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iFi Audio Micro iDSD Signature Edition DAC/Headphone Amp

£649.00 £540.83
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iDSD Signature
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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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Sporting a host of enhancements both inside and out, one of the most highly acclaimed hi-res DAC/headphone amps on the planet just got even better–meet the micro iDSD Signature.

iFi Audio Micro iDSD Signature Edition DAC/Headphone Amp

 

Sporting a host of enhancements both inside and out, one of the most highly acclaimed hi-res DAC/headphone amps on the planet just got even better–meet the micro iDSD Signature.

Since launching in 2017 as an upgraded version of the original micro iDSD, the micro iDSD Black Label has been iFi’s top-of-the-range battery-powered DAC/headphone amp. The new Signature edition builds on its predecessor’s reputation for exceptional sound quality and versatility with enhanced circuitry in critical areas and a new 4.4mm Pentaconn headphone output, among other upgrades.

The new model is housed in the same 177x67x28mm extruded aluminium enclosure as the Black Label version, like all products in iFi’s longstanding ‘micro’ range has been. But, rather than black, the micro iDSD Signature sports a Space Blue finish –a new colour reserved for ‘Signature’ versions of some of iFi’s most popular products, of which there will be more.

Although powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, the micro iDSD Signature is more of a desktop-sized device than pocket-sized one –a transportable DAC/headphone amp that can easily be moved around without requiring a mains socket. Being battery-powered gives it a performance advantage over mains-powered products, too –ultra-clean and stable DC power, negating the issues that can be introduced by AC mains electricity with its dips, spikes and noise-inducing RFI/EMI pollution.

The battery delivers 6-12 hours of playing time, depending on the type of headphones connected and the performance mode engaged. If the battery runs low whilst in use, it can be plugged into a power source to charge and play at the same time.

 

Features

  • 2 x Burr-Brown True Native® chipset
  • High-res Audio Support with True Native® playback
  • MQA Support
  • Custom OV Series operational-amplifier
  • iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit
  • 3D+ Holographic®
  • XBass+®
  • Texas Instruments low-noise ICs
  • Panasonic OS-CON caps
  • DirectDrive®

 

Finely Tuned

Based around two Burr-Brown DAC chips in a custom ‘interleaved’ configuration, the digital engine has four pairs of differential signals – two pairs per channel. This means

  • a lower noise floor
  • improved channel separation
  • finer musical detail and micro-dynamics

The micro iDSD Signature handles up to PCM 768, DSD 512, 2xDXD and MQA. All this is done natively. Both PCM and DSD remain ‘bit-perfect’.

 

Precision Personified

Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital engine, including iFi’s GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer.

The micro iDSD Signature also comes with iFi’s GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimized) digital filter installed. And exclusive firmware available on iFi's website means you can change digital filters as you wish.

Curl, now a technical consultant for iFi, has worked with iFi’s in-house technical team, headed by Thorsten Loesch, to produce a circuit design of exceptional quality for such an affordable phono stage. A fully balanced, ultra-low-noise design of this kind is unprecedented at such a lowprice point.

 

Circuit Training

With up to 4100mW of power the micro iDSD Signature can drive all manner of headphones with aplomb, from highly sensitive in-ear monitors to current hungry planar headphones.

The signal path has been refined to maximise sonic texture. High spec components featuring class-leading qualities such as low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance), high stability and low distortion mean top-notch sound quality and maximum musical enjoyment.

Add in the direct-coupled nature of the circuit – no coupling capacitor is present – and the micro iDSD Signature definitely runs rings around the competition.

 

Versatile Sonic Tailoring

One size no longer fits all when it comes to quality listening. The digital stage of the micro iDSD Signature features a variety of filter settings:

  • ‘Standard’, ‘Minimum Phase’ and ‘Bit-Perfect’ for PCM files
  • ‘Standard Bandwidth’, ‘Extended Bandwidth’ and ‘Extreme Bandwidth’ for DSD

The amp stage also has three settings to adjust power and gain. As well as ‘Normal’, you get

  • ‘Turbo’ to ramp up the level of drive for current-hungry headphones
  • ‘Eco’ to dial down the power to suit high-sensitivity in-ear monitors and/or to extend battery life

Complete this with iFi's iEMatch technology that adjusts output level and their XBass+ and 3D+ signature sonic tweaks, and the micro iDSD Signature is flexible to the max.

 

Get Connected

The micro iDSD Signature features two digital audio inputs – USB Type-A and an S/PDIF socket that accepts both electrical, via a 3.5mm connector, and optical signals – adapter supplied.

It also houses a pair of RCA analogue outputs to connect to a pair of powered speakers or a power amp to act as a DAC.

