- EASY BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The latest Qualcomm 5100 series Bluetooth (only input) DAC supports Bluetooth 5.0TM in all current and future formats such as AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, HWA Codec. Easily stream your favorite music in CD quality to your system from your smart phone, laptop, DAP, or any device that transmits Bluetooth. Control your music with your favorite music app, sit back and relax
- HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO: With CD quality aptX HD AAC Bluetooth up to 24 bits / 192 kbps you will experience higher quality audio than standard Bluetooth Without the drop in quality your music will have better definition and clarity
- ANALOG OUTPUT: For an easy upgrade connect via single-ended RCA to an amp or active speakers or via 4.4mm output to amp / speakers with a balanced output
- DIGITAL OUTPUT: Use the optical and coaxial or SPDIF connections to connect to anything with a built in DAC and corresponding digital input; your TV, an AV amp or external DAC in your hi-fi set-up
- STYLISH AND SMART DESIGN: Military Grade Aluminum makes up a sturdy and sleek exterior. The smooth curves and edges will bring a sense of peace and tranquility to your home or office
Why do you need a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)? The DACs in a smartphone, computer, tablet or audio player on the market are not designed for processing high quality sound. You are going to need an exceptional external HiFi Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) to process your music files in high resolution to enhance your audio experience. iFi audio has developed top of the line products to meet the various needs and preferences whether you are an everyday listener or an experienced audiophile.
iFi ZEN Blue The ZEN Blue by iFi audio is a compact home audio DAC designed with cutting-edge technology to bring audiophile grade sound to your existing home audio system. Or simply connect to upgrade your existing home entertainment system to receive Bluetooth. Connect the ZEN Blue wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device that transmits Bluetooth, then stream from your favorite music app such as Amazon Music Spotify, Tidal or Qobuz. Up to 7 devices can be paired. This will seriously ramp up your enjoyment as the hi-res audio will now be on par with the 4K picture quality.
The Tech The ZEN Blue receives Bluetooth (aptx X HD, aptX, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC) using a ESS Sabre dac chipset with up to 24 bits/192 kbps for CD quality sound. With the latest Qualcomm 5100 series Bluetooth you won't suffer the 30% quality drop found with standard Bluetooth. Connect via analogue RCA output to your amp or active speaker. Use the digital SPDIF coaxial/optical output connection to boost audio on your TV.
The 4.4mm balanced output connects to a BAT amplifier, or use 4.4mm > XLR to hook up to pro level active speakers. Easily switch between digital and analogue stages with the dedicated switch. Upgrading your system could not be easier or more stylish. Just connect, relax, and enjoy the music!.