iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label

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iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« on: 3 Nov 2017, 01:31 am »
iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
Supercharge your mobile music!

In a nutshell, the nano iDSD Black label is...
  • an MQA compatible DAC/headphone amp that can be both portable or home-based.
  • an MQA compatible DAC/headphone amp which drives headphones up to 600Ohm and will work with an amp or active speakers via the 3.5mm line out.



As soon as the original, award winning nano iDSD appeared on the market in 2014, it changed the game for portable DACs.
  • One of the world’s first battery-powered DAC to be compatible with iPhone and Android phones
  • It offered full high-resolution audio playback and supported DXD and DSD formats
  • And it offered a high-power headphone output

The nano iDSD Black Label will change the game again.



Building on previous nano models, it has the same stunning matt black and burnt orange detailing as its big brother, the micro iDSD. With much of the same internals, it is portable yet mighty.

Powerful. Convenient. Flexible.

With 10 times more power than an iPhone, it can drive any set of headphones with aplomb, and, with a battery life of over 10 hours, you can take it with you wherever you go. Sonics are unsurpassed and listening is pure joy.


Supercharge your mobile music.

The new BL is one of the most high resolution DACs on the market plus we’ve added MQA authentication to give you even more file choice. Just connect your smartphone and experience a level of Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music like never before.

There is no doubt that the new BL punches above its class.

A real power house
Powerful dual-mono HPA/analogue stage with 285mW headphone amplifier (max output power 32R) with exemplary signal/ground circuitry and cherry-picked components.



S-Balanced Technology
This provides full benefit of balanced outputs when used with headphones and IEMs fitted with balanced wiring with low noise and distortion. Cuts crosstalk in half even for unbalanced headphones.



Burr-Brown True Native chipset
Burr-Brown True Native DAC up to DSD 256/DXD384/PCM384kHz.



ZeroJitter Lite®
Low jitter crystal clock – separate crystal oscillators for 44.1 and 48khz based audio. This is sourced from AMR and has the iFiiPurifier built-in.

Ten hours of pure portable bliss
On-the-go, the Lithium Polymer battery gives the nano iDSD Black Label 10 hours of non-stop music enjoyment.



The MQA revolution
The nano iDSD Black Label is the first iFi product to be MQA compatible and joins the revolution




Specification:

Dynamic Range (Line) > 109db(A)
THD & N (0dBFS Line) < 0.004%
Output Voltage (Line) > 2.15V
Output Impedance (Zout) < 240Ω
Channel Separation > 99dB (@ 1kHz)
Jitter (correlated) Below AP2 test set limit

(Headamp Section)

Dynamic Range (HPA & DAC)
> 109dB(A) @ 3V (Normal out)
> 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (High Sensitivity Out) With iEMatch®

THD &N (@ 125mW/30R)
< 0.005%

Max. Output (<10% THD)
> 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Normal out) 20mW
> 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Normal out) 285mW
> 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Normal out) 200mW

Output Impedance (Zout)
<=1Ω (Normal Sensitivity Output)
<=4Ω (High Sensitivity iEMatch® Out)

Channel Separation
> 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Normal out) (1kHz)
> 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Normal out) (1kHz




The nano iDSD Black Label is US$199 (ex-tax) or €249/£199 (incl. VAT).
« Last Edit: 6 Nov 2017, 08:30 pm by iFi audio »

nature boy

Re: iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #1 on: 3 Nov 2017, 10:46 am »
Is the battery replacable?  When will new units be available in the U.S. and where?  Thanks.

NB

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Re: iFi Audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #2 on: 4 Nov 2017, 09:05 pm »
Is the battery replacable?  When will new units be available in the U.S. and where?  Thanks.

NB

Our support team can help with any battery issue.  The official launch was done yesterday, November 3rd. 

Music Direct and Adorama have stock of the little guy  :thumb:

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Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #3 on: 8 Nov 2017, 10:37 pm »
Nano iDSD Black Label Tour!




