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post #16 of 226

Also what about the powered monitor (iMon?) Any teaser info that you can give us about it?

post #17 of 226

You know what would be a great feature for the DAC/Amp....an SD card slot so that the unit could also be a stand alone music server. Kind of like the Resonessence Invicta. It would be cool to be able to set this up say next to the bed at night without having to have a computer or other source nearby.

 

That would be a truly all in one desktop unit.

post #18 of 226

i like the front faceplate idea. i hope there's an option to dim it very low or turn it off altogether, though. what i also like is that BT is built-in - a nice way to use my phone to stream tunes without having more wires to connect. i know the geek pulse system has an external BT device, but built-in is much cleaner.

 

i see they're going with their TI/Burr Brown chipset, which is going anti-ESS Sabre. i'm curious to see what the reviews will be for this amp/DAC. i like the fact that there are other options for DSD decoding other than the Sabre stuff, which seems to be omnipresent...

post #19 of 226

Hi All,

 

You are all invited to the Crowd-Design (not Crowd-Funding) party here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/ifi-skunkworks-micro-idsd-crowd-design-by-you-for-you/30

 

The top 10 most-valuable contributors to the features of the micro iDSD will receive a brand-spanking new, super-hot micro iDSD. See you there!

 

thank you


Edited by iFi audio - 3/27/14 at 3:38am
post #20 of 226
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

Hi All,

You are all invited to the Crowd-Design (not Crowd-Funding) party here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/ifi-skunkworks-micro-idsd-crowd-design-by-you-for-you/30

The top 10 most-valuable contributors to the features of the micro iDSD will receive a brand-spanking new, super-hot micro iDSD. See you there!

thank you
So that's for the micro. Any more info on the mini line of products?
post #21 of 226
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So that's for the micro. Any more info on the mini line of products?

 

Hi,

 

Latest is the micro iDSD will hit the streets early July.

 

Judging by the volume of FB, HF and email response so far, we think we may well run a similar Crowd-Design project for the mini iDSD. We have already rec'd some cool requests that we hadn't thought of.

post #22 of 226
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I suppose it will be suitable for sensitive IEMs as well?

 

With the nano iDSD sales and the micro iDSD Crowd-Design project, we have found IEMs are the most popular, especially ones that are high-sensitivity, design straight for iPhones.

 

We will try our best to make it suitable for all but the further up, the more headphones dominate vis-a-vis IEMs.

 

But keep thinking on this as design inputs are invaluable and much appreciated.

post #23 of 226
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post


So that's for the micro. Any more info on the mini line of products?

 

Hi,

 

Coming later this year, sometime after the micro iDSD because that is our top-priority at the moment.

 

cheers

post #24 of 226

Maybe another idea for the mini is DLNA support if this has not been mention already.

post #25 of 226
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Maybe another idea for the mini is DLNA support if this has not been mention already.

 

Hi,

 

Noted with thanks.

 

The mini iDSD will rock - for sure!

post #26 of 226

In addition to the possible DLNA feature I mention it should be capable of gapless playback otherwise you will not heard the end of this. I personally do not have much of a issue on this but heated debate by others.

 

My second request. even more important is having the Mini DSD to remember filter settings. I received my Nano iDSD and found I like the minimum phase setting for PCM and the expansive mode for DSD. I do not like to keep flipping switches all the time. Easy to hear the difference.

 

My third request is dimable display even off position.

post #27 of 226
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

In addition to the possible DLNA feature I mention it should be capable of gapless playback otherwise you will not heard the end of this. I personally do not have much of a issue on this but heated debate by others.

 

My second request. even more important is having the Mini DSD to remember filter settings. I received my Nano iDSD and found I like the minimum phase setting for PCM and the expansive mode for DSD. I do not like to keep flipping switches all the time. Easy to hear the difference.

 

My third request is dimable display even off position.

Hi John,

 

Noted and we have passed onto the R&D people. If you look at the AMR machines, they have the recommended filter by default and the customer can switch out of these. It is likely that the iFi components will also see a similar setup.

post #28 of 226

Any info on the iMon?

 

really interested

 

from the looks of it, seem like a design similar to those studio monitor where both L/R speakers needs to be powered separately because both L/R speaker has a set of built-in amplifier inside and the volume control is made possible with a preamp like iTube or nano iDSD? rather than master and slave powered speaker design where the amplifier is only in one of the speaker.

post #29 of 226

T-minus 1 day: Crowd-Design (NOT Crowd-Funding) of the micro iDSD


Guys and gals. ONE more day left for all entries to be submitted. There are a few who have contributed a heck of a lot but at the other end, there are some neck and neck entries.

It is really difficult to to pick those at the moment as it is a real close-call.

If you are one of those, keep chiming in as it is likely to make a difference.

See you on the other side!
http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/t-minus-1-day-idsd-micro-crowd-design-this-dac-hp-amp-is-beyond-awesome-some-last-minute-entries

post #30 of 226

Hi All,

 

micro iDSD Crowd-Design (latest update: 16th April)

See this poll:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/idsd-micro-crowd-design-phase-2-desktop-vs-portable-listening-poll-open-to-everyone-5-ipurifiers-up-for-grabs

 

 

 

What % of your listening is Desktop vs Portable? (click on ONE answer)

 

This poll will close next Tuesday 22nd April.

 

Please click on ONE answer. (you do have to be a HF member).

 

We will put all the names into a hat and 5 names out of the hat will receive an iPurifier (from their local dealer). The iPurifier placed at the USB port of the DAC, audibly improves sonics by filtering out grunge on the audio+power lines.

 

More details here:

http://ifi-audio.com/en/iPurifier.html

 

Thank you for voting AND for noting your moniker in a post.

 

It seems the poll only shows the number of voters and not the actual voters.

 

Keep it up and we welcome your family and friends!

 

Chance of a free iPurifier? - heck yes!

 

:atsmile: 

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