iFi Audio iDSD Diablo 2 Portable DAC/AMP
The Diablo 2, draped in Devilish Red, takes the reins from the Diablo-X, showcasing a myriad of improvements, including enhanced headphone output power, support for lossless Bluetooth codecs, xMEMS technology, iEMatch, a USB-C input, upgraded circuitry, and more.
As an audiophile based in Denver, you're likely to appreciate the Diablo 2's versatility for both home and mobile setups. With a robust 5,180mW output and balanced dual-mono circuitry, this portable DAC/Amp stands out as the most potent headphone amplifier in its class.
Diabolical Innovation. Shattering Boundaries.
Setting a new standard, the Diablo 2 is the world's first portable DAC/Amp featuring Bluetooth 5.4, supporting aptX Lossless—the exclusive Bluetooth codec for lossless CD-quality streaming. Its predecessor pioneered xMEMS solid-state micro-speaker technology, offering a 15µsec mechanical response, flat phase response, and a silicon diaphragm for enhanced performance.
Partnering with xMEMS, iFi integrates this groundbreaking technology into the Diablo 2, utilizing the piezoelectric effect to create paper-thin solid-state speakers. Press the NOS button for a power boost, with three modes catering to various headphone sensitivities.
Ruling all Bluetooth codec and music formats.
The Diablo 2 boasts Bluetooth 5.4 technology, supporting aptX Lossless with a maximum bitrate of 1,200kbps. With Qualcomm's QCC518x Bluetooth audio chip, it covers all Bluetooth formats, including aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, aptX, LDAC, LHDC/HWA, AAC, and SBC.
Dual Core Burr Brown chipset ensures Bit-Perfect DSD and PCM support at high sample rates, future-proofing your audio experience.
Wings of Inferno. Devil in the details.
Customize the Diablo 2 with four wings for horizontal or vertical positioning. Enhanced cooling with twenty-two rails and a Volume Lock switch on the front panel prevent accidental adjustments. Mode selection, Bluetooth pairing, and dual USB-C ports at the back streamline functionality.
Sound So Moving. Even the Devil May Cry.
Featuring PureWave, Servoless DirectDrive, OptimaLoop, and Advanced Jitter Reduction Technology, the Diablo 2 delivers pure, detailed, and emotionally resonant sound, challenging desktop DAC/amps.
Diablo’s Energy Sources.
Power the Diablo 2 with battery or mains. Battery power ensures clean and stable DC current, while the iPower2 power supply with Active Noise Cancellation II cancels incoming EMI and RFI noise, making it more than 10 times quieter than typical audiophile power supplies.
In the realm of DAC/Amps, the iDSD Diablo 2 reigns supreme, ensuring your headphones should be scared.
iPower 2 Power Supply: This accessory stands out, being 10 times quieter than typical audiophile power supplies, ensuring clean and stable DC current.
USB-C Cable: A high-quality USB-C cable for seamless connectivity.
USB-C-to-A Adapter: Enhancing compatibility with various devices.
TOSLINK Optical Adapter: For flexible audio input options.
3.5mm to 6.3mm Headphone Adapter: Facilitating versatile connectivity.
iTraveller Carrying Case: A convenient and protective case for on-the-go use.
XMOS 16-Core Chip: Processing audio data received via USB, this low-latency microcontroller boasts double the clock speed (2000MIPS) and four times the memory (512KB) compared to current eight-core chips. It supports the latest SuperSpeed USB standard and ensures optimal partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC.
Jitter-Eradication Technologies: Including the GMT femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer, offering a comprehensive digital solution to eliminate jitter.
Burr-Brown True Native® Chipset: Ensures unchanged file formats or 'bit-perfect' playback, maintaining the artist's intended sound.
DirectDrive® Circuit Design: A direct-coupled nature without a coupling capacitor, providing a direct signal path for minimal signal degradation.
MQA Support: Full decoding of MQA files up to 384kHz, thanks to the processing power of the 16-core XMOS chip, offering a complete 'three unfold' decoding process internally.
Optimized Negative Feedback System: Utilizing multiple feedback paths tailored for specific functions, delivering more accurate feedback than the conventional global loop.
Custom OV Series Operational-Amplifier: Contributing to low noise, low distortion (0.0001%), and wide bandwidth.
PureWave Balanced Circuit Design: A new balanced, symmetrical dual-mono topology with short, direct signal paths for exceptional linearity and minimal noise and distortion.
Advanced Trench Technology MOSFET Switching: Ensures sonic transparency during setting changes by using a micro-controller for FET-based switching.
Premium Components: Including TDK C0G capacitors, Vishay MELF resistors, Panasonic OS-CON caps, and Texas Instruments low-noise ICs, ensuring superior performance and durability.
iFi Audio iDSD Diablo 2 Specs:
- aptX Lossless
- aptX Adaptive
- 19.2V/611mW (@600Ω)
- 12.87V/5180mW (@32Ω)
- 9.6V/153mW (@600Ω)
- 8.85V/2450mW (@32Ω)
- Output Impedance: ≤200Ω
- SNR: ≥114dB(A)
- DNR: ≥114dB(A)
- THD+N: 0.002% @ 0dBFS 200kΩ
- Nitro: 12W
- Turbo: 5W
- Normal: 2W
- xMEMS: 8W
Battery: Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
Charging: Via USB-C – BC v1.2 compliant up to 1900mA
Net Weight: 455g (1.0Ibs)
- 1x USB-C
- 1x S/PDIF (optical/coaxial)
- Bluetooth 5.4™
- 1x balanced 4.4mm
- 1x 6.3mm