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  • iFi Audio Retro 50 Stereo System iFi Audio Retro 50 Stereo System Quick View

    $2,149.00
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    iFi Audio Retro 50 Stereo System


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    Retro Stereo 50 + LS3.5, A Magical Match For Audio Heaven


    The Stereo 50 "full system" including the Retro LS 3.5 is a match made in audio heaven.


    The LS3.5 is iFi's 21st century take on the legendary BBC LS3/5a. To create the LS3.5 speaker, iFi scoured the globe for the very latest technologies and ideal materials. The result is a deep, wide and open sonic signature with spine-tingling tonality.


    Swimming completely against the tide, the LS 3.5 (see LS3.5 product page for full details) was designed by iFi for iFi, so you won't find its drivers or features on any other speaker, regardless of price.


    The silk-dome, horn-loaded tweeter (1.1") and coated natural paper wideband driver (4.5") were developed in-house. Both drivers were design by iFi and used by iFi which is unprecedented for a mass market speaker.


    Its non-resonant bamboo cabinet is both environmentally-friendly and uncompromising in its sonic performance. The cabinet is 3x stronger than wood and yet only half its weight thus not over-damped.


    It is perfectly time-aligned and has internal acoustic technology that leaves other speakers lagging behind. Even the internal structure has been finely tuned (sound bar/braces) using musical instrument manufacturing methods.


    All this coupled with the Stereo 50's XBass® and 3D Holographic for Speakers® technologies creates a sonic synergy that is simply out of this world.


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    Learn More About The Retro LS3.5 Speakers


    iFi Audio
    $2,149.00
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  • iFi Audio iPurifier2 2 TYPES AVAILABLE iFi Audio iPurifier2 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iPurifier2


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    The USB audio platform is well-established, yet as with any audio transmission protocol, unwanted factors hinder the audio quality. iFi's obsession with 'cleaning up' the USB audio chain drawn from the knowledge base of AMR. As early as 2012, iFi invented the first USB power regenerator - the iUSB Power. This was swiftly followed by professional USB audio cables - the Mercury and Gemini. Later came the USB audio filter - the original iPurifier. Fast-forward to 2015 and we now have the iPurifier 2.


    Most effective at the end (rather than the beginning) of the 'digital USB audio chain' the iPurifier 2 cleans up the USB transmission. There is an iPurifier 2 perfectly suited to every DAC.


    All-new, cutting-edge


    In an all aircraft-grade CNC-aluminium shell anodised in 'titanium'the all-new iPurifier 2 features the very latest USB audio technology from Active Noise Cancellation® to REclock® and REgenerate®, whilst still retaining the original REbalance®.


    Active Noise Cancellation® drawn from military radar technology


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. It is now a cornerstone of the ever-improving iFi USB audio technology, looking for new products to feature ANC® and ANC+®.


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of USB audio.


    ANC® measured, noise drops by 100 times or 40dB in comparison to the Common Noise Filter. Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is enhanced several levels.


    REclock® reclock/regenerate/repeat the signal


    Re-clocking is beneficial to audio. REclock® is a '3-in-1' feature that re-clocks/re-generates/repeats USB audio datastream. For any and every downstream DAC, REclock® technology eliminates jitter. Music flows better, is cleaner, deeper and tauter, just like the real thing.


    REbalance® rectify the unbalanced signal


    A core element of the original iPurifier's success was REbalance® which has naturally been carried over to the iPurifier 2. By removing the DC offset and 're-balancing' the USB audio signal, it is now perfectly balanced. As it purifies the USB audio data stream, this means noise is significantly reduced.


    Future-proofed. Like no other


    At iFi, we already develop cutting-edge, advanced audio converters from AMR trickle-down technology. Given this pedigree, the iPurifier 2 (just like the original iPurifier) is ready for all present and future PCM/DSD/DXD formats - without restriction.


    So your iPurifier 2 will improve your USB audio playback experience for many years to come.


    The iFi 'Grand Slam'


    To reach the absolute zenith in USB audio quality, iFi loves to push past the envelope of what is considered possible. We recommend the existing iUSB Power (to supply pure, clean power) and the Gemini cable (for separate audio + power transmission). Coupled with the iPurifier 2 to re-clock/regenerate and filter audio+power just prior to entering the iUSB Power (in this instance, not at the DAC end).


    iFi Audio
    $119.00
    USB Audio & Power Filter - 2 Types Available
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  • iFi Audio SPDIF iPurifier iFi Audio SPDIF iPurifier Quick View

    $149.00
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    iFi Audio SPDIF iPurifier


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    The SPDIF iPurifier is partly a nod to past SPDIF devices including the Genesis Digital Lense. With the very latest AMR/iFI technology, it is suited to the gamut of SPDIF sources that are on the market today. It takes any barely recognisable 'square wave' and with REclock/REgenerate the signal is back to a real-world, perfect wave form.


    From Apple TV to Google Chromecast to PS4/Xbox to 4K Smart TVs, SPDIF is the main digital audio output. As with all mainstream products, the critical SPDIF signal transmitted is of fairly low quality. The SPDIF iPurifier runs the SPDIF signal through 4 comprehensive stages, and the result is a fully-restored, perfect SPDIF with jitter eliminated. The result is sound quality that has greater warmth, resolution and dynamic contrast.


    Restoring the Waveform and eliminates all jitter


    The signal from SPDIF devices is a digital signal. The industry standard for looking at the quality of a digital signal is to look at the 'square wave' (on an oscilloscope).


    But the wave is anything but 'square', resembling more of a jagged wave. By running through the four major stages of the SPDIF iPurifier, the Waveform is back to ideal.


    Bit-Perfect audio on all fronts


    AMR/iFi prides itself in assuring Bit-Perfect signal transfer. This means the signal remains original and unchanged. The SPDIF iPurifier ensures a Bit-Perfect transfer which is highly unusual for SPDIF devices. It can handle 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz; 16 to 24 Bit, DSD/DoP, and even Dolby Digital and DTS.
    The SPDIF iPurifier has co-axial/optical input AND co-axial/optical output. It works with just about any and every SPDIF product from mass market Apple TV to an audiophile transport > DAC.


    Galvanic isolation


    The SPDIF iPurifier has no peer. One of the key aspects is that it has galvanic isolation which uncommon. It was however found in the original Digital Lense which retailed at US$1,800 in 1996.


