Enveloped in the Space Blue finish now associated with iFi Signature products, the ZEN DAC Signature has been designed to be a USB DAC, pure and simple.
Without the built-in headphone amp, its sole purpose is to feed an external amp, be it a headphone amp, or an amp and speakers.
Its simplified circuitry provides the opportunity to upgrade the signal path and critical components within it. The existing ZEN DAC introduced the benefits of fully balanced circuit design but the ZEN DAC Signature further ups the ante with its enhanced true-differential balanced topology.
Various key surface-mounted circuit components have been upgraded to high-end devices, including Panasonic OS-CON and Elna Silmic II capacitors.
The circuit has been refined to ensure short, direct signal paths for optimal signal purity. This results in even greater sonic detail and expression.
USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)
Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Balanced <= 200 Ohm
SE <= 100 Ohm
SNR <-117 dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
DNR >117 dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
THD+N<0.0011% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
Balanced 4.4 mm : 2V-6.2V max. (variable)/4.2V (fixed)
RCA (SE) : 1V-3.3V max. (variable)/2.1V (fixed)
5V / 174ma, P = 0.887W (on idle using included iPower)
160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″Weight 0.75kg / 1.65lbs