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CanJam SoCal 2017

This weekend we’ll be in LA exhibiting at CANJAM SOCAL 2017!

What we’ll have at our booth:

(Above – CANs Shown from Left to Right)  Sony’s latest MDR-Z1R, Sennheiser HD800s, Hifiman HE1000 V2, Focal Utopia

(Above – GEAR Shown from top to bottom) AMP – iFi – Pro iCan, USB Audio Bridge – Singxer SU-1, DAC – Holo Audio Spring KTE (Kitsuned Tuned Edition) 

We’ll also have a Level 1 Spring DAC (not shown).

The KTE (Kitsune Tuned Edition) Singxer SU-1

(Not shown in our setup and arriving just in time for the show are STAX SR-009)

STAX SR-009

To run them we’re pairing them with the Pro-iCAN and:


We will also be featuring the Pro iESL Energizer (Also has been known as iCAN ESL/Energizer). iFi threw in some nice upgrades so it is notably better than what was heard the RMAF Denver 2016.

The Pro iESL is an audiophile-grade ‘energizer’ for electrostatic headphones.

Notes on Electrostatic Headphones

Electrostatic headphones require very high voltages for operation. For example, Stax are around 101dB@ 100V, compared to around 105dB @ 1V for a common inefficient full size headphone. On top of that, they need a ‘bias voltage,’ usually 580V for modern Stax.

Our Specials for CanJam (April 7th-10th) Discounts:

Singxer SU-1 $50 off (Original not KTE)
Kitsune HiFi Interconnects %30 off

Visit the Kitsune/Holo Audio booth to enter a raffle for the following free give-aways:

Singxer – SU-1 (QTY 1)
Holo Audio – Titanis (QTY 6)
Kitsune HiFi – SPDIF RCA Cable (QTY 2)
iFi – iDefender 3.0 (QTY 2)
iFi – iSilencer 3.0 (QTY 2)

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Introducing iFi’s newest and smallest Amp/DAC

Nano iDSD ‘Light Edition’

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Small, dark and handsome The original nano iDSD redefined the US$200 price class for sonics with a worldwide following of portable/home music lovers enjoying all formats from DSD to MP3.
The new nano iDSD ‘LE (Light Edition) in stunning dark titanium is a $129 reboot:

1. Same stunning ‘True Native’ Burr-Brown PCM/DSD chipset

2. Headphone power output of 130mW with 10-hour battery life

3. RCA outputs on analogue volume control

Below US$150, there is nothing as advanced as the nano iDSD LE:

Features

•Burr-Brown ‘True Native’ chipset

• AMR trickle-down ZeroJitter Lite® for low-jitter/phase-noise

• DC-Infinity circuit, DirectDrive® Servo-less circuit

•Battery-life ~10 hours (Compared to original nano DSD, no SPDIF out, no filter switch and DSD128)

Specifications:

•Power Source: Battery/USB Bus power

•Battery Life: ~ 10 Hours playback*

• Formats: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/384KHz PCM

2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2MHz DSD 353/384KHz DXD

• Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown (1-DAC Chip; 2-Channel; 4-Signals)

• Input: USB 2.0

•Output Audio RCA 3.5mm Headphone

•Dynamic Range: >104dB

• THD &N (35mW) < 0.005%

• THD &N (Line) < 0.005%

• Output Power (16R): > 130mW

• Output Voltage: >1.65V (>100Ω)

•Output Impedance:(Zout): <1Ω

•Power Consumption: < 3W (charging battery and playback together)

• Dimensions: 106(l)x67(w)x28(h)mm

• Weight: 162g(0.43lbs)

# requires Camera Connection Kit or OTG adapter. Cable sold separately.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. The retail price of the nano iDSD LE US$129

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iFi Audio Comes to Kitsune HiFi!

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iFi

About them….

iFi is a brand new line of electronics with trickle-down technology licensed from AMR and aimed primarily at the future, Computer Audio generation. All iFi products boast Class A analogue circuitry with no DSP and the signal stays ‘Bit Perfect’ throughout.

How a product looks and performs matters, but so does its impact on the environment. That’s why nearly every iFi product and its packaging are made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, paper, recycled plastic and why we refuse to use harmful toxins in our components. They do this to ensure that every product they release meets our environmental standards.

 

We’re so excited to share our new discovery with you we’re offering free shipping on everything iFi

 

Products we carry from iFi. Why we chose to carry the product…….

PRO –

 Pro iCAN

We chose to carry the Pro iCan because this amp has more performance bang for its buck on the market. It includes the option of Solid State output, Tube output, and a of Solid State AND Tube combo output. On paper, the measurements, are better than most amps on the market, in practice it lives up to it standards. We feel this is one of the best headphone amplifiers on the market today and would like to share it with you! Outputs include, balanced outputs, 4-Pin XLR, dual 3-Pin XLR, and 3.5 mm TRRS. The remaining outputs are a 3.5 mm TRS and two single ended 6.35 mm. Lastly, its future ready with an output for an electro-static module .

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Accessories –

SPDIF iPurifier

 53 mil-spec component (BOM) that stands packed to the brim (top and bottom views)spdif-launch453x327

iFi has been hard at work on changing the notoriously unrecognizable unbalanced wave into a true Square Wave, to even out signal and reduce jitter and is what we audiophile enthusiasts appreciate. Bit Perfect audio ensures the audio signal remains unchanged handling  44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz; 16 to 24 Bit, DSD/DoP, and even Dolby Digital and DTS.  Galvanic isolation prevents noise contamination in the signal. To further reduce noise jitter and drift a large number of complete audio samples helps absorb variation in signal. With co-axial/optical input AND co-axial/optical output enabling compatibility with any and every product from mass market Apple TV to a transport audiophile DAC.  Add that extra, included in box, iPower ‘quieter than battery’ 1uV noise floor adapter, and low power consumption what else could you ask for. <300 femto second crystal clock with a precision of 0.001Hz fine tunes the signal and limits drift.

Active Noise cancellation

Any noise in our power and signal inputs distorts the perfect sound quality we’ve put so much time, effort and money into achieving.

The following accessories include active noise cancellation based on military radar technology actively generating an identical signal in the opposite phase which neutralizes the sound providing a clean power supply signal. When measured, this drops noise by 100 times or 40 dB compared to the Common Noise Filter.

DC iPurifier

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A laptop uses a switch mode power supply and this device filters the power, improving it to the level of a linear power supply, this is why we use it on our personal laptop and other mobile listening stations. This provides ultra clean, low noise power, with active noise cancellation,  noticeably reducing the noise floor. Also this features a reversed polarity protection/notification light stopping power input preventing potential damage to your device. You can also improve your the performance of your existing power supply by adding this inline with a DC output cable.

iPower (5V, 9V, 12V and even 15V versions)

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An ultra low noise floor DC adapter, 1uV compared to the average audiophile linear power supply which measures 20uV. We like to use these for powering devices such as USB modules, DACs, AMPs, DIY projects and other devices such as RPi (Raspberry Pi), Arduino, Microrendu, Logitech Squeezebox, Uptone Regen, Paul Pang USB card, etc.

iPurifier 2

iFi Audio iPurifier 2

Cleaning up the digital USB audio chain by reclocking, rebalancing and regenerating the USB transmission. Clean up your downstream DAC by restoring Signal level, reduce Jitter reduce Common Mode noise, rebalance signal, impedance Matching. We use one of these in our Audio-gd NFB-28 it increases the resolution of the top end detail and removes some of the harshness that delta sigma chips are known for. Future ready for all present and future PCM/DSD/DXD formats – without restriction.