    Galvanic isolation is converting a signal from one form to another which will discard spurious noise. This is a major factor behind the SPDIF iPurifier's ability to stop noise contaminating the signal.


    Global Master Timing® + Memory Buffer


    AMR's Global Master Timing (GMT)/ Memory Buffer System represents a total 'out of the box' systematic digital solution that solves the digital SPDIF jitter issue once and for all. The Intelligent Memory System holds a large number of complete audio samples, so it may completely absorb a large amount of variation (jitter and drift) in the incoming signal, while still sending out data at a fixed and precise clock rate, regardless of variations in the incoming clock.


    Central to the GMT clock system is an ultra-low jitter, quartz-driven clock system (<300 femto second crystal) capable of producing millions of different frequencies with a precision of better than 0.001Hz. Hence, if the frequency shifts from 192,000.002Hz to 192,000.003Hz over a period of minutes (drift) which is the minimum to be meaningful, the GMT clock will intelligently and precisely track the change. This is a core technology of the SPDIF iPurifier.


    iPower 'quieter than battery' technology


    As the SPDIF iPurifier is powered by 5V, it is essential that it is fed by silent power supply. Hence each and every SPDIF iPurifier is shipped with its own iPower (5V). With a noise floor that of 1uV, the iPower is a breed of near silent DC-power supply. Low power consumption and low-noise.


    Packed to the brim


    With a Bill of Materials (BOM) that stands at 53 individual components, be assured that beneath its unassuming exterior, there are two separate PCBs, each mil-spec'd and packed to the brim with advanced technology.


    iFi Audio
    $149.00
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  • iFi Audio micro iTube2 iFi Audio micro iTube2 Quick View

    $399.00
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    iFi Audio micro iTube2


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    Heart Of The iTube2


    First Time Ever To Select SET, Push-Pull or Classic


    Both Analogue Signal Processing Circuits New And Improved


    ELNA Silmics And TDK C0G Capacitors


    The original iTube became the 'go to' tube buffer for any and every home audio system. We have redesigned the micro iTube2 with new parts and new circuitry using trickle-down technology from the flagship 'Pro' series. Only the GE5670 tube remains.


    The micro iTube2 is a tubed output stage, tube preamp, tube buffer AND an impedance-matching device all in one. There is nothing like it. You can put the micro iTube2 before a solid-state preamp and another one after it, creating the effect of tubing the whole audio chain. Or you can choose to simply use the micro iTube2 as a very high-quality preamp by itself.


    The micro iTube2 sounds by and far, like a tube amplifier 'done right with the inimitable magic of tubes.' Tonality and heft, especially in the mid-range and bass frequencies are increased to elevate the whole audio chain - regardless of whether it's a $1k or $100k system. The micro iTube2 injects a serious does of tube magic into any audio system.


    iFi Audio
    $399.00
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  • iFi Audio micro iPhono2 iFi Audio micro iPhono2 Quick View

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    iFi Audio micro iPhono2


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    Since its launch, the original iPhono became the 'benchmark' phonostage under US $1,000.


    In order to improve upon the sector-defining original iPhono, whilst keeping in essence the same design philosophy, our design team went back to the beginning and designed a ground-up, new iPhono2. The design, circuitry, the parts, the specifications and most important of all, the sonic performance meant the end justified the means.


    Ultra-wide gain from 36dB up to 72dB


    The iPhono2 allows any cartridge at any price to be accommodated optimally. The maximum gain is now an astonishing 72dB to handle the lowest of low output MC cartridges. Even the legendary Ortofon MC-5000 does not require sound-degrading step-up transformers.


    The original iPHONO already had a wonderful dynamic range of 90dB that had super-expensive phono stages looking nervously over their shoulder. Well, the iPHONO2 with its 106dB dynamic range has just pulled right out in front with something close to a 15dB bigger dynamic range than the best of the best phono stages.


    With infamous test tracks like Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the dynamism and wide-open sonic range is jaw-droppingly good and will take any audio system to a whole new level of enjoyment.



    Most accurate range of EQ curves


    The newly designed RIAA Equalisation circuit guarantees a +/- 0.2dB accuracy of the RIAA EQ from 20Hz - 20kHz, a reference class performance, period.


    The iPhono2 is also a perfect match for older non-RIAA LPs too. The iPhono2 retains the very popular 6 different Stereo EQ curves found in the original iPhono. So one will never have to put up with sub-optimal sound quality because of being unable to select the correct EQ curve ever again.



    Latest AMR trickle-down; Class A, TubeState®


    In the iPhono2, the Class A TubeState® has been further refined. There is an all-new Burr-Brown Soundplus® J-FET type amplifier at the heart of the new Class A, J-FET/BJT output buffer.


    This new circuit significantly reduces the loading seen by the main amplification circuit; which improves the circuit inherent linearity while allowing it to drive even punishing 600 ohm studio inputs with impunity.


    The power supply filtering has been increased 5X in value. The iPhono2 noise performance was further optimised to achieve a noise levels that approach what is feasible at room temperature. To achieve lower noise, cooling the circuit in liquid nitrogen would be needed.


    Drawing from admired AMR PH-77, the super-silent noise floor of the iPHONO2 is quite remarkable. It defies its price class to challenge money-no-object phono stages.


    The litmus test of any good phono stage design is that it is able to amplify the signal but not the noise. Hence, we advise customers to take the iPHONO2 home and to not listen to it. Why? They should lower the cartridge and turn the listening level as loud as possible. Then lift the needle again and listen for the lack of noise that just about every phono stage is affected with.


    The Signal-to-Noise ratio of the iPhono2 is 3dB quieter on MC and 10 dB quieter on MM than the original iPhono.


    More than ever, listening to vinyl, one can hear 'into' the recording itself with the blackest of backgrounds and every nuance, inflection is picked up by the system.



    DC-Infinity circuit is light-years ahead


    To guarantee an output free from DC, a 'textbook' high-end Phono Preamplifier# usual has up to 5 coupling capacitors from MC cartridge to output in addition to DC servos, all of which cause signal quality degradation.


    The original iPhono had only 2 coupling capacitors and no DC servo. In the iPhono2, with the all-new Direct-Drive Servoless 'DC Infinity' circuit, it has no capacitor AND no DC-Servo; so it adds zero noise nor distortion into the audio signal path.


    The example cited is literally from a textbook on audio circuit design - "Small Signal Audio Design" by Douglas Self.



