New iQube V3 soon to be introduced!
Proudly we can announce that we are in de last phase of designing a new iQube Version 3.
The new iQube V3 will be added to the products already available (V1 and V2).
The following is the preliminary spec:
3.5mm (4-pole) SPDIF
Coaxial SPDIF input (via provided accessory cable)
Mini USB digital
Automatic digital detection on the 3.5mm input
and a rear side switch for selecting between 3.5 – USB or optical input
Several USB sample rates conversion, max up to 48kHz
Full Hi-Res SPDIF inputs, 192/24
Tentlabs ultra low jitter special clock design. All clocks (including the Class D clock) will be synchronized for optimum sound performance
The mechanical specification is the same as V2
The unit can be charged through mini USB, independently of input selection
Non user-replaceable AAA chargeable batteries used
Volume knob indicator
Digital signal lock indication via ON/OFF LED
Further it will be the same electrical specification as the present iQube since they share the same class D amplifier stage.
Several improvements were made with regards to enhance the overall performance. Amongst other we have selected new digital components and we have changed several capacitors to better specced ones in the analogue circuitry.
An on-board microprocessor has been added with own customized software for several control functions. For example to better control the charging cycle and the USB recognition of the iQube by both MAC and PC. The front LED’s are also controlled by the µp and it controls the ON/OFF switching behavior.
The 3.5mm input connector is a 4-pole mini and where the 4th pole is for the digital SPDIF input and the other 3 the analogue input. An accessory SPDIF cable 4-pole to female cinch comes standard with the iQube V3.
The sales price target is 575 euro inc VAT, 483 euro ex VAT for international sales.
Introduction October/November 2011 time frame. Keep in touch with qables.com for the final, confirmed start sales date.
We will for sure announce an introduction promotion deal!!!
Here are some computer render pics.