The New iQube V5 is coming!!
Is the iQube reinvented? Yes it is!!!
After a long period of silence from the iQube front we can proudly announce the introduction of a brand new iQube, the V5.
What have we done? Well, nearly everything!!
And that is why we go from V3 to V5, so many changes, such fabulous improvements, we had to skip the V4 number.
Being awarded many years in row and by many for being best in class, best in transparency it was time to redevelop the iQube’s famous class D output stage. Bruno Putzeys, well known from Hypex and the first iQube’s, together with Bart van der Laan have surpassed themselves in doing so!!
Bruno has reengineered the output stage and it is now capable of driving even the most difficult headphones, like a Sennheiser HD800 or BeyerDynamic DT770. Bart on his turn has developed a full new iQube. We changed everything, literally, including the PC board. We went for a four layer medical grade type.
Here it is in a glance
- New class D output stages
- New power supply based on a Lithium Ion cell, more power driven, more than double in play time, digital controlled charging stage
- Full new digital section capable of any signal you can think of, yes DSD single dual rate DoP
- Floored noise level, by means of a new PC board and redesigned analogue sections
- Full new digital controlled user interface by means of embedded software and coloured LED’s
- Is there something we did not change? Yes there is! We did not change the looks!
- The casing design will remain the same although we succeeded in decreasing the weight yet further.
Is there something we did not change? Yes there is J. We did not change the looks!
The casing design will remain the same although we succeeded in decreasing the weight yet further.
The specs at a glance:
- THD+n at 200mV output (typ) 0.0045%, max output 0.025%
- Frequency response @ 200mV into a 16 ohm load: Analogue input 5 – 50kHz (-1dB)
- Power 160mW_16 ohm, 80mW_32 ohm, 12mW_200 ohm
- Zout: <0.1 ohm @ f<5kHz, <1,5 ohm @ 20kHz
- Output noise: 7uV (unweighted)
- DAC type CS4392, 24 bit delta sigma, 114dB dynamic range
- USB PCM audio 24 bit 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz asynchronous
- DSD single (DSD64) and dual Rate (DSD128) over DoP (0x05/0xFA) and dCS (0xAA)
- Analogue input >= 40hr playtime
- Digital input >= 12hr playtime
And when will this all come to market? As we have now entered the final prototyping stage we think we can start production around springtime 2014, so we expect first sales around spring/summer 2014.
Price point? Still hard to say but it will probably be around the $699 mark.
Keep posted and visit us for regular updates.
Some Board Teaser Pics:)