    Reference class parts quality


    The iPhono2 employed even more Japan TDK C0G type capacitors. These are complimented by Japan Panasonic ECPU Film Capacitors explicitly designed for audio use with extremely low distortion (<0.00001% @ 1V/10kHz).


    iPhono2 also uses many more Vishay MELF type thin film resistors compared to the original. The proof is in the listening. The best just got better.


    iFi Audio
    $549.00
    Phono Amplifier Buy Now
  • iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0 iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0 Quick View

    $429.00
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    iFi Audio micro iUSB3.0


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    Jitter Banished Forever


    Military Radar Tech For Audio


    Astonishing Noise Floor Of 0.1uV (0.0000001V)


    All Sources Of USB Gremlins 'Octa-Gone'


    The all-new micro iUSB3.0 represents the next generation of advanced computer audio technology.


    The all-new micro iUSB3.0 boasts all-original, cutting-edge USB audio technology: Active Noise Cancellation+®; REclock®; REbalance® and REgenerate® whilst still retaining and improving upon the original PowerStation® to PowerStation+® which was at the heart of the success of its predecessor.


    iFi Audio
    $429.00
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  • iFi Audio Pro iCAN Headphone Amplifier iFi Audio Pro iCAN Headphone Amplifier Quick View

    $1,799.00
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    iFi Audio Pro iCAN Headphone Amplifier


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    iFi is proud to present its flagship Professional 'Pro' series. The first product in the range is the Pro iCAN - a studio-grade headphone amplifier AND audiophile line-stage. Inside beats 'two hearts' as there is are two individual Solid-State and Tube amplification sections - selectable on the go. There is nothing quite like the Pro iCAN; literally.


    Flagship, studio-grade headphone amplifier


    The Pro iCAN will for many, be used as a top-of-the-line, headphone amplifier that drives anything and everything - from CIEMs through to the most difficult to drive headphone ever made, the AKG K-1000.


    Further, Gain is adjustable from 0dB/9dB/18dB. The Pro iCAN can output >10V in Single-Ended mode and 20V in Balanced-mode. The 20V mode is equivalent 100W into a 4 Ohm speaker. So the Pro iCAN can drive almost any headphone into very hard-clipping (protection circuitry typically kicks in under such circumstances).


    and audiophile line-stage.


    The Pro iCAN has at the core, a Japan Alps motorised rotary volume potentiometer. This is the '6-Track' version with 4 tracks used for a true balanced volume control. This is the litmus test for any amplifier to see if it is truly balanced, or operates internally in single-ended mode. Those using '2-Track' volume controls may offer balanced in and out, but are not true balanced designs. The Pro iCAN however is fully-balanced from beginning to end.


    In terms of flexibility, 3 single-ended and 1 balanced inputs and 1 balanced and 1 single-ended output, the Pro iCAN is a full-function audiophile line-stage that is at home in many expensive hi-fi systems. Its user-selectable Solid-State/Tube amplifiers remain and so are 3D Holographic for Speakers and XBass for ultra-fidelity home audio systems.


    iFi Audio
    $1,799.00
    Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
  • iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier Quick View

    $1,599.00
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    iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier


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    From Vinyl All The Way To Smart Phones - Your Music, Your Way


    Class A Bewitching Tonality And Realism


    Octa-DSD512 And Pcm/768KHz. Ultimate Audio And Fully Future-Proofed


    Starting with the Stereo 50, the iFi Retro is a completely new range that has one objective: to include everyone who loves music regardless of age, gender or technology.


    The Retro Stereo 50 is an all-in-one tube stereo system: from Bluetooth aptx (phone/pad) to High-res digital (computer) to vinyl (turntable). Everyone can bring their music and be able to connect to the Stereo 50 and produce music that simply astounds. There really is nothing like the Retro Stereo 50.


    Music is in the air


    Smart devices capable of Bluetooth, aptX (best mode of wireless transmission) and NFC (extreme ease) can be "wirelessly paired" to the Stereo 50. From there, it is a simple case of opening your music app, be it your music collection on your music player, Spotify or Tidal and hit play!


    The aptX option offers CD-like-quality wireless audio beyond normal Bluetooth. This means the Stereo 50 is future-proofed for Smart devices for many years to come.


    USB & SPDIF for streaming/computer audio


    Nowadays, nearly every home is streaming, be it from the set top box, smart device or computer via SPDIF coaxial or the USB 3.0 port. Irrespective of your preferred listening method - from Spotify to J. River; connect to the Stereo 50 and enjoy your favourite tunes at a whole new level!


    High-resolution audio (DSD512, PCM768kHz, 2xDXD) via USB, Coaxial and Optical are all catered for. Just connect, sit back and enjoy your music your way.


    Space-age digital and classic valve technology


    AMR and iFi are renowned for combining classic valve technology with state-of-the-art digital technology such as in the prestigious AMR DP-777 Digital Processor. The Stereo 50 is the latest from a long line of outstanding products. It features 4xEL84X and 2xECF82 tubes with a stunningly advanced ground-up circuit that has DNA from the best of classic amplifiers such as Telefunken, Marantz and Leak.


    Running primarily in Class A, its 25W+25W is and sounds astonishingly realistic. This all means a sonic performance that reflects the superb design and implementation.


    Burr-Brown brightest chipset + AMR unorthodox technology


    At iFi, 'the best format' is not the focus. Rather, we care for replaying each format at the pinnacle.


    The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was developed by BB Japan (as opposed to BB/TI) though the product introduction was after the merger. Being Burr-Brown's swan song chipset, it featured their ultimate converter technology and even to this day, is held in the highest esteem.


    Having a chipset able to play all formats would count for little if this was not all executed natively, which means no conversion from one format to another. Using trickle-down technology from AMR (who wrote the chipset's unorthodox control software) to drive this Burr-Brown chipset means preservation of the original music format which is essential for reaching the zenith in high-end audio reproduction.


    High-Resolution on PCM768/DSD512/2xDXD


    Computer-audio playback is advancing at breakneck speed. The Stereo 50 on the outside exudes classic retro styling, but on the inside, is at the cutting-edge.


    It is able to play all formats to the highest level:

    - PCM, from 16/44kHz all the way up to 32/768kHz

    - DSD up to Octa-DSD512 (22.6/24.6MHz)

    - DXD, 2x to 768kHz


    Not only the hyper-advanced formats/sampling rates, but the filters employed also ensure the most analogue and life-like reproduction. The Minimum Phase filter for PCM and Bit-Perfect filter for DXD/DSD ensure maximum enjoyment. These filters ensure the typical "metallic edginess" to standard digital playback is not present, leaving a smooth and organic tonality.


