Zen master
Hi-Fi Choice|October 2021
iFi’s recently updated DAC and headphone amp promises a big spec at a bargain price. Ed Selley sees how it stacks up
Ed Selley

DETAILS

PRODUCT iFi Audio Zen DAC V2

ORIGIN UK/China

TYPE USB DAC

WEIGHT 800g

DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 160 x 35 x 117mm

FEATURES

  • Supports PCM up to 384kHz and DSD256
  • 6.35 and 4.4mm headphone out
  • RCA output
  • 4.4mm balanced output

DISTRIBUTOR Armour Home Electronics

TELEPHONE 01279 501111

WEBSITE ifi-audio.com

Hailing from the same family as the Zen Blue (HFC 460), instead of Bluetooth the Zen DAC V2 is designed as a single-input USB digital-to-analog converter. The port in question is a USB-B located on the rear, while the XMOS controller is 16 rather than 8-core. The USB connection supports PCM up to 384kHz and DSD256 along with MQA support decoded via its Burr-Brown DAC.

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