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IFI Audio ZEN CAN (+ iPower PSU)

iFi Audio ZEN CAN - Headphone Amplifier+ iPower PSU - 6.35 & 4.4mm Balanced Output - Up To 1600mw Power

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Scan code: LN109547 Manufacturer code: Zen CAN SE
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Nitro for your Headphones!
iFi Audio - 'Zen Can' & 'iPower' PSU

iFi Audio - 'Zen Can'

Fully-balanced 1,600mW
Battleship headphone amplifier
Boasting a number of features usually reserved only for high-end headphone amps with a price tag far higher, the ‘Zen Can’ from iFi has the power to drive huge headphone loads. The balanced circuit design, the astonishingly low levels of distortion and flexible sonic tweaking options to boost performance, are all highly almost never found on such an affordable headphone amp! By placing all this in one sleek package, iFi has once again pushed the envelope of affordable desktop audio!

As a fully analogue headphone amp, iFi’s ‘Zen Can’ has no digital input at all, USB or otherwise. It effortlessly connects to any audio source via an analogue output, such as the headphone out from a Digital Audio Player, laptop, tablet or smartphone, or even the RCA outputs from a CD player or phono stage.

1.5WPower Consumption

20Hz - 20kHzFreq Response

< 0.0007%THD & N

'Balanced to thrill!' • Class A discrete output buffer from the flagship Pro iCAN using Op-Amp (OV2637A)
• FET input avoids loading volume control – low distortion/noise
• SE inputs (1M Ohm) ensures loading of the source so always in Class A operation
• Output amplifier gain of four steps in +6dB perfect for headphone matching

52x More Power. Pump up the Volume.

iFi Audio - 'Zen Can'

get the best from setup!Laptops and smartphones typically have a much lower output of <1.0v. When using a good set of headphones, you’re not getting the best out of them.

Use your laptop, device or DAC to feed your audio in to the Zen Can, and connect your headphones to pump out 52x more power, now, you can hear and FEEL everything you’ve been missing out on.

'Ace of XBass'


active EQ circuitryBehind ‘XBass’ is iFi’s active EQ circuitry which meets an often-common gripe with headphones head-on, the lack of bass.

Open-back headphones in particular, often allow all frequencies (especially those precious bass frequencies which the drives generate so little of) to leak freely from the back, rather than trapping and redirecting them back to your ears.

‘Xbass’ equalisation is a much greater solution to bass correction than seen anywhere else. It’s made up of active and passive components and its brilliant frequency response curve corrects their low-end response problems with unparalleled accuracy.

'Puts You At The Venue. Not The Other Way Around!'

iFi Audio - 'Zen Can'

3D special sound circuitAudio recordings are made for speakers and when played back on headphones, the sound is always driving you nuts by being only in your head. iFI's 3D special sound circuit solves this with ease.

'zen can' satisfies all listeners! • Stereo image that is truly out of your head, in front with height, width & depth
• Without colouration or loss of resolution
• All analogue circuitry (i.e. without costly and complex digital signal manipulation)

Additional Features


BalancedA fully discrete and balanced amplifier audio circuit. The full symmetric dual-mono headphone amplifier with gold-plated 4.4mm balanced connection. This exquisitely engineered design is worth the investment and lowers noise to 120dB.

class a

Class A Discrete Class A Discrete is a circuit that has come straight out of the iFi’s flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN, which at £1,699 is 11 times the price of the ZEN CAN.

ov amp

OV AmpThis OV series operational amplifier is another example of a top-notch component used to get extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.


TDK C0GTDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. They are a perfect addition to the ZEN CAN.


XBassThe XBass® analogue bass correction system corrects for the missing headphone/speaker bass response. Sonically superior – richer, deeper.


3D HolographicAn ‘Out of Head’ listening experience. Our 3D Holographic® dual-analogue matrices place the artist with you in the room, not inside your head.

Zen Can: Analogue Headphone Amplifier

ifi audioMeet the ZEN CAN.

As an all-analogue headphone amp, the ZEN CAN has no digital input of any kind, USB or otherwise. It connects to any audio source with analogue output, such as the headphone output from a DAP (Digital Audio Player), a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, or the RCA outputs from, say, a CD player or phono stage.

It could be paired with the ZEN Blue to add Bluetooth reception, or combined with the ZEN DAC to upgrade the DAC’s headphone amp stage. As well as a headphone amp, it can double as a preamp to feed a power amp and speakers or a pair of active speakers.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Inputs 4.4mm Pentacon BAL RCA L/R Socket SE 3.5mm Jack SE 4.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 24 kOhm Zin / 2.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegOhm Zin / 1.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegOhm Zin
Max Output Balanced / >15.1V/385 mW (@ 600 Ohm) >11.0V/1890 mW (@ 64 Ohm)
THD & N Balanced S-E < 0.0007% (4V out, 600 Ohm, 1kHz) / <0.006% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16 Ohm)
Gain 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB / -0.03dB)
Input voltage DC 5V/2.5A AC 100 -240V 50/60Hz
Dimensions 158 x117 x35 mm 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
Net weight 515g (1.14 Ibs)
Warranty period 12 months

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DOA Period:
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RTB Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
Scan Computers International Limited
IFI Audio ZEN CAN (+ iPower PSU)
IFI Audio ZEN CAN (+ iPower PSU)