    In-Ear & Headphone lovers in for a treat


    Got headphones? The Stereo 50 with separate 3.5mm and 6.3mm inputs is just for you. Each headphone input has its own dedicated gain and sensitivity to perfectly match high-sensitivity In-Ear-Monitors and low-sensitivity Over-the-Ear headphones respectively. The 6.3mm output pumps out a "turbo-charged" 7,000mW. So even the most demanding of headphones such as the HiFi Man HE-6 has met its match.


    The Stereo 50 features iFi's widely-regarded 3D Holographic for Headphones® and XBass® technologies. They have garnered a following with their mesmerizing ability to perfectly match each and every type of recording and headphone. The 3D Holographic for Headphones® technology uses pure analogue signal processing which delivers a wide open and spatially correct sound stage for headphones that places the sound field "back outside of the head" to enhance the listening experience. The XBass® technology creates the finest bass and dynamically corrects the bass response to perfectly suit the way we hear.


    Vinyl oozes verve


    iFi's iPhono has already become a modern classic and the Stereo 50's phono stage is set to emulate this feat. It has adjustable ultra-wide gain MM/MC from 38-62dB and its tone control system harks back to classic equalisation technology. With 6 different EQ curves (via the precision tone control), every stereophonic record is catered for. From the default RIAA through to EMI and Decca, as the legion of iPhono users can attest, once dialed-in, each and every record has "a kind of vinyl magic".


    The astonishing EQ feature would count for little if the actual sonic ability of the phono stage was not executed with finesse. Well, just like the iPhono, the Stereo 50 is one of only a handful of phono stages whose noise floor is below (as opposed to above) that of the record. With its superb dynamics and resolution, the Stereo 50 comfortably plays in the big league of vinyl.


    Analogue Tone, Volume and Remote Controls


    Digital volume controls truncate the delicate audio signal so iFi avoids this at all costs. The Tone Controls, Volume Control (with remote control) are all of extreme high-quality. The critical analogue volume control is by Alps (Japan) motorised potentiometer (< 3dB tracking error).


    Audio equipment up to four times the price do not possess a volume control as high-quality as the Stereo 50's. It is this fastidious attention to detail and highest-quality composition that sets iFi apart: in our sonic mission, we leave no stone unturned.


    iFi Audio
    $1,599.00
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  • iFi Audio AC iPurifier iFi Audio AC iPurifier Quick View

    $99.00
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    iFi Audio AC iPurifier


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    The mains power supply is the 'gasoline' that fuels an audio system. And, whether it is clean or contaminated, it has a material impact upon the quality/enjoyment of playback.
    The AC iPurifier is the latest iFi product from the 'power products' stable to clean-up noisy mains supplies.


    It is no ordinary mains purification product. Technologically advanced, it's an active not a passive product so it goes above and beyond and cancels far more noise across the frequency range than other passive devices.


    The AC iPurifier was designed to be used in ANY mains powered audio system. It is particularly effective at dealing with modern audio systems that have an abundance of generic and varied power supplies (see next section for a more detailed, technical explanation).


    Where extension blocks are used, the AC iPurifier can be used to isolate certain types of power supplies for the maximum noise reduction.


    iFi Audio
    $99.00
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  • iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 Quick View

    $379.00
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    iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0


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    Unique Double Dose - Before And After Galvanic Isolation


    True Native USB Chipset


    Ultra Audiophile Grade (0.5uV) Super Quiet Power Supply


    Galvanic Isolated 5.0Gbps USB3.0 Superspeed


    Ensures The iGalvanic3.0 Suits Different Systems


    The iGalvanic3.0 is a ground-up design with full-galvanic isolation on USB3.0 and USB2.0. It is a through and through ultra audiophile-grade galvanic isolation device aimed purely at computer audiophile systems and nothing else.


    "Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits completely to eliminate stray or noise currents. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray or noise currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced in AC power, are blocked."


    It is these stray currents that create noise in the system. Although iFi audio and others have created devices that kill noise, achieving galvanic isolation on USB3.0 is the 'holy grail' of computer audio. It has been sought by many but never actually achieved. Until now! The iGalvanic3.0 is the ultimate one-stop USB enhancement solution for every computer audiophile:


    • Audiophile-grade galvanic isolation
    • REclock2/REgenerate2/REbalance2
    • Clean USB ultra power supply*

    *Measured noise floor is 0.5uV(0.0000005V). bettered only by the iFi's own micro iUSB3.0(0.1uV).


    The iGalvanic3.0:


    • Breaks ground loops
    • Avoids noise-coupling in applications that require hi-speed USB transfers
    • Dramatically improves sonic performance
    • Can be dialed into ANY computer audio system

    The iGalvanic3.0 is the perfect solution for computer audiophiles through to recording studios seeking maximum sound quality from their USB digital audio system.


    iFi Audio
    $379.00
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  • American VI: Ain't No Grave American VI: Ain't No Grave Quick View

    $24.99
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    American VI: Ain't No Grave

    The sixth and final chapter in the American series from the Country legend. Containing a collection of his final recordings, American VI: Ain't No Grave
    features one Johnny Cash original plus nine Cash-ified cover versions. Includes the Avett Brothers appearing on the title track plus musical assistance
    from Mike Campbell, Smokey Hormel, Matt Sweeney, Benmont Tench, Jonny Polosky and others.




    1. Ain't No Grave
    2. Redemption Day
    3. For The Good Times
    4. I Corinthians
    5. Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
    6. Satisfied Mind
    7. I Don't Hurt Anymore
    8. Cool Water
    9. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
    10. Aloha Oe
    Johnny Cash
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • iFi Audio nano iOne iFi Audio nano iOne Quick View

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    iFi Audio nano iOne


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    Burr-Brown Multibit True Native Chipset


    FET High-Def Input With Reclocking/Line Driver


    Noise Suppression System For Quiet Power Supply


    DSD256/PCM384 Capable


    At iFi we believe that high quality sound is a way of life. The nano iOne was created for both audiophiles and those who yearn for better sound quality from their existing home systems.


