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ifi Zen Blue Wireless High-resolution Desktop Bluetooth DAC

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High-resolution wireless streamer.
This ultra-affordable hi-res Bluetooth® streamer enables you to chillax in style. Just add smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac.
Whether you’re a Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music lover or totally prefer Tidal, the ZEN Blue will deliver fabulously flawless music to suit your mood via breathtaking hi-res Bluetooth®.

Balanced design is special indeed.
The analogue output stage is balanced, not normally seen in DACs at this price point. Balanced means less noise interference/crosstalk. This equals more ZEN in our book.
It has RCA and balanced outputs at HiFi standard level; 2V SE and 4V BAL and thus is compatible with both HiFi and Pro systems.
All underpinned by high-quality circuit components such as C0G capacitors from TDK. All fed by a precision low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments to make this a rare entry-priced beastie.
Go and grab yourself one today. And ZEN out…

FEATURES

Bluetooth5.0®, the very latest version, plus the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data.
ESS Sabre DAC chip to ensure an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion.
Analogue – connect via RCA to amps or active speakers or via the 4.4mm output to amps/speakers with a balanced input.
Digital – use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input; your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.
TI (Texas Instruments) low-noise ICs offer great unity gain bandwidth, very low noise and distortion, high output drive capability, Common-mode and Power Supply Rejection Ratios of over 100 dB, wide maximum-output-swing bandwidths and high slew rates.
OV series operational amplifier to get extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.
TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications. They are pricey but are a perfect addition to our products.

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Power: DC 5V
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.0TM with AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX Low-Latency, LDAC, HWA/LHDC Codec
  • Output: Optical/Coaxial, Audio RCA L/R, 4.4 Balanced Line out
  • Frequency Response:
    • 20Hz – 20kHz <+0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
    • 1Hz – 44khz <+0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD & N @ 0dBFS: < 0.0015% 10k Load
  • Output Impedance: < 50Ω
  • Power Consumption: < 2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 (l) x 100 (w) x 35 (h) mm
  • Weight (Gross): 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
  • In the Box: RCA cable, antenna, DC power supply

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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