iFi Audio Neo iDSD £800
Hi-Fi Choice|December 2021
This well-specified DAC charms with its capable sonic performance across a selection of in and outputs

DETAILS

PRODUCT iFi Audio Neo iDSD

ORIGIN UK/China

TYPE DAC/preamp

WEIGHT 970g

DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 214 x 41 x 146mm

FEATURES

Supports: PCM to 768kHz and DSD512

6.35 and 4.4mm headphone out

Outputs: RCA; XLR

Inputs: optical; coaxial; USB

DISTRIBUTOR

Armour Home Electronics

Positioned towards the upper end of iFi’s extensive range of digital products, the Neo iDSD is relatively unusual in the company’s roster because it’s not designed with a view to being portable. As one of the more expensive models in the group, it has a usefully comprehensive specification. Four inputs are fitted: one coaxial, one optical, one USB and Bluetooth. The sample rate is extremely good with PCM handled all the way up to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD to 512 and DXDx2 along with MQA support. The Bluetooth input plays nice with absolutely every version of Bluetooth possible into the bargain.

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