New launch - iFi audio iSILENCER3.0
Oct 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 101
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Accessories > iSilencer3.0​

The iSilencer3.0 address the issue of noise at the source, the ​
USB
 port. As​
USB
 is bi-directional, it makes sense to pay attention here and the iSilencer3.0 with ANC technology cuts noise by 40dB or 100x.​
Active Noise Cancellation®.
Fighter jet technology now cornerstone.​
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USB3.0 technology.
iFi only does it to the nth degree.​
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REBalance® the USB signal.
Because the USB signal should be balanced.​
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iSilencer3.0® does what it says.
Silences jitter and packet errors.​
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The iSilencer3.0® is an instant upgrade for all ​
USB
 ports; it adds the following features to the ​
USB
 ports: ​
1. Active Noise Cancellation® technology​
2. Reduce ​
jitter
 + packet errors​
3. REbalance® the ​
USB
 signal​
4. USB3.0 technology for optimal transfer The iSilencer3.0® is the most direct and simple upgrade for any ​
USB
 port, it lowers noise/RFI/EMI by up to 40dB or 100x.​
It is ideal for the home and on-the-go improvement of all devices connected to the ​
USB
 port, e.g. Computer Servers, Mixers, Hard drives etc. Regardless of the system; from US$10,000 to US$100, the iSilencer3.0® terminates noise, in its tracks.​
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Active Noise Cancellation​
®​
 by AMR/iFi now rolling out across the range​
Active Noise Cancellation® by AMR/iFi is in-house technology developed to cut out noise in a very significant way in the audio field. It is now the bedrock of iFi signal/power products because…..they need to address the issue of noise in both signal and power situations.​
What is the Active Noise Cancellation circuit design?​
Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. It is now a cornerstone of the ever-improving iFi ​
USB
 audio technology, looking for new products to feature ANC® ,and ANC+®.​
An air defence radar is transmitting at a certain frequency; the signal is bouncing off the aircraft; a receiver on board the aircraft picks up the signal and a computer analyses its base frequency/modulations and an identical, out-of-phase signal is generated by an on board system to cancel out the enemy radar signal.​
By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect ‘antidote’ for power supply noise, the bane of ​
USB
 audio.​
ANC® measured, noise drops by 100 times or 40dB in comparison to the Common Noise Filter. Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is enhanced several levels.​
100x
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Multiple iSilencer3.0s have exponential benefit​
The iSilencer3.0® can be used not only at the active ​
USB
 ports but also at unused ​
USB
 ports where it will reduce radiated EMI and as the ANC circuitry is unidirectional and usually all ​
USB
 ports share one power bus, it will reduce noise bus-wide for all ​
USB
 Ports, including for example an active port that has another iSilencer3.0® plugged-in which is the one connected to another device. ​
Multiple ANC circuits will simply double the noise reduction each time the number of ANC units is doubled. So 2 x iSilencer3.0® will kill double the noise of a single-one and four for example will kill four times the noise of a single one, if they are plugged into the same block of ​
USB
 Ports and even though only one iSilencer3.0® has a cable plugged into it.​
USB3.0 technology, at the cutting-edge​
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It is now a hallmark of all the latest iFi signal and power products to be USB3.0 standard. First USB3.0 is backwards compatible with USB2.0. Second, in terms of the specifications, USB3.0 is superior to USB2.0 eg the wire gauge specification is more exhaustive and the connections are better.​
Hence, the iSilencer3.0® is USB3.0 standard but also 2.0 compatible.​
Eye pattern is better which reflects reduced jitter/packet errors​
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The feature-packed iSilenercer3.0® means it is diminutive size belies it monster noise-killing properties. And because ​
USB
 port noise is ubiquitous at the source, from computer to hard drive multiple iSilencer3.0®s have a quite impressive impact on improving sonics. Yes we can see this on an eye pattern graph but the proof is in the listening and as always, we recommend our customers to take the iSilencer3.0® for a spin.​
Specifications:​
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Supports USB3.0 and USB2.0 standard ​
Military-grade printed circuit board with audiophile components ​
Dimensions: 48 (l) x 18 (w) x 8 mm (h) ​
Weight: 6.3g (0.22oz)​
The EU retail price: ​
€55 incl VAT​
The US retail price: ​
$49 ex-tax​
 
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Oct 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM Post #3 of 101

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@iFi audio What's the difference between this and iPurifier other than this support USB 3.0? I am looking to get this at around end of November together with iTube and iRack since my first gen iPurifier have some drop out problems and I have no choice but to remove it from my setup.
 
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Nice... I already have 2 AQ Jitterbugs, but I might pick up an iSilencer to replace the Jitterbug that is at the the beginning of the usb cable, so I will be able to compare them.

I'm surprised nobody's talking much about the iSilencer by the way !
 
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  @iFi audio What's the difference between this and iPurifier other than this support USB 3.0? I am looking to get this at around end of November together with iTube and iRack since my first gen iPurifier have some drop out problems and I have no choice but to remove it from my setup.

