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iFi Audio GO blu Bluetooth DAC

£199.00 £165.83
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iFi Audio GO blu
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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Need help? Call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555

Prefer email? Contact us via sales@futureshop.co.uk

The GO blu by iFi Audio is a brand new bluetooth headphone DAC, designed for use with computers, mobile phones or smart watches. Featuring dedicated Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages the GO blu does not compromise on performance despite its diminutive size- weighing just 26g, less than an AA battery!

Note: This product is a brand new release by iFi Audio, and we expect units to be available to ship in the week beginning 20/09/21.

iFi Audio GO blu Bluetooth DAC

 

The GO blu by iFi Audio is a brand new bluetooth headphone DAC, designed for use with computers, mobile phones or smart watches. Featuring dedicated Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages the GO blu does not compromise on performance despite its diminutive size- weighing just 26g, less than an AA battery!

Note: This product is a brand new release by iFi Audio, and we expect units to be available to ship in the week beginning 20/09/21.

What iFi Audio say

The new GO blu, pocket-rocket portable HD DAC/amp, is diminutive enough to take with you wherever you go! It gives you best sound from wired but the convenience of wireless as you no longer need to have a cable connection to your smartphone.

Whether you’re exercising at the gym with your Apple watch clocking your every step or catching up on your MacBook at your favourite coffee shop, the GO blu is the perfect companion.

It pairs wirelessly with your source device via Bluetooth with no need to worry about whether you’ve got the right cable for your Android or Apple device. Just pair … and GO!

Every day is a GO blu day!

 

Features

Max sonics. Free the Smartphone.

Traditional wireless headphones or earphones of any kind integrate Bluetooth processing, D/A conversion and amplification onto one, standard ‘off the shelf’ chip. There is a ceiling to the sound quality that can be achieved.

Team good corded headphones or in-ear monitors, with a separate, high-quality portable DAC/headphone amp, and your sound quality will beat any pair of wireless headphone or earphones hands down.

The GO blu means no compromise on sound quality.

Pair the GO blu to your Apple/Android. Connect your favourite corded headphones to the GO blu and then tuck it away – it’s so petite it will slip into your running gear or suit pocket. It’s also gorgeous enough to show off by leaving it on the table at your favourite coffee shop!

Super Sound. Assured.

Most pocket-size Bluetooth DAC/headphone amps incorporate all-in-one ‘system on a chip’ solutions to deliver input processing, digital-to-analogue signal conversion and amplification.

Not the GO blu.

Uniquely, for a device of this type and size, the GO blu’s clever design packs in separate Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages, each engineered in distinct blocks to deliver the ideal combination of cutting-edge specification and superb sound.

HD Bluetooth

The GO blu uses the same Bluetooth 5.1 as seen in other recent iFi products. Furthermore, iFi have separated the modules so that every last drop of audio quality is unmatched.

  • AAC aptX aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX Low-Latency
  • LDAC & HWA/li>
  • Bluetooth 5.1TM at 24/96kHz.

And when you wish, just use the USB-C connection and enjoy High-Res USB audio too!

The balance of power

Diminutive. Balanced. Powerful.

The Go blu amp circuitry benefits from symmetrical twin-mono signal paths and utilises iFi’s Direct Drive design concept. Plus it incorporates circuit components of a quality not commonly found in a device of this kind.

This means ultra-low distortion across the entire signal bandwidth. The sound is purer, clearer and more naturally expressive.

The amp stage delivers up to 5.6V, considerably more power than others. It handles tough headphone loads with ease. Auto-gain adjusts output up or down by 6dB to ensure signal strength suits the sensitivity of the connected headphones/earphones.

Swiss ‘Chrono’ design and implementation

GO blu‘s ChronoDial is a masterpiece of precision engineering and, just like a Chronograph, it gives you precise, analogue volume control. You can use it to play, pause, and skip tracks forward and backwards and even activate the voice assistant on your Bluetooth-connected smart device. Here’s how it’s constructed:

  • Brass supporting column with anti-corrosion
  • Brass locking nut with anti-corrosion
  • Precision 304 stainless steel bearing
  • 304 stainless steel main dial with beryllium cobalt copper coating
  • High-purity nickel push-button spring
  • Precision CNC machined AL6063 aluminium push button

GO Balanced

Whether you use balanced or non-balanced headphones, you get the least noise and best channel separation for the most enjoyable music.

The GO blu boasts a Pentaconn 4.4mm output enabling headphones equipped with balanced connectivity to take full advantage of the GO blu’s balanced amp design.

In addition, the 3.5mm output benefits from iFi’s proprietary S-Balanced circuitry. This cuts crosstalk and related distortion in half when used with regular, single-ended headphone connections, this is especially beneficial with high-sensitivity in-ear monitors.

Both outputs are gold-plated to resist tarnishing and thereby maintain optimum contact quality.

X-factor. Inside and out.

With XBass to add back lost low-end grunt and XSpace to widen the soundstage, the GO blu is small on the outside but mighty on the inside. You will be immersed in its majestic musicality.

