Designed in the
LDAC & aptX HD
The Zen Blue is deceptively simple but brilliant. Say you have a nice pair of speakers, the Zen Blue has a built-in DAC that brings out the best on a nice speaker set-up. But the Bluetooth streamer is the biggest USP. It uses AptXHD and LDAC to give you the Hi-Res, and the convenience of using it with your phone wirelessly is brilliant.
YOUR BELOVED ZEN BLUE JUST GOT COOLER THAN EVER BEFORE
With an upgraded Bluetooth antenna having an 80% more connectivity range, the all-new iFi Audio Zen Blue V2 adds more spark wireless music listening convenience. Pair your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to Zen Blue V2 and chill listening to your favourite tracks from Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Qobuz or even Tidal.
SUPPORTS ALL THE LATEST BLUETOOTH CODECS AND FUTURE UPGRADES
The ZEN Blue V2 supports all current and future Bluetooth codecs including Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX Low Latency, aptX Adaptive and aptX HD. You get LDAC and HWA/LHDC, hi-res Bluetooth® codecs created by Sony and Huawei respectively. And, not to forget, AAC—Apple’s favoured format along with the standard SBC codec. Rest assured that the future codecs will be added to the Zen Blue V2 through over the air updates.
SEAMLESS AUDIO STREAMING WITH ESS SABRE & QUALCOMM 5100
The iFi Audio ZEN Blue V2 comes with the Discrete ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC chipset which ensures an extremely smooth digital to analogue conversion. This chipset consists of Hyperstream architecture with integrated Time Domain Jitter Eliminator for low distortion and high dynamic range. Any jitter is eliminated using iFi's enhanced Global Master Timing (GMT) Femto-precision clock system. It delivers >20db better performance than the previous ZEN Blue. To further reduce the noise, distortion and to widen the bandwidth, iFi Audio has incorporated a custom OV Series operational amplifier. Along with the latest Bluetooth 5.0, the Zen Blue V2 has the newest Qualcomm 5100 chip to process all incoming Bluetooth® data.
EASY CONNECTIVITY WITH THE BEST OF ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL OUTPUTS
The ZEN Blue can connect to amps or active speakers via RCA and 4.4mm outputs in the balanced mode for lesser noise interference and crosstalk. You can use the optical and coaxial connections to connect to anything with a built-in DAC and corresponding digital input. This includes your TV, an AV amp or an external DAC in your hi-fi set-up.
COMPLETELY BALANCED DESIGN FOR CRITICAL AUDIO LISTENERS
From the analogue output stage to output, everything is balanced that helps you to experience pure high-quality sound free of noise, interference and crosstalk. To add to this, the Zen Blue V2 features high-grade components like enhanced GMT) clock circuitry, the C0G capacitors from TDK which gets a low-noise power supply from Texas Instruments turning your Zen Blue V2 into a beast.
|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||20 Hz – 20 kHz 1Hz – 44khz = 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/td>||< 2.5W|
|DIMENSIONS||160(w) x 107(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3″ x 4.2″ x 1.4″
|WEIGHT||0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. iFi Audio ZEN Blue V2|
|2. 1 x 5V Power Adapter|
|*Power adapter will be shipped separately.|
|3. 1 x RCA Cable|
|4. 2 x Antenna|
|5. 1 x User Manual|
|6. 1 x Instruction card|
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The iFi Audio Story
From live experience for your home to on-the-go music for your ears, iFi Audio has a wide range of audio products for every music enthusiast. Ever since the beginning of iFi Audio in the year 2012, it is the love of music lovers that have been encouraging iFi audio to develop audio products that make a difference in how music is heard. The products are designed, developed and manufactured in iFi Audio headquarters in Southport, UK. The materials are sourced from across the globe including from countries like Germany, USA and Japan. iFi Audio has its distribution centre in the USA and is working hard on increasing its global network of distributors.
The High-Octane Audio
iFi Audio is an award-winning company focussed to deliver audio products to enrich music listening experience. iFi Audio understands how important music is to people and therefore all of their products are centred towards delivering amazing sound that is free of noise, distortion and other kinds of hiss. A studio-quality sound which is close to how the artist intended the music to sound. The materials that are used in most of the iFi products are used to enhance the sound performance of the product by eliminating echo and disturbing jitter.
A Proud Eco-Friendly Company
iFi takes the environment safety sincerely and recognizes their role to contribute to the cause. Therefore all the iFi products including their packaging are made of eco-friendly materials like aluminium paper and recycled plastics which can be recycled and reused in the future. iFi Audio makes sure that no hazardous toxins or materials are used in the products and that they meet the standards of environmental safety
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Blue V2 comes with a warranty
from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects.
All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
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I placed the order on 1st October and received it today on 4th here in Bangalore and it looks and sounds excellent. Build quality is outstanding for the money. I paired it using my OnePlus 7T smart phone and it automatically paired with Aptx Adaptive mode. My prefered mode is LDAC and I had to opt for it from the developer mode. Sound from the built-in DAC through RCA is very good. I connected it to my Audiolab 6000A integrated amplifier through optical cable and it sounds stunning. It almost sounds similar to my Denon Heos Link HS2 WiFi streamer. I also have Quad Vena and Marantz PM6007 integrated amplifiers with very good built in DACs and it sounds excellent with those as well through optical cable. Overall the ifi ZEN Blue V2 is an excellent gadget that any audio enthusiastics must have. Thank you Headphone Zone getting this for me;
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