Originally Posted by Nirmalanow
I just heard from Vincent at iFi, and he mentioned the Nano ICAN amp will have the X-Bass and 3D features of the bigger iCAN, along with a built in battery. If it sounds like it's big brother, that will be a nice combo. Although personally, I am happy with the external battery I found for my iCAN as I just use it as a transportable setup and do not need it to be more portable.
I just found this with more info:
I hope HiFi+ do not mind if I copy this:
"iFi Micro used CanJam to roll out its new nanoCan headphone amplifier (price TBA, but projected to fall under $200) and nanoDSD DAC (price TBA, but projected to fall under $200).
The nanoCAN essentially incorporates all of the control and sound shaping features of the iCAN, but in a smaller, battery-powered format that offers 150mW of output with a battery big enough to provide a whopping 60 hours of non-stop playback. Most importantly, the nanoCAN ostensibly preserves the iCAN’s terrific sound quality while offering a substantial drop in size and price.
The nanoDSD DAC, in turn, actually adds features vis-à-vis the iDAC, in that it provides what iFi terms “Advanced True Native DSD128/DXD/384 playback using (a) BurrBrown chipset.” What is more, the nanoDAC provides an 80mW headphone output along with conventional analogue outputs and it is said to be “iPhone/iPad/Smartphone” compatible."
Sounds nice enough. Normally "under 200" means 199, which sounds great for a portable iCAN, but I see power is WAY DOWN (almost cut to one third), so who knows what else is different?
I also send Vince at iFi an e-mail to see if he can give me more info.