IFI005Regular price £129.00
The ZEN Blue from iFi is the world’s first Bluetooth receiver to support all the latest hi-res codecs to deliver the best-quality music streaming from smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to any audio system. Whether you’re a Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music or Qobuz lover or totally prefer Tidal, the ZEN Blue will deliver fabulously flawless music to suit your mood via breath-taking hi-res Bluetooth with all current and future Bluetooth audio formats supported. All current and future Bluetooth audio formats are supported.
The ZEN Blue ‘remembers’ up to seven paired Bluetooth source devices, making it easy to switch from one device to another, with impressive reception range thanks to the latest Bluetooth 5 specification. The LED at the centre of the ZEN Blue’s front panel changes colour to identify the Bluetooth codec being received, while another LED to the right indicates the sample rate. Qualcomm’s QCC5100 chip can be updated over-the-air, enabling future Bluetooth codecs to be added to the ZEN Blue’s specification.
The ZEN Blue’s analogue output stage is a balanced design, highly unusual in a DAC anywhere near this price point. It incorporates a range of high-quality circuit components, carefully selected for their performance in an audio context, including professional-grade balanced line drivers, C0G capacitors from TDK and a precision low-noise power supply IC from Texas Instruments. It all adds up to a highly affordable Bluetooth streamer with a sound that punches well above its weight.
|Bluetooth receiver (aptx, aptX HD, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC) up to 24/192
|Analogue outputs: Balanced 4.4mm / Single-Ended RCA
| Digital outputs: Coax / Optical (S/PDIF)
||Bluetooth 5.0TM with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, AptX Adaptive, LDAC, HWA Codec|
||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)|