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Scan code: LN119603 Manufacturer code: Zen DAC

(Open Box) IFI Audio - Zen DAC

(Open Box) IFI Audio - Zen DAC Desktop PC/MAC - DAC

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Scan code: LN119603 Manufacturer code: Zen DAC
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IFI - Zen DAC/Headphone Amp


Attain a state of true Zen 'Zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort'.

Of all the things that can bring forth a state of Zen, quality audio is right up there. IFI’s latest DAC/Headphone amplifier promises to deliver just that.

Cute, Compact & Stylish

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Super Hi-Res The fantastic hi-res USB DAC/Headphone amp from IFI Audio brings a level of technical specification and performance that belies it’s super affordable price tag. Housed in a sleek, modern chassis, tidy enough to fit amidst your desktop, whilst at the same time remaining stylish enough to use in your home as USB DAC, just add your favourite speakers or amp for pristine, premium audio quality.

The Flexibility of Zen


all bases covered The Zen DAC is able to switch between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’ with no trouble whatsoever. When set to ‘variable’, the Zen DAC is able to be used as a preamp to feed a power amp or active speakers. Switch over to ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control entirely, then connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp.

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The Ace of Bass The Zen DAC is fitted with TrueBass. IFI’s proprietary technology is a ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue realm, meaning that there is no DSP in IFI’s technology. ‘TrueBass’ boosts the bass whilst not affecting the mid-range, making the DAC perfect for pairing with IEM’s and open-back headphones which can often leak important bass frequencies.


TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. They are pricey but are a perfect addition to our products.


Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.


The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.


Using Mac or Linux? Then check out our exclusive iFi firmware. Download ‘Limoncello’ 5.2A to unlock DoP256 for Mac/Linux.

Detailed Information

Specification Description
Input USB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)
Formats 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384kHz PCM 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD 353/384KHz DXD
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Output Audio RCA (UnBAL) — 2.1V fixed 1V / 3.3V max. (variable) 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 4.2V fixed 2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
Zout <= 100 Ohm (UnBAL) <= 200 Ohm (BAL)
SNR < -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
DNR > 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
THD+N < 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)
Dimensions 117(l) x 100(w) x 30(h)mm
Weight 491g (1.08 lbs)

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12 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Scan Computers International Limited
(Open Box) IFI Audio - Zen DAC
(Open Box) IFI Audio - Zen DAC