    Whether you use Nvidia Shield, Google Chromecast or a 4K television, hook your system up to a gaming console such as the XBox One, Playstation 4 or simple enjoy music through your smartphone, tablet or computer, the iOne is the one for you. Add it to your audiophile rig to push the boundaries of high-quality sound to a whole new level.


    It is ideal for:


    • Home systems - add Bluetooth to stream Spotify via computer, phone or tablet.
    • 4K televisions - improve sound quality to match picture quality
    • Gaming consoles - elevate movie soundtracks and gaming effects to the max by connecting the optical output to the iONE then the analogue outputs to active desktop speakers or headphone amplifier.
    • S/PDIF only DACs - use USB/Bluetooth input to convert to S/PDIF output.

    The iOne is neither a one-trick pony nor is it a jack-of-all-trades. It is simply incredibly versatile and offers cutting-edge technology, with each separate function designed and implemented with as much care and dedication as they would receive in a single function device from iFi Audio.


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    $199.00
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    iFi Audio Ear Buddy


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Do your headphones suffer from hiss and pops or an irritating loud blast?


    You need Ear Buddy®- the hiss busting sidekick and model companion from iFi.


    Perfect for:


    • In-flight systems
    • Smartphones
    • Computers
    • A/V systems
    • High-end audio systems

    How to use: Ear Buddy® fits between your Smartphone/Digital Audio Player and your headphones. Just plug in and play.


    The Ear Buddy® gets rid of annoying hisses and buzzes and allows you to turn up your digital volume to a higher level to improve resolution and quality without making you deaf!


    With your Smartphone or DAP, normally you probably listen to music with the digital volume control set at 60%. This means you have lost 2Bits of resolution. Basically, it's like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. It's okay - but you are not getting what you paid for.


    You can turn it up to full volume but your ears (or the people around you) would not thank you for it. Adding the Ear Buddy® 'attenuates' or adjusts the volume and safely allows you to crank up the digital volume on your smartphone or DAP without painful consequences! This equals more music information being conveyed and gives you back those 2Bits and the full High Res music experience!


    Hiss is very annoying when listening with headphones. This is caused by the mismatch between too much power from the smartphone/DAP when used with headphones which are high sensitivity.


    The solution by IFI is to 'attenuate' or adjust the signal that cuts out the hiss and puts the enjoyment back into listening.


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    $20.00
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    iFi Audio DC iPurifier


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    With trickle-down technology from Abbingdon Music Research (AMR), the very latest product from iFi is the DC iPurifier; a noise-cancellation product aimed to enhance the existing, ubiquitous Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS).


    Generic SMPS designs are very noisy because they were never intended for audiophile applications.


    The DC iPurifier sits in-between the SMPS and the device such as; router, DAC, set top box, media streamer, laptop or desk mixer. And with the latest Active Noise Cancellation® technology, from 5 volts all the way up to 24 volts (up to 3.5 amps) the DC iPurifier sharply reduces noise to improve the quality of the device.


    Got SMPS? Just add the DC iPurifier


    Generic Switch Mode Power Supply designs are noisy - but they were only intended for mainstream use so noise was never a consideration. Just insert the DC iPurifier between the existing noisy power supply and the source; noise is reduced by a factor of 316x to 100,000x.


    Be it home or professional audio, this is the most simple and most effective way of improving audio performance from arguably, one of the most noisy sources in a computer audio system.


    Active Noise Cancellation® derived from military radar technology


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system.


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of all audio systems.


    Across the audible range, measured noise is improved by 316x to 100,000x or by 50dB to 100dB respectively.


    Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is brought to the fore and no longer hidden. Sonics are much smoother, just like how good analogue should be. Nothing comes close.


    Ultra wide-band design, effective from 1Hz to above 5GHz


    iFi leaves no stone unturned; the DC iPurifier is a ground-up, ultra-wide band design.


    Effective from 1Hz all the way up to 5GHz. Crucially the strongest performance is in the audible range of 20Hz to 20KHz.


    Built-in polarity protection


    Red protection LED will be lit if the input polarity is reversed (If reversed polarity, please correct).


    Compatible with all power supply designs 5V-24V/3.5A/84W


    The DC iPurifier handles 5v through to 24V. Takes up to 3.5A or 84W. For different types of DC barrel connectors, the DC iPurifier works with 5.5 x 2.1mm but also ships with adapters for 5.5×2.5mm and 3.5×1.35mm. These three fittings cover the gamut of DC barrel connectors.


    Professional audio applications typically require a 'centre negative' power supply. To lower noise with the DC iPurifier, use a 'centre positive' power supply at the input and use a special white 'inverter' at the output.


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  • iFi Audio iSilencer3.0 iFi Audio iSilencer3.0 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iSilencer3.0


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The iSilencer3.0® is an instant upgrade for all USB ports; it adds the following features to the USB ports:


    • Active Noise Cancellation® technology
    • Reduce jitter + packet errors
    • REbalance® the USB signal
    • USB3.0 technology for optimal transfer

    The iSilencer3.0® is the most direct and simple upgrade for any USB port, it lowers noise/RFI/EMI by up to 40dB or 100x.


    It is ideal for the home and on-the-go improvement of all devices connected to the USB port, e.g. Computer Servers, Mixers, Hard drives etc. Regardless of the system; from US$10,000 to US$100, the iSilencer3.0® terminates noise, in its tracks.


    Active Noise Cancellation® by AMR/iFi is in-house technology developed to cut out noise in a very significant way in the audio field. It is now the bedrock of iFi signal/power products because they need to address the issue of noise in both signal and power situations.


    What is the Active Noise Cancellation circuit design?


    Drawing from the military field (specifically the Thales Spectra radar cancellation system deployed in the French Dassault Rafale jet fighter), iFi adapted this technology to exclusively introduce the Active Noise Cancellation® (ANC®) audio power system. It is now a cornerstone of the ever-improving iFi USB audio technology, looking for new products to feature ANC® and ANC+®


    By generating a signal identical to the noise signal but in the exact opposite phase, it actively cancels all the incoming noise. ANC® is the perfect 'antidote' for power supply noise, the bane of USB audio.


    ANC® measured, noise drops by 100 times or 40dB in comparison to the Common Noise Filter. Sonically, the background and inner resolution to recordings is enhanced.


    The iSilencer3.0® can be used not only at the active USB ports but also at unused USB ports where it will reduce radiated EMI and as the ANC® circuitry is bi-directional and usually as all USB ports share one power bus. The iSilencer3.0® cuts noise, system-wide for all USB ports, including for example an active port that has another iSilencer3.0® plugged-in which is the one connected to another device.


