iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label (TOUR details - PAGE 12 / TOUR participants - page 26 post #386)
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iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label
Supercharge your mobile music!


In a nutshell, the nano iDSD Black label is...
  • an MQA compatible DAC/headphone amp that can be both portable or home-based.
  • an MQA compatible DAC/headphone amp which drives headphones up to 600Ohm and will work with an amp or active speakers via the 3.5mm line out.




As soon as the original, award winning nano iDSD appeared on the market in 2014, it changed the game for portable DACs.
  • One of the world’s first battery-powered DAC to be compatible with iPhone and Android phones
  • It offered full high-resolution audio playback and supported DXD and DSD formats
  • And it offered a high-power headphone output
The nano iDSD Black Label will change the game again.



Building on previous nano models, it has the same stunning matt black and burnt orange detailing as its big brother, the micro iDSD. With much of the same internals, it is portable yet mighty.

Powerful. Convenient. Flexible.

With 10 times more power than an iPhone, it can drive any set of headphones with aplomb, and, with a battery life of over 10 hours, you can take it with you wherever you go. Sonics are unsurpassed and listening is pure joy.


Supercharge your mobile music.

The new BL is one of the most high resolution DACs on the market plus we’ve added MQA authentication to give you even more file choice. Just connect your smartphone and experience a level of Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music like never before.

There is no doubt that the new BL punches above its class.

A real power house
Powerful dual-mono HPA/analogue stage with 285mW headphone amplifier (max output power 32R) with exemplary signal/ground circuitry and cherry-picked components.



S-Balanced Technology
This provides full benefit of balanced outputs when used with headphones and IEMs fitted with balanced wiring with low noise and distortion. Cuts crosstalk in half even for unbalanced headphones.



Burr-Brown True Native chipset
Burr-Brown True Native DAC up to DSD 256/DXD384/PCM384kHz.



ZeroJitter Lite®
Low jitter crystal clock – separate crystal oscillators for 44.1 and 48khz based audio. This is sourced from AMR and has the iFiiPurifier built-in.

Ten hours of pure portable bliss
On-the-go, the Lithium Polymer battery gives the nano iDSD Black Label 10 hours of non-stop music enjoyment.



The MQA revolution
The nano iDSD Black Label is the first iFi product to be MQA compatible and joins the revolution




Specification:


Dynamic Range (Line) > 109db(A)
THD & N (0dBFS Line) < 0.004%
Output Voltage (Line) > 2.15V
Output Impedance (Zout) < 240Ω
Channel Separation > 99dB (@ 1kHz)
Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit

(Headamp Section)

Dynamic Range (HPA & DAC)
> 109dB(A) @ 3V (Normal out)
> 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (High Sensitivity Out) With iEMatch®

THD &N (@ 125mW/30R)
< 0.005%

Max. Output (<10% THD)
> 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Normal out) 20mW
> 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Normal out) 285mW
> 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Normal out) 200mW

Output Impedance (Zout)
<=1Ω (Normal Sensitivity Output)
<=4Ω (High Sensitivity iEMatch® Out)

Channel Separation
> 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Normal out) (1kHz)
> 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Normal out) (1kHz



The nano iDSD Black Label is US$199 (ex-tax) or €249/£199 (incl. VAT).

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Nov 2, 2017 at 9:35 PM Post #2 of 1,004

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Looks very interesting! Looking forward to trying this out.
 
Nov 2, 2017 at 9:42 PM Post #3 of 1,004

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Like wise!
 
Nov 2, 2017 at 9:59 PM Post #5 of 1,004

Makiah S

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Dual Mono Design AND burr brown Dac Chip Set is a nice touch! Curious about the S-Balanced as well, is it a dual function port? Safe to handle both balanced 3.5mm and SE 3.5mm inputs
 
Nov 2, 2017 at 10:02 PM Post #6 of 1,004

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It seems it would benefit balanced 3.5 mm TRRS wiring if i am not mistaken.
 
Nov 2, 2017 at 10:15 PM Post #7 of 1,004

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When will these be available for purchase? Sign me up!!!!
 
Nov 3, 2017 at 7:03 AM Post #8 of 1,004

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This is what i've been waiting for! A smaller version of the micro BL.

Time to head down to my fave shop to audition this item!
 
Nov 3, 2017 at 11:18 AM Post #10 of 1,004

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Dang... getting my DragonFly Red today. How I think I should send it back and wait for this.
 

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