Ifi Audio

IFI AUDIO Zen DAC V2 DAC/Headphone Amplifier


Improved version of the multi award-winning Zen Dac

Now with full MQA support

Twice the processing power of the V1

An even lower noise floor for even better performance!



Introducing the V2 version of the multi award winning Zen DAC.

Now with a more powerful processor allowing even better audio decode and full MQA support.

The new XMOS chip now has twice as many processing cores bringing it up to 16 cores, this huge jump in power not only allows for better MQA support but also give the Zen DAC PCM 32/384khz support too. Never has a compact unit been able to deliver so much for such a great price! 

Featuring a new clock system that further builds on the ultra low jitter of the original.

Again we find the power match system within the Zen DAC V2, this circuit ensures that you get a perfect match to the requirements of the headphones you are using.

The Zen DAC V2 has a switchable fixed or variable output to allow you to utilise the DAC in a whole range of different applications, from a desktop headphone amplifier to a Hifi based DAC.




nput USB3.0 B Socket
(USB2.0 compatible)
Formats DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown

Line Section

Output Audio RCA (SE) — 2.1V fixed
1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 4.2V fixed
2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
Zout <= 200 Ohm (BAL)
<= 100 Ohm (SE)
SNR < -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
DNR > 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
THD+N < 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)

Headphone Section

Output Power (@1% THD) 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL)
[email protected] Ohm; [email protected] Ohm;
16 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone

6.3mm S-BAL (SE)
[email protected] Ohm; [email protected] Ohm
16 Ohm - 600 Ohm Headphone

Note: Using 5v power. If powered from USB, power output may vary.
Output Impedance < 1 Ω (BAL/SE)
THD & N < 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)
SNR > 113dBA (6.2V BAL/3.3V SE)
Power consumption < 1.5W via USB power OR 5v DC (power supply not included)
Dimensions 160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3" x 4.6" x 1.4"
Weight (Gross) 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
Warranty period 12 months


Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:IFI AUDIO Zen DAC V2 DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Need help? Call us on  0115 975 8613