The award winning iFi Zen Blue is Bluetooth receiver designed to get the most from your digital music. In its desktop design, it is happy sitting in your main system to allow you hassle free streaming to the highest Bluetooth quality. You can connect direct into your Amplifier with the Analogue outputs, or into a DAC with a choice of OPtical or Digital Coax connections.
All this for just £129.
||Bluetooth 5.0TM with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, 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
||158 (l) x 100 (w) x 35 (h) mm
||0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
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.
Phew! This means every possible source device is covered, at the highest resolution Bluetooth® specification.
Not all Bluetooth is created equal.
Have utter confidence in the sound quality of the ZEN Blue.
It uses Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, and the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data.
There ESS Sabre DAC chip is there to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion.
Banish standard ‘Bluetooth Blues’ with the iFi hi-res implementation.
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.