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iFi Audio ZEN Blue V2 Wireless Bluetooth DAC

£159.00 £132.50
SKU
ZEN Blue V2
Free UK Delivery
12 Months
New
24 hours
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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 upgraded version of the multi-award-winning ZEN Blue Bluetooth DAC bi iFi Audio benefits from a new aerial, increasing coverage by up to 80%, and a new low-jitter clock increases performance by up to 20dB. This product can connect to up to 8 Bluetooth inputs, so is perfect for use at home.

iFi Audio ZEN Blue V2 Wireless Bluetooth DAC

 

The upgraded version of the multi-award-winning ZEN Blue Bluetooth DAC bi iFi Audio benefits from a new aerial, increasing coverage by up to 80%, and a new low-jitter clock increases performance by up to 20dB. This product can connect to up to 8 Bluetooth inputs, so is perfect for use at home.

 

What iFi Audio say

iFi Audio's Blue wireless Bluetooth DAC wonderfully introduces the new ZEN series of products to the world. With support for major Bluetooth formats such as aptX HD and LDAC, the ZEN Blue offers a unique way to connect any Bluetooth device to your amplifiers and speakers for lossless wireless connection. The ZEN Blue can be connected to most systems on the market, either via an unbalanced analogue RCA connection, a digital RCA connection, Toslink optical or 4.4mm balanced to XLR balanced. With the ability to store 7 different Bluetooth devices, support for lossless Bluetooth formats and up to 96kHz frequency, the ZEN Blue is the perfect unit to add to your system and sit back enjoying your music.

All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported. This includes Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD, LDAC and HWA, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively, AAC, Apple’s favoured format and SBC, the standard Bluetooth® codec. This means every possible source device is covered, at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification.

Have utter confidence in the sound quality of the ZEN Blue. It uses Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, and the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data. The ESS Sabre DAC chip is there to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion. Banish standard ‘Bluetooth Blues’ with the iFi hi-res implementation.

Chill with the best of both worlds. Analogue is available via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input. Digital can be used via the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input; your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.

The analogue output stage is balanced, not normally seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise interference/crosstalk. The ZEN Blue has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and thus are compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems. All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK. All fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie.

 

 

"So whereas the Zen DAC is all about being tethered to your computer (or even phone!), the Zen Blue is all about being unconnected to its musical source, but usefully connected to your musical playback system...

The real extent of the flexibility provided by the Zen Blue is in the wide variety of Bluetooth codecs it supports...

‘Ultra HD’ format (24/96 to you and me) results in a much more musical rendition, with all of that guitar detail sitting on top of those magisterial bass swoops." (Read More)

Future Shop Review - April 2020

 

 

Specification:

  • Power Source: DC 5V
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC*, HWA* Codec (* available via future update)
  • Output: Optical/Coaxial, Audio RCA L/R, 4.4 Balanced Lineout
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz <+0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz) // 1Hz - 44khz <+0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD & N @ 0dBFS: < 0.0015% 10k Load
  • Output Impedance: < 50Ω
  • Power Consumption: < 2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 (l) x 100 (w) x 35 (h) mm
  • Weight: 476g (1.05 lbs)
  • Shipped with UK plugged power supply.
  • 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.

 

  • Power Source: DC 5V
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC*, HWA* Codec (* available via future update)
  • Output: Optical/Coaxial, Audio RCA L/R, 4.4 Balanced Lineout
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz <+0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz) // 1Hz - 44khz <+0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD & N @ 0dBFS: < 0.0015% 10k Load
  • Output Impedance: < 50Ω
  • Power Consumption: < 2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 (l) x 100 (w) x 35 (h) mm
  • Weight: 476g (1.05 lbs)
  • Shipped with UK plugged power supply.
  • 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