There is a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single-ended connector (headphones with a 3.5mm jack can be connected using an adapter) and a 4.4mm Pentaconn output for headphones offering balanced connection.

Both headphone outputs utilise iFi's ‘S-Balanced’ output circuitry. This delivers the sonic benefits of balanced connections with all headphone/earphone types – even those with single-ended connectors – cutting crosstalk and associated distortion in half.

 

Specifications:

  • Digital Inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible) / S-PDIF (coaxial/optical) / Bluetooth 5.0
  • Supported Bluetooth Codecs: AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
  • Supported Digital Formats: DSD512/256/128/64, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz), MQA, Bluetooth 96kHz
  • Digital Inputs: USB 3.0 type A “OTG” Socket (USB2.0 compatible/with iPurifier® technology built-in), S/PDIF (3.5m coaxial/optical)
  • Outputs: Balanced: 4.4mm, SE: 6.3mm/RCA
  • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD, PCM DAC by Dual-core Burr Brown
  • Clock: Ultra low jitter GMT Femtosecond Clock
  • Digital Formats: DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD, PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz), MQA
  • DSD Filter: Extreme/Extended/Standard Bandwidth
  • PCM: Bit-Perfect/Minimum-Phase/Standard
  • DXD: Bit-Perfect Processing
  • Dynamic Range (Line): >117db(A)
  • THD+N (Line): <0.003%
  • Output Boltage (Line): >2V
  • Output Impedance: <240Ω
  • Jitter (Correlated): below AP2 test set limit
  • Headphone Output Turbo: 10.0V/4,100mW (Max), >1,560 mW @ 64 Ohm, >166 mW @ 600 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Headphone Output Normal: 5.5V/1,900 mW (Max), >100 mW @ 300 Ohm, >950 mW @ 32 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Headphone Output Eco: 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm (Max), >250 mW @ 16 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Dynamic Range (HP): >115dB(A) Eco Mode 2V Out
  • THD+N (HP 500mW/16R): < 0.008%
  • Output Voltage (HP): >10V Turbo
  • Output Impedance: <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
  • Max. Output Power: 4,100 mW @ 16 Ohm Load
  • Continuous Output Power: 1,000 mW @ 64 Ohm Load
  • Battery: Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
  • Power System: Chargin via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1500mA charging current
  • Dimensions: 172 x 67 x 27 mm (6.8" x 2.6" x 1.1")
  • Weight: 295g (0.65 lbs)
  • 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.

Specifications:

  • Digital Inputs: USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible) / S-PDIF (coaxial/optical) / Bluetooth 5.0
  • Supported Bluetooth Codecs: AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
  • Supported Digital Formats: DSD512/256/128/64, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz), MQA, Bluetooth 96kHz
  • Digital Inputs: USB 3.0 type A “OTG” Socket (USB2.0 compatible/with iPurifier® technology built-in), S/PDIF (3.5m coaxial/optical)
  • Outputs: Balanced: 4.4mm, SE: 6.3mm/RCA
  • Headphone Section
  • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD, PCM DAC by Dual-core Burr Brown
  • Clock: Ultra low jitter GMT Femtosecond Clock
  • Digital Formats: DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD, PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz), MQA
  • DSD Filter: Extreme/Extended/Standard Bandwidth
  • PCM: Bit-Perfect/Minimum-Phase/Standard
  • DXD: Bit-Perfect Processing
  • Dynamic Range (Line): >117db(A)
  • THD+N (Line): <0.003%
  • Output Boltage (Line): >2V
  • Output Impedance: <240Ω
  • Jitter (Correlated): below AP2 test set limit
  • Headphone Output Turbo: 10.0V/4,100mW (Max), >1,560 mW @ 64 Ohm, >166 mW @ 600 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Headphone Output Normal: 5.5V/1,900 mW (Max), >100 mW @ 300 Ohm, >950 mW @ 32 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Headphone Output Eco: 2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm (Max), >250 mW @ 16 Ohm (Continuous)
  • Dynamic Range (HP): >115dB(A) Eco Mode 2V Out
  • THD+N (HP 500mW/16R): < 0.008%
  • Output Voltage (HP): >10V Turbo
  • Output Impedance: <1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)
  • Max. Output Power: 4,100 mW @ 16 Ohm Load
  • Continuous Output Power: 1,000 mW @ 64 Ohm Load
  • Battery: Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
  • Power System: Chargin via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1500mA charging current
  • Dimensions: 172 x 67 x 27 mm (6.8" x 2.6" x 1.1")
  • Weight: 295g (0.65 lbs)
  • 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

 

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