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iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 DAC/Headphone Amplifier

SKU 80099
Original price £199.00 - Original price £199.00
Original price
£199.00 - £199.00
Current price £199.00

  • Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

    Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership

iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Recognized as the winner of multiple awards, including the prestigious What Hi-Fi 2020 'Best DAC £100 - £200,' the iFi Audio Zen DAC set the standard in its class. Now, meet its upgraded counterpart, the Zen DAC V2, a true powerhouse in desktop audio.

Enhanced Processing Power

The Zen DAC V2 takes the audio experience to new heights by upgrading its processing chip from 8-core to 16-core XMOS. This means full support for MQA files, perfect for enjoying top-tier sound quality with services like TIDAL.

Reduced Distortion, Enhanced Detail

Experience a smoother, less distorted sound with improved detail, thanks to the new V2 version's low-jitter crystal clock. With a 20dB performance boost, the Zen DAC V2 offers an even more pristine audio experience.

Revolutionize Your Computer's Sound

Whether you're using a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or Chromebook, enjoying music while you work, surf, or game is a pleasure. However, standard computer sound quality often falls short. The Zen DAC V2 transforms your audio experience by bypassing your computer's built-in soundcard and headphone output, replacing them with bespoke, audiophile-grade components.

Uncompromising Digital to Analog Conversion

Powered by a bit-perfect Burr Brown DAC, the Zen DAC V2 decodes a wide range of formats while preserving the original sound's authenticity. It supports Hi-Res music files up to DSD256 and PCM files up to 384kHz, ensuring you hear every nuance.

High-Quality Internals

The Zen DAC V2 boasts a balanced circuit layout with top-quality audio components, including TDK (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors that deliver high precision and low distortion sound quality. Immerse yourself in the rich and pure audio output.

Maximized Headphone Potential

With a dedicated output, the Zen DAC V2 delivers dynamic and punchy sound to your headphones. Choose between balanced and unbalanced outputs to let higher-spec headphones with balanced inputs shine.

Seamless Integration with Your Hi-Fi

Not limited to headphones, this compact DAC also features RCA phono outputs for easy connection to the AUX input on your hi-fi or speaker system. If your hi-fi supports a balanced input, take advantage of the second 4.4mm balanced output at the rear of the unit. Simply switch the output to 'fixed' for an instant system upgrade.

TrueBass for Deeper Sound

When you crave a deeper and richer sound, activate TrueBass. Unlike inferior bass boost systems, TrueBass operates entirely in the analog domain, avoiding reliance on a Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The result is deeper bass without compromising the midrange.

  • Sonic Excellence: The iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 delivers unparalleled sound quality, revitalizing your music with vibrant and dynamic audio.
  • Precision Engineering: Advanced circuitry ensures expansive soundscapes, harmonic perfection, and a well-balanced sound profile, presenting your music at its finest.
  • Native Format Support: Enjoy music in its true form with native DSD and PCM decoding, supporting resolutions up to PCM 384kHz and DSD 256.
  • Dual-Core Burr-Brown DAC: Featuring a Dual-Core Burr-Brown DAC chipset, this device offers impeccable sound fidelity and supreme tonal balance, revealing the subtle nuances in your music.
  • Versatile Connectivity: The Zen DAC V2 seamlessly integrates with various audio devices through USB, coaxial, and optical inputs/outputs, ensuring compatibility with your setup.

InputUSB3.0 B Socket (USB2.0 compatible)
FormatsDSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA
DACBit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Line Section Output
Audio RCA (SE) — 2.1V fixed

1V / 3.3V max. (variable)

4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 4.2V fixed

2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
Line Section Zout
<= 200 Ohm (BAL)

<= 100 Ohm (SE)
Line Section SNR< -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
Line Section DNR> 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
Line Section THD+N< 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
Headphone Section Output Power (@1% THD)
4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL)

330mW@32 Ohm; 6.6V@600 Ohm;

16 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone

6.3mm S-BAL (SE)

230mW@32 Ohm; 3.3V@600 Ohm

16 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone
Headphone Section Output Impedance< 1 Ω (BAL/SE)
Headphone Section THD & N< 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)
Headphone Section SNR> 113dBA (6.2V BAL/3.3V SE)
Power consumption< 1.5W via USB power OR 5v DC (power supply not included)
Dimensions160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3" x 4.6" x 1.4"
Weight (Gross)0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
Warranty period12 months

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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