As for many audiophiles, the maximum sampling frequency 352 kHz of DSD seems extremely important and can completely bypass the standard 16- or 24-bit PCM samples are now whether the length is only 1 bit. Frankly, it’s DSD format high-quality music than traditional PCM theoretically, of course, the downside comes as standard audio files usually have the capacity DSD very big plus not many devices capable of “download” and this signal encoding standard.
At the present time, the device is capable of reading standard file encryption and are DSD product usually DAC / amplifier premium, or the music player expensive price as Astell & Kern as AK240. It is this plus the number of DSD recordings remain extremely meager standard makes this music is not really a lot of people interested in research connoisseur.
But that’s just the majority. The main character in our article today, fortunately, is a product with relatively soft price given to what it can do. It is the DAC / amplifier from the UK brand named IFI Nano iDSD. Same price range with products such as DAC iBasso D42, or amplifier O2, amp cause how turbulent the for sound community recently.
The exuberant brag of IFI probably not exaggerating at all. Among the equipment that I have experienced and evaluated, the Nano iDSD is amp/DAC smallest capable of decoding files DSD also DXD.
Also somewhat pretty cool design with sharp angled crafted aluminum, Nano iDSD bring users a lot of signal output options depend on the device they are using: Headphones, RCA port analog or even digital line out to connect with other amp orchestra. Except USB port in and headphone out, all the line out are covered with dust-proof rubber tip.
The top of the amp has a small lamp to signal. This indicator lights glow blue when powered off but still plugged in via USB, white glow when turned on, and finally glows green when the music is playing.
Besides the amp, manufacturers also bundled with a USB cable segment, two RCA jacks to connect to other devices, two rubber bands to fixed and mobile devices, and even a piece of silicone to scratch resistant for equipment. Along with that is a velvet bag to carry product follow to the trip.
In order to effectively use the IFI Nano iDSD, computer users need to download and install the specific product. Similarly, with devices running Android or iOS, users will need to be able to read application file DSD/DXD such as Onkyo HF.
With tests on computers, we use familiar applications: foobar2000 plugin reads the file with SACD and DSD files to the software works perfectly.
Experiment with the conventional PCM standard music files, in both standard 16-bit and 24-bit lossless, devices running relatively smoothly. There is no distortion in sound quality, there is no known “xi xi” when music files do not run (we call this unpleasant noise is hiss noise). That’s a plus for the amp / DAC integrations.
Meanwhile, in order to test this device, we had to “take the” search for recordings with DSD format, from DSD64 until DSD256 to see Nano iDSD have done as what AMR ad or not. The result is extremely impressive. Not only run a standard file dxd DSD and smoothly.
A minus point is that the volume knob. When changing the volume, the discerning ears will feel the noise flashed flashed inserted into the track.
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It was the active part. What about sound quality?
Sounds of Nano iDSD quite agreeable people listen to music to relax. Overall, this amplifier sounds that recreate the warm tones, easy listening, and relatively “laid back” with those who listen to music to relax and not tried to find out the details of the music. All three bands have been negative performance space, to help music concert, or just authentic jazz, again just brings emotional part of thier touched the hearts of listeners.
Unfortunately, one thing for certain advantages listener object sometimes become defective with others. IFI Nano iDSD is a product so. For the discerning audiophile, who pursued the sound quality perfectly will feel replicated from high range products are gentle and somewhat drowned by mid strip plump, sweet. Sennheiser HD545’s experiment with the device also shows quite helpless in pulling the headphones with impedance of 100 or more. Meanwhile, when combined with the Audio-Technica’s flagship in ear, IM04, Nano iDSD seems to “suitable”.
While some people think that Nano iDSD only bring the sound quality is pretty good at but not really perfect, others, including myself, an assessment that this product, if used alone would be very suitable with these earphones in ears. Meanwhile the music player on the desktop task, Nano iDSD should become DAC to help decode the audio signal of the advanced DSD recordings for other amplifier.
To demonstrate this, the Nano iDSD has been connected Schitt Magni, a headphone amplifier line in RCA port only to verify. Immediately, the jazz music from the album “The Latin Touch” by Laura Fygi or symphony orchestras of Stuttgart on the album “Tubes Only” through the duo immediately became much more glamorous.
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