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post #496 of 2341
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 


The prototype only sounds like this:

 

....YUMMY!!!  (good call Roamling)

 

Now - who is gonna be the first person to guess WHY we specifically chose this type of donut (hint, not just standard donut)?

 

We are feeling good about ourselves as the micro iDSD just made it to Japan and will depart for Germany. More will become evident soon.
 

 

Vince was chatting away to Thorsten, explaining how hilarious some of the name ideas for the new Attenuator are. Thorsten was supposed to be busy testing an industrial hole punch they've been working on (New sideline IFI are moving into. It's called the I-hole) As Thorsten was distracted by the hilarious conversation he roared with laughter slipped on a banana skin that just happened to be on the floor, fell onto the I-hole, which just happened to be next to the prototype and accidentally stuck a whopping great big hole in it, hence the picture of the donut with a hole in the middle.

 

Simples!

 

What is my prize? 

post #497 of 2341

you guys are so excited it takes three  ??? :eek:

 

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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 


The prototype only sounds like this:

 

....YUMMY!!!  (good call Roamling)

 

Now - who is gonna be the first person to guess WHY we specifically chose this type of donut (hint, not just standard donut)?

 

We are feeling good about ourselves as the micro iDSD just made it to Japan and will depart for Germany. More will become evident soon.
 


Edited by Dixter - 5/8/14 at 2:35pm
post #498 of 2341

I was thinking of yummy donuts all day... really

 

Then went shopping this evening and found one that looks like one of the three ifi mystery donuts! I could not resist to buy it and take a bite even before making a photo of it....:confused_face:

 

So whatever idea is hidden behind the pink donut... I take it!

 

 


Edited by roamling - 5/8/14 at 11:20am
post #499 of 2341
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 


The prototype only sounds like this:

 

....YUMMY!!!  (good call Roamling)

 

Now - who is gonna be the first person to guess WHY we specifically chose this type of donut (hint, not just standard donut)?

 

We are feeling good about ourselves as the micro iDSD just made it to Japan and will depart for Germany. More will become evident soon.
 

Pretty cryptic Vince.  Is it to demonstrate there are layers of 'flavour'?

post #500 of 2341
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Pretty cryptic Vince.  Is it to demonstrate there are layers of 'flavour'?


Oooooooh. Really warm. There are actually several different angles rather than just 1. So it wouldnt be too specific for you guys to have to nail.

 

Okay, a bit more for you...

 


 


We'll keep it a coming.

post #501 of 2341
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post


Oooooooh. Really warm. There are actually several different angles rather than just 1. So it wouldnt be too specific for you guys to have to nail.


Okay, a bit more for you...





 




We'll keep it a coming.

Ok then, your standard donut has one hole and is delicious, those donuts have the same one hole but many other options, like sprinkles, icing, different colours. Similarly the idsd micro has standard outputs (holes) but they themselves have different options, X-bass, 3d, digital filters as well as the ability to morph from outputs to inputs!

Btw -I love the combo coax in/out and optical in port, that was one of my suggestions on my wishlist,
post #502 of 2341
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Btw -I love the combo coax in/out and optical in port, that was one of my suggestions on my wishlist,
me, too. This feature is pretty cool, and makes great use of the limited space.
post #503 of 2341

My impatience got the better of me. I placed an order for the iDSD nano yesterday :) Hopefully that will hold me over until the iDSD mini is released. I really want me some balanced outputs, lol

post #504 of 2341
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My impatience got the better of me. I placed an order for the iDSD nano yesterday :) Hopefully that will hold me over until the iDSD mini is released. I really want me some balanced outputs, lol

i'm excited about the mini, too. i'm sure they'll be taking some of tech from the AMR-DP777 and making it a bit more wallet-friendly...and i, too, want me some balanced outputs!


Edited by kugino - 5/10/14 at 3:18am
post #505 of 2341
Thread Starter 

The "Meaty Monster" Attacks Headphone Festival 2014 Spring by FUJIYA-AVIC

Google translate - so we keep the articles original but you will sure get the gist!


