iFi Audio Zen CAN Balanced Desktop Headphone Amp and Preamp with 4.4mm Outputs

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The iFi ZEN CAN is a fully balanced headphone amplifier that provides plenty of power for your balanced headphones. The ZEN CAN utilizes a Class-A discrete balanced circuit from iFi's flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN.

The ZEN CAN incorporates 3D Holographic and XBass circuits to provide an immersive sounding listening experience. The 3D Holographic circuit creates a stereo image that provides three-dimensional imaging with height, width, and depth. This is achieved with all analog circuitry (no DSP), resulting in remarkable audio quality without loss of resolution or coloration. The XBass circuit consists of active and passive components that correct any low-end response problems with precision.

The front panel offers a single-ended 1/4" headphone output and a balanced 4.4mm headphone output, as well as a gain selection switch (0, 6, 12, 18 dB) and an analog volume control. Additionally, there are switches for power, input selection, and XBass / 3D Holographic on/off. The rear panel boasts a balanced 4.4mm analog input, a single-ended 3.5mm input, and dual RCA inputs. Additionally, a balanced 4.4mm analog output is offered to connect to active speakers. The ZEN CAN ships with a 5 VDC power supply.


  • Powerful Headphone Amplifier
  • Class-A Circuit from iFi's Pro iCAN
  • Balanced 4.4mm Inputs and Outputs
  • 1/4" Headphone Output + 3.5mm Input
  • XBass Analog Bass Correction Circuit
  • 3D Holographic Analog Circuit
  • Includes Power Supply


  • Inputs
  • 4.4mm Pentacon BAL
  • RCA L/R Socket SE
  • 3.5mm Jack SE 4.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 24 kOhm Zin
  • 2.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegOhm Zin
  • 1.0V nominal @ 0dBFS, 1 MegOhm Zin
  • Max Output Balanced
  • >15.1V/385 mW (@ 600 Ohm)
  • >11.0V/1890 mW (@ 64 Ohm)
  • Max Output S-E >7.6V/196 mW (@ 300 Ohm)
  • >7.2V/1600 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
  • THD & N Balanced: < 0.0007% (4V out, 600 Ohm, 1kHz)
  • THD & S-E:  <0.006% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16 Ohm)
  • SNR Balanced >120dBA (@ 15.2V)
  • SNR  S-E >118dBA (@ 7.6V)
  • Max. Input
  • Balanced 3.5mm 7.4V
  • RCA 3.8V RMS
  • RMS 1.92V RMS
  • Gain 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+0dB / -0.03dB)
  • Power consumption No Signal ~5W
  • Power consumption Max Signal ~13W
  • Input voltage
  • DC 5V/2.5A
  • AC 100 -240V
  • 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions 158 x117 x35 mm / 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
  • Net weight 515g (1.14 Ibs)
  • Warranty period 12 months

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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