The award winning iFi Zen Blue just got better! The new iFi Audio Zen Blue V2 is Bluetooth 5.0 receiver capable of receiving all the latest Bluetooth Codecs as well as haviong over air updates for any future spec changes. A new improved antenna means range increases by 80%. You can connect direct into your Amplifier with the Analogue outputs, or into a DAC with a choice of Optical or Digital Coax connections. An easy solution to get Hi Res streaming into your amplifier.
All this for just £159.00
||Bluetooth 5.0TM with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX Low-Latency, LDAC, HWA/LHDC Codec
||Optical/Coaxial, Audio RCA L/R, 4.4 Balanced Line out
||20Hz – 20kHz <+0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz – 44khz <+0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
|Output Voltage @ 0dBFS
||109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
|THD & N @ 0dBFS
||< 0.0015% 10k Load
||160(w) x 107(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3″ x 4.2″ x 1.4″
||0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
The ZEN Blue V2 is the same hi-res DAC you know and love but better!
We’ve added an improved Bluetooth® antenna that will increase range by up to 80%.
Just add a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to the ZEN Blue V2. And chillax.
Whether you’re into Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Qobuz or Tidal, the ZEN Blue V2 will deliver fabulously flawless music to suit your mood via breathtaking hi-res Bluetooth®.
All current and future Bluetooth® audio formats are supported.
This includes Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively, AAC, Apple’s favoured format and SBC, the standard Bluetooth® codec.
This means every possible source device is covered, at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification. And future codecs can be added with Over the Air updates.
Have utter confidence in the sound quality of the ZEN Blue V2.
It uses Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, and the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data. The ESS Sabre DAC chip is there to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion.
Banish standard ‘Bluetooth Blues’ with the ZEN Blue V2.
Analogue – connect via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input.
Digital – use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input – your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.
The analogue output stage is balanced, not normally seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise, interference/crosstalk.
It has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and is therefore compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems.
All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK and it’s fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie.
Plus we’ve improved our Global Master Timing (GMT) clock circuitry to give you an even smoother musical ride. It means >20db better performance for even more ZEN.