IFI AUDIO UPS THE ANTE IN MUNICH

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by Jay Garrett

9th May, 2018

IFI AUDIO UPS THE ANTE IN MUNICH

British computer hi-fi outfit iFi Audio will, of course, be pitching up at High End 2018, in Munich.

As well as its recently announced xDSD, a portable DAC/head amp, iFi Audio will also showcase their excellent Pro iDSD.

The Pro iDSD is a device that we were happy to have spent some time with earlier this year at The Bristol Show.

Not only does it look ‘the mutt’s’ but it is packing tech aplenty. It features a quad DAC array of the iFi Bit-Perfect DSD and DXD DAC by Burr-Brown in a custom interleaved configuration.

This arrangement enables a total of eight pairs of differential signals to be used and mixed totalling four pairs of signals per channel.

Furthermore, it features the new XMOS XU216 X-Core 200 Series 16-Core processor with a maximum of 2,000 MIPS (two billion instructions per second) calculation power in dual-issue mode as a USB interface.

It can decode signals from all inputs, from USB (up to 768kHz/DSD512), AES/EBU or S/PDIF (up to 192kHz/24Bit) and Wifi/Network/Mass-storage (up to 192kHz/32Bit).

Naturally, they won’t be turning up to the party without something to new to tease. They have let us know that there will be some “forthcoming products” but the only one they will confirm is the new xCan. This is a portable balanced headphone amp that is set to join the xDSD in iFi’s new ‘x series’.

iFi Audio can be found in the room hosted by WOD Audio, iFi Audio’s German distributor: Atrium 4.1, E109

For more information visit iFi Audio.

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StereoNET UK's Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He's captained the GadgetyNews good ship for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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