Just like the last time we announced a Black Label product, the tour announcement comes right after! For those that are
familiar with the Micro iDSD BL Tour from last year, this year’s Nano iDSD BL Tour will be very similar.

Am I eligible for the tour?

We’d love to share the iFi love around as much as we can, and we’ll thus be trying our best to accommodate as many
people as we can. So, we encourage you to sign up if you have an interest in the Nano iDSD BL regardless of where you
are in your HiFi journey.



 

We’ll eventually be dividing up the tour groups into geographical regions as we see fit. Unfortunately, if a particular region
has a low interest in touring the unit, we may not be able to accommodate those that are interested there. So, be sure to
tell your friends to sign up too!

How do you sign up?!

To sign up, simply shoot an email to lawrancel@iFi-Audio.com with the title: Nano iDSDBL Tour (BLANK).
NOTE: For the (BLANK), please fill in your region as USA, UK, EU, ASIA, or OTHER. THIS IS INCREDIBLY
IMPORTANT! Please make sure to do this!
In the email, please include the following:
  • Username AND link to your AudioCircle Profile.
  • Location
  • Tell us the gear that you plan on connecting the Nano iDSD Black Label to.
  • If you have any links of reviews that you've done, let us know!
Please note that the deadline for the sign-up process is 11/19/2017, and the individuals selected will be
announced and contacted thereafter.

Rules for this Tour:
  • Each member will be given 1 weeks time to spend with the unit.
  • After the given amount of time has passed, each you are responsible for safely packing the unit, shipping the unit to the next AudioCircle peep, and covering the shipping costs.
  • Each AudioCircle member will be required to post a review of the Nano iDSD Black Label within 1 week of shipping the unit off to the next member on the Nano iDSD Black Label product page HERE.
  • Otherwise, the most important thing is to kick back, have fun, and enjoy some of your favorite tunes through the Nano iDSD Black Label! We hope you love it as much as we do!



Prizes:
YUP! The prize pool makes a return again this year with the Nano iDSD BL Tour! Feelin’ lucky?

Just like last year’s tour, we will be giving away the tour unit to a lucky individual in each leg of the tour. Your ticket is
simply a link to your review and proof that you put effort and real thought into it. The prize draw will, again, be completely
random as to avoid any sort of biases. That means honesty is key here folks and a rave review won’t change a thing!
On top of that, we’ll be giving away 1 pair of 1More Quad-Driver In-Ear Headphones that have been generously provided
to us by the 1More team! We’d like to give a big thank you to David from the 1More USA team for hooking us up with
some awesome in-ears to match with Nano iDSD BL!

Thank You!

We’d like to also give a big thank you to everyone out there that has supported us and helped us get to where we are
today. To those that have yet to try their hands at an iFi Audio product, we hope to welcome you to the iFi family soon!
We hope to hear from you all soon!
« Last Edit: 9 Nov 2017, 03:49 pm by iFi audio »

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Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #4 on: 8 Nov 2017, 10:38 pm »
We think this is cool!  #1 in Japan at the moment.






witchdoctor

Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #5 on: 18 Nov 2017, 06:42 pm »
Will the version with the RCA coax and optical input be coming soon?

roscoeiii

Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #6 on: 19 Nov 2017, 02:06 am »
Will the version with the RCA coax and optical input be coming soon?

There is already an iDSD with other digital inputs. The Micro. Buy that if you need those features.

witchdoctor

Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #7 on: 19 Nov 2017, 09:35 am »
There is already an iDSD with other digital inputs. The Micro. Buy that if you need those features.


Has it already been upgraded for MQA?

roscoeiii

Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #8 on: 19 Nov 2017, 01:12 pm »

Has it already been upgraded for MQA?

Not announced yet

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Re: iFi audio nano iDSD Black Label
« Reply #9 on: 19 Nov 2017, 04:28 pm »
Correct, the micro having MQA capabilities has not been announced yet.

Today is the last day to sign up for the nano BL tour.  Any participants so far?