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iFi Audio NEO iDSD Desktop USB DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp with Bluetooth®

by iFi
Original price $799.00 - Original price $799.00
Original price
$799.00
$799.00 - $799.00
Current price $799.00

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Desktop USB DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp with Bluetooth® 

The latest and greatest in wireless audio

You can also play music wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth 5.0 — the strongest, most reliable Bluetooth yet. iFi has included an advanced form of audio coding called "aptX-HD®," for improved sound quality with sources that support this technology. You can even take advantage of Sony's LDAC technology if you play music from a compatible device (like a Sony High-res Walkman).

Makes all your digital music sound better

The NEO iDSD features a high-grade four-channel Burr-Brown DAC chip that can squeeze out more musical detail from digital audio sources — including Spotify®, Apple Music®,  and YouTube. This DAC will decode high-resolution PCM-based music files up to 32-bit/384Hz resolution, and DSD files up to 11.2 MHz.

iFi has been working with Burr-Brown chips for a long time, so they really have a handle on them. They've complemented the powerful DAC with an ultra-fast 16-core processor and their own "Gibbs Transient Optimized" digital filter. iFi developed this special filter in-house to remove ultrasonic noise and distortion, while keeping the audio signal pure and "unflavored."

Headphone amp with balanced and unbalanced outputs

On the front panel, there is a 1/4" stereo headphone jack along with a balanced 4.4mm headphone output. The latter is the new industry standard balanced connection that helps cuts down on signal noise and distortion. A growing list of headphones from multiple brands use it.

Either way you connect takes advantage of what iFi calls "PureWave" headphone amp technology. Their dual-mono circuitry keeps the left and right audio channels separate for as long as possible to avoid cross-talk and distortion.

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Product highlights:

  • desktop USB DAC with built-in high-performance headphone amp
  • improves sound from your PC, laptop, digital music player, iPhone®, and/or Android™ phone
    • designed to keep audio signal pure without any digital sound processing (DSP)
  • slim design with sturdy aluminum chassis
    • can be positioned horizontally or vertically (four rubber feet and aluminum vertical stand included)
  • preamp mode with balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to an outboard power amp or self-amplified speakers
Built-in Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music and audio:
  • aptX® Adaptive automatically adjusts to prioritize audio quality or low latency, depending on the listening situation
  • aptX HD, SBC, and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • LDAC Hi-Fidelity wireless music streaming from compatible sources
  • voice prompts for connection and codec status
Built-in digital-to-analog converter:
  • 4- channel Burr-Brown "True Native" digital-to-analog converter chip for high-quality sound
    • allows for separate signal pathways for PCM and DSD
  • plays PCM digital audio sources up to 32-bit/768kHz; DSD 512, and single- and double-speed DXD
  • full decoding for MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio files (up to 384 kHz)
Balanced headphone amplifier:
  • two front-panel headphone outputs:
    • one unbalanced 1/4" output (3.5mm mini to 1/4" adapter included)
    • one balanced 4.4mm output
  • low noise floor for clear audio reproduction
  • iFi's dual-mono "PureWave" circuitry helps reduce noise and crosstalk between the left and right audio channel
  • output impedance: 12-600 ohms (balanced); 12-300 ohms (unbalanced)
  • output power (balanced):
    • >1040mW @ 32 ohms
    • >68.6mW @ 600 ohms
  • output power (unbalanced):
    • > 295mW @ 32 ohms
    • > 17.6mW @ 300 ohms
Back-panel DAC/preamp connections and controls:
  • stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA preamp outputs
  • digital audio inputs:
    • coaxial digital — supports signals up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • optical digital — up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • asynchronous USB Type B for connecting a Mac® or Windows® computer — PCM files up to 32-bit/384 kHz, DSD up to 5.6 MHz
  • not compatible with multichannel Dolby® Digital signals
General features and specs:
  • detachable antenna for enhanced wireless Bluetooth range
  • includes outboard "iPower" 5V power supply for clean, quiet power
  • USB 3.0 cable (Type A to Type B)
  • remote control
  • THD + N: <0.0015% @ 32 ohms
  • 8-1/2"W x 1-5/8"H x 5-3/4"D
  • weight: 2.14 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the box:

  • Digital-to-analog converter
  • iPower AC adapter with attached 79" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2.5V)
  • US 2-pronged AC plug adapter
  • Wireless remote control
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 3.5" Bluetooth antenna
  • 3.5mm-to-6.3mm Adapter
  • 20" RCA patch cord (male stereo RCA plug on each end)
  • 20" USB 3.0 cable (Type A USB 3.0 on one end and Type B USB 3.0 on other end)
  • 4 Adhesive-backed rubber feet
  • Vertical base
  • User Manual
  • Warranty card