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By chance (searching for some iFi iDSD pro information) I noted today on the iFi website that the company announces a new version of the iDSD micro.


They say it is "Out of this world:"
"- Sporting a Space Blue finish and powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, the micro iDSD Signature is a transportable DAC/headphone amp that’s ready for anything that the universe throws at it.
- Battery power means it’s ultra-clean with ultra-stable DC power and avoids the pitfalls of AC mains – dips, spike and noise-inducing RFI/EMI pollution.
- And with up to 12 hours playing time, depending on the headphones and performance mode engaged, it feels like you could take it to the moon and back."


New seems to be some circuitry and the 4,4 mm Pentaconn output. Here's the link to the manual

Gearslutz notes:
" The iFi micro iDSD Signature is available later this month from selected retailers, at an RRP of £649, (€699, US$649). Only a limited number will be made, so those wishing to get hold of the Signature edition of iFi’s landmark transportable DAC/headphone amp should act fast to avoid disappointment."


The perfect gift for iFi fanboys and those who who want to get there. ;-)
Based on my iFi micro iDSD BL which I use in this moment writing the news listening to Fink's "Bloom Innocent - Acoustic" via the HD650 phones, I think this may be money spent well on a versatile & excellent digital analogue conversion. I use the BL DAC since 3 years in the main system or as hp amp at my desk without noting any flaw and great excitement when pushing through DSD512 (under ROON)



Cheers, Tom

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October / November 2020 haven't been easy for most of us.
However, the industry is still on the run to deliver exciting new (or upgraded) products to us customers.
One of them, iFi Audio from Britain's West coast (they are close to Liverpool afaik) just brought us two iDSD products, an upgraded version of the beloved iDSD micro (BL) portable DAC/Headphone amplifier and the NEO iDSD, a new design, suited sufficiently below the iDSD pro and quite a step above the iFi Zen Blue and the iFi XDSD with which the NEO obviously shares some DNA.



Both devices, Signature & NEO, are targeting different use cases but obviously share some family characteristics, too.
I will look this in practice and test their functionality in the coming weeks and try my best to work out to clarify what you would need if your use case is one of these:  mobility, driving you headphones at your desk or looking for balanced signal delivery with better noise cancellation to your power amp / powered monitors.

The NEO iDSD leaves the shop for 699$ and includes an iFi iPower supply whereas the iDSD micro Signature comes at the same price as his older sibling BL: 649$

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I will post some more pics with original resolution in the blog area during the next days. You may noticed easily  that I love taking pics and learning about visual presentation ... though still feeling like a novice ... ;-)



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