Do you really price match?
We will match any e-Commerce (Online store) Authorized USA Dealer's advertised price. Please call us toll free (877) 370-1972 and alert us to where you found the product cheaper. We will verify, and if the site is an Authorized US Dealer- we will match their price. However, if the price is below the manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)- we will have to get authorization to match the price. We will not violate our signed agreements that we have with our vendors.
What about price matching from an auction site?
We do not price match any auction or "grey market" site.
Be advised, any purchases from an auction or unauthorized (grey market) websites can lead to future issues in regards to warranty or support. Most manufacturers will not honor any claims or warranty from these type of sales. Spend your money wisely by purchasing from an Authorized Dealer. In a lot of cases, saving a little bit of money can cost you more after the sale is completed.
We offer a 30 Day Return Policy should you choose to return a product for any reason.
Since 1972 Sound Approach has backed all items that we sell. If the product you have purchased is not right for you, let us know. We strive to find the right product for your unique situation. We will work with you to find a sound solution and recommend what product will resolve your issue. That being said, we will credit, refund, or exchange any product you purchase within 30 days of your purchase.
Certain products, may be returned, but are subject to a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us to determine, before ordering, if the item will fall into this category. Usually it is for the high-end electronics & audiophile-grade speakers. We want to make sure that we match you with the correct product, so please call and speak to any of our technical experts prior to ordering.
Four Important Conditions:
1. We need to get the original box, manuals, and any materials that came with the product for you to receive a full refund- with no re-stocking charges. The item/product must still be in like-new condition.
2. If the item had Free Shipping and you are returning a non-defective product, the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total that will be refunded back.
3. Special Ordered items are not returnable (see below).
4. Once an RMA is issued- it is valid for 10 business days. After 10 days, the RMA is canceled and returns will not be accepted.
Shipping and handling charges cannot be reimbursed unless it is our mistake. Yes, we can make mistakes – not often, but it can happen.
iFi Audio - Nano iUSB3.0 - Portable USB Noise Filter
Since its introduction in 2012, the original micro iUSB changed what was considered attainable from computer audio by supplying regenerated USB power. The recently launched flagship micro iUSB3.0 aimed at top-tier DACs (+$5000), is another leap for computer audio.
The all-new nano iUSB3.0 is the ‘Baby Bentley’ of the flagship micro iUSB3.0. For $500 to $5000 DACs, it retains the lion’s share of the micro iUSB3.0’s features – USB3.0 chipset at the heart, IsoPort®, Active Noise Cancellation®, REgenerate/REclock/REbalance® and more.
Exclusive AMR trickle-down technology
The all-new nano iUSB3.0 features all-original, cutting-edge USB audio technology including Active Noise Cancellation® from AMR. The latest REclock®; REbalance® work their magic while the original REgenerate® which was at the heart of the success of its predecessor. All combined the nano iUSB3.0 has some serious USB technology.
Fed by the iPOWER, the noise floor of the nano iUSB3.0 at 0.5uV (or 0.0000005V) is only bettered by the flagship micro iUSB3.0.
Active Noise Cancellation® drawn from military radar technology
Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. ANC® technology is now a cornerstone of the iFi USB technology range.
An air defense radar is transmitting at a certain frequency; when the signal bounces off the aircraft, a receiver on board the aircraft picks up the signal and a computer analyses its base frequency/modulations and an identical, but an out-of-phase signal is then generated to cancel out the enemy radar signal.
By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it completely cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect ‘antidote’ for power supply noise; the bane of USB audio.
With ANC® the power line is filtered for RF noise. The measured noise floor of 0.5uV (0.0000005V) is at the measurement limit of the Audio Precision equipment.
The background and inner resolution to recordings is no longer hidden. Sonics are much smoother, just like how good analogue should be.
A whole new signal: REclock® /REgenerate®
The nano iUSB 3.0 re-clocks/re-generates/repeats USB audio data stream. For any and every downstream DAC, REgenerate® actually ‘regenerates’ an all-new USB signal via a precision master clock with the REclock® technology to eliminate computer jitter. Music just flows better; is cleaner, more accurate, just like the real thing.
Recover the unbalanced USB signal: REbalance®
The USB signal is inherently a ‘balanced’ signal, however, most USB signals become ‘unbalanced’ to some degree and contaminated by noise. By removing the DC offset and ‘re-balancing’ the USB audio signal, it is now perfectly balanced and noise-free.
The future is here: USB3.0® ultra-speed 5.0 Gbps
iFi products are at the cutting-edge yet also look to the future. The nano iUSB3.0 is USB3.0 standard and is backwards compatible with USB2.0. There is also the added sonic benefit from the USB3.0 platform which mandates better connectors, higher-quality cables etc. Looking ahead, as audio transmission standards improve, with an ultra-speed bandwidth of 5.0Gbps, USB3.0 is future-proofed. It is 10x that of 480Mbps on USB2.0.
USB Power ‘On’ for less stress
Unless the normal power up/down sequence is followed, the computer may ‘lose’ the DAC connection. The nano iUSB3.0 has an ‘Auto/On’ switch where the ‘On’ setting ensures USB power is constantly supplied to the PC so it always ‘sees’ the DAC to enhance user enjoyment.
USB Dual-Ports® for Gemini Dual-Headed cable
Retaining the Dual-Port topology, the nano iUSB3.0 operates as a computer audiophile-grade USB power supply. The data and power lines are totally separate which eliminates any cross contamination.
With modern power-hungry devices, the nano iUSB3.0 is also Bus Charge 1.2 compliant – able to fast-charge phones, tablets and even its siblings, the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.