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iFi Audio ZEN CAN Balanced Headphone Amp

Fully-balanced discrete class a amp with up to 1,600mW of power. A super-charged headphone amplifier, basically nitro for your headphones!

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Balanced to thrill

The ZEN CAN has trickle-down Class A discrete balanced circuitry from iFi audio’s US$1,699 flagship Pro iCAN. With 15.1v @300 Ohms on tap, it has serious power that will make even difficult-to-drive headphones thump to the beat.

  • Class A discrete output buffer from the flagship Pro iCAN using Op-Amp (OV2637A)
  • FET input avoids loading volume control – low distortion/noise
  • SE inputs (1M Ohm) ensures loading of the source so always in Class A operation
  • Output amplifier gain of four steps in +6dB perfect for headphone matching
Puts you at the venue. Not other way round.

Audio recordings are made for speakers and when played back on headphones, the sound is always driving you nuts by being only in your head.

iFi Audio’s 3D special sound circuit solves this:

  • Stereo image that is truly out of your head, in front with height, width & depth
  • No added colouration or loss of resolution
  • All analogue circuitry (i.e. without costly and complex digital signal manipulation)
Ace of XBass

Behind XBass is our active EQ circuit which meets a common gripe with headphones head-on, a lack of bass. Open-back headphones in particular, let all frequencies (especially those precious bass frequencies that the drivers generate so little of) leak freely out of the back instead of trapping and redirecting them back to your ears. XBass equalization is a much more elegant solution to bass correction than seen elsewhere. It consists of active and passive components and its frequency response curve corrects their low-end response problems with precision.

What's Included

• iFi Zen CAN

• Standard Power Supply Input

• RCA Stereo Interconnects

• 3.5mm to 1/4" Single Ended Adapter

• User Manual

• 12 month factory warranty

Input / Output

• 4.4mm Pentaconn Balanced Output

• 4.4mm Pentaconn Balanced Input

• Single Ended 3.5mm Input

• Single Ended RCA Stereo Input Pair

• 4.4mm Pentaconn Balanced Headphone Out

• 1/4" Single Ended Headphone Out

The Specs

• Selectable Gain Stage: 0dB(Default) 6dB/12dB/18dB

• SNR: 120dB(A) Balanced / 118dB(A) Single-Ended

• Total Harmonic Distortion (THD, Balanced/Single-Ended): .0007%(4V out, 600 Ohm, 1kHz))/ 0.006%(@100 mW/1.27V 16 Ohm)

• Max Output Power Balanced: >15.1V/385 mW (@ 600 Ohm) / >11.0V/1890 mW (@ 64 Ohm)

• Max Output Power Single Ended: >7.6V/196 mW (@ 300 Ohm) / >7.2V/1600 mW (@ 32 Ohm)

• Output Impedance BAL/SE: <2 Ohms/<1 Ohms

• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB / -0.03dB)

• Power Consumption: 5W idle / 13W max

• Dimensions 6.3(W)" x 4.6(L)" x 1.4(H)"

• Weight 1.14 lbs


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.