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Despite its small chassis, you can enjoy maximum sound quality from Bluetooth audio with the ZEN Air Blue DAC — at an unbelievable price.
This premium Bluetooth audio receiver converts Bluetooth audio streams from smartphones, computers, or tablets into an audio stream suitable for headphones, amplifiers, and active loudspeakers (which run on their own DC power). The ZEN Air Blue DAC allows you to experience remarkable sound quality from your device (smartphone, computer, or tablet) because it operates at the highest audio resolution level of any Bluetooth system.
The Bluetooth system inside has been upgraded by iFi to avoid the 40% drop in audio quality that listeners typically experience with standard Bluetooth designs (as compared to wired audio).
The ZEN Air Blue DAC is the ideal way to wirelessly connect your smart device to a sound system for superb, high-resolution performance. Just connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the ZEN Air Blue via Bluetooth, and connect the ZEN Air Blue to your amplifier or active speakers via the RCA connections at the back, and you’re ready to rock.
All current and future Bluetooth audio formats are supported. This includes aptX and aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, and LHDC — high-res Bluetooth codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively — AAC, Apple's favored format, and SBC, the standard Bluetooth codec. Basically, whatever device you are using for streaming music via Bluetooth, the ZEN Air Blue has got you covered.
The iFi Bluetooth implementation does not use a standard SOC (System On a Chip) approach, as seen elsewhere. It uses a combination of high-quality elements to extract the most from each stage. The Qualcomm chip routes the raw, digital Bluetooth signal to a specialized Sabre DAC chip to convert the signal from digital to analog.
Any jitter is eliminated using the GMT Femto-precision clock system to deliver Bluetooth that is a cut above. The design features a discrete ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC chipset with a time-domain jitter eliminator, a discrete oscillator, and a 112dB dynamic range for discerning listeners.
Premium Build Quality
The Texas Instruments low-noise ICs offer great unity-gain bandwidth, very low noise, and distortion, high output drive capability, Common-mode and Power Supply Rejection Ratios of over 100 dB, wide maximum-output-swing bandwidths, and high slew rates. The TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. Getting ever closer to the theoretical ideal of pure, frequency-constant capacitance, these capacitors reduce capacitor-induced distortion to vanishingly low levels.
|Power supply requirement:||DC 5V, ≥ 0.5A (centre +ve)|
|Chipset:||Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series|
|Input:||Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec|
|Outputs:||Audio RCA L/R|
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V )
109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
|THD & N:||
<0.0015% 10k Load @ 0dBFS
|Dimensions:||6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4"|
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
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