iFi NEO iDSD Desktop DAC
The NEO iDSD is a three-in-one desktop audio solution. It combines an audiophile USB DAC, a high-resolution Bluetooth receiver, and a powerful headphone amplifier into a sleek box you can sit on your desk next to your laptop or on a bookshelf in your listening room. iFi audio uses its signature Burr Brown chip for its True Native architecture to process each audio format without unnecessary signal conversion, from PCM 768kHz to quad DSD512 and even full MQA unfolding. The USB3.0 input provides an ideal connection for high speed, full bandwidth audio from your laptop or PC, while the SPDIF port allows you to upgrade your CD player, transport, or even television. When you want the convenience of wireless streaming, use the hi-res Bluetooth input to stream CD quality sound from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We’ve packed in all the latest codecs, including aptX, aptXHD, aptX LL, and HWA, and then unpack the digital signal from the Qualcomm chip so we can reclock it, remove unwanted jitter, and deliver up to 24/96 audio quality wirelessly. To top it off, the NEO also includes a balanced analog circuit with a 4.4mm Pentacon headphone output for personal listening and two 3-pin XLR line outputs to connect to a balanced speaker amplifier or active speakers. You can choose between a fixed output or use the NEO iDSD as your preamplifier with full volume control and remote control of your home audio system.
iFi was born in 2012 with one goal in mind: to produce 'ultra-fidelity' audio products that push the sonic envelope whilst still priced within the mainstream. iFi audio is under our parent company, AMR, Abbingdon Music Research, which designs and produces top-end luxurious audio products. AMR saw in 2010 that customer demand for wireless and portable headphones was expanding as the whole audio dynamic was changing. Thus, iFi was launched. iFi offers small but prodigious personal audio products thanks to the superior knowledge of AMR’s technology. Today, we are proud of our British (and international) roots. We continue to design and produce over 35 different products. We are headquartered in Southport, UK with distribution including retailers such as B&H and etailz with production overseas. We source parts from around the world from manufacturers including AMOS (UK), GE Valves (USA), WIMA (Germany) and TDK (Japan).
Hi-res audio support is state-of-the-art with True Native® playback. It handles PCM data to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 and single and double speed DXD.
Thanks to the Burr-Brown DAC chip’s four-channel True Native design, PCM and DSD take separate pathways – this enables DSD, as well as PCM, to remain ‘bit-perfect’ in its native form right through to analogue conversion. This is not the case with all DAC devices from other brands – even if DSD compatibility is stated, many such DACs convert DSD signals to PCM.
|Digital||USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible)/S-PDIF (coaxial/optical) |
Bluetooth 5.0™ ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
|Formats||DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD |
DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD
|Balanced XLR||6.3V / 7.7V max. (variable)||4.4V fixed|
|UnBAL RCA||3.2V / 3.9V max. (variable)||2.2V fixed|
|SNR||-112dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|DNR||>116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|THD + N||<0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|Output||Balanced||>6.4V/68.6 mW (@ 600Ω) |
>5.77V/1040 mW (@ 32Ω)
|UnBAL||>3.25V/17.6 mW (@ 600Ω) |
>3V/295 mW (@ 32Ω)
|Output Impedance||<1Ω (UnBAL/BAL)|
|SNR||-112dBA (3.3V UnBAL/6.2V BAL)|
|THD + N||<0.0015% (125mW @ 32Ω)|
|Power consumption||No Signal ~0.5W |
Max Signal ~2.5W
|Input voltage||DC 5V/2.5A, AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz (with iPower)|
|Dimensions||214 x146 x 41 mm |
8.4" x 5.7" x 1.6"
|Weight||970 g (2.14 Ibs)|
|Warranty period||12 months|
Ready Stock and Demo Available at
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