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iFi Audio hip-dac2 Gold Edition Portable USB DAC/Amp

Limited Edition - Superior sonics now come in gold!

Meet the iFi hip-dac2 gold edition, a portable hi-res DAC/headphone amp in stunning gold. Not only does the hip-dac2 gold edition sport an updated super sleek aluminum case, but its insides have also been enhanced with full MQA decoding on board!

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The audio world’s favourite hip-flask…

…now comes in GOLD! Whatever you put in your hip-dac 2, RnB, pop, jazz or heavy metal, the limited gold edition is the one for you. It is the same amazing portable, hi-res DAC/headphone amp as before with a new luxurious look and a performance tweak or two. The hip-dac 2 gold edition benefits from a more extended treble and an upgraded power supply to bring you even more musical enjoyment. And, have we mentioned it yet? It’s gold!

Power and Performance

Replace the inferior DAC and amp circuitry in your smartphone, tablet, PC and Mac with the hip-dac 2 gold edition to vastly improve headphone sound both at home and on the go. The hip-dac 2 gold edition offers state-of-the-art hi-res audio support – 24-bit/384kHz PCM, bit-perfect DSD and MQA. It uses our powerful high-fidelity amp stage to drive all corded headphones and in-ear monitors with ease. The balanced circuit design delivers ultra-low signal distortion.

Superior Sonics

It boasts a high-quality rotary analogue volume control and PowerMatch setting matches the level of drive to the connected headphones. XBass tailors bass response to suit your music and your headphones. The hip-dac 2 gold edition has two headphone outputs: 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced and 3.5mm S-Balanced. The S-Balanced output cuts distortion by 50% with single-ended headphone connections. It has USB-A input for audio and separate USB-C input for charging. The seamless aluminium enclosure of the hip-dac 2 gold edition slips easily into a bag or pocket. And, it’s GOLD!!!

What's Included

• iFi hip-dac2 gold edition

• USB-A male to USB-A micro male

• Female USB-A to USB-C male

• USB 3.0 Type-A female to USB-A male

• iFi Audio hip-dac2 manual and 12-month warranty

Input / Output

• USB 3.0 Type-A input (USB 2.0 compatible)

• Balanced Pentaconn 4.4mm & S-Balanced (SE) 3.5mm

Compatible Operating Systems

• Android via USB OTG cable with iOS & Mac via Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter

• Windows via USB

The Specs

• Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown

• DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD

• DXD(384/352.8kHz)

• PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)

• Power Output into 32ohms @1% THD: BAL: 400mW / 280mW@32Ω

• Power Output into 600ohms @1% THD: BAL: 6.3V / S-BAL (SE): 3.2V

• Battery: Lithium-polymer 2200mAh with up to ~8 hours battery life

• Power System: Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current and 6.3 volts

• Dimensions: 4"(L) x 2.8"(W) x 0.6"(H)

• Weight: 135 g


About iFi Audio

iFi audio is an award winning audio tech company with one aim in mind – to improve your music enjoyment. They create products that improve sound quality and eradicate noise, distortion and hiss from your Headphones, Speakers, Portable audio devices and Phones allowing you hear studio-quality audio as your favorite artists intended.