iFi Audio ZEN Blue V2 HiFi Bluetooth DAC & Receiver

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Model: 0311001 UPC: 5060738784776 Item: 177629


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High-resolution Bluetooth DAC.

The ultra-affordable hi-res Bluetooth DAC just got even better!

The ZEN Blue V2 is the same hi-res DAC you know and love, but better. iFi added an improved Bluetooth® antenna that will increase range by up to 80%. Just add a smartphone, tablet, PC, or MAC. Whether you're into Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Qobuz, or Tidal, the ZEN Blue V2 will deliver flawless music to suit your mood via breathtaking hi-res Bluetooth®.

Hi-res to the nth degree

All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported. This includes Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX adaptive, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively, AAC, Apple's favored format, and SBC, the standard Bluetooth® codec. 

Enjoy. Your way.

Relax with the best of both worlds.

  • Analog: Connect via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input.
  • Digital: Use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input - your TV, an AV, or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.

Balanced design is truly special.

The analog output stage is balanced, not normally seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise, interference/crosstalk. It has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and are compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems. 

All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK and it’s fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie. Plus iFi has improved their Global Master Timing (GMT) clock circuitry to give you an even smoother musical ride. It means >20db better performance for even more ZEN.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Chipsets: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series (Bluetooth), ESS Sabre (DAC)
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.1™ with AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA Codec
  • Output:
    • 4.4mm Balanced
    • 3.5mm S-Balanced (SE)
  • Frequency Response: 10-48K (-2DB) under LDAC
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: 111dBA/106.5dBA (BAL/S-BAL)
  • THD & N @ 0dBFS:
    • <0.009% (BAL 6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
    • <0.03% (SE 100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
  • Output Impedance: <50Ω
  • Power Consumption: <2.5W
  • Dimensions: 6.2" x 3.4" x 1.4"
  • Weight: 1.05 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • ZEN Blue V2 DAC
  • 4.25" Standard Bluetooth antenna
  • 6.25" High gain antenna
  • AC adapter with attached 46" DC output cord
  • 20" Stereo RCA patch cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

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