ifi PRO iDSD DAC, Streamer and Preamplifier
Class leading DAC, Streamer and pre amplfier
Tube or solid state (switchable)
RCA & XLR connections
Built in headphone amplifier
The Pro series is the absolute cream if the iFi range, every component carefully chosen for the very best performance.
The Pro iDSD is a class-leading DAC but also incorporates a network streamer and superb preamplifier.
The iDSD offers you the option of selecting either solid state or tube preamplification, a simple switch allows you to select between the options, the choice is yours, you might even want to switch over just for individual tracks. Fortunately as is the way with iFi products it's easy to just switch.
It incorporates Quad stacked Burr-Brown DAC chips giving it huge performance potential, to that end it is one of only a handful of products that is capable of decoding the studio level DSD1024, this yet to hit the mass market format brings you as close to the mixing desk as is possible, so when this format gets it's foothold you will be perfectly ready with the iDSD to enjoy it.
The Pro iDSD has a range of user selectable filters that change the way the DAC chips handle the digital decode. From GTO which adds gravitas and muscle to the presentation through Apodising, Transient Aligned then into Bit Perfect and finally Bit Perfect+ which is as pure a decode as is possible.
Network ready in abundance the iDSD has you covered, connect to your network with either Wifi or a hardwired ethernet connection. Once on your network, you can directly access Spotify, Tidal and a whole host of other internet-based services. Your local files are taken care of via DLNA so you can enjoy your music from whatever network source you have.
USB is fully covered as well, USB A for portable drives, USB B for thumb drives and the iDSD also incorporates an SD Card Reader.
As you would expect from iFi the iDSD is loaded with headphone outputs to cater for whatever headphone you might have.
|Sample rates:||PCM up to 768kHz
DSD up to 49.152MHz (DSD 1024)
DXD and double-speed DXD (2xDXD)
|Inputs:||USB (required for DSD, DXD and sample rates above 192KHz)
AES3 (XLR – single link)
S/PDIF (coaxial/optical combo)
BNC multifunction (S/PDIF in or sync input)
|Outputs:||Balanced XLR at 4.6V (+15.5dBu – HiFi) or 10V (+22dBu – Pro)
Single-Ended RCA at 2.3V (HiFi) or 5V (Pro)
Headphones 6.3mm & SE 3.5mm Jack at 0.55V/2.1V/5V
Headphones BAL 2.5mm/4.4mm Jack at 1.13V/4.6V/10V
Headphones out 1,500mW RMS X 2 @ 64 ohm, 4,000mW max. 2 X @ 16 Ohm
|Headphone Output Impedance:||Single-Ended (S-BAL): < 1 Ω
Balanced: < 2 Ω
|Volume control:||Balanced (6-gang) Alps potentiometer, motorised with IR remote control
XLR/RCA outputs can be selected as fixed level or adjusted
6.3mm headphone jack is always adjusted
|Other Functions:||Various digital and analogue filters can be selected for DSD and PCM up to 384KHz|
|PCM Filters:||Bitperfect 44.1 – 192kHz, always used for 352.8 – 768kHz
Bitperfect + 44.1 – 96kHz
Gibbs Transient Optimised 44.1 – 384kHz
Apodising 44.1 – 384kHz
Transient Aligned 44.1 – 384kHz
|DSD filters:||fixed 3rd order analogue filter @ 80kHz with correction for DSD’s -6dB gain|
|Gain (headphone section):||user-selectable: 0dB, 9dB and 18dB|
|Dynamic range:||119dBA (solid-state, PCM, -60dBFS)|
|Output power||Pro iDSD 4.4mm socket. (16 Ω, balanced/single-ended): >4200mW /1>1,575mW
Pro iDSD 2.5mm socket. (16 Ω, balanced/single-ended): >4000mW /1>1,500mW
|Output voltage||(600Ω, balanced/single-ended): >11.2V / >5.6V|
|Input voltage (Pro iDSD):||DC 9V/6.7A – 18V/3.35A|
|Input voltage (iPower+):||AC 85 – 265V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption:||< 22W idle, 50W max.|
|Dimensions:||213 (l) x 220 (w) x 63 (h) mm|
|Weight:||1980g (4.37 Ibs)|