    Multiple ANC® circuits will simply double the noise reduction each time the number of ANC® units is doubled. So 2 x iSilencer3.0® will kill double the noise of a single-one and four for example will kill four times the noise of a single one; if they are plugged into the same block of USB Ports and even though only one iSilencer3.0® has one device (e.g. DAC) connected into it.


    It is now a hallmark of all the latest iFi signal and power products to be USB3.0 standard. First USB3.0 is backwards compatible with USB2.0. Second, in terms of the specifications, USB3.0 is superior to USB2.0 e.g. the wire gauge specification is more exhaustive and the connections are better.


    Hence, the iSilencer3.0® is USB3.0 standard but also 2.0 compatible.


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    iFi Audio iEMatch


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The iEMatch® solves the bane of headphone listening by removing hiss and improving dynamics. As most IEMs and headphones are too loud at even half the volume level, listening enjoyment is always curtailed. No more with the iEMatch® in the signal path.


    Use the iEMatch® when the headphones/in-ear monitor (IEM) is either too loud and/or there is excessive hiss from the music source. From Smartphones to airplane in-flight entertainment systems, powerful headphone amplifiers, the iEMatch® improves musical enjoyment by:


    1. Background noise - significantly reduced

    2. Dynamic range - more open, transparent

    3. Volume control - increased usable range


    The solution? Add the iEMatch® in-between the headphone and the amplifier. Set to high or ultra-sensitivity, sit back and enjoy the music.


    High or Ultra Sensitivity


    When listening to music, 'better dynamics' is preferable. Or more precisely, a wider 'Dynamic Range*' to allow the full openness of a recording; from the upper treble of a cymbal to the deepest bass rumble of a kettle drum to shine through.


    *Defined as the difference between the maximum usable sound level and background noise level. Usually, a higher 'dynamic range is better' as there is more music to enjoy and less noise to annoy.


    Having very sensitive (very loud) headphones means both the self-noise of the source AND the sound level is boosted. This is far from desirable. And to add insult to injury, the sound volume must be reduced to get comfortable listening levels. What is left is more noise and less dynamic range!


    With Headphones, especially those that significantly reduce background noise (IEM, noise-reducing etc) excessive levels of electronic background noise quickly become annoying, so noise should always be kept as low as possible.


    It literally defeats the object of building a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier when the volume must be backed off so much that the resulting background noise is so high, quality is reduced to below CD or MP3 audio quality.


    By using iEMatch® one can reclaim 12 or 24dB lost dynamic range; as needed to get the most enjoyment from the source; from modern high-resolution recordings down to MP3, the difference is there to be heard.


    Balanced or Single-Ended for 3.5mm


    AMR/iFi would like to use the iEMatch® to introduce its proposed new industry standard for single-ended or balanced operation. The 3.5 TRRS-Balanced headphone jack.
    There is only ONE option that makes sense, in a commonsensical context. The 3.5mm TRRS Jack is widely adopted in Smartphones and connectors, both plugs and sockets are easily available. Having 4 connections (like the 4-pin XLR), it is ideal for balanced headphones.


    Headphones may be fitted with TRRS Jack and a switch to alternate between unbalanced mode (even with microphone) for direct connection to a Smartphone and to balanced mode for use with suitably-equipped DAP/DAC/Headphone Amplifiers.


    The 'TRRS-Balanced®' system by iFi provides a way to select the TRRS plug to offer either a balanced connection or a single-ended one.
    The iEMatch® uses 3.5mm TRRS connections on both ends and is fully-balanced, so it takes full advantage of the balanced wiring in suitably-equipped headphones.


    If the attached headphone is single-ended without microphone, iEMatch® is automatically converted to unbalanced operation. For any unbalanced source with a microphone connection or any unbalanced headphone with a microphone, simply switch the TRRS-Balanced® selector to 'SE' and convert iEMatch® to unbalanced operation.


    Precision, top-notch components


    The iEMatch® is packed using premium components from 6063-TS aluminium -magnesium alloy through to the signal transfer cable which is a 6N silver copper matrix.


    The whole is even better than the sum of the parts - it just makes for the most transparent, enjoyment of music.


    Ready for travelling all over the world


    Included in the iEMatch® packgaging are; a velvet pouch, gold-plated airplane adapter and memory-foam contoured ear plugs (-37dB) for peace and quiet when travelling.
    We try to think of all scenarios.


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    $49.00
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  • iFi Audio iDefender3.0 iFi Audio iDefender3.0 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iDefender3.0


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The iDefender3.0® protects against the common problems of ground loop noise and noisy USB power:


    • Breaks noisy ground-loops. Significantly reduces system noise floor and makes for better dynamic contrast, warmth and resolution
    • Disconnects the USB Power from the PC and replaces it with a clean external power (optional iPower* 5V for ultra low noise)
    • USB3.0 port technology - most advanced and highest USB specification

    To be used directly at the Source such as the PC usb port, it breaks ground loops and cuts the noisy USB power line. From computer audiophiles, musicians, home studio artists to pro audio customers, it improves audio playback quality at home and on-the-go.


    There are more than a few products that break the USB power connection, but of the ones known to us, they do very little because the noisy ground connection remains.


    For DACs that do not use USB power (except for handshake) the iDefender3.0® breaks the ground connection eliminating earth loops, while allowing normal handshake operation to continue. So in terms of cutting out the noise, it does it in the most comprehensive way possible while at the same time, in an electrically correct way.


    As the iDefender3.0® breaks the noisy power supply, this is for DACs with an internally-powered USB line.


    But for DACs that require use USB Power, a separate 'micro port' power connection is provided for a 5V DC supply. Any 5v power supply can be used. Though we recommend the almost silent 1uV noise floor of the iPower®. It is a new-breed of near silent DC-power supply; low power consumption and low-noise.


    With 12-Element Array on the output and 6-Element Array technology on the input, there is next to no noise 'supplied' to downstream devices and 'leaked' back out to nearby components.


    It is now a hallmark of all the latest iFi signal and power products to be USB3.0 standard. First USB3.0 is backwards compatible with USB2.0. Second, in terms of the specifications, USB3.0 is superior to USB2.0 e.g. the wire gauge specification is more exhaustive and the connections are better.


