iFi Audio - Neo iDSD 2 - Lossless BT Headphone DAC/Amp
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iFi Audio - Neo iDSD 2 - Lossless BT Headphone DAC/Amp
Are you ready to elevate your audio experience to new heights? Meet the iFi Audio Neo iDSD 2 Lossless Bluetooth Headphone DAC/Amp, the ultimate audio companion for discerning music enthusiasts. This remarkable device is designed to deliver an unparalleled listening experience. With a high-resolution DAC that can decode audio up to 32-bit/768kHz, it ensures exceptional clarity and precision for your favorite music.
The Neo iDSD 2 supports advanced Bluetooth codecs like aptX and LDAC, providing lossless wireless audio streaming. Enjoy the convenience of wireless music without compromising on sound quality. It's the ideal solution for those who demand both convenience and audiophile-grade sound.
With a variety of input options, including USB, S/PDIF, and RCA, the Neo iDSD 2 is compatible with numerous source devices. Its powerful headphone amplifier can drive even the most demanding headphones. Plus, its minimalist design and user-friendly controls make it an elegant addition to any audio setup.
The headphone output power of the NEO iDSD 2 is 5 times more powerful than that of the 1st-gen NEO iDSD. With a maximum headphone output power of 5,551 mW (@ 32 Ohms), it outperforms even some dedicated headphone amplifiers, making them sweat. The headphone section has seen significant improvement, as we’ve essentially integrated a Diablo headphone circuit into it. It features Auto iEMatch to reduce annoying hiss from high-sensitivity headphones without losing any dynamic range and four gain settings ranging from -12dB to +16dB, making it suitable for all your IEMs and headphone types, from super-sensitive to power-hungry.
The NEO iDSD 2 is not only a powerhouse, but it’s also tailored for your ears. The newly added analog processing modes, XSpace and XBass II, along with the four digital filters, allow you to finetune the sound. Both XSpace and XBass II are pure analogue signal processing modes designed to adjust the soundstage and low-frequency response to match your headphones.
Whether you’re using the NEO iDSD 2 as a Desk-Fi or Hi-Fi, you can position it horizontally or vertically. The new 2" color display automatically rotates to suit the orientation. When using it as a Desk-Fi, you can position it vertically on your desk to save space. Set it to variable output, and with its powerful 19.5V maximum balanced output, it works well with your active speakers with volume control. The volume control is analogue, which is superior to any digital volume control.
When using the NEO iDSD 2 as a Hi-Fi, it can serve as a pure DAC, playing all Hi-Res music files from PCM 32-bit/768kHz to DSD512 and full MQA decoding. You can also connect it directly to your power amplifier as a preamplifier, utilising its analogue volume control.
Experience audio nirvana with the iFi Audio Neo iDSD 2. Immerse yourself in high-resolution sound, rediscover your music collection, and hear every detail and nuance as if you were in the recording studio. Don't settle for ordinary sound – elevate your audio journey today.
Hi-res audio support is state-of-the-art with True Native® playback. It handles PCM data to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 and single and double speed DXD.
The XMOS 16-Core chip processes the audio data received via the USB* digital input.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is supported through the USB with full decoding of MQA files up to 384kHz thanks to the processing power of the new 16-core XMOS chip.
The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’. This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.
iFi Audio use Qualcomm’s new QCC518x Bluetooth processing IC in combination with proprietary circuits to create an audibly superior ‘Bluetooth engine’.
Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all.
Balanced, differential analogue circuit design has long been championed for its ability to reduce noise and cross-talk within the signal path by fully separating the left and right channels.
As with many other iFi audio products, we’ve incorporated a custom OV Series operational-amplifier. This top-notch component contributes to the extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.
Switching between settings has been engineered to ensure sonic transparency with advanced trench technology MOSFET is used as a muting switch.
TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications.
Getting ever closer to the theoretical ideal of pure, frequency-constant capacitance, these capacitors reduce capacitor-induced distortion to vanishingly low levels.
Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer.
muRata control-type, low-ESR high-Q multi-layer capacitors. The ‘ESR control’ aspect of the Murata is something special. Their noise suppression abilities are impressive.
Texas Instruments low-noise ICs offer great unity-gain bandwidth, very low noise and distortion, high output drive capability, Common-mode and Power Supply Rejection Ratios of over 100 dB, wide maximum-output-swing bandwidths and high slew rates.
|Digital:||USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible); S/PDIF (coaxial/optical)
Bluetooth 5.4 (aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, aptx, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC and SBC)
|Clock:||External Sync Clock 10MHz, 1Vpp nominal, 75Ω. Sinewave or Squarewave|
|Format:||PCM 768kHz; DSD 512 (22.6MHz); MQA Full Decoder|
Line Section Outputs
|Balanced XLR||10.5V max. (variable) 2.2V fixed|
|UnBAL RCA||10.5V max. (variable) 2.2V fixed|
|Output Impedance:||XLR ≤100 Ohms; RCA ≤50 Ohms
|SNR:||<-120dB(A) @ 0dBFS|
|DNR:||>120dB(A) @ -60dBFS|
|THD+N:||<0.0015% @ 0dBFS|
Headphone Section Outputs
|Balanced 4.4mm:||3.5V / 19.5V max. (12 Ohms - 600 Ohms Headphone)|
|UnBAL 6.3mm:||4.5V / 9.50V max. (12 Ohms - 300 Ohms Headphone)|
|Balanced Output Power:||>19.5V/650 mW (@ 600 Ohms); >13.3V/5,551 mW (@ 32 Ohms)|
|UnBAL Output Power:
||>10.5V/184 mW (@ 600 Ohms); >9.5V/2,832 mW (@ 32 Ohms)|
|Output Impedance:||<1 Ohm
|SNR:||>120dB(A) (3.3V 6.3mm/6.2V 4.4mm)|
|THD + N:||<0.0015% (125mW @ 32Ω)|
|Power supply requirement:||DC 9V/1.5A - 15V/0.9A (centre +ve)|
|Power consumption:||No Signal ~5W; Max Signal ~13.5W|
|Dimensions:||214 x 158 x 41 mm (8.4" x 6.2" x 1.6")|
|Net weight:||916g (2.0 Ibs)|
|Limited Warranty:||12 months|