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iFi Hip Dac 2 Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier

£189.00
  • iFi Hip Dac 2 Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier

iFi

iFi Hip Dac 2 Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier

£189.00
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The hip-dac just got hipper!

Meet the hip-dac2. Now in Sunset Orange with full MQA decoding.

Colourful. Capable. Crisper.

The much loved, original hip-dac has had a makeover!

iFi's portable, hi-res DAC/headphone amp looks ultra cool in its new vibrant Sunset Orange. Not only has the hip-dac2‘s super sleek aluminium case had a update, but its insides have also been enhanced.

The new 16-core XMOS chip, which processes data over USB, delivers double the clock speed and four times the memory. This improves overall performance and adds full MQA decoding to the hip-dac2‘s skill set. There also a upgraded crystal clock which contributes to purer, crisper sound.

So, whether you are working in your fav coffee shop or chilling on your daily commute, sunrise or sunset, you’ll definitely want to take the hip-dac2 with you wherever you go.

 

  • PORTABLE DESIGN - Your music will never stop with 6-8 hrs of battery life (depending on use) and a slim, lightweight design perfect for carrying in your pocket wherever life takes you.
  • HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO - From Spotify to Tidal MQA to MP3 and beyond, play any high res audio format with native digital to analogue conversion so you can listen to any song the way the original recording was intended
  • POWERFUL AMPLIFIER - Suited to your style, listen to in ear monitors or drive over the ear headphones with 400 mW max power output from the on-board amplifier
  • EASY CONNECTIVITY – Connects directly to your smartphone with the USB Input, and works with balanced 4.4mm or S-Bal 3.5mm headphone plugs for ultimate convenience and versatility
  • UPGRADED - The hip-dac2 has been upgraded to give you an even more pleasurable portable audio experience, it now is a full MQA decoder and has an upgraded GMT Clock.

Features

 

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 uses Burr Brown extensively in their products having selected it for its natural-sounding ‘musicality’ and True Native architecture. Their experience with this IC means they know how to make the most of it.

The XMOS 16-Core chip processes the audio data received via the USB digital input.

This new low-latency XMOS microcontroller has greatly enhanced processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight-core chips, this new 16-core IC delivers double the clock speed (2000MIPS) and four times the memory (512KB), as well as the latest SuperSpeed USB standard.

iFi’s in-house digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimise sound quality and ensure a perfect partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC.

Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)

MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. The hip-dac2 adopts MQA technology to receive and decode MQA audio and provide master-level sound.

XBass is an analogue headphone spatialiser. It opens up your music to give you the feeling of spaciousness experienced at a live concert.

It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.

You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.

 iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.


Specifications

Formats supported
DSD
PCM
DXD
MQA
256/128/64, Quad/Double/Single-Speed
384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
384/352.8kHz
384/352.8kHz
Digital Inputs USB 3.0 Type 'A'
(USB2.0 compatible)
Headphone Outputs Balanced
S-Balanced (S-E)
4.4mm
3.5mm
Power Output (@1% THD) Balanced
S-Balanced (S-E)
400mW@32Ω; 6.3V@600Ω
280mW@32Ω; 3.2V@600Ω
Battery Lithium-polymer 2200mAh Approx. 8 hours
Power System Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up
to 1000mA charging current and 6.3 volts
Power (max) <2W idle, 4W max
Dimensions 102 x 70 x 14mm
4.0" x 2.8" x 0.6"
Weight 125g (0.28 lbs)

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