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    $49.00
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  • iFi Audio iEMatch2.5 iFi Audio iEMatch2.5 Quick View

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    iFi Audio iEMatch2.5


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    Following the success of our original iEMatch®, which improves sound quality and dynamics for headphone users listening to music sourced from their smartphones, tablets or laptops, iFi is proud to announce the arrival of iEMatch2.5 for those with dedicated hi-res digital audio players (DAPs).


    Like the iEMatch®, the iEMatch2.5 significantly reduces background noise and widens dynamic range to enable headphone listeners to enjoy the full openness of a recording without having to turn the volume of their music players down to an comfortable level. Lowering the volume reduces audio quality (resolution). With the iEMatch2.5 users can up the volume on their DAP to gain back the 'bits' lost with digital volume control but still maintain a comfortable listening level.


    So, what's new with the iEMatch2.5®?


    Well, it the same principal, with one key difference. Whereas smartphones and computers tend to have unbalanced 3.5mm outputs for headphones as standard, many DAPS and headphones/IEMs at the higher end of the digital hi-fi market offer a 2.5mm balanced output as well as the choice of single-ended and/or balanced 3.5mm output ports. The iEMatch2.5® has a gold-plated 2.5mm connector for music lovers who have invested in those high-quality DAPs and expensively sensitive IEMs and/or headphones.


    What's the advantage of iEMatch2.5®?


    When listening to music, you want to hear everything from the high-pitched jingle of a tambourine to the deepest rumble of a kettledrum. In other words, you want a wide dynamic range. Having great DACs, DAPs and headphones to deliver this to your ears is all well and good but there's a problem - the sound of EVERYTHING will be boosted, including the self-noise of the source AND the sound level. Plus some higher end headphones and IEMS add to this by being sensitive themselves.


    To build a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier and then use it at a comfortable (not to mention safe) listening level means you have to turn the volume down to about 60% of its capacity and this will decrease both its dynamic range and audio quality. Basically, it's like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. You will also have lost around two bits of resolution.


    This is where the iEMatch2.5® comes into play. It 'attenuates' the volume and safely enables you to crank up the digital volume on your DAP without painful consequences! This equals more music information being conveyed, the best dynamic range and your missing bits back for the full high-resolution music experience! At the same time it works on that background noise, allowing little or no interference with your enjoyment.


    From modern high-resolution recordings down to MP3 files, the difference is there to be heard!


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    $59.00
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    iFi Audio Groundhog


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Does your audio system suffer from an annoying hum, buzz or hiss?


    When you touched your device, did the hum/buzz noise increase? Well, in most cases, this is likely to be caused by a missing Ground/Earth connection that normally shields your system from such interference and drains away the noise.


    Electrical safety and EMC Legislation require certain ways of designing AC power systems. This legislation does not consider audio systems and is mandatory. It can lead to the irritating issue of hum, buzz, hiss and general interference in certain systems where:


    • The system includes at least one AC mains powered device or has an AC mains charger attached and it has no Ground/Earth at all
    • The audio system has at least two AC mains powered devices which leads to more than one, multiple Ground/Earth connections.

    At iFi, we know how annoying unwanted noise can be. No-one enjoys a tedious listening experience.


    If you have identified that you have a Missing/No Earth, then the Groundhog is for you. Its sole objective is to put the Ground/Earth back into your system and banish those unwanted, audio pests. No predicting the weather with this hog!


    All you need to do use a standard IEC power cable to connect the Groundhog to your audio system. The Groundhog then adds back the missing Ground/Earth connection to dissipate noise.


    Our Groundhog is multi-talented as it includes a variety of connections to suit just about any audio system:


    • RCA base cable - for any audio system with an unused RCA socket.
    • USB converter - for a computer audio system. Just connect to a spare USB port.
    • Spade converter - for power supplies with a DC barrel connector.
    • 3.5mm Y-converter - for portable devices with an unused 3.5mm connection.

    As a result of connecting the Groundhog and adding back the Ground/Earth you will get increased resolution, a full-bodied mid-range, tighter bass and improved musicality and neutrality.


    To put it simply, a much richer and fulfilling listening experience. No more annoying hum, buzz or hiss


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    iFi Audio micro iDAC2


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    True Native® Playback Of DSD And PCM


    Quad DSD256 Or PCM384kHz


    The Audio Signal Has The Purest Path


    The iDAC was good. It was very good and cultivated a very loyal following among customers and reviewers alike. The iDAC2 is the all-new 2015 version. It is a totally new design that has drawn upon the widespread praise garnered by the nano iDSD and micro iDSD.


    What is it? State-of-the-art DAC/headphone amplifier For home, desktop or portable use.


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    $379.00
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  • iFi Audio Retro Speaker Cable iFi Audio Retro Speaker Cable Quick View

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    iFi Audio Retro Speaker Cable


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    iFi Audio Retro Speakers Cable


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    iFi Audio Retro Valve Set


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    iFi Audio Retro Value Set


    Full set of 4 x EL84x + 2 x ECF82


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  • iFi Audio Retro LS3.5 Speakers iFi Audio Retro LS3.5 Speakers Quick View

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    iFi Audio Retro LS3.5 Speakers


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    Treble That Is Literally, Smooth As Silk


    Mid-Range And Bass That Leaves The Listener In Awe


    The Open Cell Structure Is Unmatched For Sound Absorption


    As Close To "No Post" As It Gets


    The LS3.5 is iFi's 3.0 reboot of the classic BBS LS3/5A which is still now, half a century after its launch still in high demand and revered. iFi has taken the design back to its basic underpinnings and then re-engineered the LS3.5 ground-up for the 21st century. From designing the drivers (not OEM) to the cabinet terminals, where we were dissatisfied, we manufactured our own. This is the iFi level of attention to detail.


    The Retro LS3.5 is in many ways a synthesis of the best of the BBC LS3/5A and dash of the Le Petite. We eliminated their respective drawbacks using the very latest technological advancements available. So think of the iFi LS3/5A as BBC LS3/5a+Le Petite with an injection of factor X.


    iFi's brand-new tweeter that is smooth as silk, literally


    Silk is smooth, so why not make a tweeter from the ground-up using it at the core? The iFi 28mm tweeter is horn-loaded and uses a neodymium magnet. It is very much a 21st century product - that is, at the advanced edge of tweeter technology. The silk dome combines the lack of resonances at the top of the operating range (as found on metal domes) with excellent dynamics in band. The small neodymium magnet structure shifts cavity resonances outside the audible range. Being horn-loaded, it matches perfectly with the wideband driver to create a mammoth sound field.


