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he ZEN Air DAC functions as both a DAC and a headphone amp. It’s a great first step if you are just starting on your audio journey. Simply connect it to your computer or smart device via a USB cable.
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FORMATS
PCM, DSD, DXD, MQA
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Digital, 6.3mm SE, RCA
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTER
Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
<1Ω
CHIP TYPE
XMOS 16-Core chip
HEADPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
>113dBA (3.3V)
FORMATS
PCM, DSD, DXD, MQA
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Digital, 6.3mm SE, RCA
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTER
Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
<1Ω
CHIP TYPE
XMOS 16-Core chip
HEADPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
>113dBA (3.3V)

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I personally use this Desktop DAC at work and it has vaslty improved my listening experience

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iFi ZEN Air Desktop DAC

Upgrade your audio experience with the ZEN Air DAC, a versatile device that transforms digital signals into high-fidelity sound for your headphones or speakers. Experience superior audio quality with the ZEN Air DAC, which delivers high-resolution audio output surpassing standard computer, gaming console, tablet, or smartphone audio. It's like upgrading from a standard TV to an 8K Ultra HD TV, but for your ears!

The ZEN Air DAC serves as both a DAC and a headphone amp, making it an ideal starting point for audio enthusiasts. Connect it to your computer or smart device via USB, then enjoy enhanced sound quality through headphones or speakers. Supporting PCM 32bit/384kHz, fully native DSD256, and MQA file formats, the ZEN Air DAC ensures compatibility with a wide range of audio sources, delivering pristine sound reproduction with every listening session.

Customize your listening experience with iFi's unique sonic tweaks. PowerMatch adjusts the gain to match your headphones, while XBass+ allows you to tailor the bass to your preferences. Stream Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio straight out of the box with the ZEN Air DAC. MQA technology enables music fans to enjoy the original master recording quality in their homes, cars, or on their mobile devices.

Featuring a Burr-Brown True Native® chipset, XMOS 16-Core chip, custom operational-amplifier, TDK C0G capacitors, and Texas Instruments low-noise ICs, the ZEN Air DAC delivers exceptional sound quality with minimal distortion.

iFi ZEN Air Desktop DAC Specs

  • Input voltage: DC 5V/2.5A
  • Input: USB2.0 B Socket
  • Supported Formats:
    • PCM: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz
    • DSD: 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz
    • DXD: 353/384KHz
    • MQA
  • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
  • Power consumption:
    • No Signal: ~0.5W
    • Max Signal: ~2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm / 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
  • Net weight: 315 g / 0.694 lbs
  • Line Section:
    • Output: 1V / 3.3V max.
    • Output Impedance: ≤50Ω
    • SNR: <-113dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • DNR: >113dB(A) @ -60dBFS
    • THD+N: <0.04% @ 0dBFS
  • Headphone Section:
    • Output (RMS): 1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
    • Output Power (RMS): >230mW @ 32Ω ; >36mW @ 300Ω
    • Output Impedance: <1Ω
    • THD+N: <0.04% (100mW @ 16Ω)
    • SNR: >113dBA (3.3V)

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Product Description

Line Circle
he ZEN Air DAC functions as both a DAC and a headphone amp. It’s a great first step if you are just starting on your audio journey. Simply connect it to your computer or smart device via a USB cable.
Get the Details
Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

FORMATS
PCM, DSD, DXD, MQA
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Digital, 6.3mm SE, RCA
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTER
Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
<1Ω
CHIP TYPE
XMOS 16-Core chip
HEADPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
>113dBA (3.3V)
FORMATS
PCM, DSD, DXD, MQA
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Digital, 6.3mm SE, RCA
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTER
Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
<1Ω
CHIP TYPE
XMOS 16-Core chip
HEADPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
>113dBA (3.3V)
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Expert Insight

Line Circle

I personally use this Desktop DAC at work and it has vaslty improved my listening experience

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Dylan Crane
Brand Manager
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Details

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iFi ZEN Air Desktop DAC

Upgrade your audio experience with the ZEN Air DAC, a versatile device that transforms digital signals into high-fidelity sound for your headphones or speakers. Experience superior audio quality with the ZEN Air DAC, which delivers high-resolution audio output surpassing standard computer, gaming console, tablet, or smartphone audio. It's like upgrading from a standard TV to an 8K Ultra HD TV, but for your ears!

The ZEN Air DAC serves as both a DAC and a headphone amp, making it an ideal starting point for audio enthusiasts. Connect it to your computer or smart device via USB, then enjoy enhanced sound quality through headphones or speakers. Supporting PCM 32bit/384kHz, fully native DSD256, and MQA file formats, the ZEN Air DAC ensures compatibility with a wide range of audio sources, delivering pristine sound reproduction with every listening session.

Customize your listening experience with iFi's unique sonic tweaks. PowerMatch adjusts the gain to match your headphones, while XBass+ allows you to tailor the bass to your preferences. Stream Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio straight out of the box with the ZEN Air DAC. MQA technology enables music fans to enjoy the original master recording quality in their homes, cars, or on their mobile devices.

Featuring a Burr-Brown True Native® chipset, XMOS 16-Core chip, custom operational-amplifier, TDK C0G capacitors, and Texas Instruments low-noise ICs, the ZEN Air DAC delivers exceptional sound quality with minimal distortion.

iFi ZEN Air Desktop DAC Specs

  • Input voltage: DC 5V/2.5A
  • Input: USB2.0 B Socket
  • Supported Formats:
    • PCM: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz
    • DSD: 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz
    • DXD: 353/384KHz
    • MQA
  • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
  • Power consumption:
    • No Signal: ~0.5W
    • Max Signal: ~2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm / 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
  • Net weight: 315 g / 0.694 lbs
  • Line Section:
    • Output: 1V / 3.3V max.
    • Output Impedance: ≤50Ω
    • SNR: <-113dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • DNR: >113dB(A) @ -60dBFS
    • THD+N: <0.04% @ 0dBFS
  • Headphone Section:
    • Output (RMS): 1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
    • Output Power (RMS): >230mW @ 32Ω ; >36mW @ 300Ω
    • Output Impedance: <1Ω
    • THD+N: <0.04% (100mW @ 16Ω)
    • SNR: >113dBA (3.3V)

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