New Kid on the Block


Looks like the competiion it heating up a bit with the arrival of the iFi Pro iDSD Signature.

It’s a DAC/Streamer Pre Amp w/headphone Amp.

Srajan at 6moons.com is getting it (if they can find a way to defeat the Wi-Fi in it since it gives him and his wife headaches). He likes it so much he’s going to replace all three DACs in his three different systems with it and that includes his Denafrips Terminator II as well.

Here is his reveiw of it and he awarded it a Blue Moon and Realization Award. Here’s a shot of the innards:

and one more for the fun of it:

For a US price of around $3,720 you get a DAC that can do quite a lot and still keep up with and surpass some highly regarded R2R DACs. These might be flying off the shelves come Christmas.

All the best,

Nonoise

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Designed in England and assembled in China.

I'd rather a designed in China but completely made in 🇺🇸

Just saying

You'd have to jump into your time machine and go back to before our CEOs and shareholders moved our jobs overseas.

Good luck with that. By the way, where's your smartphone made?

All the best,

Nonoise

Maybe it's a translation issue, but i often find 6 Moons Audio reviews exceptionally difficult reads, and don't really get much out of them. I gather that this one is a ringing endorsement of this iFi product. I currently own an AMR DP-777 and really like the hybrid tube/digital sound it produces.  Thus I'm intrigued by the iFi Pro DSD, as I'd lately been thinking of trying out one of the newer R2R ladder DACs, but if I'm reading this right, it blows them out of the water. I'd be fascinated to hear more from any of you who may have (or will at some point) heard this iFi offering.

Looks nice but I try to avoid China made products. If I could buy an iPhone made is the USA, I would glady pay the extra $$.

@cooper52 , It seems I can't add text to a video so here's the written review from Bloom Audio as well. And, here is HIFI Knights review of the preceeding model.

I, too, find Sarjan's prose to be a bit much but just skim those parts for his technical take on things, which is up there with the best of the rest.

All the best,

Nonoise

The WiFi gives them headaches? Interesting. 

Hardly new, been around for several years. I owned one and like others that came to the same conclusion, ifi is trying to fit too many things in one box. Crappy, second party interface. Mine failed within a month and I had to return it for a replacement. Finally ended up selling it.

Looks like they jacked up the price quite a bit since I had mine.

The Signature version is an update of the model that preceeded it. The one you had most likely is like the one reviewed by HiFi Knights. Aside from that, sorry to hear yours didn't work out.

All the best,

Nonoise

Every one I know that has had an Ifi product reports some kind of reliability issue, with several returns.  Not interested 

Not selling it. Just pointing out a very positive reveiw of it, and you say everyone you know has returned it?  I guess that's why they got these reviews.

All the best,

Nonoise

Sure appears that original poster is somehow involved in marketing this product.  I obvioulsy can't say that for sure, but the tone implies that kind of relationship.  If that's the case, it's odd that it wasn't explicity stated.  I respect those who are upfront about their financial interests, such as dealers who disclose that they carry a specific product.  Another reason I'd be less than enthused about this product.

Just my 2 cents.  Happy listening.

You should get your money back. All $0.02 worth. Did you have trouble comprehending the post immediately before yours? Are you aware that we here at A'gon regularly post links of positive reviews for those who might have missed them so they can check it out for themselves? 

Sounds like you're a bit too tightly wound today.

All the best,

Nonoise