iFi Audio ZEN DAC Signature
Award-winner made better
The original ZEN DAC swept the board, winning multiple awards. This Signature version builds on this by using higher quality electronics for an even more detailed, purer sound. The headphone stage has also been removed, making the Signature edition a purer design. Removing this not only helps the budget with other components but also simplifies the electronics, helping to reduce distortion by decreasing internal ‘noise’ between components.
Highest quality components for class-leading sound
Various component upgrades have been made, including Elna Silmic II and Panasonic OS-CON capacitors. It’s rare to find these components in DACs under £1000, let alone at the ZEN DAC Signature’s price, making this DAC punch well above its weight.
High on detail. Low on noise
The result of using these high quality components, plus painstaking development and engineering, means that the ZEN DAC Signature produces a level of musical detail and realism that’s sensational at this price. Background noise, distortion and jitter are reduced to vanishingly low levels, meaning you get to hear even the tiniest musical details. If it’s on the recording, the ZEN DAC Signature will reproduce it.
The best connection with your computer
The USB Type B input supports ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0, giving you the best possible connection to your computer. The socket is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, meaning you won’t lose out if you own an older device. Once connected, you’ll enjoy bit perfect sound, Hi-Res file compatibility, including MQA, and sound so good that you won’t ever want to go back to using a soundcard.
Choice of output – fixed, variable or balanced
A choice of fixed or variable output lets you connect the DAC Signature directly to your hi-fi (fixed) or a power amp/active speakers (variable). The balanced output gives a studio quality connection to a suitable source, such as the iFi Audio ZEN CAN Signature.
Made to match the ZEN CAN Signature
Looking for an ultimate, reference quality headphone amp? Simply add the ZEN CAN Signature 6XX and you’ve got a two-box solution to match the best. Once connected via a balanced cable, the sound quality produced by this duo is breath-taking. Just make sure you have the headphones to do it justice!
Enjoy reference quality sound, for less, with the iFi Audio ZEN DAC Signature.