iFi announces Zen DAC V3 and Phono 3

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Hi-Fi brand iFi Audio has launched two new products for music enthusiasts seeking high-quality digital sound. The iFi Zen DAC 3 & iFi Zen phono 3 are upgraded versions of their predecessors and both are packed with new features.

The Zen DAC 3 will appeal to anyone looking to elevate the sound from their computer whether they are gaming, watching movies or streaming from hi-res music services like TIDAL or Qobuz. It has the classic and sleek design that iFi is known for around the world. With both fixed and variable output gain options, the ZEN DAC 3 works with headphones, amplifiers or even active speakers.

With two 4.4mm balanced outputs – one dedicated to headphones and the other to all other Hi-Fi equipment – the ZEN DAC 3 promises to minimize distortion, crosstalk and noise, delivering excellent sound quality.

The Zen DAC 3 also offers an an improved DC offset and USB-C input overvoltage protection as well as new feautrues such as XBass+ and PowerMatch analogue processing modes. Both of which allow users to further customize their listening experience.

Zen Dac 3 back


Meanwhile, the all new ZEN Phono 3 offers the rich and warm sound that only comes with vinyl. With enhanced features and an all new intelligent warp filter, the Zen Phono 3 allows Vinyl enthusiasts to dive deeper into their collection, helping reveal hidden nuances and rediscovering old classics with new levels clarity.

The inclusion of balanced and RCA line outputs makes the ZEN Phono 3 even more versatile when it comes to the kind of audio equipment it can connect with. A high-precision power supply controller and adjustable gain range, as well as load impedance boost the ZEN Phono 3’s performance and overall compatibility.

Tech Specs:

iFi ZEN DAC 3

  • Ultra-res audio: PCM 768kHz, DSD 512 and Full MQA decoding.
  • Improved DC offset and USB-C input overvoltage protection.
  • USB-C input for plug-and-play connectivity.
  • 4.4mm balanced headphone and line outputs.
  • Fixed or variable output gain for optional preamp functionality.
  • XBass+ and PowerMatch analog processing modes.

iFi ZEN Phono 3

  • Intelligent subsonic filter for removing LP warp without removing low end.
  • Precise RIAA EQ with +/- 0.15dB tolerance from 20Hz-20kHz.
  • Equivalent Input Noise: 151dBV.
  • Outputs: 4.4mm balanced and RCA line.
  • High precision, (1.2MHz) high-current power supply controller.
  • Gain range: 36 – 72dB and load impedance adjustment button for a range of cartridges.
  • Loading options: MM and MC-High (100 & 200pF capacitance) and three options for MC-Low and MC-V Low (100, 400 & 1kΩ).
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