iFi Audio Go Bar Portable Headphone DAC/Headphone Amp
Introducing the iFi Audio Go Bar: Redefining Portable Audio Excellence
Immerse yourself in a world of unmatched audio quality with the iFi Audio Go Bar, the ultimate ultraportable USB DAC/headphone amp. Ideal for daily commutes, remote work, desk setups, or on-the-go moments, the Go Bar is your go-to solution for elevating the headphone listening experience.
Effortlessly connect to your laptop, MacBook, tablet, smartphone, or any USB-enabled digital device, and experience sensational sound quality at home, in the office, or while on the move. The Go Bar includes essential accessories like a chic leather travel case, a Lightning to USB-C cable (no need for a Camera Connection Kit), a USB-C OTG cable, and a USB-C to USB-A adapter.
Compact, Yet Powerful
At the core of the Go Bar is a DAC section featuring a robust 16-core XMOS microcontroller for processing USB-input audio data. Meticulously optimized by iFi's in-house team, the XMOS firmware ensures outstanding sound quality in harmony with the Go Bar's 32-bit Cirrus Logic DAC chipset.
Equipped with a customized digital filter to minimize pre-echoes and ringing artifacts, and a GMT (Global Master Timing) precision clock system to reduce jitter, this DAC delivers:
- Ultra-res PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz via USB
- Native playback up to DSD256
- 2x DXD
- Full MQA decoding
Tailor your sound experience with four digital filtering options and two analog processing modes, all within this compact powerhouse.
An Array of Features
The smart alloy case of the Go Bar features physical buttons for precise volume control and sonic tuning options. Colored LEDs offer real-time feedback on audio format, sample rate, and the status of XBass+ and XSpace features.
With an asynchronous USB-C input on one end and both 4.4mm fully balanced and 3.5mm S-Balanced headphone outputs on the other, the Go Bar's balanced circuit design enhances audio purity, separating left and right channels to reduce noise and crosstalk.
Pure Power Unleashed
Despite its size, the Go Bar's analog circuitry boasts a balanced design with symmetrical twin-channel output, delivering:
- 475mW into 32 ohms
- 7.5V into 600 ohms
This power level enables the Go Bar to handle even the most demanding headphone loads. It features two power tuning technologies: iEMatch for high-sensitivity headphones and Turbo for power-hungry ones.
Note that the Go Bar may not be compatible with iPhones up to and including 6S when the phone battery is low (<30%).
Cutting-Edge XMOS Technology
Experience low-latency processing of audio data from USB inputs with the 16-core XMOS chip. With double the clock speed and four times the memory of its eight-core counterparts, along with support for the latest SuperSpeed USB standard, this chip stands at the forefront of technology.
Fine-tuned by iFi's digital development team, the XMOS firmware maximizes sound quality in tandem with the Go Bar's 32-bit Cirrus Logic DAC chipset.
Unleash True Native® High-Resolution Audio
Embark on a journey of Hi-Res True Native® playback across all music formats, from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384, and DXD384. The Go Bar proudly supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, delivering master-level sound quality for an unparalleled audio experience.
Wherever you find yourself – at home, on the go, or anywhere in between – the iFi Audio Go Bar sets a new standard for portable USB DAC/headphone amps. Elevate your audio experience with the Go Bar: Unmatched excellence in portable audio.
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