer.
This ultra-affordable hi-res Bluetooth® streamer enables you to chillax in style. Just add smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac.
Chill. Relax. Enjoy.
You only achieve true ZEN when totally chilled. We’ve given you peace of mind (and pocket) with the ZEN Blue.
Whether you’re a Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music lover or totally prefer Tidal, the ZEN Blue will deliver fabulously flawless music to suit your mood via breathtaking hi-res Bluetooth®.
Hi-res to the nth degree.
All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported.
This includes Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD, LDAC and HWA, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively, AAC, Apple’s favoured format and SBC, the standard Bluetooth® codec.
Phew! This means every possible source device is covered, at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification.
Not all Bluetooth is created equal.
Have utter confidence in the sound quality of the ZEN Blue.
It uses Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, and the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data.
There ESS Sabre DAC chip is there to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion.
Banish standard ‘Bluetooth Blues’ with the iFi hi-res implementation.
Enjoy. Your way.
Chill with the best of both worlds.
Analogue – connect via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input.
Digital – use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input; your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.
Balanced design is special indeed.
The analogue output stage is balanced, not normaaly seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise interference/crosstalk. This equals more ZEN in our book.
It has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and thus is compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems.
All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK. All fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie.
Go and grab yourself one today. And ZEN out…
The Black Pearl incorporates a tried and reliable cartridge body with an improved cantilever and the same spherical stylus as the Oyster. This combination gives an overall richer output, including greater channel separation and a wider frequency response that pushes the listening experience to the next level.
Design Acoustics All-In-One Kit
1) Cartridge Weight Gauge
2) Anti-static Vinyl Brush
3) Cartridge-needle cleaning Brush
4) Cartridge Screws
5) Flat-Head Screw Driver
6) Cleaning Soft Cloth
7) VTA Guage
8) Level Gauge