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iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3 - Hi-Res Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC

Key Features:

  • Supports all high-res music formats up to PCM 768kHz, DSD512, and MQA
  • 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 analogue processing modes
  • Improved low-jitter clock provides >20dB better performance
  • Improved circuitry ensures heightened signal purity and accuracy
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

Product Data:

MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£229.00 P003476 5060738788682 311018
MSRP £229.00
KSD SKU P003476
Barcode 5060738788682
MPN 311018

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iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3

The ZEN DAC 3 is the key to unlocking the world of high-res music on streaming platforms - supporting sample rates up to PCM 768kHz, DSD512 and MQA. Its maximum output power of 390mW surpasses common laptops by 5-10 times, driving premium headphones with superior performance. The balanced output and volume control enable effortless connection to active speakers, enhances usability and renders it an exceptional DAC/Amp for both home and office use.

iFi Audio's new ZEN DAC DAC 3, with its sleek design and unparalleled performance, immerses you in a world of pure harmony. Rediscover your music, and be transported to purity, with the ZEN DAC 3. iFi Audio know the power of music, and how it’s capable of taking you out of this world and some place new. Somewhere tranquil, where melodies can uplift, and vocals can move you to tears.

Plug-In. World Out.

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Hi-Res Heaven
ZEN DAC 3 supports all PCM formats up to 768kHz, DSD natively supports up to DSD 512, and even offers full MQA decoding.

Your Way or the Hi-Way
Offering RCA and 4.4mm balanced outputs with variable and fixed volume settings, ZEN DAC 3 can seamlessly connect to your active speakers, preamplifiers, or power amplifiers.

Beautifully Balanced
ZEN DAC 3 features two 4.4mm balanced outputs, one for headphones and one for other amplifiers, effectively minimising distortion and crosstalk.

DACtivate your Speakers
Variable or Fixed output switch, which enables/bypasses the volume knob. Use Variable mode when plugging ZEN DAC 3 directly to active speakers. Use Fixed mode when running line outputs to a receiver or main amplifier.

PowerMatch and XBass+
ZEN DAC 3 adopts XBass+, the newest iteration of iFi’s signature analogue EQ. Xbass+ adds back the loss bass frequencies from open headphones. Power Match is a gain boost for hungrier headphones.

Power Up, Protect On!
DC offset output voltage has been improved in the ZEN DAC 3. This means less audible clicks while switching functions. ZEN DAC 3 also benefits from input overvoltage protection via the all-new USB-C port.

Features

  • Supports all high-res music formats up to PCM 768kHz, DSD512, and MQA
  • 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 analogue processing modes
  • Improved low-jitter clock provides >20dB better performance
  • Improved circuitry ensures heightened signal purity and accuracy

Package Includes

  • iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3
  • USB3.0 Cable
  • RCA Cable
  • 3.5 to 6.35 mm adapter
  • User Manual
  • Instruction card

Technical Specifications

  • Headphone Output Connections (front): 6.35mm Single Ended Headphone Output; 4.4mm Balanced Headphone Output
  • Line Output Connections (back): 4.4mm Balanced Line Output; RCA Single Ended Output
  • Inputs: USB-C (Phone/PC); Power 5V DC Centre +ve
  • Formats: PCM 768kHz, DSD 512, MQA Full Decoder
  • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
  • Headphone Output Power (RMS) Balanced 4.4mm: 390mW@32Ω; 7.2V@600Ω
  • Headphone Output Power (RMS) Unbalanced 6.3mm: 210mW@32Ω; 3.8V@600Ω
  • Output Impedance: <1Ω (BAL/UnBAL)
  • SNR: 109dB(A) (BAL/UnBAL)
  • DNR: 109dB(A) (BAL/UnBAL)
  • THD + N Balanced: <0.006% (2.0V @ 600Ω)
  • THD + N UnBAL: <0.006% (1.27V @ 32Ω)
  • Line Output Power Balanced 4.4mm: 2V-6.2V max. (variable); 4.2V fixed
  • Line Output Power UnBAL RCA: 1V-3.3V max. (variable); 2.1V fixed
  • Output Impedance: <200Ω BAL; <100Ω UnBAL
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 90kHz (+/-3dB)
  • Power Consumption: ~2.5W Max Signal
  • Dimensions: 158x115x35mm (6.2” x 4.6” x 1.4”)
  • Weight: 456g (1.0 lbs)

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