    The tweeter is used only at the very top end of the audible range; the whole range from 59Hz - 8kHz covering the fundamentals of all instruments except those with very low bass notes and all the formants (the tone forming harmonics of instruments) is covered by the wideband driver, without any electrical or mechanical crossover.


    This avoids any damage to the phase/impulse response for this critical range. The simple arrangement of the crossover for the tweeter (first order at appx. 10kHz acoustic crossover) and the tweeters waveguide, which insets it for time-alignment with the wideband driver further preserves phase/impulse response.


    Ground-up paper cone wideband driver


    Natural material for a natural sound. The paper cone 115mm wideband driver by iFi performs more akin to a full-range driver.


    In many ways the wideband driver is very traditional, both magnet and basket. Stamped steel baskets can dissipate energy much faster than cast ones. It harks back to the "golden era" of driver design in the 1970's. Modern finite element modeling and modern materials have improved the driver in many areas (especially efficiency and bandwidth) over classics like the KEF B-110 which was originally used in the LS3/5A.


    The wideband driver rolls off after 8kHz. And it reaches down to 59Hz (with correct placement).


    Time-Aligned to perfection


    The iFi LS3.5 has a coherency that is based upon the simple fact from the outset, the tweeter and driver are perfectly time-aligned. Simply put, this means if one was looking at a cross-section of the LS3.5, the acoustic centre of the tweeter and the wideband driver as precisely vertically-aligned. This means sound waves from both units arrive at ear of the listener at the same time (as opposed to at different times). This is an oft overlooked weakness of many speakers, but not in the iFi LS3.5.


    Multi-chamber Voigt design with tuned enclosure


    There are two-chambers in one. The enclosure is maybe best considered a variant of multiple reflex, also, by breaking up the larger volume into two smaller different volume/size sections resonance frequencies are spread and tuned to higher frequencies, where the Amino-plastic open cell foam we use for damping has optimal absorption.


    The Acoustic Active Tuning with minimal damping drawn from the musical instrument manufacturing sector further assists with dissipating resonance frequencies higher - just think of the LS3.5 as a musical instrument.


    This is why the LS3.5 is a speaker that makes music.


    Bamboo is best


    Bamboo is a grass - hence it is a sustainable material and exceptionally environmentally friendly. It is 2x lighter and 3x stronger than wood. The aforementioned Voigt design coupled with the "stiff as steel" bamboo enclosure and the extra reinforcement by the division plus the acoustic tuning - all combined, makes for a remarkably low sonic signature of the box. This is critical as the use of the single paper driver needed for the wide bandwidth cannot be counted upon to block resonances from inside the box passing through the way a heavy and slower plastic cone is able to.


    Hence for environmental and sonic reasons, it made perfect sense to use it as a speaker cabinet material. The LS3.5 is 5x more costly to manufacture than standard MDF cabinets. A simple knuckle tap shows its complete lack of colouration - which is easily audible from the first note.


    Advanced Amino-plastic open cell foam


    For the very minimal internal damping duties, we scoured the world for the most advanced acoustic materials and settled on the Advanced Amino-plastic open cell foam material. The open-cell surface guarantees that sound waves are not reflected as an echo but can penetrate the cell structure unhindered. The sound energy is reduced in the cell structure, giving an excellent sound absorption capacity.


    From our listening tests the ability to ensure the deepest and cleanest bass along with a mid-range that is spell-binding placed it heads and shoulders above all others.


    Despite its much higher cost, we just had to have it in the LS3.5.


    Binding posts that carry the signal unhindered


    Leaving no stone unturned, we sourced a binding post that had the purest copper count, had the maximum surface area contact and had to be gold-plated for long-term enjoyment. Rest assured that even the banana speaker connectors we developed from the ground-up!


    The silver-plated copper speaker cables and the gold-plated copper speaker connectors means the sound quality is simply unbeatable and means the LS3/5A can play with the "big boys".


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    iFi Audio Mercury USB Cable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The iFi Mercury USB cable is the single-run brethren of the highly-regarded Gemini USB cable. The Mercury USB cable takes the standard USB transmission standard and re-writes it for high-end audio. Crucially, the special geometry adheres to the 90 ohm impedance specification better than even the USB 2.0 standard. Resistance is 3x lower than textbook. The Final USB machined connectors are proprietary for exceptional shielding and rigidity. The atypical RF3filter design is user-adjustable. With all these technological breakthroughs, one audition and there is no going back.


    A simple, yet effective illustration is the graph below. The Mercury (along with the Gemini) cable adheres to the 90ohm specification of the USB transmission protocol exhibiting just a 1% deviation from the 90ohm impedance end-to-end (ie. connector + cable together).


    Other expensive audiophile cables by comparison, vary as much as 15% (or 78ohm-103ohm!) This one key parameter is often overlooked yet is essential to maximise the quality of the signal transfer.


    The Mercury USB cable. It really is mercurial.


    The signal runs through the cable and connector. Therefore, the connector must be as exceptional as the cable. Most USB Cables use moulded plastic covered connections. Plastic cannot shield the high frequencies present in the USB Data link, so noise will radiate out. Durability is also compromised. The FINAL USB connectors provides impeccable end-to-end RF shielding, being machined entirely from solid aluminium. Gold-plated connections make for years of steadfast service.


    iFi's proprietary machine connector looks and feels like it was hewn from a solid block of aluminium. This is not far from the truth. This is the iFi standard.


    Addressing RF issues is usually non-existent in USB cables. Even those with filters fitted, they are off the shelf and as such, work only over too narrow a range. Also, too few are fitted and common RFI filtering is placed at the ends of the cables, leaving the whole length of the cable to act as effective antennae.


    The Gemini cable is fitted with three custom-made metal oxide ceramic RF noise silencers. Each with different effective ranges; thus they greatly broaden the range over which RF noise is silenced. Further the middle silencer is design to be adjustable (moved along the whole length), to "detune" the antennae formed by the cable, depending on the conditions and requirements in the system. The other 2 silencers which are not affixed, should be kept as close to each respective end as possible.


    The Mercury USB cable design is a complete and full solution that has left nothing to chance. It has a number of special attributes that enhance shielding, conductors and insulation that is quite simply, revolutionary.


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