Both of our products handle signal via USB port at two ends of a USB cable. iPurifier2 works on DAC's end whereas iSilencer3.0 gets the job done on PC's side. Both of these products are complementary, you don't have to pick one or the other but use both at the same time. 
 
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  Nice... I already have 2 AQ Jitterbugs, but I might pick up an iSilencer to replace the Jitterbug that is at the the beginning of the usb cable, so I will be able to compare them.

I'm surprised nobody's talking much about the iSilencer by the way !

Please do let us know how it went. We're always very interested to see how customers react to our goods. As for the amount of iSilencer3.0 talk, we believe that it'll increase once more and more people start to witness what it is and what it does.
 
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  Please do let us know how it went. We're always very interested to see how customers react to our goods. As for the amount of iSilencer3.0 talk, we believe that it'll increase once more and more people start to witness what it is and what it does.

 
Will do ! I ordered it on MCRU last Saturday, it should arrive before Friday.
 
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So I received my iSilencer yesterday, I did some A/B tests.
 
 
My original setup was :
 
PC  > AQ Jitterbug > Wireworld Starlight USB cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC
 
I was already glad with the improvement brought by the Jitterbug.
 
 
 
First, I plugged off the Jitterbug and compared :
 
PC > Wireworld Starlight USB cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC

VS
 
PC > iSilencer > Wireworld USB Cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC
 
 
The iSilencer brings quite a noticeable improvement vs no iSilencer, the sound is cleaner, more "transparent". 
 
 
 
Then I replaced the iSilencer with the AQ Jitterbug to find out which one of those was the best, and I am under the impression that the iSilencer has the edge, not by much, but still.
I need to do further listening, but I'm pretty sure the iSilencer is slightly better. It's quite difficult to rule out a placebo effect since it takes me a few seconds to unplug the Jitterbug, plug in the iSilencer and then skip to the desired song bit I base my comparison on.
 
 
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  So I received my iSilencer yesterday, I did some A/B tests.
 
 
My original setup was :
 
PC  > AQ Jitterbug > Wireworld Starlight USB cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC
 
I was already glad with the improvement brought by the Jitterbug.
 
 
 
First, I plugged off the Jitterbug and compared :
 
PC > Wireworld Starlight USB cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC

VS
 
PC > iSilencer > Wireworld USB Cable > iPurifier 2 > iUSB Power + iPower 9v > usb adapter > DAC
 
 
The iSilencer brings quite a noticeable improvement vs no iSilencer, the sound is cleaner, more "transparent". 
 
 
 
Then I replaced the iSilencer with the AQ Jitterbug to find out which one of those was the best, and I am under the impression that the iSilencer has the edge, not by much, but still.
I need to do further listening, but I'm pretty sure the iSilencer is slightly better. It's quite difficult to rule out a placebo effect since it takes me a few seconds to unplug the Jitterbug, plug in the iSilencer and then skip to the desired song bit I base my comparison on.
 

Yes, past the accomodation phase, which might take even weeks in order to know a product's input really well, things are much easier. Take your time, if you'd like to share your experience with the gathered crowd, we're all here 
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iFi audio : I already posted my questions in the official fanpage however I just found this thread that looks more active. I would like to re-post again.
 
my current system is PC (MSI motherboard with USB Audio Power feature) -> USB DAC -> earphones 
 
Normally I prefer listening music in home rather than to-go.
 
What is the recommended system for ifi Defender3.0 + iPower 5V? and What is the recommended system for ifi Silencer 3.0? or Need to have both? Also, How long cable of iPower 5V?
 
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After having spent 2 weeks with the iSilencer, I can confirm I  find it more efficient than the AQ Jitterbug when placed between the PC and the USB cable.


Now I received a second iSilencer today, which I swapped with the 2nd Jitterbug that is plugged in parallel into the PC, and I found no audible improvement.
 
Finally, and I know it's not the way the iSilencer should be normally used, I tried to plug it between the micro iUSB (fed by an iPower) and the DAC, so at the end of the chain, and I noticed a slight but noticeable improvement in sound clarity ! Not an amazing jump obviously, but still, it was there.
 
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  After having spent 2 weeks with the iSilencer, I can confirm I  find it more efficient than the AQ Jitterbug when placed between the PC and the USB cable.


Now I received a second iSilencer today, which I swapped with the 2nd Jitterbug that is plugged in parallel into the PC, and I found no audible improvement.
 
Finally, and I know it's not the way the iSilencer should be normally used, I tried to plug it between the micro iUSB (fed by an iPower) and the DAC, so at the end of the chain, and I noticed a slight but noticeable improvement in sound clarity ! Not an amazing jump obviously, but still, it was there.

 
Yup, the key is to experiment. At times it's difficult to predict where the improvement will occur without trying for yourself. In the end we're happy that you're happy!
 
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Ifi dc ipurifier to Laptop to isilencer, looks like its covered at both ends? Really silenced? What about the idefender? Where should it go?
 

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