Originally Posted by iFi audio
The Final Countdown
We are truly sorry…
We have shown the beta micro iDSD in Tokyo and Munich, everyone who saw it was amazed by it.
However, we have to hang our heads in shame.
We have let you all down, we were just unable to produce the micro iDSD with the same features as the beta unit shown in Tokyo and Munich.
Call it fate, it just wasn’t to be. The winners on this thread are not going to get anything close to the beta micro iDSD and neither are the people on the waiting list.
So here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…
The production micro iDSD is going to annihilate the beta micro iDSD!!!
The production micro iDSD is going to make the beta micro iDSD look like yesteryear technology!
Over the past few months, in a secure mountainside facility, the iFi skunkworks team has been burning the midnight oil, beavering away to bring you some absolutely stonking features in the forthcoming micro iDSD.
The nano iDSD has already blazed a trail. Well, the micro iDSD will be the most out of this world iFi product yet – the ground beneath the advanced DAC sector is already quaking.
The production micro iDSD is going take the audio sector to another level. Oh yes it is.
As we approach the official global launch of the micro iDSD (beginning of July), we are going to gradually announce the mind-blowing features of the production micro iDSD. All of the suggested features that were popular in this Crowd-Design thread we took to heart. We ran with them and then added a dash of “Factor X.”
The culmination of all this is that the micro iDSD is going to be a DAC headamp that will leave all others DACs floundering in its wake. Like a Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier in a sea of Ford-Class defence boats.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Final_Countdown_(film) (1980 movie)
The Fantastic Three
The features fall into two categories.
Category 1. "Outta this World." (OTW)
There are 3 and each is jaw-droppingly good. We shall give divulge them in ascending order of mind-blowingness.
But to make it fun because you like a challenge (and so do we), we will be giving out clues as to what they are. To begin with, the clues will be quite abstract but over the coming days/weeks, they will gradually zero in.
- Who will be the first to guess all 3 features?
- Will any of you be able to successfully guess all 3 “Outta this World” features before all the clues are out of the bag?
- hint: see the above picture for the first clue to OTW Feature #3
Category 2. "Super Duper” (SD)
Covers exclusive iFi features. Some are new, some have trickled-down from AMR, some are carried over from other iFi products which you guys on this Crowd-Design thread have voted for.
For sure, each and every single feature will allow you to squeeze so much sonic performance out of the cigarillo-sized micro iDSD that you not stop listening to music with the micro iDSD. You will just not stop grinning from ear to ear (no pun intended).
Today, looking at the final prototype of the micro iDSD, we still cannot believe how “feature-rich and sonically-stonking” the micro iDSD is going to be.
We are buzzed! Are you ready? We sure are!