The X-factor doesn’t stop with the sound. The GO blu is built like a luxury Swiss watch – the volume control has a watch crown machined by a watchmaker for the tightest of tolerances – and has the luxury feel of Mont Blanc, thanks to our French product designer.

Made with the latest, most hi-tech materials and weighing in at a super featherlight 26grams or 0.06lbs, it will be your ‘go-to’ music device.

 

 

We use Qualcomm’s new QCC5100 Bluetooth IC in combination with the Cirruc Logic 43131 as DAC to to create an audibly superior ‘Bluetooth engine’.

All the current high-definition Bluetooth audio formats are supported – Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive and aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC and HWA’s LHDC, regular aptX and aptX Low Latency, AAC (Apple iOS devices) and SBC (the ‘plain vanilla’ Bluetooth codec).

Of the 24-bit-capable codecs, aptX Adaptive and aptX HD support up to 48kHz, while LDAC and LHDC reach 96kHz.

iFi’s ‘Bluetooth engine’ can also be updated over-the-air, so future codecs may be added.

 

 

The latest Cirrus Logic CS43131 is an advanced ‘minature’ DAC that is at the heart of the newest range of iFi mobile devices.

  • Advanced 32-bit oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology
  • Dynamic Range of 130dB
  • THD+n of -115dB

 

 

It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.

You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.

 

 

As with many other iFi audio products, we’ve incorporated a custom OV Series operational-amplifier. This top-notch component contributes to the extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.

 

 

An important aspect of the circuit design is its direct-coupled nature (no coupling capacitor is present), achieved without a conventionally applied DC servo.

DirectDrive® equals a direct signal path which means less signal degradation. This direct signal path is unequalled in audio and is the reason why the sound is so ‘true’.

 

XSpace is the iFi analogue signal improvement circuitry to get that ‘music’ back outside of your head for much better headphone enjoyment.

 

XBass is an analogue headphone spatialiser. It opens up your music to give you the feeling of spaciousness experienced at a live concert.

 

 

 

TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications.

Getting ever closer to the theoretical ideal of pure, frequency-constant capacitance, these capacitors reduce capacitor-induced distortion to vanishingly low levels.

They are pricey but are a perfect addition to our products.

 

 

 

muRata control-type, low-ESR high-Q multi-layer capacitors. The ‘ESR control’ aspect of the Murata is something special. Their noise suppression abilities are impressive.

 

Specification

  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Inputs
    • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
    • Wired: USB-C up to 24/96kHz
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Balanced: 4.4mm
    • UnBAL: 3.5mm
  • Power Output
    • Balanced: 245mW @ 32Ω; 5.6V @ 600Ω
    • UnBAL : 165mW @ 32Ω; 2.8V @ 600Ω
  • Output Impedance
    • Balanced: <1Ω
    • UnBAL: <1Ω
  • SNR
    • Balanced: 111dBA
    • UnBAL: 106.5dBA
  • DNR: 120dB(A) (BAL/UnBAL)
  • THD + N
    • Balanced<0.009% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
    • UnBAL: <0.03% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 45kHz (-3dB)
  • Battery: Lithium-polymer 450mAh approx. ~10 hours
  • Power System: Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current and 6.3 volts
  • Dimensions 55 x 34 x 13 mm - 2.2" x 1.3" x 0.5”
  • Weight: 26g (0.92 oz)
  • Warranty period: 12 months

 

About iFi Audio Made in United Kingdom

iFi is a brand new line of electronics with trickle-down technology licensed from AMR and aimed primarily at the future, Computer Audio generation. All iFi products boast Class A analogue circuitry with no DSP and the signal stays ‘Bit Perfect’ throughout.

How a product looks and performs matters, but so does its impact on the environment. That’s why nearly every iFi product and its packaging are made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, paper, recycled plastic and why we refuse to use harmful toxins in our components. iFi Audio do this to ensure that every product they release meets their environmental standards.

 

 

  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Inputs
    • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
    • Wired: USB-C up to 24/96kHz
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Balanced: 4.4mm
    • UnBAL: 3.5mm
  • Power Output
    • Balanced: 245mW @ 32Ω; 5.6V @ 600Ω
    • UnBAL : 165mW @ 32Ω; 2.8V @ 600Ω
  • Output Impedance
    • Balanced: <1Ω
    • UnBAL: <1Ω
  • SNR
    • Balanced: 111dBA
    • UnBAL: 106.5dBA
  • DNR: 120dB(A) (BAL/UnBAL)
  • THD + N
    • Balanced<0.009% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
    • UnBAL: <0.03% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 45kHz (-3dB)
  • Battery: Lithium-polymer 450mAh approx. ~10 hours
  • Power System: Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current and 6.3 volts
  • Dimensions 55 x 34 x 13 mm - 2.2" x 1.3" x 0.5”
  • Weight: 26g (0.92 oz)
  • Warranty period: 12 months

 

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery