iBasso - DC-Elite

Flagship USB DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 42,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 44,999
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the iBasso - DC-Elite with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this iBasso - DC-Elite comes with a 1 Year warranty from iBasso that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Best Suited for Portable Use

For those who value them, being able to carry their favourite DAC & Amp equipment when they are on the move is invaluable.


These DAC & Amps offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting-edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further.


Designed to be trusty companions, these DAC & Amps are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability & Hi-Fidelity!


4.4mm
Balanced Output

ROHM BD34301EKV
DAC Chip

280mW@32Ω
Power Output

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


Connect With
USB-C & Lightning Cable

Metal
Build

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


IBASSO PROUDLY PRESENTS THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE DC SERIES OF DAC & AMP - THE DC ELITE

Inspired by the groundbreaking DX320MAX, the iBasso DC-Elite stands at the summit of flagship dongles, embodying the pinnacle of audio innovation. Boasting cutting-edge technology and premium materials, such as the ROHM BD34301EKV DAC chip, a sophisticated 24-position 4-section stepped attenuator, and a titanium exterior, the DC-Elite is a testament to iBasso's unwavering commitment to audio excellence. Notably, in the Japan VGP2024 selection, the DC-Elite achieved unprecedented success, securing the Gold Award in the Portable Amp and DAC division and earning the prestigious Portable Audio Grand Award, a remarkable feat for a Chinese HiFi product. This accolade further solidifies the DC-Elite's position as a groundbreaking and award-winning audio solution in the global market.
DC Elite

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FLAGSHIP CURRENT OUTPUT DAC CHIP WITH FPGA ALGORITHM AND NDK FEMTOSECOND OSCILLATOR

The iBasso DC Elite employs cutting-edge technologies and advanced components to deliver pristine audio quality. At the heart of its capabilities is the integration of a flagship current output DAC chip, specifically the groundbreaking ROHM BD34301EKV. This marks a historic milestone as the first instance of such technology being incorporated into a dongle. The DAC, complemented by carefully crafted circuitry, contributes to an enhanced dynamic range, an expanded soundstage, and elevated high-fidelity audio performance for the DC-Elite. Furthermore, the device harnesses iBasso's in-house developed FPGA algorithm, leveraging the NDK femtosecond oscillator to achieve remarkably low jitter. This meticulous engineering results in minimal distortion, offering a substantial improvement in the overall quality of the musical sound.

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POWERFUL AMP STAGE WITH 24-POSITION, 4-SECTION STEPPED ATTENUATOR FOR VOLUME CONTROL

The iBasso DC Elite features a comprehensive player architecture, sequencing from FPGA to DAC, I/V, LPF, VOL, and AMP. With its core built around the flagship DAC chip BD34301EKV and equipped with 6 dual OPAMPs, this compact device achieves outstanding playback performance. Its innovative structural design, adopting a distinctive arrangement, sets it apart from competitors and represents a substantial leap in sound quality. iBasso has redefined the traditional 24-position, 4-section stepped attenuator by compressing its volume to one-tenth of the original size, ensuring channel imbalance tolerance below 0.1dB. Pioneering the use of this attenuator, crafted for DX320MAX, in the DC-Elite eliminates the bit reduction issue in digital volume adjustment. The DC-Elite excels in the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at regular volume with a 320 load, ranging from approximately 50mV to 100mV output, surpassing other dongle products in this aspect.

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EMBEDDED WITH VARIOUS ADVANCED POWER SUPPLY TECH AND DUAL HEADPHONE OUTPUT PORTS

The iBasso DC-Elite excels in its high-efficiency power supply featuring a synchronous DC-DC converter and in integrating ultra-low noise LDOs from Linear Technology, a hallmark previously reserved for flagship audio players. With noise levels as low as 0.8μV, surpassing those of battery power supply in most cases, and an impressive output current of 500mA, the DC-Elite ensures a robust and pristine power supply for the DAC. Despite its inclusion of a desktop-level flagship DAC and a comprehensive player architecture, the DC-Elite stands out with remarkable power consumption, offering a balanced 690mW and single-ended 630mW, providing a competitive edge over other flagship models. Additionally, the DC-Elite features 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended dual output ports, accommodating both balanced and single-ended headphones. The 3.5mm interface supports SPDIF coaxial output, facilitating the transmission of digital output signals to an external DAC. A long press of the PCM volume reduction button transforms the 3.5mm port into the coaxial output port, marked by a change in indicator colour to white.

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PLUG-AND-PLAY CONNECTIVITY AND A DEDICATED APPLICATION TO ACCESS VARIOUS FEATURES

The iBasso DC Elite ensures a hassle-free experience, effortlessly connecting to iPhones, Android smartphones, and tablets operating on Android 5.1 and above, eliminating the need for driver installations or third-party apps. However, potential compatibility issues may arise with certain smartphones or tablets due to system or hardware limitations of Android devices. In such cases, users may need to activate the OTG function in the settings. The DC-Elite integrates with Mac, Win10, and Win11 computers, offering a straightforward plug-and-play experience. For users of WinXP, Win7, and Win8, iBasso provides a downloadable driver on their website, enabling the DC-Elite to function as a USB sound card. To unlock additional features and settings, users can enhance their experience by downloading the dedicated iBasso UAC companion app, which has been updated to align seamlessly with the DC Elite, providing convenient options like four steps of PCM volume reduction, a 20-step L/R balance adjustment, and two digital filter choices.

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CAREFULLY BUILT WITH TITANIUM ALLOY SHELL, LED INDICATOR AND BUNDLED WITH ACCESSORIES

The iBasso DC Elite boasts a refined exterior crafted from aerospace-grade titanium alloy, delivering an exquisite shell that, when coupled with tempered glass on its top and bottom panels, exudes an unmatched sense of elegance. Titanium, renowned for its superior strength-to-weight ratio, surpasses both stainless steel and aluminium alloys in terms of being lighter and more robust. The DC Elite is equipped with a multi-colour indicator, with red denoting standby, blue indicating DSD, green representing PCM, and white signalling coaxial output. The comprehensive package includes the dongle, USB-C cable, C to Lightning Cable, USB-C to USB-A converter, leather case, and a user manual, ensuring users have all the essentials for an exceptional audio experience.
DC Elite

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iBasso - DC-Elite comes with a 1 Year warranty from iBasso that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about iBasso's warranty in India.

VGP

gold award

VGP
Nov, 2023

VGP

Lifestyle Award

VGP
Nov, 2023

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Customer Reviews

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M (Thiruvananthapuram)
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Provides wide neutral sound stage. Helps in details retrieval without any colored sound. Well build. Ifi gold bar provides colored sound with higher power output. So it depends on individual choice.

Hey there,

We really appreciate the genuine feedback! Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

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Sanjay Mookherjee (Kolkata)
Ibasso DC ELITE

The definition of Grandeur, Perfection, Addiction. Words are not sufficient to describe this masterpiece, this Gem of a gadget.
My advice and recommendation to all connoisseurs of quality audio - Just go on and grab it and get lost in Audio Nirvana.
One more Grand Endeavour from the team of HPZ and it has coincided with CEO Sir's Happy Birthday.

Hey there, thank you for the great review and ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase. Hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

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