 


 

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1405/11/news009_2.html


 

"The world premier of" top wing was (company) Portable DAC of British iFI-Audio a "micro iDSD". The DAC that is equipped with two a customized chip of Burr-Brown, for a wide range of hi-res file, the official announcement from the British iFI has not yet been done, but, PCM system to 384kHz/32bit you check the back of the product, and there is a description of DSD 256 (12.4MHz). By a built-in battery of 3200mAh further, "about twice the nano iDSD Do not be driven"


 


 


 

and


 

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140510_647698.html


 

new DAC of iFI-Audio "micro iDSD"

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micro iDSD

 iFI-Audio was the world premiere at the festival headphone DAC built a prototype portable headphone amplifier "micro iDSD". We are targeting the launch of the summer, price is undecided, "Do not go until Odai (100,000 yen)" It's expected.

 As "(monster full of Miti Monster = contents) Meaty Monster", British iFI-Audio has developed, DAC uses the "dual core 4 signal bar Brown DAC chip". Corresponding not only PCM, also playback of DSD / DXD file.

 In addition to operating as a USB DAC, it has a coaxial digital input / output terminals, can be connected to the portable player with a digital output. With one system standard terminal, headphone output is also available analog audio output of the RCA. I have a built-in battery of 3,000 mAh so portable amplifier.

 DSD support 2.8MHz (DSD64) / 5.6MHz the (DSD128). Sing the officially supported at this time it's up to 5.6MHz, except that there is also a character shows the DSD 11.2MHz corresponding "DSD256" on the back, tried by preparing a 11.2MHz DSD file actually in this exhibition, reproduction that could be. But DSD256 little support, micro iDSD portables even seem capable of processing in hardware but also in the stationary machine.

 listen of micro iDSD also possible, and has been popular with visitors.


 

We also blogged this on the brand-spanking new iFi website!

http://ifi-audio.com/audio_blog/little-monster-is-big-news-the-micro-idsd-from-headphone-festival-2014-spring-by-fujiya-avic/


 


Edited by iFi audio - 5/12/14 at 9:30am
post #506 of 2341
Thread Starter 

Some more pics....cant let the Japan press have all the exclusive!

 


 


 


 


This the unit that is going to Germany, the High-End Show at Munich this Thurs>Sun. If you are in that neck of the woods, you are welcome in Atrium 4, room E109.

 

Bring your own headphones or listen using the Audeze LCD-2s or another nice headphone that we use.
 

post #507 of 2341
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This the unit that is going to Germany, the High-End Show at Munich this Thurs>Sun. If you are in that neck of the woods, you are welcome in Atrium 4, room E109.

Bring your own headphones or listen using the Audeze LCD-2s or another nice headphone that we use.

 

That is one fine looking piece. Can't wait to hear it. Need to start saving. 100,000 yen, approx £600, is that around the price point?
Edited by Turrican2 - 5/12/14 at 10:17am
post #508 of 2341
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

The "Meaty Monster" Attacks Headphone Festival 2014 Spring by FUJIYA-AVIC

Google translate - so we keep the articles original but you will sure get the gist!



 

 

681 MB for a 4 minute song! there are some bits and bobs on there for sure :cool:

post #509 of 2341
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Originally Posted by Turrican2 View Post

That is one fine looking piece. Can't wait to hear it. Need to start saving. 100,000 yen, approx £600, is that around the price point?
I thought the micro was going to be around USD $500...maybe with some of the new additions the price had to increase a bit...but $1000 would be quite a jump up.
post #510 of 2341
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I thought the micro was going to be around USD $500...maybe with some of the new additions the price had to increase a bit...but $1000 would be quite a jump up.

ouch. true. at least based on the 100k yen stated above. That's gonna hurt wallets.  Wondering what will the mini cost then?  Vincent, can you comment on the pricing - a ballpark figure would be nice to know so we can start breaking piggy banks ;)

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