The $189 iFi Nano iDSD portable DAC / headphone amp!!


As I mentioned below, I’m getting in the new “iFi” range of personal hi-fi products. One really cool product and a HUGE fix is the nano iDSD. What is it you ask?

The iFi nano iDSD is full of ‘firsts.’ It is the world’s smallest, portable (only 163g), battery-powered, serious Burr Brown DAC that plays ALL high-resolution formats: PCM/DSD/DXD natively.

With the latest breakthrough True Native® technology from Abbington Music Research, the music format remains unchanged throughout. PCM (32bit/384kHz), DSD (6.2MHz) and DXD (384kHz) via Computer or iPhone/iPad/Android simply sounds stunning; opening up a whole new world of high-end audio quality to a whole new generation of users.

In a palm-sized chassis with an onboard lithium-polymer battery and headphone output, the iDSD is as extraordinary ‘on the go’ as it is in a ‘high-end system’. It handles Computers/Smartphones with aplomb. It even features an SPDIF coax digital output for A/V receivers or similar to offer unrivalled flexibility.

Check out the iFi site here!