Our specialist ZEN DAC Signature is designed to be a pure desktop DAC that takes no prisoners when it comes to performance.
Superior circuits. Superb sound.
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.
The USB Type B input supports the ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 standard, as well as USB 2.0 for backwards compatibility. It is asynchronous, meaning that the data rate is regulated solely by the ZEN DAC Signature’s specialised audio clock circuitry for accurate, jitter-free data transfer from the source device.
There is a pair of RCA sockets for single-ended connection to an amp, plus a Pentaconn 4.4mm output – this enables balanced signal transfer between compact products that cannot accommodate traditional, bulky XLR connections.
When connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input – either a 4.4mm Pentaconn input, or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable – the full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature’s balanced circuit design can be heard. It will speak to your soul.
The ZEN DAC Signature works well with the ZEN CAN Signature. Products can be bought separately but a ‘ZEN Signature Set’ is now available. This comprises both ZEN Signature units plus a high-performance 4.4mm Pentaconn cable (worth £69 when purchased separately) to connect them together.
When used in tandem, the two ZEN Signatures make a fantastic, desktop-sized headphone system for both digital and analogue sources, further extending the reputation of iFi’s ZEN Series for delivering exceptional performance and versatility at remarkable prices.
|Input||USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)|
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|<= 200 Ohm
<= 100 Ohm
<-117 dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
>117 dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
<0.0011% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
|Outputs||Balanced 4.4 mm
|2V-6.2V max. (variable)/4.2V (fixed)
1V-3.3V max. (variable)/2.1V (fixed)
|Power consumption||5V / 174ma, P = 0.887W (on idle using included iPower)|
|Dimensions||160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″
|Weight||0.75kg / 1.65lbs|