The ifi xDSD DAC is the latest iFi statement in advanced, affordable, portable audio. Its dark titanium vacuum ion plated metal enclosure is pleasingly tactile and compact. The radio-frequency transparent end cap allows full CD-wireless music transmission. It delivers for music lovers and audiophiles alike. First, it delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity for Apple/Android to stream the latest music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and any other streaming platforms. Second, it delivers the very highest quality PCM768/DSD512 and MQA formats for downloaded and Tidal streamed music in full studio-quality. Third, with the iFi analogue signal processing circuitry and the original S-Balanced amplification stage, it delivers pure musical enjoyment to in-ear-monitors or headphones. The ifi xDSD, a new level of musical experience for your headphones, on-the-go.
High-End wireless on-the-go, ultimate wired performance
Deliver CD-Quality music wirelessly to your headphones from smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android), DAP (Apple iPOD and similar), laptop or smart TV. AAC and aptX enabled Bluetooth raises sound quality to CD levels compared to the below MP3 levels SBC codec (voice-quality only) found in basic Bluetooth products. Imagine the xDSD in your pocket driving your headphones while you are surfing on your phone and enjoying Ed Sheeran in the highest quality! Wired, the USB type A OTG/CCK connector offers the ultimate High-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs with 22.57MHz* DSD and 768kHz/32Bit* PCM. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input gives older DAPs and disk players a new lease of life as a transport to serve the xDSD with 192kHz/24Bit* full High-Resolution Audio.
MultiBit means musicality
Headphone listening is often tiring and causes listener fatigue. Not with the xDSD. Time flies by and the listener is immersed in the music. The ‘pluck’ of a guitar can be discerned. A Steinway piano sounds ‘woody’ instead of ‘glassy’ like an electronic keyboard. To deliver a truly musical performance every technical aspect must be present and correct. From the Burr-Brown multibit DSD1793 DAC Chipset to deliver a realistic, musical sound to the femto precision GMT Clock and intelligent memory buffer system derived from AMR Audio’s USD5,500 flagship DAC products to eliminate jitter. The xDSD is packed with the technology it takes.
Perfected for MQA or non-MQA
Tidal with MQA is defining the future of High-Resolution streaming audio. Ready for MQA out of the box, the xDSD also supports beyond full High-Res Audio with 11.289MHz DSD and 384kHz/32Bit PCM. Simply connect to Tidal (on computer) and check the options to stream MQA ‘like the artist intended’ as the MQA team say. Ifi also offers an alternative firmware that is optimised for ultra-high resolution audio and which unlocks 22.57MHz DSD and 768kHz/32Bit PCM#. This can be easily downloaded from our website and applied to the xDSD.
Pure Line Out mode for ultra-fi
Whether at home or in the car, the Line Out mode means the volume control, 3D+ Matrix and X-Bass+ are bypassed and the output stage is configured specifically for the best line operation, avoiding ‘double-amping’. The ifi xDSD delivers the musical goods when used with expensive ultra-fidelity home or car audio systems. The more expensive the system, the better the xDSD is able to demonstrate its sonic attributes.
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